When bass-heavy UK roots and Chicago house influence meet, you get Bentley Dean. The technically sound upstart producer currently based in Chi-Town is set to appear on his second consecutive mau5trap compilation We Are Friends Vol. 8. His ascent in the industry continues on Friday, January4th when his original “Coagulation” drops on mau5trap.
His first contribution to We Are Friends last year, a remix of BlackGummy’s “KT,” clearly made an impact on the label’s founder deadmau5, as Bentley Dean has been invited back to join the We Are Friends compilation once again. While he only has a handful of releases under his belt so far, Bentley Dean has been tearing up the Chicago scene for some time, and his talents officially have the industry on notice. “Coagulation” kicks off with an unnerving build, before exploding into his sinister production style. With his second straight WAF placement, it’s safe to say Bentley Dean is surrounding himself with the right mentors, and appears to be on the fast track to superstardom.