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Headway 13th Birthday with BEN SIMS (Theory / Hardgroove / Drumcode)
Friday 5th May 2017

Plus Headway residents Andy Barton, Graeme Binnie and Neil Clark.
Doors 10.30pm - 3am.
Tickets from Resident Advisor.

Ben Sims Boiler Room London DJ Set

We are very excited to welcome back one of the world’s most in-demand and leading techno DJs to Headway for our 13th Birthday – BEN SIMS! Still at the top of his game, Sims sets are powerful, memorable, and unique, while constantly pushing the boundaries of a DJ set – utilising a mesmerising blend of vinyl, CDs, and software. His set at Headway a couple of years ago was one of our favourite techno sets ever at the club, and we can’t wait for more of the same!


With over 20 years experience under his belt, Ben Sims is a tight, energetic mixer who skilfully weaves together his own distinctive blend of tough funk and hardgrooves, often using three-deck wizardry and plenty of dexterity. A perfect example of this was when we caught him close the Arcadia Afterburner Stage at Rockess in 2012 on the Saturday night with arguably the best set of the weekend! We’re expecting more of the same when Ben makes his Dundee debut!

From early formative days earning his stripes spinning hip hop, house and rave on pirate radio, and at parties around Essex and East London, through the 90's as an ever more in demand DJ, and on into the new millennium as a label boss, producer and internationally recognised techno legend in his own right, Ben Sims has spent all his conscious life exploring all facets of underground dance music. Throughout that time, the man has honed his reputation as a tight, energetic mixer who skilfully weaves together his own distinctive blend of tough funk and hardgrooves, often using three-deck wizardry and plenty of dexterity. Be it at clubs like Fabric London, Atomic Jam, Berghain, Florida 135, or any number of festivals around the world, Sims' sets are powerful, memorable, and unique, while constantly pushing the boundaries of a DJ set - utilising a mesmerizing blend of vinyl, CDs, and software.

Despite his veteran status in the scene, Sims has always been keen to evolve. Alongside Kirk Degiorgio, he is co-founder & curator of Machine - a clubnight which focuses on new, unreleased, & upfront music; it's primary home in London, but with editions all across Europe each year. Ben also hosts Sims & Friends events and stages at top clubs and festivals across Europe. Such shows incorporate Killa Productions sets with long time associate Paul Mac and feature regular appearances from like-minded talents such as Surgeon and others.

Quite simply, if you know techno, you know Ben Sims.

Ben Sims presents: Sims &38; Friends


Ben Sims & DVS 1 - Awakenings 2014


Ben Sims at MAKE SOME NOIZE


Ben Sims - Awakenings NYD Special, 2014


Ben Sims - Boiler Room DJ Set


Ben Sims - Air Rage (Original Mix)
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