Thursday, May 16, 2013

Ben Sims at Rinse Podcasts [11.05.2013]

From early formative days earning his stripes spinning hip hop, house and rave on pirate radio, and at parties around Essex and East London, through the 90’s as an ever more in demand DJ, and on into the new millennium as a label boss, producer and internationally recognised techno legend in his own right, Ben Sims has spent all his conscious life exploring all facets of underground dance music
Throughout that time, the man has honed his reputation as a tight, energetic mixer who skilfully weaves together his own distinctive blend of tough funk and hardgrooves, often using three-deck wizardry and plenty of dexterity. Be it at clubs like Fabric London, Atomic Jam, Berghain, Florida 135, or any number of festivals around the world, Sims’ sets are powerful, memorable, and unique, while constantly pushing the boundaries of a DJ set – utilising a mesmerizing blend of vinyl, CDs, and software.
As well as carving a reputation as one of the world’s leading techno DJs, Ben has curated many of his own revered labels over the years. Chief amongst them is Theory – an imprint this year celebrating it’s 40th release, that counts amongst it’s supporters contemporary connoisseurs like Marcel Dettmann, Ben Klock, and the old guard of Dave Clarke, Robert Hood, Rolando and more - proof, then, that Sims is on the form of his life production wise.
Sims has put his name to more than 50 releases in the last two decades. During those years, there has also been a steady stream of high profile remixes of scene heavyweights, including Jeff Mills, Adam Beyer, Kevin Saunderson and Chris Liebing, on labels du jour like AXIS, KMS, CLR and Drumcode, all of which have won as much critical praise as they have crossover success.
Despite his veteran status in the scene, Sims has always been keen to evolve. Alongside Kirk Degiorgio, he is co-founder & curator of Machine - a clubnight which focuses on new, unreleased, & upfront music; it’s primary home in London, but with editions all across Europe each year. Ben also hosts Sims & Friends events and stages at top clubs and festivals across Europe. Such shows incorporate Killa Productions sets with long time associate Paul Mac and feature regular appearances from like-minded talents such as Surgeon and others.

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Rio Padice W/ Massimo Di Lena - Modulo Rz - Forthcoming On Royal Oak
Rolando - We Will - Forthcoming On Ostgut Ton
R&B - Love Rhythm – Unreleased
Sandrien - I Left My Girlfriend At The Club – Unreleased
Ben Sims - Holding On (Dj Sneak remix) -Forthcoming On Hardgroove
Mr Tophat w/ Art Alfie - Yellow Feather - Forthcoming On Karlovak
Vinalog – Untitled - Relative (Rsd)
Jorge Zamacona - Stacked Team - Forthcoming On Tardis
Mr G - Family (Jelmc) - Phoenix G (Rsd)
Roman Flgel – Moremoremore (Serge w/ Tyrell Sbf325 Mx) - Forthcoming On Clone Jack For Daze
Massimo Di Lena – Insnty - Forthcoming On Early Sounds
Arnaud Le Texier - Loudness Contour - Forthcoming On Curiosity
Par Grindvik - Folium.Stockholm Ltd
Sleeparchive - A Man Dies In The Street Pt1/3 -Tresor (Sims Jff Edit)
Benjamin Damage - 010x - 50 Weapons
Mr Tophat w/ Art Alfie - Lets Get And Play – Unreleased
Gary Beck – Rascal - Forthcoming On Bek Audio
Ben Sims – Orbit (Tripeo Remix 1) - Forthcoming On Theory
Detect Audio – Leading - Forthcoming On Retrometro
Alden Tyrell w/ Gerd - Eps Demo – Unreleased
Crackboy – User - I’m In Cliche (Paul Mac Edit)
Clouds – Uiqwenmokdan -Forthcoming On Turbo
Clouds - Future 1 - Forthcoming On Turbo
Fokus Group - Mucky Crack Funk – Unreleased
Zadig – Londinium -Children Of Tomorrow
Markus Suckut – Scoria (Dvs1 Remix) – Sckt
Cosmin Trg - Design Is Sovereign - 50 Weapons
Truncate - Forty Four -Forthcoming On Mote Evolver
Ritzi Lee - Detect Signal - Forthcoming On Belief System (Sims Jff Edit)
Ben Sims – Untitled – Unreleased
Tripeo – Kienokki – Unreleased
Rodhad - The Wall - Forthcoming On Dystopian
Mark Ambrose - Shooting Stars (Fokus Group Remix) - Forthcoming On Theory
Mark Broom – 133 - Forthcoming On Beard Man
Makam - Lion King - Indigo Area (Sims Jff Edit)
Mr Fingers - Washing Machine - Trax (Sims Jff Edit)
Lil Louis - Original Video Clash - Dance Mania (Sims Jff Edit)
L Vis 1990 - Vhs Crash – Nightslugs
Geeeman - Jam The House – Geeeman
Dj Assault - U Can’t See Me - Electrofunk (Sims Jff Edit)
Martyn – Newspeak – Dolly
Dj Aakmael - Untitled 81 - Unxpozd

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