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Name  Jason Bentley
Role  Disc jockey
Spouse  Kahi Lee

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Education  Loyola Marymount University
Similar People  Kahi Lee, Chris Douridas, Raul Campos, Garth Trinidad, Nic Harcourt

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Jason Bentley (born July 27, 1970 in Rockland County, New York) is an American radio disc jockey of electronic music in Los Angeles, California. On December 1, 2008, Bentley replaced 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 KCRW revived Metropolis in 2013; the show currently airs Saturdays in the 10PM to Midnight slot.


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Bentley's family moved from Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood to Santa Monica when he was 13.

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Jason began his career at KCRW as a phone volunteer in July 1988. Jason later attended Loyola Marymount University and worked as a DJ at their college station KXLU. He was recruited by former KCRW Music Director 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 1992.

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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.

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In 2004, Bentley was part of a group that successfully lobbied the Recording Academy to add a Best Electronic/Dance Album category to the Grammy Awards.

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Bentley collaborated with other artists on remixes, such as Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell by The Flaming Lips.

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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.

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Bentley appeared on Season 5 of Top Chef Masters as a judge of the Quickfire competition held in Episode 4.

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