Revered Pioneering DJ
The Food & Groove Festival is proud to announce that DJ Mastermind Lewis Benn will perform at our inaugural event. DJ Mastermind Lewis Benn is a revered UK-based DJ deeply involved in the underground Black music scene for over two decades. The Mastermind Roadshow story is a unique and important chapter in the history of underground Black music in the UK.
Originating and in London NW10, Mastermind Roadshow was formed in the late Seventies, as one of the first Sound systems to specialise in Soul, R&B and Hip Hop within the UK, traveling nationally and internationally to perform and entertain audiences.
Mastermind Lewis Benn has continued to push boundaries as a DJ and producer, working with a wide range of artists from across the musical spectrum.
He says, “We pride ourselves on being able to showcase and support the signed and unsigned UK talent sprinkled with an International flavour over the two days of Carnival with some of the finest both past and present regularly gracing our stage.”
The Mastermind Roadshow famously became renowned for performing over the two days at the August Bank Holiday Notting Hill Carnival, dating way back under the Westway in the infamous “Cage” which became THE place to be, then relocating to their current location in Canal Way next to Sainsbury’s at the top of Ladbroke Grove. These days you can also catch DJ Mastermind Lewis Benn on Mi Soul radio every Saturday morning, 9am till 11am.
DJ Mastermind Lewis Benn is considered one of the pioneers of Hip Hop in the UK. He has worked with some of the greats in the industry, including Grand Master Flash, DJ Whizzkid, and Afrika Bambaataa. Mastermind is known for his unique style and for his dedication to the Soul/Funk/R&B ethos. He has inspired many other DJ’s and has helped to shape the sound of Hip Hop in the UK. Mastermind is a true pioneer in the industry and his work has had a lasting impact on the UK music scene.
Speaking about his upcoming performance at Food & Groove, DJ Mastermind Lewis Benn said: “I am really looking forward to be part of the Food & Groove Festival team for this top class event and with our long history/association with Manchester that dates way back I can’t wait to be back again to entertain in unique Mastermind style.”
Get your Food & Groove Festival tickets today and be sure to catch DJ Mastermind Lewis Benn in action!