Magnetic Man

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Magnetic Man
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Background information
Years active2007–present
Associated acts

Magnetic Man is an English electronic music project from London, consisting of dubstep producers and DJs Benga, Skream and Artwork (previously known as Menta). The trio first met in the late 1990s at the Big Apple Records store in Croydon, they performed using three computers, one playing drum samples, one playing basses and the third playing leads and other samples.[1] Artwork controlled the master laptop, to which the other two are synchronised via MIDI.[citation needed] Their sets usually consisted of a mix of original tracks produced together, and live remixes of Benga and Skream's tracks, accompanied by synchronised projected visuals by Novak Collective,[2] they signed to Columbia Records in 2010. Magnetic Man completed their first full-length sellout tour on 5 November 2010,[3] their eponymous debut studio album, Magnetic Man, was released through Sony by Columbia Records on 10 October 2010.[4]



Year Album details Peak chart positions
2010 Magnetic Man 5 60

Extended plays[edit]

Year Album
2009 The Cyberman


Year Single Peak chart positions Album


2010 "I Need Air" (featuring Angela Hunte) 10 27 55 13 Magnetic
"Perfect Stranger" (featuring Katy B) 16 63 78
2011 "Getting Nowhere" (featuring John Legend) 65 54 82
"Anthemic" (featuring P Money) 50 61

Other charted songs[edit]

Year Single Peak

2010 "Crossover" (featuring Katy B) 114 19 Magnetic Man

Produced songs[edit]

Year Title Artist Album
2011 "Easy Please Me" Katy B On a Mission

Other songs[edit]

Year Single Album
2007 "Soulz" (Benga Remix) Dubstep Allstars: Volume 5
"Alright, What's Happening?"
2008 "Ligma VIP" Mary Anne Hobbs presents Evangeline


  1. ^ "BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix: Magnetic Man (2010) 2 minutes, 13 seconds in". Retrieved 29 May 2011.
  2. ^ "Magnetic Man unites dubstep pioneers Artwork, Benga and Skream". 25 July 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2011.
  3. ^ Smirke, Richard; Ferguson, Tom; Mitchell, Gail | Billboard | 2010-11-06 | 122:44 | 12(0) | ISSN 0006-2510 | UNDERGROUND dance music; MUSIC trade; GREAT Britain
  4. ^ Rob Fitzpatrick. "Magnetic Man: Dubstep's first supergroup | Music". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 August 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Magnetic Man: Discography Singles". Hung Medien.
  6. ^ "The Cyberman EP: Magnetic Man: MP3 Downloads". Retrieved 29 May 2011.
  7. ^ "Magnetic Man: Discography Singles". Hung Medien.
  8. ^ "Magnetic Man: Discography Singles". Hung Medien.
  9. ^ "UK Singles Chart > w/e 23 October 2010". Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on 26 August 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2010.
  10. ^ "UK Dance Singles Chart Archive > w/e 23 October 2010". Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on 26 August 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2010.

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