Tag Archives: Hessle Audio

Forthcoming: Bandshell – HES021

HES021 - Bandshell (Cover)New sounds on Hessle Audio from the enigmatic Bandshell, who’s productions we highlighted on icnt.mx previously with his free EP on bandcamp.

Bandshell’s Hessle debut will feature four tracks very much in line with the aesthetic we have come to expect from Hessle Audio; rich in bass, complex percussion, and undeniably ‘experimental’ without being obnoxiously so.

Previews of the release are available via Soundcloud, and the label has given a release date of June 25, 2012.

A1) Dust March
A2) Rise ‘Em
B1) Metzger
B2) Dog Sweater

ASC Ambient Mix for Musik Aus Strom

Tipped off to this one from spending too much time on Twitter, an exciting looking ambient mix from dnb / autonomic pioneer James Clements, “ASC.”

Courtesy of the ‘Musik Aus Strom’ website and radio show which until now I was unfamiliar with – a German based eldoradio student radio station.

Be sure not only to check out the ASC mix below but also an excellent looking mix from the show’s host ‘SMA’ highlighting some excellent selections from the Hessle Audio and HotFlush camps, that garner a lot of attention on this site – two absolute ace track selections here.

Full tracklists for both are located beneath the fold.



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RA.238 : BenUFO

In the words of David Rodigan, “No Intro.”

Christmas comes a few days early with the latest Resident Advisor podcast from one of the top selectors of the year in Hessle Audio’s BenUFO. As standard, click over to Resident Advisor for the short interview always worth the read.

Click here to download (Direct Link)

Full tracklist beneath the fold, big look to ATL’s Kai Alce making an appearance on this with his FXHE released “Dirty South Dirt.”

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BenUFO Mix / Interview for Gimme5


Russian site Gimme5 sits down with Hessle Audio co-founder, and one of the more amazing DJs of 2010 BenUFO. In addition to co-foudning and running Hessle Audio, Ben also runs a weekly show on RinseFM that is typically a deep exploration of sounds past and present, and always mixed impeccably.

Definitely check out the interview on their site and be sure to download or stream the mix on Mixcloud; BenUFO’s prowess as a selector is unrivaled.

A Pair of Ramadanman Mixes

As we quickly approach the end of 2010, much discussion will likely be given toward the “best of” the year. It is safe to assume that most readers of this site would put at least one product of the massively prolific Ramandanman  on any conceivable ‘Top 10′ list.

This morning we are graced with two excellent mixes from the Hessle Audio co-founder, first in the form of his appearance on BBC Radio 1‘s appearance and interview on Benji B’s radio show. The second mix, posted on Ramadanman’s Twitter early this morning is an RBMA hosted stream of Ben UFO b2b Ramadanman at Fabric.

Tracklisting for the Benji B set available beneath the fold.

Download Ramadanman on Benji B / Radio 1 [via HotFile]
Ben UFO / Ramadanman at Fabric [via RBMA Radio]

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The History of Hessle Audio

An absolutely brilliant article from the Always Everything blog outlining the Leeds collective of Ben UFO, Ramadanman, and Pangaea that has become the ground-breaking and genre defining Hessle Audio label.  The mark these three have left on the modern bass music scene is clearly undeniable; their Sub.FM radio show, Rufage Radio was picked up recently by RinseFM for obvious reasons, Resident Advisor has featured them as label of the month, and their productions and dj sets are always top notch. Additionally, they are some of the most humble and courteous people I have encountered.

Read History of Hessle Audio, regardless of how much you already know about these guys for a wonderful look at music that never fails to defy expectations.

Hessle Audio broadcasts this evening on RinseFM at 2300GMT (6PM ET) featuring the dj work of Ben UFO, Ramadanman, and guest Shortstuff of the Blunted Robots crew.

Follow the Hessle Audio crew on Twitter: BenUFO, Ramadanman, Pangaea

Always Everything : A History of Hessle

Rising: James Blake (via Pitchfork)

Pitchfork has an excellent write-up today on one of the most innovative producers in bass music right now. Be sure to click on over and get some knowledge on James Blake.

Blake’s sounds have been a main-stay in my DJ sets and radio shows for a while now and from the looks of things following his latest Hessle Audio release “The Bells Sketch EP,” he will remain there for quite some time.