DJ Ben Osborne (UK)
Described as a “polymath” by Time Out (London), Ben Osborne is a DJ, writer, curator, musician, broadcaster and founder of Noise of Art, the pioneering collective connecting “music with the arts, film and other visual media” (M Magazine – PRS).
He tours internationally and DJs regularly at residencies in his native London. His music projects have been performed in a wide range of different settings, including major festivals, nightclubs, art installations, galleries, theatres and film.
Alongside leading venues, he’s played unusual spaces (including on top of an exploding BT Tower for the London Olympics). He has written extensively for newspapers and magazines (including for the Guardian, DJ Mag, i-D, The Times) and is the author of a best selling Omnibus book on the Arctic Monkeys and the Hodder/ Sceptre published A-Z of Club Culture (described as “essential” by Gilles Peterson).
Ben’s DJing covers a range of music and responds to different settings – from clubs and live gigs to beach bars and films.
His career has seen him pioneer new ideas, such as late night music events in art galleries and museums in London from 2002 onward and arranging the first online pirate radio broadcast in London in 1997 (with a PRS license). Ben’s pioneering work with music, art and film has been recognised with an award from the PRS for Music Foundation, the Arts Council England and seven major London arts institutions.
He’s DJayed with diverse artists, including Laurent Garnier, Groove Armada, Booka Shade, Gilles Peterson, Magic Numbers and Ed Sheeran – and The Beatles, for whom he created music and visuals for an all-star film launch party.