Layo & Bushwacka!

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Layo & Bushwacka!
OriginLondon, England
GenresTech house
Years active1988–present
LabelsOlmeto Records, End Recordings
MembersLayo Paskin
Matthew Benjamin (AKA Bean Monster)

Layo & Bushwacka! was the pseudonym of British DJs Layo Paskin and Matthew Benjamin.[1]

Layo Paskin[edit]

Paskin, from London, began his DJ career at the age of sixteen while working at Camden Market. Not long after, he began DJing at warehouse parties with Mr. C. In the course of his work, Paskin's father discovered the building that would become The End, a 19th-century stable for mail horses.[2]

Along with Mr. C, Paskin was the co-owner of The End nightclub in London. Labelled variously as tech house, house or breakbeat, the pair usually record and DJ together.[3] Paskin's father is an architect and designed the club.[4]

Paskin, along with his sister Zoë Paskin, is now a restaurateur with several hospitality businesses in central London. The pair's first site, The Palomar, opened in 2014, serving Jerusalem-inspired cuisine. The restaurant was voted OFM Restaurant of the Year in 2015[5]. This was followed in 2016 by The Barbary, an open kitchen bar serving food from the Barbary Coast of north Africa[6]. In 2017, Paskin and his sister opened a coffee house named Jacob the Angel, and renovated the Blue Posts pub on Rupert Street, converting the top floor into a cocktail bar named The Mulwray, and the basement into a small counter dining restaurant called Evelyn's Table[7].

Matthew Benjamin[edit]

Benjamin's best known track is his remix of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean". He was raised in London and was a member of the London School Symphony Orchestra, playing percussion. After graduating in sound engineering he started working for Mr. C as he was setting up The End; Benjamin was the resident DJ there. It was at this point that he first met Paskin.





  • 1999: "Deep South" (End Recordings)
  • 1999: "Ear Candy" (End Recordings)
  • 2002: "Love Story (vs. Finally)" (XL Recordings) (Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #4)
  • 2003: "Love Story vs. Finally" (XL Recordings) (UK Singles Chart #8)
  • 2003: "It's Up to You (Shining Through)" (UK #25) (XL Recordings)
  • 2003: "Deep South"
  • 2006: "Feels Closer" (Olmeto Records)
  • 2006: "Life2Live" (Olmeto Records)
  • 2008: "Things Change" (Olmeto Records)



  1. ^ "LAYO & BUSHWACKA! 'LOVE STORY'". Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  2. ^ "瑞彩祥云-首页". Retrieved 17 May 2020.
  3. ^ Bush, John. "Layo & Bushwacka! > Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 6 September 2008.
  4. ^ "瑞彩祥云-首页". Retrieved 17 May 2020.
  5. ^ Jay Rayner (18 October 2015). "OFM Awards 2015 best restaurant: The Palomar". the Guardian. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  6. ^ Armstrong, Hilary (18 July 2016). "New openings: The Barbary". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  7. ^ "Palomar team to take over 278-year-old pub". Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  8. ^ "The Official Charts Company - Layo And Bushwacka!". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 6 September 2008.
  9. ^ "Layo & Bushwacka! > Charts & Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 6 September 2008.

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