Monday, December 20, 2010

RA.238 Ben UFO

Hessle Audio co-founder Ben UFO gift-wraps the year in house/techno/bass music. "Connect the dots"—it's a phrase that seems to have entered into the electronic music vernacular in recent years. One of the labels running the most reliable boat service between the increasing number of genre-related archipelagos is Hessle Audio, the UK-based imprint Ben UFO, AKA Ben Thomson, runs alongside Pangaea and Ramadanman.

It was at this point we intended to give you a run-down of the genres the label put out this year, but many of its releases have simply been unclassifiable. Thomson brings his and the label's endless influences together for a regular show on London's Rinse FM, while you'll often find him stringing together house, techno, UK Funky, garage, grime, dubstep and their derivatives during his DJ sets across the UK and Europe. Read the rest of the interview here.


Track list:

Actress - Maze (12" Version) - Honest Jon's
EMG - Together - LiveJam
Elgato - Blue - Hessle Audio
Cassy - Ava - Cassy
Kyle Hall - Dances With A Sun Goddess - Wild Oats
Floating Points - Shark Chase - Eglo
Kai Alce - Dirty South Dirt (Anticipation Dub) - FXHE
Schweitz Rec - Untitled - Workshop
Moody - It's 2 Late 4 U and Me - KDJ
Head High - It's A Love Thing (Piano Invasion) - Power House
Mad One - House Girls pt. 6 - Devine Recordings
Marcel Fengler - Enigma - Ostgut Ton
Mr Mageeka - Different Lexstrix - Numbers
Ill Blu - Dragon Pop - Hyperdub
Shake - Psychotic Tango - Frictionalism
Breach - Fatherless - PTN
Joy Orbison - The Shrew Would've Cusioned The Blow - Aus
Girl Unit - IRL - Night Slugs
Ramadanman - Work Them - Swamp81
Mala - Mountain Dread March - DMZ
LV and Untold - Beacon (Mount Kimbie remix) - Hemlock
Joe - Claptrap - Hessle Audio
Superisk - Find Ur Way - Punch Drunk
Blawan - Fram - Hessle Audio
Addison Groove - Footcrab - Swamp81
TRC - OO AA EE (DOK remix) - Butterz
Ramadanman vs SX - Woo Glut - S-X Beats / Hemlock
Wiley - Blue Bottle Kiwi - MP3 giveaway
James Blake - CMYK - R&S