Standing at the forefront of the ever-growing West-coast house & techno movement in the US is Ben Seagren – DJ, Producer, and visionary contributor within the Burning Man community.
Ben is best known for his dual roles as co-founder and resident DJ of DISTRIKT recognized as the staple party experience of the Burn for its reputable artist roster, beautifully positive crowd experience and definitive, cutting edge sound. Playing host and DJ to well over 30,000 guests every year during one magical week in the desert, it comes as no surprise that Ben and his DISTRIKT moniker continue to entertain thousands of fans and followers with weekly podcasts on Soundcloud.
Dominating San Francisco’s house & techno scene for over a decade with long-term residencies at both award-winning Ruby Skye (2003-2009) and legendary End-Up (2004-Present), Seagren’s impeccable taste and undeniable talent earned him the respect of even the most discriminating of techno aficionados- fans and peers alike. With a passion for connecting like minded souls on the dance floor and the continued support from a loyal fan base, Ben is propelling himself to new heights as one of the sonic architects behind tech-house’s most recent redesign.
While traveling constantly between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Ben still leads the charge in SF with a residency at the End-Up, regular events at Public Works, Mighty, Audio and Vessel. He is also constantly organizing DISTRIKT events and performing over 100 gigs per year in clubs and festivals across the US and Mexico. Ben has been a guest performer at the BPM festival in Playa del Carmen since 2012, Lovebox festival in London, Desert Hearts, headlined both LA and SF Decompression, and is a frequent guest at Avalon Hollywood, and has held court at Asylum After-hours in Honolulu, uHall & Flash in DC, Pacha NY and Nikki Beach Cabo San Lucas, to name a few.
Ben’s last remix of Chus & Ceballos & Oscar De Rivera’s track “Blowin Minds” on Stereo Productions released November 1st 2014 has been getting support from industry heavyweights such as Stefano Neforini & Joseph Capriaiti to name a few… Dosem produced the other remix on the release which was in the top 100 for over 22 weeks on Beatport.
His latest EP “Deep in Your Soul” released September 1st 2014 on Selected Records from Spain has been getting support from industry heavyweights such as Marco Bailey, UMEK, Mark Knight, Just Be, Marco Carola, Richie Santana, Arjun Vagale, Peter Bailey, Rob Mirage, Danny Tenaglia, Victor Calderone and many more. Italian techno legend and Deeperfect Records boss Stefano Neforini also supported the track on a few of his podcasts “Club Edition 102, 103, 104″ The release was also listed as a “Beatport Staff Pick” for September. His first Beatport release, “Calling Me” on acclaimed Spanish label BeatFreak Recordings, (a massive big room techno banger) currently climbing the Beatport Top 100 techno chart, and is destroying dance floors internationally with support from contemporaries Victor Calderone, Carlo Lio, The Junkies, D-Formation and co-collaborator Richie Santana.