Taking over today’s At Home With selections is esteemed tastemaker, producer and label owner, Ben Rau.
Cutting his teeth between the musical hotbeds of London and Berlin, Ben Rau’s distinct, high-octane blend of disco, house and techno has seen him quickly rise the ranks to one of the most touted selected today. A powerhouse behind the decks as well as the production front, Ben holds a number of hit releases for the likes of Knee Deep In Sound, Cuttin’ Headz and Fuse as well as his own highly acclaimed imprints, Inkal and Meta.
Ben Rau’s selection of recent and all time favourites include Daft Punk, Bob Sinclair, Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre' and more.
This mix was recorded just before the global lockdown at Pitch Festival Australia , it was really a special set I was running late for my set because the driver didn't know the way to the site , I arrived stressed a little late and then magic ensued everything came together and I connected with the crowd people who attended have written me many messages about the set and it remains a precious memory of better times.
I'm massively inspired by french touch house music and filter house. It’s not considered a trendy genre currently but I love it. Many of my new productions are directly inspired by this time and Daft Punk were the innovators of that sound. Here they showed early promise to be superstars on the Essential Mix in 1997.
This one is currently out on Kerri Chandler's label Kaoz Theory. I play with Kerri frequently and it was an honour to release on the label as he is a massive role model to what I want to achieve in the industry.
Bob Sinclar has gone on to make pop music but his early stuff is fire , this one never leaves the box been playing it for over 20 years and it still works on the biggest stages.