Ben Rau

With German and Ghanaian DNA Ben Rau is blessed with the best of both cultures and the combination of influences from his forefathers permeates into his music. Infectious rhythmic grooves and emotive melodies mix together to form a rich, deep and hypnotic formula that speaks to your very soul...

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Ben Rau

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Tour Dates

  • Saturday 14th March 2020

    121 Tauherenikau Festival at Tauherenikau Racecourse, Tauherenikau, NZ

Biography

It is said that the very first instrument mankind ever used was a drum. The repetitive beat of the primitive instrument was used in tribal ceremonies, to celebrate, bringing tribe members together and unifying their consciousness. Meanwhile the emotive responses that stem from classical compositions and string instruments are more closely connected with European ancestry.

With German and Ghanaian DNA Ben Rau is blessed with the best of both cultures and the combination of influences from his forefathers permeates into his music. Infectious rhythmic grooves and emotive melodies mix together to form a rich, deep and hypnotic formula that speaks to your very soul...

Ben originally fell in love with house and techno simply because he wanted to lose himself in the music and explore his deep-seated passion for music through self-expression - namely, raving. Ben spent many years tearing up dancefloors back home in Germany and in the UK, too. As time went on he became more and more involved behind the scenes, progressing from the dancefloor to the decks and into the studio.

Having a solid grounding in club culture from such a grassroots level means Ben's connection with the dancefloor runs deep, likewise his studio endeavours are aimed squarely at those who dedicate their time to dancing the night away. A Berliner born and bred, Ben moved to the UK in 1999 to study – once there, he fell in love with British culture and decided to make it his home.

After a few years on the south coast he moved to London, which really cemented his hunger for music. He immersed himself in the highly influential east London party scene, having made the decision to dedicate his life to pursuing a career in music. Before he knew it Ben was tumbling down the rabbit hole and made long-lasting connections that have helped shape his career.

He was introduced to Fuse owner Enzo Siragusa, before the party brand had been conceived and immediately invited to be a resident at Enzo’s first party.
As time went on and Fuse came into being, Ben joined Enzo as a resident and is a central part of this iconic electronic music brand to this day.

While Ben was living in the UK, Berlin had become the global epicentre of house and techno and he felt a strong calling to return home.
In 2012 he decided to move back home to build a studio and he returned to Berlin with a fresh outlook, a renewed desire to succeed and the time and space to truly pursue his dreams.

As 2017 ends Ben's focus is on his Labels Inkal and Meta as well as his residency with Fuse in London.
For Ben making music and expressing himself as an artist means showing up everyday and putting in the work in the studio.

Resulting in extended periods in the studio, where he has accumulated an impressive collection of studio hardware.
Following the advice of friend and mentor Justin Drake of Peace Division
Ben has mastered his synths and drum machines which allow him
to explore electronic music and sound crafting in a visceral, immediate and spontaneous way – key aspects to his production process.
The third EP on his own imprint Inkal is about to be released and with the previous releases being played by the biggest names in the game like Apollonia , Yaya and Enzo Siragusa the label is going from strength to strength. Further releases are penciled in for Fuse as well as his 2nd label Meta , which will launched in November 2017 , he continues to build his reputation in the studio as the producer to watch out for. The future looks bright for this infectiously positive artist. With such a strong foundation, an unerring passion for his craft and so much support, Ben Rau's drum will carry on beating for many years to come...

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