Ever since the release of his debut album 'Smoke & Mirrors' (Drumcode, 2011), everyone's been talking about him. The album is a journey of his own style of techno with forays into house, courtesy of special collaborations with Tyree Cooper of Chicago and Detroit's Blake Baxter. Only an animal of the decks like Ben Sims is capable of breaking the maxim that a good producer is never a good session DJ. When Sims steps up to do his thing there's a type of call of the wild that converts clubs into open-caged zoos. Texture, rhythm and groove make it all possible, along with a great technique that mixes house, hip hop and tribal techno.