Ben Clifford has been immersed in music for as long as he can remember. He discovered house when he was nine years old, and spent his adolescence training intensively as both a classical and jazz musician. As a schoolboy he soon found himself saving for his first set of turntables and digging in the crates of record shops in Manchester, playing out at house parties whenever he got the chance.
Skip forward a few years and he started to see the rewards of his hard work – holding down long-running residencies at clubs across the country where he developed and refined his craft. He played regularly in Manchester, Leeds, the Midlands and most recently London – where winning a DJ competition resulted in consistent appearances at the infamous Ketoloco parties. It was here that Ben flourished as a DJ, holding his own while playing alongside a host of household names on the underground scene.
His warm, deep and eclectic sound – along with technical dexterity and an ear for a groove – has been gradually gaining him wider recognition. In the last few years Ben has played at London’s legendary institution fabric, spun at DJ Mag’s HQ and joined the roster at Inside Out Records – his debut release is due for summer 2016. Look out for him playing at clubs around the capital – often on warm-up duties, a self-confessed passion of his. One to watch!