From the UK to the ends of the earth, Ben UFO is a rock-solid pillar of electronic music. The co-founder of Hessle Audio – the defining record label he’s been running with Pearson Sound and Pangaea since 2007 – is known for his exceptional curational vision, technical prowess and genre-fluid approach to DJing. As a teenager, pirate radio and the drum & bass explosion first drew Ben Thomson into music and nightlife. Later on, early dubstep events would become his “transformative experiences” and lead him to his current craft. Ben UFO is one of the few acclaimed DJs who’s not also a producer, which allows him to fully focus on mixing and selecting. A singular explorer of sound – his sets range from light to dark, from garage to grime, from the pearls of the past to the kinks of the future.