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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 (five years ago) Permalink

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

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


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

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

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

nice, can't name it tho.

new mix from Vera on Clubberia;

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

someone srsly needs to id that track.

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

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

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

two weeks pass...

the new ben ufo LWE podcast is all-time

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

new? you mean the one from march?

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


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

nine 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 (four years ago) Permalink

seven 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 (four years ago) Permalink

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