Ben UFO, Encryption vs. Refugee
Red Bull Music Academy presents Ben UFO at U Street Music Hall!
10pm, $8 adv/$10 door, 18+
**Due to circumstances beyond the artist's control, Joy Orbison is unable to make this show. Refunds available at place of purchase**
U Street Music Hall
1115 U Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
Hailing as one of the co-founders of UK-based dance music label Hessle Audio, Ben UFO has been
responsible for some of the most ground-breaking releases of recent years. Ben UFO's musical taste was
shaped primarily by having been immersed in the dubstep scenes of London and Leeds in 2005. Known as
one of the first DJs to play material by Joy Orbison and Blawan, in addition to heading up a biweekly slot
on London's ex-pirate radio station RinseFM, Ben UFO has accumulated a stellar reputation throughout the
bass music scene; going on to create mixes for Red Bull Music Academy, Resident Advisor, XLR8R and Fact
Magazine. Listen to Ben UFO’s RMBA Acetate Session at http://www.rbmaradio.com/shows/ben-ufo-acetate-session.
Encryption vs. Refugee
- The Red Bull Music Academy New York 2013 -
The 15th edition of the Red Bull Music Academy will take place in New York City from April 28 - May 31, 2013 bringing
62 carefully selected producers, vocalists, beatmakers, instrumentalists and DJs from 35 countries together to learn from masters, attend private lecture sessions and collaborate on music in an expansive, custom-built creative studio space in Manhattan, designed by acclaimed architect Jeffrey Inaba.
New Yorkers and beyond will also have an opportunity to experience the power and enlightenment of some of the world’s best music acts across all genres, as the Red Bull Music Academy will also curate and host a series of 30+ concert
shows, club nights, and public conversations, in various venues during the Academy term next spring.
- About the Red Bull Music Academy -
More than 1,500 musical luminaries have participated in past incarnations of the Red Bull Music Academy. Former lecturers include Chuck D, Erykah Badu, Steve Reich, Sly & Robbie, Mark Ronson, M.I.A., Hot Chip, dubstep pioneers Skream and Benga, MF Doom, James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, RZA, Gilberto Gil, CHIC’s Nile Rodgers, El Guincho, and pioneering synth inventor Bob Moog, amongst others. Many Academy alumni have gone on to become true innovators of their scenes like LA soul singer Aloe Blacc (“I Need A Dollar”); experimental electronic music producer Flying Lotus, currently collaborating with Erykah Badu and Thom Yorke; Mr Hudson, a British R&B/pop artist signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label; and singer/songwriter Jamie Woon, who last year recorded a Mercury Prize Session, a celebration of the best live music in the UK.
The Red Bull Music Academy has been pairing industry legends and emerging music-makers since 1998 in cities such as Berlin, Seattle, Cape Town, Melbourne, Barcelona, Rome, São Paulo and London. This unique combination of old school knowledge and new school music is unrivaled for its creative exploration and achievement. Each Red Bull Music Academy leaves behind structures to inhabit musical collaboration and creative exchange for years to come. By the end of 2012, there will be eight fully functioning Red Bull Music Academy recording studios around the world.
For more information on the Red Bull Music Academy and to access thousands of lecture videos, mixes, and exclusive tracks visit www.redbullmusicacademy.com or follow @rbma. To access hi-res art and video of RBMA events for media use, visit the Red Bull Content Pool at www.redbullcontentpool.com/musicacademy.
- About U Street Music Hall -
Opened March 17th, 2010, U Street Music Hall is a DJ-owned and operated basement dance club and live music venue. Its 500-person capacity room features one of the city’s best sound systems, a 1200 square foot cork-cushioned dance floor and two bars with a full liquor selection. More information can be found online at http://www.UStreetMusicHall.com/.