Boom Monk Ben

Boom Monk Ben

BandEDMHip Hop

A diverse and deadly mix of contemporary club sounds and classic beats from across the dance floor spectrum. My sets take take in heavy funk to drum & bass, digital dancehall to wonky electro through hip hoppy break beat sounds with live acapella blends and turntable trickery tying it all together

Biography

'Boom Monk Ben is renowned for selecting the best of underground hip hop, drum & bass, house, electronica and the rest, as well as displaying a passion for the older groove through boxes of the heaviest New Orleans funk to the rawest Kingston dance-hall, taking in the best jazz, soul, disco and his favourite dance floor nuggets from through the years.

A prominent figure in Glasgow's close knit clubbing scene, Ben can be found cutting, spinning and fumbling his way through boxes of beats at the city's best clubs, bars and radio stations. The Arches, The Art School and Sub Club all smashed to pieces on regular occasions by his diverse mix of dance floor bangers, acapella blends and 3 deck mixing.

Ben has caught the attention of clubs nationwide and further with appearances at the best clubs in Paris, Moscow, Gothenburg, London, Belfast, Derry, Bristol, Edinburgh as well as Bestival 2007, Copenhagen’s Public Service Festival and the VIP opening of The Middlesbrough Institute Of Modern Art.

The mighty Ninja Tune have been impressed enough to approach Ben to provide a series of 'Boom Monk Zen' mixes for their world famous Solid Steel radio show, which is broadcast in 30 countries world wide. Met with universal support, Ben beat off competition from Mr Scruff, Kid Koala, Cut Chemist, MANDY, James Holden and many, many more to finish runner up in the Best Of 2006' Solid Steel guest mix competition. In 2007 he came in 3rd place with plenty more to come this year. Recently there’s been more Boom Monk beats on your wireless when Kiss FM broadcast an exclusive DJ mix for Joe 90’s Future Boogie show. As always, you can check his fidgety fingers on the regular by tuning into www.ninjatune.net/solidsteel.

With the release of the first installment of the ‘Mixing Bizness with Leisure’ series, a mix CD collaboration between Boom Monk Ben and Bristol’s renowned Leisure Recordings due in the near future, keep your ears to the streets for more info…'

Set List

Boom Monk Ben Killer Kitsch Mix - October 2007

1. Old Dirty Bastard Shimmy Shimmy Ya (Acapella)
Mr Scruff Spandex Man
2. Jurassic 5 Swing Set
3. This Kid Named Mile Ring Of Fire
4. DJ Shadow 6 Days (Soulwax Remix)
5. Tuff Love Haus Am Wald (Drake Scorpio & MrBenn Mix)
6. Mr Benn The Jump
7. Mark Ronson Toxic (Paul Nice Remix)
8. Jumbonics Last Night
9. A-Skillz & Nick Thauer Rock The Spot
10. Architecture In Helsinki Heart It Races (A-Trak Remix)
11. Chemical Bros Music Reponse
12. Daft Punk Da Funk
Justin Timberlake Sexy Back (Acapella)
13. Full Phat Fat Burdy
14. Chromeo Tenderoni
15. Diplo Work Never Over
16. Dizzee Rascal Sirens (Paul Devro Edit)
17. Bonde Do Role Solta O Frango
18. LCD Soundsystem Disco Infiltrator
19. Enur Ft Natasha Calabria (Hatchmatik Clubabria Remix)
20. Kid Sister Control (Sinden’s Calabria Remix)
21. Aquasky Have A Good Time (Count Of Monte Cristal Remix)
22. Digitalism Idealistic