Name: Alan Benn
DAW: FL Studio
Favourite plugins: Sylenth, Spire, Avenger
Biggest musical achievement: Winning the galaxy 105-106 FM north east DJ competition in 2002 and the prize was to go up to the station which is now capital FM and record a mix for it to be aired on across the north east on a Friday night.
Best song you’ve created in your opinion: Alan Benn feat Georgia – Waiting
Musical influences: Kenny Hayes, John Neal, Andy Whitby and One & 2
Accolades: Resident DJ @ Deja Vu in Newcastle. Djing @ Definition Of Dance in Newcastle. Being asked to DJ at Bounce Heaven for Ministry Of Bounce from my producing recently. Northen Bounce, Bounce United, played alongside Dave Pearce for Absolution. After dark 2 reunion. Vice club, various other house events.
Bio: Started djing on vinyl at age of 13-14 collecting and playing happy hardcore/bouncy techno. I then went on to collect house and trance records in 1998 onwards. I won a DJ comp playing house music in 2000 for the radio. When cdj’s came out I moved onto them as well as my technics keeping you with technology as it was evolving and by this time the bounce scene was starting. Perfect for me as it was a blend of trance and happy hardcore and bouncy techno. So I then began collecting and mixing bounce. I ended up with a residency playing all the bounce tunes I loved in Newcastle at Deja Vu every Saturday night in 2010 for a few years. I developed a love around this time for EDM and techno as well. So I have a huge variation of taste for electronic dance music and collection of tunes. I’m a versatile DJ and can mix all of the genres I’ve mentioned. It wasn’t until late last year until I took up producing in November 2019 making music that’s routed deep in me and that’s Bounce music. The high energy, amazing drops and mixing bars and Eurphoric vocals.