BEN VEDREN (Reduce Records)
Singular character of today’s music scene, Ben Vedren’s work is well-recognized and highly acclaimed through his production & LIVE/DJ performances around the world.
He is co-founder of Reduce Records and has been a permanent resident of the infamous club CONCRETE in Paris.
Ben has an impressive production catalog, including releases on PERLON (VillaH2H, a collaboration alongside Ricardo Villalobos & Chez Damier), Minibar, BALANCE, Concrete Music, Prospector, Eklo, 240 volts, Djebali, among others. He won a Beatport remix contest, releasing on PLANET E records his brilliant remix of the classic Carl Craig track «Bug in the BassBin». His remix of Dani Siciliano « I’m the question » on Circus Company has been strongly supported, it’s now a classic track to be heard in Clubs.
Starting his career as an composer/sound-engineer in Paris, he later devoted himself to his own productions, collaborations, and teaching as a certified Ableton instructor.
His first EP on Minibar (2012) « I KNOW YOU KNOW » received unanimous success and pushed him to the front of the scene.
His live performances fascinate and captivate with his unique energy, groove, generosity, sensibility and uncommon talent with machines. He is an artist that has mastered the skill to make the listener experience this feeling of « WE ARE ONE ».
Ben is an experienced traveling DJ playing gigs throughout the world including EXIT festival, Mutek Montreal , Womb Tokyo , Festival des Nuits Sonores, Weather festival, Amore Festival, Trouw Amsterdam, Rex Club, Tresor, Half Baked, Stereo Montreal, Hoppetosse, Club der Visionaere, sharing regularly the decks with the world’s top DJs. In parallel, he has built several major projects outside of the club scene: a sound journey at the VILLA MEDICI (Rome), an sound installation for the Nuit Blanche Festival (Paris), a sound and light show at the Grand Palais (Paris), one for the Fêtes des Lumières (Lyon), an audio-visual show « BI-OSCILLATIONS » at CENTRE POMPIDOU (paris) and several collaborations with designers concerning the sound of spaces and even objects.
Collaboration with other artists is a huge part of Ben’s DNA.
With CHEZ DAMIER, they produce music under the project H2H (Heart 2 Heart), where they experiment with music and also teach and encourage new talents.