I hope you enjoy my music and how I mix it. Full bio is below calendar.
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Ben Annand Upcoming Dates
Feb 7 - Drop with DJ T, Seattle, WA
Feb 8 - Phonobar, San Francisco, CA
Feb 21 - Boom Boom Room, Los Angeles, CA
Feb 22 - Eos Lounge, Santa Barbara, CA
Feb 29 - Galatic Center, Tucson, AZ
In his zone from deep house to techno, Ben Annand pairs impeccably smooth mixing skills with a dynamic style that keeps the music moving, often flowing over breakdowns and always spending most of his time in the mix.
“For me, a great mix is the interplay of 2 unique pieces of music, creating greater than the sum of the parts - and a great set weaves those mixes into a musical flow you can’t help but lose yourself in on the dance floor. Technology changed the game a lot but the goal remains the same.”
Ben learned to mix in 1996 and just 2 years later became resident dj at the famed Moontribe Gathering, and started his own production company, Tropical. The first half of his career was mostly focused on DJing abroad, leading to 13 trips to Moscow’s Propaganda club, travel all over Russia, Spain, and Mexico, an appearance at Wiggle at Fabric in London and two at the Labyrinth Festival in Japan.
After marrying his love Jessica in 2009, Ben refocused efforts more locally, and is now one of the top West Coast festival DJs with recent appearances at Oregon Eclipse, Motion Notion (Can), Cascadia (WA), Lightning in a Bottle, Sunset Campout, and Desert Hearts (CA), among others.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary last year, Tropical has evolved from humble warehouse beginnings to 500-person summer boat parties and the legendary Tropical Oasis Retreat, an event which has brought together top artists from the West Coast 7 times in California and most recently, Kauai and Maui, Hawaii. A breath of fresh air in the sometimes ego-dominated dj and party world, Ben has donated over $30,000 to charitable causes through Tropical.
After 20 years of producing Tropical from Los Angeles, Ben Annand moved to Maui for 6 months to produce his top event production to date, the 300 person beachfront microfestival Tropical Oasis Retreat Maui March 29-April 2. Returning to the West Coast in late April, Ben went straight onto a 5-week tour with his family, finally landing in Eugene Oregon in June. Within a week in Eugene the Annand House Café was born, and the next chapter begins!
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