A pulsating two hour selection...

Ben UFO has stepped in to compile an exclusive selection for Radio 1's Essential mix.

Softly spoken, Ben UFO's quiet, unassuming approach belies his importance in the wider electronic scene. Hell, a simple joke on Rinse FM recently about left field American production led to the term 'outsider house' becoming stock-in-trade for countless hacks.

One third of the Hessle Audio crew, Ben UFO was recently invited to compile a selection for Radio 1's stand out show the Essential mix. A dance music institution, the profile of the Essential mix tends to make producers up their game.

Responding with a typically eclectic selection, Ben UFO flits between the outer fringes of techno, bass music and even the odd (very odd) Depeche Mode re-edit.

The execution is direct, driving with Ben UFO continually surprising. Available to stream online, you can listen to the Essential mix on the BBC website for the next seven days.

Need something to read while you devour the mix? Clash caught up with Ben UFO back in 2011 as his Rinse mix was beginning to pick up some serious reviews - re-visit that conversation HERE.

Photo Credit: Siobhan Walsh

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