Ben UFO is XOYO London’s next 13 week resident

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An essential DJ not only in the current UK scene, but across the globe, Ben UFO is one of the few leading figures in electronic music to have risen to the peak without ever having dropped a production – testament to his skill as a selector and DJ.

His style and taste, shaped by the formative sounds of DMZ and Sub Dub nights, have influenced the future facing sounds coming out on his lauded record label Hessle Audio, co-run by Pearson Sound and Pangea. From garage to dubstep to grime to house to the most innovative techno around, Ben UFO and the label have been at the forefront of these seminal genres for more than a decade, constantly pushing them into new and unexplored directions. Since his eminent Hessle Audio show Rinse FM began in 2012, Ben UFO‘s influence has escalated to the point where he now headlines some of the most revered festivals and clubs across the world.

It is a genuine honour to welcome Ben UFO to the XOYO residency as he curates three months of some of the most boundary pushing parties the series has seen so far…

To open, he’ll go b2b with Joy Orbsion on Friday 6th April whilst NTS regulars Covco and Jon Rust holds down room 2 with the second date seeing him play a six hour set in the basement with UntilMyHeartStops founders and Freerotaion residents Leif and Joe Ellis upstairs – what a way to begin.

Other highlights come in the way of Errorsmith‘s anticipated live set on Friday 20th April as well as Kieran Hebden aka Four Tet alongside Kara Lis Coverdale on Friday 8th May. Ben UFO will also be playing in XOYO‘s intimate room 2 on the 1st and 22nd June – get down for those ones.

Other names not to miss include Objekt, Call Super, Hunee, Margaret Dygas, CourtesyDJ Stingray, Lena Willikens, Optimo (Espacio), DB1 (live), Storm with a special Metalheadz history session and to close, Hessle Audio all night long.

For full dates and lineups below: 

Friday 6th April
JOY ORBISON B2B BEN UFO
RM 2: COVCO + JON RUST

Friday 13th April
BEN UFO ALL NIGHT
RM 2: LEIF + JOE ELLIS

Friday 20th April
ERRORSMITH + ZULI + CHLOE FRIEDA [ALIEN JAMS] + BEN UFO
RM 2: KENNY WHITE + ALEX EGAN

Friday 27th April
OBJEKT + CALL SUPER + KAREN GWYER + BEN UFO
RM 2: PEACH + SPF DJ

Friday 4th May
OPTIMO [ESPACIO] + LAPS + BEN UFO
RM 2: BAKE + SOFAY

Friday 11th May
LENA WILLIKENS + KASSEM MOSSE + BEN UFO
RM 2:  JOE + GATO FRITTO

Friday 18th May
KIERAN HEBDEN + KARA LIS COVERDALE + BEN UFO
RM 2: BRUCE

Friday 25th May
DJ STINGRAY + TTB + BEN UFO
RM 2: ELENA COLOMBI

Friday 1st June
DB1 [LIVE] + STORM [METALHEADZ HISTORY SESSION] + D-BRIDGE + BEN UFO
MCS GQ & SP:MC
RM 2: BENEATH + PARRIS

Friday 8th June
KARENNNINA [GOLDEN PUDEL] + BEN UFO
RM 2: COURTESY

Friday 15th June
HUNEE + SHACKLETON [LIVE] + BEN UFO
RM 2: DONNA LEAKE

Friday 22nd June
MARGARET DYGAS + BEN UFO
RM 2: ANDREW JAMES GUSTAV

Friday 29th June
HESSLE AUDIO ALL NIGHT
RM 2: SWING TING (SAMRAI & PLATT)

Tickets are available for all thirteen parties via Ben UFO’s website