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Ben Parris lives in Baltimore, Maryland USA and makes music for Foundsound records.
He believes that in his past life he hunted smurfs in the forests of Arcadia, but he can’t be certain. Since 2000, Parris has performed across North America and limited parts of Europe, quite often gaining a notorious reputation for his so-called “unstoppable party antics”.
In so doing, he has established himself as a key enthusiast and purveyor of experimental electronic dance music, both through his skilled performances as a DJ and as chief curator and director of the once.twice:festival, an annual Baltimore event that has showcased techno luminaries such as Akufen, Smith-n-Hack, Kit Clayton, Matthew Dear, Crackhaus, Someone Else, and Dimbiman, among many others…
After the 2004 festival, Parris decided to focus on his own production and DJ career, temporarily relocating to an isolated locale in the mountains of western North Carolina, working by day on a trout farm and by night honing his production abilities. The result was his first EP for Foundsound records, “Double Wimpfighter”, released with great success in October 2005 and featuring a remix by Magda (m_nus).
He continues to work on new material for Foundsound as well as the up-and-coming label Esperanza records, based in Madrid, Spain. His DJ sets include the use of Serato scratch technology, allowing Parris to take advantage of his close connection to many producers across the globe by featuring unreleased material and personalized re-edits during his performance.
Ben Parris [dj] at runsounds 24.06.2006