Tue 27/01/15
Dates for the next month, including details for most of the shows in the upcoming Hessle Audio UK tour -

29th January - Vent - Cairo
30th January - Hessle Audio at Wire - Leeds
31st January - Hessle Audio at the Marble Factory - Bristol

3rd February - Hessle Audio at The Caves - Edinburgh
5th February - Macarena Club - Barcelona
6th February - RePublik - Waterford
7th February - Hessle Audio at Twitch - Belfast

13th February - Fuse w/ Objekt - Brussels
14th February - Six Dogs - Athens

20th February - Hessle Audio at Sankeys w/ Karenn and Joy O - Manchester
21st February - Hessle Audio at Hope Works w/ DVS1 - Sheffield
27th February - Hessle Audio at Next Door - Birmingham
28th February - Hessle Audio at Brickworks - Nottingham

Wed 21/01/15
I'm playing at FWD>> again on Thursday for the first time in [x] years - yay!

Me and Jackmaster b2b from start to finish, come down early :)

If you can't make it in person, Rinse FM will be broadcasting live from the club from 11pm - 1am in lieu of our normal show

Tue 20/01/15
Recording of last week's radio show - https://soundcloud.com/rinsefm/hessleaudio150115

Lena Willikens has given me permission to share the tracklist for her mix, which starts around half an hour in:

Tom Dissevelt - Woomerangs
Svart Express - Untitled (Unreleased)
Shackleton - Beat His Command (Woe To The Septic Heart!)
Borusiade - Nihilist Conga (Unreleased)
Highlife 04 - B (Highlife)
Philipp Gorbachev -New Sound & Silver Symphony (Ana Helder Edit) (Cómeme)
Logic System - Unit (EMI)
Loren Nerell - Eidolon (Forced Nostalgia)
Golden Teacher - What Time Is It (Huntley + Palmers)
Vapauteen - Drawing Blood From A Stone (L.I.E.S)
Shemale - The Surgery (BUNKER)
Tolouse Low Trax - City Beat Straight (Unreleased)
Etienne Jaumet - Metallik Cages (Versatile)
Wolf Müller - Rudeltanz (Huntley + Palmers)
Frak - Absorb (Midlight)
Diseno Corbusier - Golpe De Amistad (Vinilisssimo)

PS: here is Resident Advisor's recent feature on Salon Des Amateurs, the venue in Dusseldorf where Lena is a resident DJ - http://www.residentadvisor.net/feature.aspx?2311

Rinse FM podcast - Hessle Audio w/ Ben UFO - 15th January 2015
Listen to Rinse FM podcast - Hessle Audio w/ Ben UFO - 15th January 2015 by rinsefm #np on #SoundCloud
Thu 15/01/15
Lena Willikens has recorded a 45 minute guest mix for the Hessle Audio show tonight on Rinse FM

Lock in from 9pm - www.rinse.fm / 106.8FM London

Thu 08/01/15
Plastic People as remembered by Ade and Sam
"... a room full of 200 friends"

'A blueprint for perfection’: Plastic People remembered
The London nightclub Plastic People has closed its doors after two decades. Founder Ade Fakile and resident Floating Points relive the good times, writes Ben Beaumont-Thomas
Wed 24/12/14
my favourite carol - tearjerker! :'(
hope you all have a lovely day tomorrow however you're spending it

see you next year

John Tavener - The Lamb
Tue 16/12/14
this gorgeous record is out now

buy it direct from nick here - http://tanum.bigcartel.com/artist/klaus

Klaus - Tele (Radio rip)

Thu 11/12/14
Thu 04/12/14
Thu 04/12/14
11pm - 7am

Wed 03/12/14
Dates for the rest of the year - thanks to everyone that's come to see me DJ in 2014

5th December - Hessle Audio Takeover at Fabric - London
6th December - WHP with Joy O - Manchester
6th December - Castleton Mills - Leeds
7th December - Trouw with Gerd Janson - Amsterdam

12th December - La Cheetah with Spencer - Glasgow
13th December - City de la Mode with Matthew Herbert - Paris
14th December - Berghain 10th Birthday - Berlin

18th December - Perron - Rotterdam
19th December - Tivoli - Utrecht
20th December - Honig Complex - Nijmegen
(all with Midland)

31st December - Zo [Catania] - Sicily
Tue 02/12/14
I'm contributing to the next Late @ Tate event this Friday, programmed by Rinse FM in celebration of their 20 year anniversary - rinse20.com/tate

Come to fabriclondon afterwards - http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?648622

Thu 27/11/14
This is a big problem, and not just in the UK - in almost every city I've ever played you hear the same story, that venues which have been in existence for years are finding themselves under threat of closure due to new residents making regular noise complaints, despite knowing and otherwise benefiting from the fact that they've moved to an area with a thriving music scene.

"Anyone who wishes to buy or rent a property within a determined distance of a music venue should have to read and sign legislature that waives their right to complain about the noise from the nearby venue. If they do not wish to be bothered by something that was a fixture of the community long before they arrived, they should not move there in the first place."

Introduce mandatory noise complaint waivers for anyone who buys or rents a property within close...
There are innumerate cases of people knowingly moving within close proximity of live music venues, only to try to have their licenses revoked or have them closed completely when they take exception to the noise.
Wed 26/11/14
I know I've slightly bombarded you guys with mixes and interviews lately, but here's one final thing for you before the end of the year - the full 135 minute recording of my set from fabriclondon's 15th birthday celebrations.

This was one of my favourite sets I've played in the club's main room - starting on the Sunday evening after 5 hours of Dixon and Âme, and before Mathew Jonson. The vibe at the party felt really open and relaxed...

Our next party at the club is on December 5th - we're taking over all three rooms for only the second time: http://www.fabriclondon.com/club/listing/1006

Audio: Ben UFO Recorded Live At fabric 15th Birthday Weekend ~ fabric blog
Mon 24/11/14
I've been featured on the cover of Crack Magazine this month - http://crackmagazine.net/music/ben-ufo-cover/

Thanks to Anna Tehabsim for the thoughtful questions and write-up, and to Tom Weatherill for the photos.

Thanks also to Jackmaster, Gerd Janson, Morphosis and Joy Orbison for the kind words on the sets we've played together! Amazing DJs and people, all of them.

Ben UFO //
Mon 24/11/14
PS: check out this mix by Yannick at Red Bull Music Academy for a great introduction to all this awesome music that came out of Japan from '89-'93

RBMA Radio - A Tribute To Japanese Underground House
A special tribute mix dedicated to to the early years of underground house in Japan
Mon 24/11/14
really excited for a few different reissue projects focusing on the work of Soichi Terada and several other Japanese deep house producers who released through Far East Recordings in the early 90's

these records have been crazily scarce and expensive for years, so big shout out to Hunee and HHATRI for making them more widely available, and for bringing them to my attention!


(this one also features my favourite ever drum break - soul pride!)

Shinichiro Yokota - Do It Again

Far East Recordings
Sun 23/11/14
thanks to everyone that came to the shows over the past two weeks - definitely some of the best i've had in north america so far :)
thanks also to Joy Orbison for the great company, the reliably fun and easy b2b DJing, and for being so patient when i got sick and grumpy

(this k. leimer retrospective LP on RVNG was the revelation of the tour for me, i listened to it on every flight we took)

K. Leimer - Entr'acte (Excerpt)

A Period Of Review LP - RVNG
Wed 19/11/14
Recording and tracklists for last night's Beats In Space show featuring me and Joy Orbison are now online here - http://www.beatsinspace.net/playlists/756

Big thanks to Tim Sweeney and happy 15th anniversary to BIS! :)

Tue 11/11/14
Later this week Joy Orbison and I are heading over to the US, where we're playing six shows across two weekends. This is something we've been planning for the past two years - ever since our first attempt in 2012 was scuppered when Joy's work permit didn't come through in time.

To celebrate, we've uploaded two extracts from a live recording of an event we played in Holland earlier this year, where the promoters at ZeeZout gave us the opportunity to play a six hour set together at an outdoor venue just outside of Amsterdam -


The first section was recorded as the venue was filling up in the later stages of the afternoon; the second section was recorded during peak time, once the sun had gone down. We hope you enjoy them!

Details of our shows are as follows -

11.13.14: Seattle - Q: https://www.facebook.com/events/302670406605135/

11.14.14: Denver - Cluster Studios: https://www.facebook.com/events/300878750095950/

11.15.14: Chicago - Spybar: https://www.facebook.com/events/1529656227251774/

11.20.14: Montreal - Stereobar: https://www.facebook.com/events/736330953088102/

11.21.14: NYC - BLKMARKET: http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?632407

11.22.14: Toronto - Coda: https://www.facebook.com/events/362051207283292/