“It’s about the music, man!” That’s the vocal snippet that comes blaring through the speakers with a heavy breaks and house influence on the first track of this Global Vibe Radio, and it is a prefect representation of Ben Teufel’s outlook on house music.
Hailing from Germany, Ben Teufel has been putting his spin on classic house music for several years releasing on labels such as Innocent Music, Smiley Fingers, Natural Rhythm, BWO Records, Pacha Recordings, and Monique Musique to name a few. With a firm grasp at the controls, both in the studio and DJ booth, Ben Teufel knows exactly how to make the dance floors sway to the groove.
In this edition of Global Vibe Radio, Ben Teufel flexes his sonic taste effortlessly moving between house cuts ranging from the massive garage basslines and jackin’ house rhythms that would seem right at home on the basement floor of Sankeys.
Enjoy this edition of Global Vibe Radio with Ben Teufel, and make sure to check out his recent release on BWO Records
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Hi Ben! Thank you for putting together this edition of Global Vibe Radio! Can you tell us a bit about your selection process and mindset when it comes to making a mix or playing a set?
Let it flow and don’t think to much! Just feel the music! Take risks, even if it can go wrong! But if you only play safe you will not create special moments!
What equipment did you use throughout the mix?
Allen & Heath Xone 42, 2 Stanton ST.150 Turntables, AIAIAI Tma-1 Headphones, 2 Traktor Kontrol X1, Audio 8, Mac Book, and Traktor
Can you tell us a bit about your studio set-up?
I like working with Maschine, a lot of different plug ins from Native Instruments, Arturia, Waves, Slate Digital, midi controller and a few hardware stuff from Korg, Akai and Roland!
What’s one instrument, synth, etc that you would want to add to your studio, if any?
Do you have any rituals or habits when you DJ or play live?
I do like to walk around in the club, mix in with the crowed before I play to get a feeling of what’s going on!
Did you start your career as a DJ, or producer? Do you prefer one over the other?
I started as a DJ. It’s pretty even I would say, but I probably prefer to play in a club instead of sitting in the studio!
What do you have in the pipeline for releases and gigs?
A lot of new productions, collaborations and remixes with great artists and labels. More national and international Antura Showcases and gigs. I can’t go to specific on this topic! You will be surprised ;)