Layo & Bushwacka!

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Layo & Bushwacka!
Origin London, England
Genres Tech house
Years active 1988–present
Labels Olmeto Records, End Recordings
Members Layo Paskin
Matthew Benjamin (AKA Bean Monster)

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

Along with Mr. C, Paskin was the co-owner of The End nightclub in London, where Benjamin was the resident DJ. Labelled variously as tech house, house or breakbeat, the pair usually record and DJ together.[2]

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. It was at this point that he first met Paskin.

Paskin, also 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.[3] Paskin's father is an architect and designed the club.[4]





  • 1999: "Deep South" (End Recordings)
  • 1999: "Ear Candy" (End Recordings)
  • 2002: "Love Story" (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 2017-01-05. 
  2. ^ Bush, John. "Layo & Bushwacka! > Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2008-09-06. 
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  4. ^ The End
  5. ^ "Chart Stats - Layo And Bushwacka!". Archived from the original on 19 January 2013. Retrieved 2008-09-06. 
  6. ^ "Layo & Bushwacka! > Charts & Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2008-09-06. 

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