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The Finish More Music Podcast

Jul 13, 2020

We’re keeping up the momentum with the legends joining us on the Finish More Music Podcast this week as we welcome Matthew Benjamin, AKA Bushwacka!

From early beginnings at the London School Symphony Orchestra to taking command of some of the world’s biggest dancefloors, including some infamous parties at The End with production partner Layo, Bushwacka! is as accomplished as they come.

But in this episode, Matthew digs deep and opens up about some of the struggles he still faces in the studio despite his illustrious 30 year career, and shares with us how his journey from addiction to recovery has led to him embarking on a life-changing venture into the world of psychotherapy.

We get super deep in this one as we dive into some of the mental challenges that many creatives face, such as doubting your self-worth and sense of belonging, but also how talking can help you see the wood through the trees, and how unattaching yourself from the music will improve your creative process - even in the face of a major hard-drive failure!

This really is one of the most inspirational and insightful interviews we’ve ever had on the podcast, and one which you can take on board in all aspects of your life, not just the studio.

So sit back, or get ready to head out, and take it ALL in!

Key takeaways

  • Recognise your inner voice
  • Encourage non-attachment
  • "Being able to challenge the way that you are to yourself is really, really important."
  • Does your music still matter if it doesn’t sell as well as others? YES


  • "Being able to challenge the way that you are to yourself is really, really important."
  • "With creativity there can be massive array of different senses of worth and belonging…it's important to remember you're not alone"