Ben Soundscape started out in the drum & bass scene at 17, producing his first break beat at school. He remembers becoming hooked on drum & bass when he first ventured out to a nightclub with friends in Bristol. It was around that time he started listening to Fabio & Grooverider’s seminal Radio 1 show, and got the itch to get into serious production.

Danny C was the first to notice Ben, signing him up for debut release on his fledgling Blue Box label when Ben was just 19. Soon after, Ben formed a duo with childhood friend Joe Wills, later becoming The Insiders. Together they would draw influences from everything from soul, funk and jazz to blues and film soundtracks, and go on to release material on some of the greatest labels in the scene. So far in his career, Ben has produced tracks for Creative Source, Renegade Recordings, Metalheadz, 31 Records, Frontline, Defunked, Nu Directions, Good Looking Records (as Catch 22) and Blue Box (as First Light).

Ben is the driving force behind Intrigue, the club night, started a decade ago at an intimate sweatbox in Bristol. His vision was inspired by the Swerve nights in London – quality, forward thinking music in a small club. A great atmosphere, tight soundsystem and an up-for-it crowd were important qualities he had to build toward for years. Fast forward to eleven years later, and the night has gone from strength to strength, attracting big guests and sell-out numbers to Dojo Lounge every other month.

In 2009 Ben began the natural progression for Intrigue – his own label Intrigue Music, an outlet for deep drum & bass from both rising stars and established artists. With the quality of music the label continues to release, it’s no wonder Intrigue Music attracts major attention and support from both DJs, drum & bass heads and the press alike.

Check out his latest interviews for Kmag (Feb 2014) and InReach Magazine (Feb 2014) where Ben discusses all things Intrigue and the brand new album, ‘Intrigue 11’.

Look out for forthcoming tracks and collaborations with Randall, RoyGreen & Protone, Bachelors of Science, Raw Q, Superior Selectionz and more in the coming months.

DJ Bookings: bookings@intrigue.org.uk

Ben Soundscape   Ben Payne -- one half of The Insiders, Bristol, Britain (UK)

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