Benny Smiles


  1. 1.
    Hotline Miami Theme
  2. 2.
    When We Touch
  3. 3.
    Bad Ending
  4. 4.
    When We Touch Rework - Ehco Remix - EHCO
  5. 5.
    Sunday Morning
Benny Smiles is an Irish synthwave/retrowave producer based in London. Favouring electronic instruments, vintage synthesisers and drum machines, his most recent work nods to M83, Neon Indian, and Com Truise.
Think Stranger Things / Drive / Hotline Miami soundtracks and you’re most of the way there.
“When We Touch” marks Benny's fourth release, and is the first single from his forthcoming Fearless Leadership EP. The track is featured in Spotify's Retrowave / Outrun editorial playlist, as is his Hotline Miami Theme, which is also featured in the cult video game Hotline Miami 2. These placements have helped to garner an international audience for Benny Smiles and more than 5 million streams across various platforms.
Benny’s latest material follows a period of focus on his work in studio engineering, building his knowledge of old school recording techniques and equipment in some legendary recording studios, and learning first hand from some of the world’s most renowned record producers, songwriters, and artists. Having cultivated a collection of vintage analogue synthesisers and audio processors along the way, he now returns with a newfound appreciation for sonics, analogue imperfection, and the soul that lives in electronic instruments.
Prompted by the tongue-in-cheek artwork, the most pressing question about the Fearless Leadership EP has been “is your face really that small?” And the answer is... it could be.


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