Dubstep pioneer Benga yesterday unveiled his new track Hitman at the exclusive Trapstar x Hitman launch party in Shoreditch. The track, which was a hit with celebrity attendees Wretch 32, Cara Delevingne and Stooshe, was produced to promote the partnership between the eagerly anticipated Hitman: Absolution video game and London based lifestyle brand Trapstar.
Featuring Benga’s trademark dark wobble bass lines and reverberant drum patterns, “Hitman” includes clipped samples from the game’s script while the supporting music video showcases the new Trapstar x Hitman fashion collaboration and sees Benga take to the decks underwater.
“Collaborating with Trapstar is something I’ve always wanted to do since they started, I love their clothes and everything they’re about. When they approached me about their collab with Hitman: Absolution, again it made sense to me because I was always playing Hitman when I was younger, so the collaboration together was perfect,” said Benga. “When I was making the track, I wanted to get in the mindset of the people that play the game and for me the tempo, feel to the track is what I would expect to listen to whilst playing!”
To celebrate the fifth instalment of the hugely popular Hitman game series, the Trapstar x Hitman collaboration sees t-shirts, hooded sweatshirts and caps designed to incorporate the distinctive style features of the game. All pieces will be available to purchase from Trapstar’s flagship store from 20th November, to coincide with the game’s release.
Early samples of the Trapstar designs that include the iconic barcode, sniper reticules and the number 47 have already received considerable celebrity backing, with the global superstar Rihanna being spotted in several items, while UK artists Delilah, Angel and QPR hitman Djibril Cisse were all present at the photo shoot for the collection’s forthcoming launch.
“We’re always looking for new, innovative ways of extending our brand so when Square Enix contacted us about the Hitman idea, we wanted to get involved. It’s a dark atmospheric game that complements our own style and gave us a chance to be adventurous with our work and make something groundbreaking. There’s no doubt this vision has been brought to life through Benga’s work and completes a truly unique partnership.” commented Mikey Trapstar, Co-founder and Creative Director of Trapstar.
The exclusive track is now available to listen to below:
The Trapstar x Hitman collection is available in store at Trapstar: Unit 21 Portobello Green Arcade, 281 Portobello Road, London, W0 5TZ and online from http://store.iamatrapstar.com/