- 6 years ago
Playing tracks by
Bnjmn, Jacques Greene, Actress, James T. Cotton, Lone and more.
Ben Thomas can be forgiven for sounding somewhat lofty when professing his goal of “creat[ing] something new, that hasn’t been heard before,” mainly because he’s been doing just that since 2007. His tracks, released under a bevy of monikers including Jackhigh, Rewolf, 141, Singing Statues, and BNJMN, seem both detached from dance music as we know it and utterly now. The 23-year-old Londoner captures the moods cultivated by his sources of inspiration rather than their methods, resulting in records that resonate with listeners’ memories even as they’re creating new ones. Thomas' debut full-length album, Plastic World, was blindingly strong and striking; instantly grabbing our attention. Crammed with sound and wracked with texture, its 10 hybrid house/techno tunes make beautiful sense of the overwhelming times in which we’re living. As BNJMN, Thomas mixed our 77th podcast, one which illuminates his contemporaries as it weaves together blurry house, acid and unreleased material.