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New Studio Space!

Posted on Oct 17, 2014

It feels like it's been years in the making, but I am finally settled into a new apartment and studio space. The lack of neighbours makes it an ideal spot for being able to play loud music ;) I am thrilled to be able to sit in a space that is dedicated to making music, as opposed to it being a shared space with many other functions. This certainly helps keep my head in the game, with fewer distractions at my disposal. 

I have already caught up on a tonne of work I've been meaning to get to all summer long. So far this month I have:

- Uploaded a new live set promo for the next festival season

- Finished all 4 tracks for my upcoming release on Digital Diamonds (just have to send for mastering)

- Completed a remix for Alic's amazing break track 'What Is'. Can't wait for everyone to hear this one.

...and it's barely mid-month! 

 

I look forward to keeping everyone posted on the release news! More to come soon....

Live in Montreal - out now on Drumlore!

Posted on May 13, 2014

Huge thanks to Alexander Synaptic for making this one possible. 

http://drumlore.com/ben-rama-live-in-montreal/

 

Ben Rama live in Montreal

In the fall of 2010, Ben Rama unveiled his ideal vision of progressive techno with his debut release, The Invisible Kingdom. Over the course of the next year he solidified his reputation in the Montreal electronic music scene with captivating and energetic live performances. Drumlore is proud to capture the spirit of these times with Live In Montreal, a polished recording of Ben Rama’s peak-time set at a Zenon Records label party on October 14th, 2011. Featuring tracks released on Drumlore, Digital Garden, and Hidra Beats, as well as several unreleased gems, this set expresses the essence of Ben Rama’s emerging sound: deep and powerful progressive techno rhythms with nuanced melodies and atmospheres drawing equally from the realms of dark and light.

  1. Barbelith (128 BPM)
  2. Broken Keys (128 BPM)
  3. Welcome OM (129 BPM)
  4. Next Level (128 BPM)
  5. Totems (129 BPM)
  6. Incognito (129 BPM)
  7. Gypsies & Jezebels (129 BPM)
  8. The Way Out (129 BPM)
  9. Time Sluts (128 BPM)

 

Live Set V2.0

Posted on Apr 18, 2014

I consider Montreal to be the city where the Ben Rama sound was born, and I am thrilled to be unveiling my brand new live set there next month alongside some incredible Quebec talent. The new set is about 95% unreleased material, and more than half of that has been unheard by human ears (well I technically qualify as human, though most days I question that supposed fact)...

Here is a video of me playing a track that a few have heard before, and will be coming out soon on Hidra Beats Records. A rare glimpse into me attempting to be a DJ!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bl4NaGKTEnM

 

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