Big Ben2019-05-24T14:04:43+00:00

Project Description

When did you start Djing?
I started messing around with two old fashioned record players (not decks) when I was 16 many, many years ago. Unfortunately not improved much since then.

What is it about thing the makes it interesting for you?
It is the buzz ofmaking people dance or dropping something unexpected and seeing how the crowd reacts and of course the pleasure of digging and sourcing new tunes.

What makes you decide to play a certain record during one of your sets?
Impuse, the urge to play a certain tune out and drunk folk talking your ear off to hear their favourite tune.

What’s your opinion on the importance of roots, traditions, respecting traditions and sources?
As Bob Marley said ‘if you don’t know your past you don’t know your future’ but I am not precious. Would love to have all the originals but I’m never going to pay 100s for tune especially if there is nice shinny, well cut, re-press avaiable for £5. Also I think sometimes we need a forget about the past to try create something new. There is a lot of pleasure to be find tracing sounds and samples from heavily ‘borrowed’ tunes back to orginal source.

RADIO SHOWS

RADIO SHOW TRACK LISTINGS

Big Ben – Radio Show 1 – The Jazzy One
Big Ben Chimes
Dimitri From Paris – Prologue
Dusty Donuts – Our Dreamworld (Naughty NMX Harlem Mix)
Dusty Donuts – No Live in the City (Naughty NMX Refix)
Yvonne Fair – It Should Have Been Me
Shirley Bassey – Jezahel
Gladys Knight & The Pips – I Heard Through the Grapevine
Myra Barnes – The Message From The Soul Sisters
El Michels Affair – Snakes
Handsome Boy Modelling School – Tea Time with Mace
Sly5thave – California Love
Aim – Let The Funk Ride
The Pharcyde – It’s All Good
Gill Scott-Heron – I’ll Take Care if You
Gill Scott-Heron – Being Blessed (Interlude)
Diego Luna and Gustavo Santaolalla- Creep
Kid Koala – Mosquito vs Waterbuffalo (Intro)
Brother Jack McDuff – Theme From Carpetbaggers
Pat Bowie – I’ve Got Your Number
Ronny Jordan – So What
Gill Scott-Heron – Lady Day and John Coltrane
Herbie Hancock – Bring Down the Birds
Batman Thaws Mr. Freeze – Or – (That’s The Way The Ice-Cubes Crumbles!)
The Incredible Bongo Band – Apache
Daytoner – Apache Street
Burley Classics – Harder Than Jezahel
Herbaliser – Whose the Realist?
Dee Felice Trio – There Was A Time
Jacqueline Taieb – 7 Heures Du Martin
Kill Bill (Soundtrack)
Edith Peters – This is the Moment
Luis Enriquez Bacalov – Carrefour
The Fortunes – It’s the Real Thing
Ludovic Navarre Aka St. Germain – The Pink Panther’s Theme
Fat Freddy’s Drop – Wondering Eye
Jackie Mitto – Summer Breeze
Spic Beats & Pak-Man – Inspector Jay’s Big Score
Giorgio – Tears
Solo 500 – Charlie’s Theme
The Arc Choir – Walk with Me
Tommy Guerrero – 100 Years

Big Ben – Radio Show 2 – The Reggae One
Big Ben Chimes
Ken Parker – Count Your Blessings
Slim Smith – Everybody Needs Love
Now Generation – Alone Again
Courtney John – Lucky Man
Desmond Decker – Fu Man Chu
Barbara Jones – Walk Through This World
Barbara Jones – Changing Partners
Young Al Capone – Gorl Called Clover
Owen Grey – Groove Me
Prince Buster – My Sound Goes Around
Linva l Thompson – Mari Guiana
Fizzroy Sterling – My Sweet Lord
Jacob Miller – Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay
Hopton Lewis – Proud Mary
Hortence Ellis – Woman Of The Getto
the Chequers – Get Up Stand Up
Peter Tosh – Stepping Razor
Oscar the Grouch
Dandy Livingstone – Rudy A Message To You
Tsk Mahal – Johny Too Bad
Johny Osborn – Peace And Love In The Ghetto
Junior Marvin / Police And Thieves
the Vulcans – Dr. Spock
Prince Buster – One Step Beyond
The Skatalites – Gun Of Navarone
The Charmers – The Skinhead Train
The Dynmatics – Seven Nation Army
Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On (Truth’s And Rights Remix)
Joe Gibbs – Keep On Moving
Marcia Griffith’s – Feel Like Jumping
Sister Nancy – Only Woman DJ With Degree
Eek-A-Mouse – Ganja Smuggling
Johnny Osborn – Truth And Rights
Norma Fraser – Respect
Chosen Few – People Make The World Go Round
Suzy Brown – Shake Your Body
Shark Wilson G The Basement Healers – Make It Reggae
Oscar The Grouch

Big Ben – Radio Show 3 – The Melodic Techno One
Big Ben Chimes
Flashpoint – Audio Ethnica
Shlohmo – Don’t Say No (Feat How To Dress Well)
Flume – Insane Feat Moon Holiday (Ta-Ku Remix)
Eprom- Can Control
Anthony Naples – Drifter
Hot Chip – Look At Where We Are (Four Tet Remix)
Four Tet – Daughter
Jacques Greene – Another Girl
Ultraista – Smalltalk (Four Tet Remix)
Flight Facilities – Clair De Lune
Jamie Woon – Wayfaring Stranger (Burial Remix)
Thom Yorke – Harrowdown Hill
July Juk – Frozen
Patrice Baudelaire – Sub
Four Tet – Love Cry
Four Tet – Parallel Jalebi
Aphelion Twin – Girl/Boy
Hot Chip – Huarache Dub
Modeselektor – Berlin
Keloid – Jerk Ribs (Mount Kimbie Remix)
Michael Mayer & Joe Goddard – For You (Dj Koze Club Mix)
SBTKT – Go Bang
Moderat – Porc#2

Big Ben – Radio Show 4 – The Balearic One
Big Ben Chimes
Bobby Konders – The Poem
Less Stress – A New Dawn
The Grid – Floatation (Andrew Weatherall Mix)
The Aloof – Never Get Out The Boat (The Gosh Mix)
Dubblestanddart Meets David Lynch & Lee Scratch Perry – Christ Optimism (Subatomic Sound System Rmx)
Dj Scruff – Pickled Spider
One Dove – Jolene
Master Well – When I Was A Sperm
James Yorkston – Woozy With Cider
Big Hard Excellent Fish – Imperfect List (Andrew Weatherall Mix)
Muppet skit
Luke Vibert – Won’t Kiss Hand
Kings Of Convenience – I Don’t What I Can Save You From (Four Tet Mix)
Poolside – Harvest Moon
Lewis Taylor – Lovelight
Taking Heads – This Must Be The Place
Fleetwood Mac – Everywhere (Extended Version)
Chris Rea – Josephine (Extended French Re-Record)
Lemon Jelly – Stay With You
Friendly Fires – Paris (Aeroplane Remix)
Hall & Oats – I Can’t Go For That (Bent Remix)
Daft Punk -Something About Us