Deviation boss Benji B has announced a supersize line-up for his forthcoming XOYO residency.

The 12-week residency kicks off in east London on April 4 with the Radio 1 DJ joined by grime MC Skepta and a yet-to-be-announced special guest, while Virgil Abloh plays upstairs. The next week it’s Floating Points and Four Tet, and on April 18 Todd Edwards and Zinc present an “old school set”.

Later highlights in the series include Zomby, Wiley and Kode9 on April 25, Pepe Bradock and Gilles Peterson on May 9, Leon Vynehall and Maurice Fulton on May 23 and the mighty Hudson Mohawke on June 6. Even chart-botherering producer Mark Ronson will be popping down to Old Street, playing on May 19.

There’s also a bonus, invite-only night to wrap the residency with Benji B playing all night and Goldie & Metalheadz Presents Blue Note upstairs.

Check out the full listings below and grab tickets now from Deviation and XOYO.


Saturday 4 April
Benji B + Special Guest (announced 21st March) + Skepta
Upstairs: Virgil Abloh + Special Guest

Saturday 11 April
Benji B + Floating Points + Four Tet + Abdul Forsyth
Upstairs: Balance

Saturday 18 April
Benji B + Todd Edwards + Zinc (old School Set)
Upstairs: Artwork All Night Long

Saturday 25 April
Benji B + Zomby + Wiley + Kode9
Upstairs: Yo-yo (seb Chew + Leo Greenslade)

Saturday 2 May
Benji B + Sampha + Lil Silva
Upstairs: Girls Girls Girls

Saturday 9 May
Benji B + Gilles Peterson + Pepe Bradock
Upstairs: Jon K

Saturday 16 May
Benji B + Mark Ronson
Upstairs: Rotation (femi Fem + Matt White)

Saturday 23 May
Benji B + Leon Vynehall + Maurice Fulton
Upstairs: Fabio (3 Hour Speed Era Set)

Saturday 30 May
Deviation: A Retrospective

Saturday 6 June
Benji B + Hudson Mohawke
Upstairs: Work It Feat Radi Dadi + Martelo

Saturday 13 June
Benji B + Moodymann
Upstairs: Ossie

Saturday 20 June
Benji B + Kenny Dope
Upstairs: Sounds Familiar (sassy J, Dego + Mr Pedro)

Saturday 27 June – Invite Only
Benji B All Night Long
Upstairs: Goldie & Metalheadz Presents Blue Note



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