Los Angeles/Haiku, United States
In his zone from deep house to techno, Ben Annand pairs impeccably smooth mixing skills with a dynamic style that keeps the music moving, often flowing over breakdowns and always spending most of his time in the mix.
“For me, a great mix is the interplay of 2 unique pieces of music, creating greater than the sum of the parts - and a great set weaves those mixes into a musical flow you can’t help but lose yourself in on the dance floor. Technology changed the game a lot but the goal remains the same.”
Ben learned to mix in 1996 and just 2 years later became resident dj at the famed Moontribe Gathering, and started his own production company, Tropical. Both continue to this day.
One of the top house djs on the west Coast Festival circuit, Ben has played at Lightning in a Bottle, Oregon Eclipse, Cascadia, Sunset Campout, and Desert Hearts and abroad at at Labyrinth (Japan), Aca World Sound Fest and BPM (Mexico) and Festimad (Spain), Shambhala and Motion Notion (Canada)