Ruben Herran, alias DJ BENAS, was born in Nerjamaica City - otherwise known as Nerja, Malaga - in the heart of a family of immigrant artists. He was reborn seven years ago in the marvellous city of Granada, where he has grown musically to the point where he is now seen as a key piece in the musical puzzle of the city of the Alhambra. DJ, promoter, producer, programmer and more, he is well-known for his great range of skills within the musical scene and industry.
First came GIA - Granada In Action - a sound system and festival collective formed with the Marseilles video artist Stephane Jalfus. Then, in 2004, came ROOTSOUND, dedicated to the production, promotion and cultural programming of concerts, festivals, management booking, etc with roots music, Jamaican beats, mestizaje, fusion, black music, flamenco, global beats, electro mestizo and new tendencies. They have even created festivals such as Etnison, Mestizao, TheRumbao and Reggae Explosion.
Since October 2007, he has been in charge of Thursday nights at the Sala Plantabaja, with his special Club Mestizo, so if you've loved his music there, don't miss him at the Rocket.