About Ben UFO
Ben Thomson aka Ben UFO founded Hessle Audio with Pearson Sound and Pangaea in 2007. He is one of the few DJs in the UK to make a name for himself in experimental electronica solely as a DJ, without having entered the world of production.
Thomson grew up immersed in London’s garage, jungle and drum and bass scenes, and experienced dubstep’s inception right on his doorstep. These influences are evident in Hessle’s catalogue, yet each release reveals the maverick in Thomson. A genre in itself, the Hessle sound is unmistakable.
Thomson has come far since broadcasting internet radio from two turntables on his mate’s bedroom floor. As well as holding down a residency at London’s club fairyland, Fabric, he stays busy touring Europe’s festival circuit, while continuing his now-eminent radio show with Hessle Audio on Rinse FM.