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North Wales based producer, DJ and mastering engineer Benwaa was first drawn to electronic music on hearing acts such as the Orb, FSOL, Orbital and the like back in the mid 1990′s. From this, his interest in more dance orientated music took a hold, and with visiting free parties and those back at friends houses during that time, and also the influence of Sasha and John Digweed’s sets, he felt the overriding passion to share his love of music through DJing himself.
Having DJ’d around North Wales and parts of Europe for nearly 10 years, (most frequently Berlin) Ben realised that the true fulfilment in sharing music was only partly filled by sharing others music, and so began his journey into making sound himself to share, and he continues to do so 8 years later.
Benwaa’s production style matches his DJ sets but is also much more diverse, he creates the music that comes from within, taking in various styles and influences to form a very personal approach to creating electronic music. There is no real pigeon-hole to place the output of Ben’s productions within, it may be called techno, it may be called house, it may be called anything in between. One thing is for sure is that it really can only that it can be described as electronic music with feeling, which is exactly how it is produced - following his feelings and making them into sound.
Ben is currently working on tracks in the studio, both as his solo Benwaa project and also his collaboration as the MaLm with Martin Standen, working on more abstract electronica. He also co-ordinates the IDMfNetlabel and it’s free releases.
Benwaa broadcasts live on UGS-radio every Monday at 10pm GMT-Midnight GMT. His latest release is a 4 track EP on Pitchbend Recordings entitled ”Down at the Park EP, and with previous releases on Tony Thomas’ imprints – Shiva Recordings and Ambiosphere Recordings – as well as Doppelgänger, Tech you Very Much!, Gastspiel and more, Ben’s releases are something that are worth watching out for!