Featured Base DJ – Sgt Benji
This week’s Featured Base FM DJ is Sgt Benji of Thursday afternoon’s Riddim Culture. The father and son team of Sgt Benji and DJ Locksteady are this week moving from their 12pm slot to a new time of 2pm. Not too much of a change. Just means you’ll getting your weekly dose of Thursday afternoon roots and dancehall two hours later. Perfect for getting you through to the end of the day and that much closer to the weekend.
When and how did you get into DJing?
I started at the end of 1992, being inspired by seeing sound systems in action after my first trip to Jamaica.
When did you start DJing at Base?
I started at Base not long after they started… I think it was around 2005
Who is your favourite DJ?
Mighty Mike RIP Irie FM…
Favourite show on Base?
Jugglin’ Show with FJ
First record/CD/tape cassette you ever bought?
First reggae record I brought was Peter Tosh Bush Doctor…at a school gala for a dollar
What’s your proudest achievement?
Favourite holiday spot?
Jamaica and Thailand
What do you do for fun when you’re not DJing?
Ride my motorbike, travel, spend time with my kids
Your signature dish to impress friends with?
Thai curry or Jamaican dish maybe
What would you save in a house fire?
Records and laptop and turnies
Dream venue/party/festival to DJ at?
Sumfest or Sting
Something most people don’t know about you?
My first full time job was at the ANZ bank
Top 3 concerts of all times?
Buju Banton at a club in Long Beach
Beenie Man at the House of Blues LA
Damian Marley/Nas Auckland