Ben Clifford has been immersed in music for as long as he can remember. He discovered house when he was nine years old, and spent his adolescence training intensively as both a classical and jazz musician. As a schoolboy he soon found himself saving for his first set of turntables and digging in the crates of record shops in Manchester, playing at house parties whenever he got the chance.
Skip forward a few years and he started to see the rewards of his hard work – holding down long-running residencies at clubs across the country where he developed and refined his craft. He played regularly in Manchester, Leeds, the Midlands and most recently London – where winning a DJ competition resulted in consistent appearances at the infamous Ketoloco parties. It was here that Ben flourished as a DJ, holding his own while playing alongside a host of household names on the underground scene.
His warm, deep and eclectic sound – along with his technical dexterity and an ear for a groove – has been gradually gaining him wider recognition. In the last few years Ben has played at London’s legendary institution Fabric, spun at DJ Mag’s HQ and joined the roster at Inside Out Records – where his debut release is set to be released in late 2016. Look out for him playing at clubs around the capital – one to watch! Read Bens full interview with UK Editor Simon Huxtable here.
01. Elijah Simmons – Dream Sequence [Forthcoming on Inside Out]
02. Julian Perez – Korolev’s OKB-1 [Subwax BCN]
03. Noha – Cables [Cabinet]
04. The End Game is Now – Bulgarian Acid [Subwax BCN]
05. Roger Gerressen – Liberal [Fear of Flying]
06. Ben Buitendijk – Near Mint [Oblique Music]
07. Roger Gerressen – Rendang Dub [Fear of Flying]
08. Rhythm & Sound – King In My Empire [Burial Mix]
09. Locked Groove – Keep Through (Iron Galaxy Remix) [Turbo]
10. Ytre Rymden Dansskola – Afterski (Magnus International remix) [Full Pupp]
11. Sade – Pearls (Ooft! Rework) [Foto]
12. Asferico – Serie 1 [Subwax Japan]
13. Van Bellen – Let Me Take You (Fantasy Voyager Rework) [Systematic]
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