Thu 28/05/15
still recovering from two excellent, exhausting weeks in north america

big thanks to everyone that came to the shows in LA, SF, Boston, Montreal, New York, Miami and Detroit :) and extra special thanks to Midland and Joy Orbison for their music, company and patience when i was grumpy

this was my last track at movement in detroit, shout out to the trance heads!

Sterac - X-Tracks

Sterac - Asphyx Label:100% Pure Catalog#:PURE 9 Format:Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM Country:Netherlands Released:1995 Genre:Electronic Style:Techno Tracklist -------...
Mon 18/05/15
another grail reissued by Be With Records

Letta Mbulu - Nomalizo

This is an incredible boogie production off of Letta Mbulu's hard to find 1985 Sweet Juju LP on Morning Records. Nomalizo sounds so special due to Letta's un...
Thu 14/05/15
Amsterdam in 3 weeks time courtesy of Lente Kabinet and Dekmantel

Pretty decent lineup I guess...

Wed 13/05/15
absolutely killer new EP by Kev (who also has by far the best profile picture on soundcloud)

HADAL3 - June 2015

kevin [@]
Tue 12/05/15
excellent in-depth feature by Aaron Coultate on the history of the best record shop in the UK - Honest Jon's Records

Honest Jon's: London is the place for me
A small record shop on Portobello Road is one of London's musical institutions. Aaron Coultate explores its remarkable history.
Sun 03/05/15
... it's the best club in the world isn't it?

special thanks to everyone who came down early doors :)

Johnny Clarke vs Mala - Sinners

Title: Sinners Artist: Johnny Clarke vs Mala Label: Ringo Recordings Cat. No.: RNG008 Released: 2009 Mala Artist info: Wikipedia:
Sat 02/05/15
Haven't been this nervous before a gig for a while...


Downstairs for the first time - 0000 - 0400

Berghain Berlin | Programm: 02 May 2015
Berghain Ben UFO hessle audio | Shackleton LIVE woe to the septic heart! | Blind Observatory i/y | Andrea LIVE ilian tape | Ben Klock klockworks | Speedy J electric deluxe | Marcel Dettmann mdr | Norman Nodge ostgut ton | Boris
Tue 28/04/15
Gigs over the next month, including a short trip around North America, my first time playing downstairs at Berghain and the start of festival season -

30th April - MMA - Munich
1st May - Lux w/ Pearson Sound - Lisbon
2nd May - Berghain - Berlin
3rd May - Acetate w/ Gerd Janson - Leeds
13th May - IBOAT - Bordeaux

North America Tour with Midland

15th May - Los Globos - Los Angeles
16th May - Honey Soundsystem and Mighty present... - San Francisco
21st May - Make It New - Boston
22nd May - Verboten - New York
23rd May - Stereo w/ Joy Orbison - Montreal
24th May - SAFE - Miami
25th May - Movement 2015 - Detroit

29th May - Riverside Festival w/ Optimo (Espacio) and Joy Orbison - Glasgow
29th May - Life Festival - Dublin
30th May - Lente Kabinet w/ Joy Orbison - Amsterdam
31st May - We Love Green Festival - Paris
Tue 28/04/15
can't wait!

always love playing with Gerd - it'll be especially fun with Wire's sound system and David's Bozak...

tickets here -

Fri 24/04/15
Istanbul with the real star of the show

Fri 24/04/15
May 2015
Two weeks in North America with Harry - come and say hello :)

Thu 23/04/15
Tonight on the Hessle Audio show we have a guest mix from Sassy J

We first played together in Bern in 2011 (shout out to Kev the Head!), so this has been a long time coming :)

Tune in from 9pm - / 106.8FM London

Tue 21/04/15
Tue 21/04/15
Can't wait for Saturday - really proud of the lineup and I've been looking forward to doing something like this at a more intimate, single room venue for a while now.

The room will be dark and the music will be good :)
Please do join us -

Black Atlantic present: Ben UFO + Even Tuell + Timnah Sommerfeldt at The Laundry
Saturday, 25 April 2015 - London
Tue 21/04/15
A couple of months ago Timnah Sommerfeldt submitted a fantastic guest mix to our Rinse FM show as part of our series focusing on specialist DJs.

Last week, I returned the favour and played a set for Radio Ghost Town, which is hosted by Timnah and broadcasts from her home in Basel -

It was a super welcoming and relaxing environment to play in, and I think the selection reflects that. Here's the tracklist -

1. Bob Marley and the Wailers - Selassie Is The Chapel
2. King Errisson - Pretty Pepper

3. No Smoke - Righteous Rule [Dub]
4. CC Not - Wearing
5. Iueke - Tape 5
6. Kyle Hall - Dances with a Sun Goddess
7. Manuel Tur - 121BPM
8. Inoyama Land - Collecting Net
9. Carisma - Filoso y Crujiente
10. Conga Radio - Slumber Dance
11. STL - That Minimal Track
12. Atjazz - Shape
13. Headcore - Cage
14. John Swing - Try To Understand
15. Farben - You Make Me Sick, You Make Me Sweat
16. Fresh and Low - Wind On Water
17. Dego and Kaidi Tatham - Got Me Puzzled
18. Local Artist - Feelings
19. Moon Man - Moon Patrol
20. Herbert - I Hadn't Known I Only Heard

Don't forget, you can catch both me and Timnah playing at the Laundry this Saturday alongside Even Tuell -

ben ufo at home - april '15
live broadcast 'home' on ✞ radio ghost town basel ✞ via we're streaming once a month live from a lovely living room in basel with changing guests, good music & vinyl. next show. 08.05.201
Sat 18/04/15
I picked five of my favourite new releases over at Honest Jons - Black Atlantic are giving them away ahead of our night at the Laundry next weekend, head over to their page to be in with a chance of winning them.

FREE STUFF - party with @[177318395639505:274:Ben UFO] coming up next weekend and instead of investing in web banners or some SEO nonsense or whatever people do these days, we asked Ben to pick out his favourite new releases from @[278901452127:274:Honest Jon's Records]. You should know the drill by now... Just like and share this post to win everything in the photo, plus a pair of tickets to the party and, if you hang around late enough on the night, a pack of Haribo from G-man. Can't say fairer than that right? We'll pick a winner on Saturday. Last 50 x £8 tickets on-sale in the meantime via: Extra points for the weirdest Haribo anyone can lay their hands on.
Tue 14/04/15
On a related note, friends at techno party Gateway To Zen introduced a Safe Space policy before their event last weekend, with some accompanying text that I think is worth sharing -

"Gateway To Zen is a party for people to enjoy music without fear of harassment or discrimination. We welcome diversity in our audience and work with our venues to create a safe space for everyone present; in return we ask that you respect these values and each other.

If someone is making you feel uncomfortable in any way, please let one of the GTZ promoters or venue staff know and we will try and resolve the issue. We also encourage our crowd to look out for one another and to report unacceptable behaviour if it occurs.
Gateway To Zen welcomes your input and feedback on this policy. We don't think that parties should come with a rulebook, but do believe that they are much more enjoyable when people are mutually respectful."
Tue 14/04/15
"Misogyny, sexism and chauvinism are still entrenched and ignored in everyday life. But as ravers proud of dance music’s decades-old sense of freedom and equality, we should all be embarrassed by the low standards we’ve come to expect – and ashamed of the disgusting behavior we’re turning a blind eye to."

An excellent article by Chantelle Fiddy and Mixmag on challenging the culture that allows sexual harassment in clubs to persist, and how we can be part of taking steps to prevent it.

Mon 13/04/15
a sentiment worth sharing!

"For me, it doesn't matter how rare a record is. As a DJ, you work in your own little field. You're on your own journey. Maybe you discovered Jeff Mills or Fela Kuti in 2014, and you're excited about it, and that's new to you. Well, that's also exciting to me—the fact that it's new to you. And that you play it like it's new to you."

Hunee: Day by day
Aaron Coultate meets one of dance music's warmest characters.
Wed 08/04/15
just re-discovered this blurry photo - the only evidence I can find of the night I had the opportunity to play b2b with Zip in 2013...

it was a dream come true, hope it happens again one day :)

shout out to Isis, Claus, Craig, Thomas and all the Toi Toi crew