Magnetic Man

Magnetic Man
Background information
Genres Dubstep
Years active 2007– present
Labels Columbia
Associated acts Katy B
John Legend
Ms Dynamite
P Money
Members Benga

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. 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 February 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

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

Year Single Peak

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

Produced songs

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

Other songs

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 2011-05-29.
  2. "Magnetic Man unites dubstep pioneers Artwork, Benga and Skream". 2010-07-25. Retrieved 2011-05-29.
  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 2014-08-10.
  5. 1 2 "Magnetic Man: Discography Singles". Hung Medien.
  6. "The Cyberman EP: Magnetic Man: MP3 Downloads". Retrieved 2011-05-29.
  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. Retrieved 2010-10-18.
  10. "UK Dance Singles Chart Archive > w/e 23 October 2010". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2010-10-18.

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