Earplugs, mates and Nandos gift vouchers: Benson’s must-have items for touring
There’s a lot of reasons to love BENSON. Not only does he consistently deliver some of the hottest tracks to come out of the Australian dance scene time and time again, he also has the best tour posters AND he did this video (which currently has over 12,000 views and I may be responsible for at least 7000 of them).
His latest single, ‘Hold Out’ ft ZOLLY, is a moody and atmospheric trip with an infectious energy that you can’t deny. Zolly‘s vocals add further depth as the track steadily swells and blooms into a euphoric drop that demonstrates Benson‘s ever-evolving production chops, pushing himself into new territory, trialing new sounds and pulling it off with ease.
To celebrate the release of his latest single, Benson is set to head out on a nationwide tour that kicks off this weekend. Touring can be tough if you don’t bring the right things with you, but thankfully Benson is a master now and he’s given us the hot scoop on his must-have essential items that he takes on the road with him. Check it all out below and catch him whipping a dancefloor into a frenzy in a club near you soon!
My first essential item for going on tour in a 3m long iphone charging chord, most hotels like to fuck with you and put the power point in the most fucked up places. i.e on the ground in the middle of the bed frame which also happens to be bolted to the floor.
This absolute BEAST comes in handy, you can pretty much plug it in anywhere in the room. Very handy.
Ear Plugs, I got these custom made plugs a year ago when I noticed my hearing was getting pretty shitty, very handy in loud venues and they only cut out a few dbs and frequencies so you can still have a convo with people and also hear the music.
Nandos gift cards, the legends at Nandos load me up every tour and I pretty much bathe in peri-peri sauce for a couple of weeks.
Arma force, if you’re drinking 1000 beers and eating your body weight in chicken these Vitamins come in handy when recovering from a weekend on the sesh.
Benson Merch/Mates, always try and bring a couple of mates along to the shows and also force them to work the merch stands for no more then 50 cents a hour. No breaks either.
Intro by Emma Jones