Benzion Benkarmona, known on stage as Ben-Zion is a creator of electronic music, music re-mixer, musical producer and radio presenter. He is a specialist in passé trance (Full on) as well as progressive trance. Ben –Zion has a rich record as a producer. Among others, he produced the track of "The Muppets Show" that became a great hit at parties and festivals and was released under the Italian label DOD Rec - Italy.
Ben-Zion has played at numerous International venues, parties and festivals, amongst them, the Australian Festival Pro-Conquest and The Shapeshifter Festival, as well as in New Zealand, Tasmania and Brazil. Of course, there is no place like home - Israel, where Ben-Zion has produced for TFN, Limit Space records, Shagaat, Bullent, Upsy Tunes, Misparaim and Ganja, Vintage crew, as well as the International Cannabis Festival.
The major musical influences on Ben-Zions' productions come from the genre of psychedelic trance in the Full-On style and from African tribal rhythms. In addition, Ben-Zion is an experienced drummer on African drums (Degambe) and has been taught by African master drummers.
The music that he creates he plays at events together with live drumming on electronic drums with African rhythms.
As part of Ben-Zions' International repertoire he has worked closely with International artists and musical creators amongst them for example: Tetrium, Chronix, Udi Pilo, Butterfly, Chimical Art, Luminol, IMEyal, Brain Driver,Visor.
Ben-Zion presents the radio programme "Zion Trance" on the Radio station "The voice of Peace". His programme concentrates on trance music, interviewing different musical artists every week. In addition to hosting international artists, Ben-Zion provides a platform to young musicians on his programme with the aim of giving them the opportunity to be heard live on radio.
Ben-Zion has released more than ten Singles before the release of his first album which will be called "Surfing to Galaxy". In addition Ben-Zion has released numerous sets and pieces that appear on an international scale under the Italian label DOD Rec. as well as under the label Limit Space Rec.
Ben-Zion is a permanent guest on Aryeh Sofer's music show, called - "Transformation" on Jerusalem Radio, as well as on Eitan Gur's show "Moadon Gimel" on "reshet gimel". he is often invited to be interviewed and play live sets on other music/trance shows. In addition, Ben-Zion edits music for the radio show "Someone to Run With" every Wednesday on the IDC radio stattion.
In his past Ben-Zion was part of the pair "Uno-Serpental" which performed all over the world.
Channel Beatport http://dj.beatport.com/ben-zion