Tag : Ben UFO

Paradise Found: Love International 2018

6 months ago / 0 comments

Love International blessed the beautiful, sun-kissed garden town of Tisno for it’s 3rd helping of hedonistic antics at the end of June, and the team have solidly improved on an already stellar reputation with a festival that leaves little to be desired. After going for just the weekend portion of … Read More

Houghton Festival 2017: A Review

1 year ago / 0 comments

The sellout status of Houghton Festival’s debut edition, plus the announcement of an extra day of programming added shortly before the Norfolk event, is testament to the cumulative esteem of its curator and producers. Needless to say the 7500 ticket-holders, many underground music aficionados, were expecting a great deal. At … Read More

Butter Side Up w/ Call Super at Wire 19/05

2 years ago / 0 comments

Leeds clubbing institution Butter Side Up’s booking policy rarely disappoints. While in recent years the party’s musical direction has shifted more toward the more minimal end of the house and techno spectrum, they never fail to grasp the opportunity to bring the selector of the moment to Wire when available. … Read More

Hessle Audio: 10 Years

2 years ago / 0 comments

For the musically minded Leeds student, there is an epiphany to be had when coming across one of Hyde Park’s finest pieces of trivia: Hessle Audio is named after the grimy terraced street that party was on last night. Hessle Audio, whose title is affectionally borrowed from the ‘Hessles’ in … Read More

Four Tet All-Nighter @ O2 Academy Brixton, 15/10/16

2 years ago / 0 comments

The year is 2021. Four Tet has taken his annual All Nighter Event at Brixton Academy, but it now lasts for an entire week. Each night he plays a predictable selection of the same tracks, – garage, electronic, some of his own. The unassuming punters chomp and sidestep away, recording … Read More

Review – Acetate 16: Ben UFO & Gerd Janson

4 years ago / 0 comments

Pearson Sound’s latest instalment of his all-vinyl Acetate night down at Wire managed to produce the most exciting line up of the May Bank Holiday weekend in Leeds despite strong competition from the Garden Party and Mint. With Ben UFO and Gerd Janson what the small club in the city … Read More

Review – ‘Hessle Audio’ Comes Back Home

4 years ago / 0 comments

With the announcement that ‘Hessle Audio’ would be kicking off their UK clubs tour at Wire club in Leeds, where the trio began back in 2007, came a flood of eager anticipation from electronic music fans across the city. As expected, the collaboration of Ben UFO (Ben Thompson), Pearson Sound … Read More

Interview: Ben UFO

4 years ago / 0 comments

The rise of Hessle Audio has been a dramatic one. Set up in the midst of dubstep’s storming of the UK circuit, under the stewardship of Ben Thomson (Ben UFO), David Kennedy (Pearson Sound, formerly Ramadanman) and Kevin McAuley (Pangaea) the label has become synonymous with both the trio’s technical … Read More

Clubs | Fieldtrip Festival Preview

4 years ago / 0 comments

Fieldtrip Festival has achieved a huge buzz before its debut on the 15th August. The Leeds based club nights ‘Back to Basics’, ‘Filth’ and ‘Butter Side Up’ have joined forces to create a detail orientated, intimate affair that many festivalgoers have been dreaming of for years. A stellar line up, a beautiful … Read More

Clubs | Feature – Local Talent in Leeds

5 years ago / 0 comments

Ben UFO Photo: bassache.net While you may well be familiar with the diversity of the club scene in Leeds, you may not be familiar with artists that hail from or are currently based in our fair city. The most significant examples from recent years would have to be Ben UFO, … Read More