To many, Ben Pearce’s name is synonymous with ‘What I Might Do’, his oddly anthemic deep-house debut that dominated club floors across the world in 2012. Whilst this is an easy correlation to make (the track went platinum in Europe, reached #7 in the UK charts and was the most Shazamed tracked of 2013 in the UK), those who have followed him since the beginning can testify that he is so much more than that.
Ben is very much an underground DJ first-and-foremost, aided in no small part by his vast musical knowledge and the ability to play across a wide range of musical genres. His skills behind the decks have not gone un-noticed, as shown by high-profile sets alongside the likes of Seth Troxler, Eats Everything, and Nic Fanciulli. The summer of 2014 saw Ben’s debut season in Ibiza as he hit the decks at We Love (Space), Together (Amnesia) and ANTS (Ushuaia). Not one to pass on invites to play at some of his favourite UK Festivals, 2014 saw Ben play at Secret Garden Party, Reading & Leeds Festival, Glastonbury and many more.
On the rise, Ben was named DJ Mag's Best Breakthrough Producer in 2013 and 2014 further proved that he's deserving of the coveted award. Becoming increasingly known for his remixing abilities as well as his own original productions, remixing for Le Youth, Kwabs and Tender Games all in 2014. He collaborated with Black Orange Juice ‘Predictable’ for MTA, a soulfully smooth and but bumping single that equally showcases lyrical flair and production talent, as well as release the underground club infused 'Lego' EP on his own label.
Rounding off 2014, Ben launched his new disco inspired project The Sextape Series, which incorporates a number of free mix tapes, cheeky edits and a sequence of Sextape inspired parties. These specific nights see Ben playing extended funk-infused sets across a range of characterful, intimate venues in the UK.
Alongside his busy touring and release schedule, Ben successfully runs his own label imprint and agency Purp & Soul which has celebrated its 12th release with regular artist showcases and releases. After a massive couple of years, Ben Pearce has shown that he’s not one to rest on his laurels and 2015 is sure to prove that his dominance of clubland has only just begun. Read more