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ben (like zip actually) is pretty adaptable to different scenario's imo and can take in whatever direction

coal, Thursday, 26 April 2012 16:26 (4 years ago) Permalink

I like the UFO, he's a great digger who also picks up on some big tunes early on and he usuually keeps the transitions interesting - that clip up there seems like a typical after-party-style eclectic set though. There was a great UFO/Jackmaster B2B on Rinse a few months ago, but again it's a radio show rather than a club set.

Here's the link, but I think it's drop offline:

Chewshabadoo, Thursday, 26 April 2012 17:09 (4 years ago) Permalink

I can stick it up somewhere in case anyone's interested.

Chewshabadoo, Thursday, 26 April 2012 17:09 (4 years ago) Permalink


mr. jane goodall (toandos), Thursday, 26 April 2012 17:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

Actually I really like Ben UFO, vahid, I just thought the Rinse mix was just okay.

My favourite Ben UFO sets I've heard were from 2008/2009, which may reflect the fact that this was when his style seemed most new and exciting.

When I get home I'll see which ones I like most and maybe even upload them.

I doubt the problem is that he's gotten worse since then - maybe he's even gotten better - but his style has since become one vein of post-dubstep orthodoxy, which makes it a lot harder for it to strike me as exciting (in the same way that nu-deep post-minimal DJ sets became radically less exciting circa 2008 even though there wasn't necessarily any drop in quality from the best DJs).

Tim F, Thursday, 26 April 2012 23:23 (4 years ago) Permalink

Ah yeah that's right, Ben UFO Hessle Audio Fabric Takeover mix (from 2009) is the one:

I'd concede his style has gotten more wide-ranging since then (here's it kind of consistently a technoid broken beat) but I just love basically every tune on this (and props for including Aphrodisiax's "Unfinished Business"!).

Tim F, Friday, 27 April 2012 23:19 (4 years ago) Permalink

have you heard the pearson sound mix from the same night? so great!

the late great, Saturday, 28 April 2012 00:05 (4 years ago) Permalink

oh wait i see it's fabric, not boiler room, forget it

the late great, Saturday, 28 April 2012 00:05 (4 years ago) Permalink

I've decided that Hessle Audio Fabric Takeovers are one of the few reasons life is worth living.

EDB, Saturday, 28 April 2012 00:12 (4 years ago) Permalink

Does Theo's heavy EQ-ing really work in live settings? Because from some video clips and recorded sets I sometimes feel it is a bit excessive and disrupts my enjoyment of the tracks.

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 12:12 (4 years ago) Permalink

in the live setting that i saw him in it certainly did not work at all, it seemed like a joke.

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Tuesday, 1 May 2012 15:39 (4 years ago) Permalink

seeing as this is the only thread with Alexandra on it, anyone know what this track that she and Miss I are playing in their b2b set at sunwaves?

coal, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 09:08 (4 years ago) Permalink

nice, can't name it tho.

new mix from Vera on Clubberia;

mmmm, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 13:24 (4 years ago) Permalink

someone srsly needs to id that track.

second only to popcorn (or something), Wednesday, 2 May 2012 13:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

Problem is a lot of the stuff those guys play never gets a release

coal, Wednesday, 2 May 2012 17:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

the new ben ufo LWE podcast is all-time

the late great, Friday, 18 May 2012 22:06 (4 years ago) Permalink

new? you mean the one from march?

dan138zig (Durrr Durrr Durrrrrr), Friday, 18 May 2012 23:27 (4 years ago) Permalink


the late great, Friday, 18 May 2012 23:55 (4 years ago) Permalink

I saw Jubilee last week and she was amazing. Trina, snap mini-set(!), vogue, MORE TRINA, dancehall, "Club Rez". Talked to her for a min afterward and she said she was playing for me. <3

The Reverend, Saturday, 19 May 2012 06:06 (4 years ago) Permalink

not really sure about judging a DJ from a short recorded mix (especially if you like djs that play long records and let things breathe rather than a more jumpcut style) but this binh mix is pretty much what i want to hear when out

coal, Monday, 28 May 2012 09:39 (4 years ago) Permalink

9 months pass...

Heard Intergalactic Gary play a excellent 4 hour set last night, which I think was recorded too. I will try and remember to post it on here if it comes online.

In the meantime, my favourite new (to me) DJ is Semantica label head Svreca:

Chewshabadoo, Sunday, 17 March 2013 16:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

7 months pass...

this bump goes out to the dudes who rock tuesday nights at johnny's on second in salt lake city.

stylings (Matt P), Tuesday, 29 October 2013 22:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

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