AKA Audio Illusion AKA Bomdogs aka Krude first got hooked on electronic music 1991. Straight from school to a rave in the Forest then soon became aquatinted with underground forward thinking sound system The Fear Teachers. The Fear Teacher sound system [famous for their forest and secret location parties around SE England] gave all the inspiration that was needed to start a long career for the like minded organisers and DJ’s that were lucky enough to have crossed their path or joined forces. In 1991 a DJ had to prove himself. To prove himself he had to practice. So practice he did. Finally in early 1992 the first sets were offered and it wasn’t long before playing regularly at Fear Teacher parties and at large Traveller Festivals across the UK. Smeatharpe, Castle Morton, Torpedo Town to name a few. The UK was a blast back then… Fear Teacher master mind Brett Youngs RIP and Ben started their record label in 1994 called Audio Illusion Recordings. With over 30 releases to date. The birth of the internet around this time soon hooked them up with contacts abroad and the once UK based project spread worldwide. Certain releases on the label now fetch astronomical prices. Audio Illusion Recordings – Strange & Disturbing Forces Are About To Enter Your Sound System. The Children Must Learn was the motto. http://www.discogs.com/label/Audio+Illusion+Recordings Release 13 on the label was the first release for Ben with cohort Simon Brown aka The Dexorcist they release their ep Dogs of War under the name Bombdogs. It was the best selling release on the label and the duo performed infamous live sets in the UK but mostly across Europe.
Flying the Audio Illusion flag and breaking down boundaries under the name the Bombdogs. Anyone who caught one of these live performances would not be forgetting in a hurry. Towards the year 2000 a new project was needed. Brett Youngs RIP put together a collective of musicians and enthusiasts and called them The Deadsilence Syndicate. The tragic death of Brett Youngs on May 27th 2003 ripped the heart out of the project and left the operation in despair.But The Syndicate lived on and survived these harsh times. The Syndicate still exists to this day constantly adding members, developing styles and delivering live performances to elite crowds. Releases and recordings are intentionally kept to a minimum amount but the image and identity of the syndicate remains solid as Brett would have wanted. The last time Brett and Ben saw each other Brett wrote the following on a record sleeve in Bens flat.
D, edicated E, lecrtonic A, udio D, evelopers S, upllying I, ntergalactic L, oops E, nabling N, oise C, ommunication E, verywhere
As part of team with Moocher, Louise Plus One, DJ Gand & Hughesee Ben can be heard on Friday mornings on www.originuk.net and now organises & DJ’s for inspirational party/rave organisation Distant Planet (consisting of Lea Bones, Louise Plus One, Hughesee and Rory Moronik) Concentrating on the wonder years of electronic music 88 – 93 Distant planet delivers the cream of crop your future music of the past.
All time top 10 in no particular order.
DHS – House of god
Bam Bam – Where’s your child
Bad Company – The Nine
Renegade Soundwave – The Phantom
The Scientist – The Bee
Meat Beat Manifesto – Radio Babylon
Phuture Phantasy Club – The Slam
The Break Boys- My House Is Your House
Joey Beltrum – Energy Flash
Hole in One – Tales From Planet Onchet