Ben Hemsley – A Rising Star in the Dance Music Scene

Articles, Spotlight // Thu 2 Mar 2023 - 18:47pm

With his daring and captivating productions, Newcastle-based DJ and producer Ben Hemsley is making a name for himself in the dance music scene. His unique sound, featuring luring melodies and flavours of old-school rave nostalgia, has caught the attention of some of the biggest names in the industry, including Patrick Topping, Calvin Harris, Tiesto, Fatboy Slim, Eli Brown, Solardo, Deborah Dae Luca, Denis Sulta, Green Velvet, and Fisher.

Early Inspirations

Ben’s passion for dance music was sparked by his mother’s love for 90s dance music. He began producing his own tracks and remixes, and his originality quickly caught the attention of some of the biggest labels in the industry, including Ministry of Sound, Trick, Arcane, Repopulate Mars, Stress, Sola, and more.

Accolades and Achievements

In 2021, Ben’s tantalising skills as a producer caught the attention of BBC Radio 1. His hits “Through 2 You”, “Bebe Musica”, “Love, Peace & Harmony”, and more earned him accolades including a nomination for Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the Radio 1 Dance Awards, a Dance Anthems Hottest Record In The World, multiple tracks of the week, and playlist additions. He was also honoured with Annie Mac’s last ever Minimix on her final show for Radio 1, in the form of Ben’s “Trance Revival Mix”.

A Meteoric Rise

Ben’s success in the studio quickly translated into a busy touring schedule. In just a couple of years, he has gone from barely playing a show a month to being one of the hottest tickets on the dance music circuit. He has sold out headline shows in Newcastle, Liverpool, Leeds, Belfast, and other key cities across the UK.

Unforgettable Performances

Ben’s first performance at Creamfields was perhaps his most pivotal to date, where he was widely praised for having played the best set of the weekend. This summer, he has lined up mouthwatering festival performances at Creamfields, Boardmasters, Cultivate, Verknipt, and more, as well as further headline shows and a 12-date Ibiza season.

Building a Legacy

In addition to his thriving career, Ben recently launched his own imprint bébé. The label is aimed at delving deeper into musical genres that inspire him the most and supporting emerging artists that share similar musical values and influences. This is just the latest step in Ben’s journey to build a lasting legacy in the dance music scene.

Ibiza Residency

Ben has recently announced a two-month residency at Ibiza Rocks Hotel in San Antonio, in association with Electric Ibiza. This is Hemsley’s first Ibiza residency, and he couldn’t be more excited. “Ibiza has been my favourite place in the world since I was 16,” he said. “I love what the island has to offer, from the best parties in the world to a very relaxing paradise. Now I have my own event. It’s honestly a dream come true”.

Final Thoughts

As Ben Hemsley’s meteoric rise continues, he shows no signs of slowing down. His unique sound and captivating productions have captured the attention of dance music fans and industry professionals alike. With a growing fanbase and a jam-packed touring schedule, Ben Hemsley is definitely one to watch in the dance music scene.