Ben UFO

Ben UFO (Ben Thomson) is one of London's most forward-thinking DJs, and a cornerstone of the post-dubstep bass music scene. Along with Pearson Sound/Ramadanman (David Kennedy) and Pangaea (Kevin McAuley), he founded Hessle Audio in 2007. Home to early releases by James Blake, Untold, Objekt, and Blawan, the label has continuously explored the outer edges of what can be considered club music. UFO's own DJ sets are similarly adventurous, bringing numerous styles together into an unpredictable yet cohesive flow. On occasion, he does sets dedicated to old-school jungle. Along with Kennedy, he hosts the weekly Hessle Audio radio program on London dance music radio station Rinse FM. Their sets focus on new, exclusive music and freshly discovered rarities, and they rarely play a track more than once. Unlike most DJs in the scene, UFO is active solely as a DJ and not as a producer or remixer. After producing podcasts for Resident Advisor and Boiler Room, UFO made his commercial mix CD debut in 2011 with Rinse: 16. Fabriclive 67 followed in 2013. ~ Paul Simpson

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