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In the club, his sets somehow manage to be simultaneously considered and raucous, sliding from sidewinding broken rhythms into an irresistible four-to-the-floor groove, or broadsiding you with unexpected tangents, old favourites and bizarre secret weapons. Just as dubstep was starting to unfurl into a sprawling, globalised festival sound, Hessle Audio, in stark contrast, emerged with a strikingly focused, spacious and percussive aesthetic. As the scene continued to unravel, they went on to become one of the most coherent focal points within a rapidly diverging UK dance music community, through their DJ sets, label releases and radio shows on London station Rinse FM.
Why is Ben UFO — one of the most sought-after DJs of this decade and founder of one of the most important labels in UK dance music of a generation — also one of the most-loved memes in electronic music? Why has the combination of his diminutive demeanour, tender manner, but ruthless, encyclopaedic artillery of UK bass music created a character that elicits a deeply loving devotion in fans matched by few other artists? Ben Thomson, 32, combines a childlike agelessness with a philosophical thoughtfulness. His voice is soft but his words pack a fierce intellectual punch. Most famous to some for his nearly decade-long weekly radio show on Rinse FM in London, his voice wafts seamlessly over the mesmeric sounds of whatever otherworldly records he casts out into the ether. His lovable domesticity he often relies on coconut water, green teas or cafetieres for marathon sets, as well as very British crisps and sweets. Does your favourite DJ bring multipacks of Skips to the booth?
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