May 272015

In typical Bentley fashion, a short preview of a brand new “So Much More…” was revealed on social media earlier today. The song will feature on Ben’s “Play (TRANS//LATION 3 Chapter III)” EP released on Saturday.

“Play” is the third and final instalment of Bentley’s TRANS//LATION 3 covers project released to celebrate his birthday. Each chapter focuses on a specific area of Ben’s career, with “Play” concentrating on his various soundtrack work. As well as self covers of “So Much More…” originally from the video-game “Sonic & SEGA All-stars Racing” and “Your Sunrise” theme from a Japanese TEKKEN arcade title, the EP includes Bentley’s interpretations of “Sanctuary” from “Kingdom Hearts II”, “Still Alive” from “Mirror’s Edge”, “As the World Falls Down” from one of Ben’s favourite movies “Labyrinth” and “Narakunohana” from the anime “Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai”.

“Play” will be available from all international retailers on Saturday but will be exclusively be available right here on tomorrow. “TRANS//LATION 3: The Complete Anthology” – the limited edition physical collection of the entire project – will have its release date announced within the next week or so. However, you can already preorder it right here.

May 082015

Play (TRANS//LATION 3 Chapter III)The third and final instalment of Ben’s epic covers project “TRANS//LATION 3” has been revealed. In a 20 sec video clip released on social media Ben reveals what sounds like the theme from Kingdom Hearts 2 “Sanctuary” followed by the artwork for the EP which is simply titled “Play”.

The cover was created by Malaysian artist “Ieka” who has followed Bentley’s work for many years. Impressed by her skills and style, Ben approached Ieka directly and requested her to design the artwork for “Play”.

The next track confirmed for “Play” is seemingly the holy grail of unreleased Bentley tracks. Fans have been searching vigorously the fabled theme from a TEKKEN arcade title that Ben recorded in 2013. Released exclusively in Japan, “Your Sunrise” was originally a collaboration with Bandai-Namco Sound Team member Taku Inoue. Now an exclusive new version arranged by Bentley will feature on the 3rd instalment of the TRANS//LATION 3 project.

“Play” is scheduled for international release on 30th May. Previous instalments “Home (Chapter I)” and “Inspire (Chapter II)” are available now, and “TRANS//LATION 3: The Complete Anthology” is available for pre-order along with the official T3 T-Shirt.

“Inspire (Chapter II)” Artwork and Track list revealed!

 Posted by at 12:41 pm on April 18, 2015
Apr 182015

frontcover_1_600x600Last night Ben unveiled the artwork and track list for the latest instalment of his TRANS//LATION 3 project titled “Inspire (Chapter II)”.

Following the trend set by “Home (Chapter I)”, “Inspire” is a collection of J-pop songs to celebrate Ben’s extensive career in Japan over the past 6 years. It includes covers of Daichi Miura / 三浦 大知 (The Answer), Namie Amuro / 安室奈美恵 (Stardust in my Eyes), YUI (CHE.R.RY), Tohoshinki / 東方神起 / TVXQ (どうして君を好きになってしまったんだろう?) and Ayumi Hamasaki / 浜崎あゆみ (M) who gave personal approval of Ben’s Japanese debut in 2009 and whose management would later exclusively sign Ben as their first ever foreign writer and producer.

“Inspire” is due for release on 30th April.

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01The Answer3.59

05Stardust in my Eyes3.25
Apr 102015

Moi... LolitaNews has reached us of a new song from Bentley that has been crafted to feature in a production by the Royal Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England.

“Delectable Sin (Baby Blue Eyes)” will be the theme of a brand new play that will enjoy an exclusive run next month, with dark lyrics Ben has written about obsession and betrayal, as well as accompaniment by the New York Brass Band.

“The song is as delicious as the title implies,” says producer Marie Ryan. “It’s perfect for our production and is a type of song that Ben has never done before, sure to surprise and excite his fans.”

A video for “Delectable Sin” will also be shot next month. No release details have been revealed yet.

In the meantime, the TRANS//LATION 3 project continues full steam ahead with track list and artwork for “Inspire (Chapter II)” being revealed within the next week. “Home (Chapter I)” is available in all retailers and here in the Official Shop right now.

Mar 152015

home_digital_600x600TRANS//LATION 3 is finally here, the highly anticipated sequel covers album from Bentley. The 3rd sequel album kicks off on the artist’s 30th birthday – the 6th anniversary of his first TRANS//LATION album – and will be released in 3 main chapters, each one with its own individual theme reflecting on a specific part of Bentley’s career. “Home (Chapter I)” is a collection of English Western songs hand picked by Ben and transformed by his unique and ground breaking arrangements and productions.

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01Rhythm Nation3.48
02Stay With Me3.27
03The Kill (Bury Me)3.57
05Moi... Lolita4.34
06Crazy for You3.52

Conchita Wurst & Bentley Jones are “Unstoppable”!

 Posted by at 9:09 pm on March 9, 2015
Mar 092015

Conchita WurstFollowing her victory at 2014’s Eurovision Song Contest, Conchita Wurst has fast become a global icon for both equality as well as her musical talent. In the build-up to presenting 2015’s contest Conchita successfully released her first single “Heroes” and is now back with the equally enormous anthem “We Are Unstoppable”. And what better way to be unstoppable than to team up with PHUNKSTAR for one of Bentley’s typically amazing remixes.

“We Are Unstoppable” will be released on 5th March, however Sony Austria will be making the PHUNKSTAR Remix available next month. We’ll a preview of Ben’s remix very soon!

In the meantime, the track list for Bentley’s forthcoming EP “Home (TRANS//LATION 3 Chapter I)” has been revealed. Check in this Sunday 15th March at 18:00GMT with Ben for a special Livestream to hear why he’s chosen these songs and what you can look forward to from the TRANS//LATION 3 project. “Home” will be released on 22nd March.

TRANS//LATION 2 now available from iTunes and other retailers!

 Posted by at 2:49 pm on January 29, 2015
Jan 292015

trans2_frontsleeve600x600In the run-up to his forthcoming covers projects “TRANS//LATION 3” released on 22nd March, Bentley’s 2011 album “TRANS//LATION 2” is now available from all international retailers including iTunes and Spotify for the first time since its initial release 4 years ago.

Its unavailability was primarily due to licensing issues which have recently been resolved allowing us to unleash this masterpiece once again. This classic album includes updated versions of Bentley’s debut single in Japan “Sunaoninaretara ~FINAL NIGHT~” as well as “Dreams of an Absolution” – vocal theme from Sonic the Hedgehog – which many fans of the series consider superior to the original game version.

However, as always, the best way to follow Ben’s work with the highest quality encodes as well as bonus material is to purchase right here from!

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01TRANS//LATION 2 (Introduction)1.47
02Word Up3.21
03素直になれたら 〜FINAL NIGHT〜 (2011 Version)4.52
05Stay (feat. Liz Saunders)4.30
06Running Up That Hill (Make a Deal with God)5.05
08Dreams of an Absolution (2011 Version)5.28
09道 〜to you all4.51
10GLAMOROUS SKY (2011 Version)4.31
11All You Wanted3.38
12素直になれたら (2011 Japanese Version)4.52
13GLAMOROUS SKY (2011 English Version)4.31
14Stay (Fantazia Projekt Remix)
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Jan 222015

lolita_cover_600x600While we’ve all been enjoying Ben’s brand new cover of Alizée’s “Moi… Lolita” for the past week, the rest of the world has been missing out on this masterpiece! Today it receives its official release and arrives in all international retailers. Ben’s first full song entirely in French has been well received, especially by his French-speaking fans, which has immediately sent anticipation levels skyward as it is the first song to be revealed from the forthcoming release “Home (TRANS//LATION 3: Chapter I)”.

“Home” will be the first of 3 chapters of the third sequel album which kicks off on Ben’s 30th birthday on 22nd March – which just happens to mark the 6th anniversary of the original TRANS//LATION album almost to the day. 2 subsequent chapters will be released shortly afterwards, each one with its own theme reflecting key aspects of Ben’s work. The first chapter will be a collection of Western standards all reworked into Ben’s signature arrangement style.