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It seems like only recently we were talking about our 10th Birthday but here we are again! It gives us great pleasure to announce that for our 11th Birthday we welcome one of the world's most in-demand and leading techno DJs to Headway for the first time - Ben Sims!
With over 20 years experience under his belt, Ben Sims is a tight, energetic mixer who skilfully weaves together his own distinctive blend of tough funk and hardgrooves, often using three-deck wizardry and plenty of dexterity. A perfect example of this was when we caught him close the Arcadia Afterburner Stage at Rockess in 2012 on the Saturday night with arguably the best set of the weekend! We’re expecting more of the same when Ben makes his Dundee debut!
Headway 11th Birthday
Friday 24th April 2015
The Reading Rooms
Doors: 10.30pm – 3am
1st release tickets sold out!
2nd release tickets on sale now for £12:
You can get them in person from Groucho’s Dundee
Online from Resident Advisor (e-ticket to be printed)
Online from Ticketweb (ticket to be posted)
If you need somewhere cheap to stay then look no further than:
£26 for a family room that sleeps 3. Less than £9 each and walking distance to the 'Rooms.
Or the Apex if you fancy a 4*:
From early formative days earning his stripes spinning hip hop, house and rave on pirate radio, and at parties around Essex and East London, through the 90's as an ever more in demand DJ, and on into the new millennium as a label boss, producer and internationally recognised techno legend in his own right, Ben Sims has spent all his conscious life exploring all facets of underground dance music
Throughout that time, the man has honed his reputation as a tight, energetic mixer who skilfully weaves together his own distinctive blend of tough funk and hardgrooves, often using three-deck wizardry and plenty of dexterity. Be it at clubs like Fabric London, Atomic Jam, Berghain, Florida 135, or any number of festivals around the world, Sims' sets are powerful, memorable, and unique, while constantly pushing the boundaries of a DJ set - utilising a mesmerizing blend of vinyl, CDs, and software.
As well as carving a reputation as one of the world's leading techno DJs, Ben has curated many of his own revered labels over the years. Chief amongst them is Theory - an imprint this year celebrating it's 40th release, that counts amongst it's supporters contemporary connoisseurs like Marcel Dettmann, Ben Klock, and the old guard of Dave Clarke, Robert Hood, Rolando and more - proof, then, that Sims is on the form of his life production wise.
Riding high on the wave of critical acclaim from his cultured debut long player on Drumcode, 2011's Smoke & Mirrors, an album that voyages into Sim's unique take on techno, coupled with authentic house outings, thanks to guest appearances from Chicago's Tyree Cooper and Detroit's Blake Baxter, whilst also showcasing plenty of dubbed-out and grainy textures.
Sims has put his name to more than 50 releases in the last two decades. During those years, there has also been a steady stream of high profile remixes of scene heavyweights, including Jeff Mills, Adam Beyer, Kevin Saunderson and Chris Liebing, on labels du jour like AXIS, KMS, CLR and Drumcode, all of which have won as much critical praise as they have crossover success.
Despite his veteran status in the scene, Sims has always been keen to evolve. Alongside Kirk Degiorgio, he is co-founder & curator of Machine - a clubnight which focuses on new, unreleased, & upfront music; it's primary home in London, but with editions all across Europe each year. Ben also hosts Sims & Friends events and stages at top clubs and festivals across Europe. Such shows incorporate Killa Productions sets with long time associate Paul Mac and feature regular appearances from like-minded talents such as Surgeon and others.
Quite simply, if you know techno, you know Ben Sims.
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