Jason Bentley (born July 27, 1970) is an American radio disc jockey of
electronic music in Los Angeles, California. On December 1, 2008,
Nic Harcourt as the host of Morning Becomes Eclectic
and as Music Director for KCRW. Previously he had hosted two radio
programs: Afterhours on KROQ-FM, and Metropolis on KCRW, the latter
for 16 years until November 28, 2008. Bentley and
Metropolis in 2013; the show currently airs Saturdays in the 10PM to
Bentley's family moved from Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood to
Santa Monica when he was 13.
Jason began his career at
KCRW as a phone volunteer in July 1988.
Jason later attended
Loyola Marymount University
Loyola Marymount University and worked as a DJ at
their college station KXLU. He was recruited by former
Chris Douridas after a softball game between the two stations
in 1991 and he began working at
KCRW on-air starting in the summer of
In 1995 Bentley co-founded the influential Los Angeles club night
"bossa:nova" with Bruno Guez, and George Ghiz. The club began life as
an extension of the record label Quango Music Group, an imprint on
Island Records, and hosted many well-known DJs from around the world,
including Daft Punk, Groove Armada, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Lazy
Dog, and Gilles Peterson. Bentley remained a part of the regular
"bossa:nova" night until the end of its run in 2008.
In 2004, Bentley was part of a group that successfully lobbied the
Recording Academy to add a Best Electronic/Dance Album category to the
Bentley collaborated with other artists on remixes, such as Ego
Tripping at the Gates of Hell by The Flaming Lips.
He also coordinated music for all three Matrix films, as well as The
Animatrix, Matrix video game titles and the film Tron:Legacy. Other
films that include his music credits include City of Industry, The
Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury, Green Street Hooligans, Shooting
Gallery, and DOA: Dead or Alive. In the video game field, he has
worked on Full Spectrum Warrior, Destroy All Humans!, and The
Matrix: Path of Neo.
Bentley appeared on Season 5 of
Top Chef Masters
Top Chef Masters as a judge of the
Quickfire competition held in Episode 4.
Jason Bentley music director, 'Morning Becomes Eclectic'
^ Bently statement on air, November 28, 2008
KCRW to Relaunch Metropolis with Original Host Jason Bentley
Jason Bentley wakes to a new day
^ bossa:nova history on MySpace
^ "Best Electronic-Dance Album GRAMMY excites electro-pop composers
and performers around the world!" (Press release). G-Man Music.
September 14, 2004.
^ Romero, Dennis (December 30, 2004). "The super-DJ and
KCRW staple on
the state of the beat at the dawn of 2005". Los Angeles City Beat.
Archived from the original on March 16, 2009. Retrieved
^ a b c Staff writer (2008). "
Jason Bentley Host of Metropolis". KCRW.
^ Thorsen, Tor (August 25, 2004). "
Jason Bentley to score Destroy All
Humans!". GameSpot. Retrieved 2008-04-26. Celebrated DJ and Matrix
music supervisor will remix '50s standards to accompany THQ's
Takata, Robert (September 7, 2007). "
Morning Becomes Eclectic 30th
Anniversary Interviews: Jason Bentley". LAist. Archived from the
original on December 5, 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-26.
"Q&A with Jason Bentley". VOX Online. Archived from the original
on 2008-07-06. Retrieved 2008-07-25.
Jason Bentley biography". M-Powered Artists. M-Audio and Avid.
Jason Bentley and Danger Mouse – June 21, 2006
Jason Bentley on IMDb
KCRW's Metropolis webpage
Jason Bentley Mixed Tapes
Jason Bentley at KCRW.com