How many young producers could say they'd remixed Fever Ray, Moby, M.A.N.D.Y & Booka Shade and Tiga before even releasing a solo single? It's fair to say that Ben Hoo's rise to prominence has been far from typical. After all, it takes true creative flair to carve out a career solely by interpreting the work of others—and London's Ben Hoo has done just that. His two subsequent EPs, 'Marea' and 'Modal' for Get Physical sub-label Kindisch, showed his enormous potential as a solo artist, while a further artist compilation, 'Collected', for the imprint has established Hoo's place among electronic music's most promising new talents.
If there has been a theme running throughout London producer Ben Hoo's career to date, it's that he's never wedded himself to a single style. Techno and house inform his recorded music as much as down-tempo and contemporary classical. Ben is drawn towards sound manipulation and design. His approach is steeped in audio reconfiguration, which he offsets by creating his own rich synthetic tones.
The most substantial example of Ben Hoo's sonic explorations to date arrived with the album 'Collected'. The body of work is a true testament to Hoo's extensive musical ability and diversity, exploring techno, deep and tech house, sophisticated electronica and contemporary classical. "'Collected' was not intended as a traditional album," says Ben. "I wanted each track to stand alone with its own sounds and own story. They were made from vastly different inspirations and a lot of experimentations in modifying audio."
Ben Hoo's diversity as a producer is mirrored in his role as a DJ, where you're just as likely to hear him playing deep, dark house and techno to Berlin crowds as well as providing the soundtrack to sunsets in Ibiza.
Ben Hoo has 2 radio shows on Ibiza Sonica, "Ben Hoo's Still Frame", a daytime downtempo show, and "We Are Night People" an evening show, representing Hoo's darker side. Both shows are broadcast globally on www.ibizasonica.com.
"Ben Hoo effortlessly traverses the boundaries between very well produced, sophisticated sounding electronica and deep, warm, atmospheric techno..."
- Tilllate Magazine