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550 – Ben Sterling


Ben Sterling is a young talent who is rising fast, at just 20, he’s already beginning to make some waves as a Deep & Tech House DJ and has performed at some of the top venues such as; Ministry Of Sound – under the Rulin name 4 times, a year playing alongside labels such as subliminal & Defected House. 02 Academy Oxford – playing under Data Transmission resident alongside Sonny Fodera’s night. McQueen’s Club – Under Jason Lorimer’s Penge Party. Social Sessions. Currently based in Buckinghamshire ben is a self-taught House DJ and producer who is a DJ capable of playing across the range of his genre, his sets are characterised by a mesmerising fluidity.

Ben is often known for his uplifting Vocal house and his Rhythmic Grooves and has influences ranges from a whole list of names such as: Carl Cox, Mark Knight, Todd Terry, Riva Starr, Erick Morrilo, Hot Since 82, Weiss, Sonny Fodera, Dusky, Dennis Ferrer, Prok & Fitch, Doorly, Sidney Charles, Kaytranada, Purple Disco +more.  With his first release due on AS I AM’s Jump Digital shortly, the future is certainly bright for Ben.

After becoming the first act to release a solo EP on Josh Butler’s Origins Rcrds imprint this summer, with his ‘Besides Me’ EP set for release in late June. Rising talent Ben Sterling followed this up with his first solo release for Shanghaied with the track ‘Wonky’, expect everything it says on the tin… to get very wonky!

Sum up in 10 words?
A diverse mix of all things that makes house, House!

Whats the special Ingredient?
Some favourite picks from the year thats always managed to sneak into my sets last minute. along with some exclusive unsigned tracks

Whats the best gig you played recently?
a very spontaneous b2b with Normski & Sleezy D late night at Lightbox was unreal

What have you got coming up?
Defected Croatia b2b with my very good friend Ron Mexico

Do you have a special message for the readers?
Summer is too short! Make the most out of it

Ben Sterling ft. Jacquie Smith – Besides Me
Roog & Dennis Quin ft. Berget Lewis – Igohart (Josh Butler Remix)
Riva Starr – The Flame (Back It Up) (Original Mix)
Cozzy D – Chicago Everywhere
Mennie – Reels Rebel
Steffen Deux – Fountain Of Youth
Doorly – Break of Dawn
Illyus & Barrientos – Strings
Steve Lawler – Show The Way
Ben Sterling – Come With Me
Zappe – Larry’s Exotic Blend
Dario D’attis – Dont Stop
Maya Jane Coles – Little One
Manu Gonzalez, Sabb – Daydream (Original Mix)
Paul C – Straight To The Airport (Original Mix)
wAFF – Karimba (Original Mix)
Coyu – The Cat
Sante Sansone, DJ Roland Clark – House Nation (Riva Starr Edit)
Luna City Express – Victims Of The Funk (Dario D’Attis Dubby dub)
Frederick & Kusse – Ms. Jackson
Matt Jones – In The House (Original Mix)
Hector Couto – Groover (Original Mix)
Emanuel Satie – Come As You Are (Original Mix)
Luis Groove – Suka (Original Mix)
Dennis Ferrer – The Red Room (TMB & Jerome Sydenham Dub)
Ben Sterling – Bang
Ben Stelring – Make Your Transition
Ben Sterling – Wonky
Joyce Muniz – Wake Beside You Feat Christa Vi (Christian Nielsen Remix)
Bontan – The First Time (Original Mix)
DJ Anna – Six Figures
DJ Dozia – Pop Culture (Kink Remix)
Tiga – 100 (Martinez Brothers Remix)

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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