Returning to the Beach Club’s tropical stage for a second set this March is Ben UFO (aka Ben Thomson), the UK-based DJ and co-founder of the Hessle Audio Label. Since cutting his teeth in the early dubstep and drum ‘n’ bass scene of Leeds, Ben has acquired a deserved reputation as one of contemporary dance music’s most daring and wide-ranging selectors.
One of only a few in the UK to make a name for himself solely as a DJ, his eclectic selections are rooted in British rave culture, drawing new mutations into the orbit of house, techno and other global dancefloor sounds.
In recent years, he’s played back-to-back with DJs as varied in style as Jackmaster, Morphosis, Gerd Janson, Joy Orbison and DJ Nobu, as well as recording mixes for independent platforms like The Trilogy Tapes and Truants, and for widely-acclaimed series such as Resident Advisor and BBC Radio 1’s long-running Essential Mix.
Joining Ben behind the decks for this special show will be Beach Club resident Stuart Mclellan.