On and on and on: The First 15 Years of Hessle Audio

The history and future of Hessle Audio, a label which came to define an era of UK club music

Issue 136 Cover Mix: Hessle Audio (Ben UFO, Pearson Sound & Pangaea)

A first-of-its-kind Hessle Audio mix, crafted by label founders Ben UFO, Pangaea and Pearson Sound

Helena Hauff
News / 31.07.20

Helena Hauff, DJ Stingray, Ben UFO and more announced for NACHTIVILLE 2021

The festival is set to take place at a holiday park on the German coast….

Love International
News / 02.03.20

Love International announces Barbarella’s parties for 2020

Ben UFO, Avalon Emerson, Peach, Palms Trax and more are set for after-hours sets at Love International

Jeff Mills
News / 13.02.20

Helena Hauff, Jeff Mills, Ben UFO and Daniel Avery to play ION Albania 2020

ION welcomes a host of huge names to Dhërmi for its inaugural event

Waterworks Festival © Photography by Jake Davis (www.hungryvisuals.co.uk)
News / 11.02.20

New festival Waterworks to launch in east London this summer

Ben UFO, Sherelle and Eris Drew will play at the event’s inaugural edition

News / 04.02.20

Four Tet, Ricardo Villalobos, Helena Hauff announced for Houghton 2020

The line-up for 2020’s Houghton Festival has been announced

Lente Kabinet
News / 03.02.20

James Murphy, Ben UFO, Deena Abdelwahed announced for Lente Kabinet 2020

The line-up for Lente Kabinet 2020 has been announced

Jeff Mills at the Design Museum’s Moving to Mars exhibition

Life on Mars with the electronic music luminary

nova batida

Nova Batida 2019: Lisbon’s new inner-city event feels familiar

Lisbon’s newest festival offering is a hit with tourists but fails to deliver on its potential

News / 10.09.19

Ben UFO, Moodymann, Matias Aguayo and more added to Epizode Festival

The Vietnamese event will be held on Phú Quốc island between 27 December and 7 January


Dekmantel 2019: Amsterdam’s finest festival evolves again

Seven years deep Dekmantel continues to adapt and keep audiences on their toes.

Peach DJ
News / 17.04.19

Love International add Peach, Budino and more to 2019 line-up

The Croatian festival returns to The Garden, in Tisno, on 3-10 July

DJ Stingray © George Nebieridze
Events / 21.02.19

DJ Stingray, Eris Drew and Giant Swan to play Field Maneuvers 2019

The festival returns for a seventh edition on 30 August to 1 September

Events / 13.02.19

Ben UFO, Tolouse Low Trax and more tapped for Organik Festival 2019

The Taiwanese festival’s eighth edition comes to Huting on 26-29 April

Nina Kraviz
Events / 05.02.19

Nina Kraviz, Ben UFO and Craig Richards confirmed for Inner City Electronic

The 24-hour festival returns to Leeds on 1 June 2019

Terminal V
Events / 31.01.19

Helena Hauff, Jayda G and Peggy Gou announced for Dimensions 2019

The Croatian festival will return to Fort Punta Christo from 28 August to 1 September

Christine and the Queens © Michelle Helena Janssen
Events / 30.01.19

Christine & the Queens, Helena Hauff and Little Simz gear up for Parklife 2019

The Manchester festival returns to Heaton Park on 8-9 June

Love International
Events / 16.01.19

Avalon Emerson, Ben UFO and Octo Octa confirmed for Drift Festival 2019

The festival will take place from 8 to 9 June in the Dutch city of Nijmegen

Objekt © Kasia Zacharko
News / 10.01.19

Objekt, Ricardo Villalobos, Volvox and more announced for Junction 2

The London festival will take place from 7-8 June in Boston Manor Park

Events / 22.11.18

Ben UFO, Craig Richards and Umfang booked for London festival Junction 2

The UK event will be held at Boston Manor Park on 7-8 June

Four Tet WHP © Gemma Parker

Four Tet ushers in the final chapter for The Warehouse Project at Store Street

Kieran Hebden rounds up his mates to put on a memorable – and debauched – swansong for the iconic Manchester space

Events / 27.03.18

Ben UFO, Bicep, Daniel Avery and Yaeji announced for Lowlands Festival

The Dutch three-dayer has announced the dance line-up

News / 28.02.18

Ben UFO enlists Call Super, DJ Stingray, Objekt and more for XOYO residency

The DJ steps up as the east London club’s latest resident

© Dicko Chan
Events / 22.02.18

Kelela, Ben UFO and DJ Python announced for Dekmantel’s Lente Kabinet

The Dutch festival will stage its seventh edition at Het Twiske in May

News / 21.02.18

Ben UFO is dropping an exclusive next week

And you can sign up for the drop now

Events / 01.02.18

Ben UFO, Avalon Emerson and Hunee to play Bilbao BBK Live

The Spanish festival has announced its first wave of electronic acts

Events / 30.01.18

Houghton Festival book Ricardo Villalobos, Ben UFO and Call Super for sophomore edition

Craig Richards’ four-day event will make its return to the Norfolk countryside in August

Events / 25.01.18

Ben UFO, Sampha and Bicep announced for Love Saves The Day 2018

The Bristol festival returns to Eastville Park on 26-27 May

Events / 24.01.18

DJ Harvey, Helena Hauff, Ben UFO and Four Tet announced for Lost Village

The four-day event will return to the Lincolnshire countryside on 23-26 August

Events / 14.12.17

Gottwood announce Ben UFO and Avalon Emerson for 2018 edition

The Welsh festival will be staging its ninth edition on 7-10 June

In Photos: In:Motion x Crack Magazine

Alastair Brookes was on hand to capture the action – both in front and behind the decks – at one of the most anticipated club nights of the year

© Tom Weatherill
News / 17.11.17

Craig Richards to exhibit drawings of Ricardo Villalobos, Ben UFO and Nicolas Jaar

The London DJ will be displaying a collection of his visual interpretations of other artists

The 50 Most Exciting DJs in the World (Right Now)

Celebrating 50 DJs who are creating euphoric atmospheres on dancefloors in 2017.

Events / 30.10.17

Ben UFO, Avalon Emerson and Craig Richards announced for Love International 2018

The festival is set to make its return to Croatia on 27 June to 4 July

Events / 05.10.17

Brighton’s Patterns reveal autumn/winter line-ups

Featuring (Sandy) Alex G, Ben UFO and Artwork on the line-ups

News / 21.09.17

Ben UFO and Helena Hauff to play Crack Magazine party at Motion

Crack Magazine return to Motion on 9 December with a line-up featuring some of the most exciting DJs on the planet

Events / 11.09.17

fabric announce second wave of names for birthday weekend

Ben UFO, Donato Dozzy and more have been added to the line-up

How Dekmantel turned an Amsterdam favourite into a Croatian paradise

The Selectors concept first came to life as a stage at Dekmantel proper. Put in…

Events / 25.08.17

Ben UFO, Avalon Emerson, Courtesy and more announced for Patterns

The Brighton venue has unveiled its winter programme

The inaugural Houghton Festival didn’t miss a beat

Theo Kotz delivers an in-depth debriefing from the first edition of Craig Richards and Gottwood’s new three-dayer

Sunfall poster 2017
News / 01.03.17

Sunfall announce additions Amp Fiddler, Konstantin and Yussef Kamaal

Sunfall returns to London this summer boasting a lineup of Ben UFO, Antal, Larry Heard aka Mr Fingers and The Black Madonna

News / 09.02.17

Hessle Audio announce world tour for 10th anniversary

To celebrate 10 years in operation, Hessle Audio are heading out on a world tour….

Events / 07.02.17

New wave of names announced for Houghton Festival

Following up on a first announcement last year, a new wave of names have been…

News / 31.01.17

Shelter Amsterdam launch March programme

Shelter Amsterdam have unveiled their programme for March 2017. The new Amsterdam club which opened…

Events / 10.01.17

Ben UFO and more to play for Huntleys + Palmers’ 10th birthday

It’s been ten years since Huntleys + Palmers threw their first party Ten years ago…

Events / 07.12.16

Craig Richards lines up Ricardo Villalobos and more for new festival

Craig Richards’ new festival Houghton will also feature Nicolas Jaar, Ben UFO, Andrew Weatherall and…

Events / 01.11.16

Love International announce Black Madonna, Ben UFO and more

The Love International team have announced the initial lineup for the second edition of their…

Events / 28.09.16

Death Grips and Warpaint to play the Crack Magazine stage at Simple Things

The Crack stage returns to Bristol’s Colston Hall for this year’s Simple Things Festival The…

News / 15.09.16

Ben UFO defends playing B2B sets

In the wake of recent scrutiny, Ben UFO has defended the format against those who…

News / 30.08.16

Four Tet announces return of Brixton Academy all-nighter

Four Tet’s now annual all-nighter at Brixton Academy will return this year for two nights…

Bluedot’s promising takeoff

In the shadow of the monstrous landmark of technology that is the telescope of Jodrell…

Events / 19.07.16

Field Maneuvers reveal full line-up

Check out the complete bill for the festival now Electronic music event Field Maneuvers have…

Love International picked up where Garden festival left off

Love International is as idyllic as festivals get. Yet, there is a seamlessness flowing through…

Reflecting on electric, essential Dance Tunnel

In response to the news of Dance Tunnel’s closure, a host of DJs, promoters and attendees voice their thoughts

Events / 08.04.16

Freerotation announce 2016 line-up

The Welsh festival have announced a host of favourites and newcomers Much loved, members-only Welsh…

News / 14.03.16

Love International announce 2016 boat party schedule

Crack Magazine will be jumping onboard with Ben UFO on Sunday 3 July We’re very excited…

Sonar Reykjavik

Sonar Reykjavik’s line-up isn’t overbearing, and you can easily get to know the country without feeling you’re missing out on loads of acts

Events / 11.02.16

36 new artists and ‘artists by day’ revealed for Sonar 2016

Ben UFO, Helena Hauff, Yung Lean, and Lady Leshurr have joined the line-up Thirty-six more…

Ben UFO +
Lena Willikens

Around eight months since being reborn from the ashes of Brighton seafront clubbing institution Audio, Patterns…

Events / 04.02.16

Lost Village add Ben Klock, John Talabot and more to the bill

The new acts include Joy Orbison, Ben UFO, Floating Points and more Lost Village have…

Events / 26.01.16

Ben UFO, Helena Hauff and Hunee confirmed for Farr Festival

Hertfordshire’s Farr Festival have announced the first wave of acts for 2016 Farr Festival is…

News / 26.01.16

Hessle Audio announce new release from Ploy

Ben UFO, Pearson Sound and Pangaea add a new name to their roster Three new…

Events / 18.01.16

Ben UFO, Steffi and more to play Amsterdam’s De School

Amsterdam’s new venue De School has shared its line-ups for March 2016 The new venue…

Events / 12.01.16

Love International announce Bicep, Jackmaster and more

Love International is a brand new party for Croatia from the people behind The Garden…

Events / 08.12.15

Phonox announces Phase 3 of bookings

Their Friday night schedule will welcome the likes of Ben UFO, Zip, and Joy Orbison…

Events / 02.12.15

Gottwood 2016 line-up announced

Andrew Weatherall, Craig Richards, Ben UFO, Roman Flugel, Move D, and Nick Hoppner will all…

Events / 04.11.15

Sónar Reykjavik announces second wave of acts

Floating Points, Angel Haze and Ben UFO join the ranks at the Icelandic festival The beautiful…

Events / 15.09.15

In:Motion announce new names for 2015 season

The wave of top acts includes Ben UFO, Jackmaster and Skream Bristol’s Motion has added…

Dekmantel 2015

One of the essential destinations for those who appreciate the finer things in electronic music

Outline Festival

Karacharovsky Mechanical Plant, Moscow 4-5 July

News / 25.06.15

MUTEK Mexico announces first wave of artists

Mexico City will host the likes of Ben UFO, Shackleton and Ricardo Donoso this October…

In Photos:
Gottwood 2015

Nestled away on the Welsh island of Anglesey is an intimate festival. Every year Gottwood…

News / 07.01.15

Jon Hopkins announced for Bloc

More line up announcements for the Butlins festival Bloc festival has revealed that Jon Hopkins…


Ben UFO makes the experimental accessible

Contextualising the thrill of the underground for the global dance diaspora, Ben UFO’s curatorial vision makes the experimental accessible