Music Production | Audio Engineering | Sound Design
Ben The Glorious Bastard, 34 years old beatmaker, audio engineer and producer. Born and raised in Paris, France, he relocated early 2013 to Brooklyn, to expand his career.
Since he was an infant, he had a deep passion for records that took him where he is today.
His musical education comes from the records he listened to and his perpetual musical experimentations that started with a tape recorder when he was around 9 years old.
It evolved into learning guitar and singing to form a Metal band when he was 14. At 16, he got into computer music, Rap and home recording with a 4 tracks cassette recorder, his life took a big turn.
He learned sampling, synthesis, sound design and mix engineering and never stopped working on those skills since then. That was also the time where he started to listen to pretty much all genres of music.
Then he became a music equipment journalist and specialist and worked many years in this domain until he decided to get his music career to the next level.
His biggest influences are:
Ben E. King, Wu Tang Clan, Dr Dre, Cypress Hill, Prince Paul, DJ Premier, Notorious Big, Kanye West, Isaac Hayes, Curtis Mayfield, The Meters, Parliament, James Brown, Bob Marley, War, Sepultura, Pantera, Aphex Twin, Squarepusher, The Neptunes, Portishead, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Nine Inch Nails, Dj Shadow and DJ Q-Bert.
Ken Lewis, a 65+ platinum and gold plaques producer, engineer and songwriter, once described a Ben mix as: "Big, powerful and clear".
That has always been Ben's goal, to sound big, powerful and clear.
Ben's journey into the music world led him to come across a lot of very inspiring and great connections with legends like Damon Dash, Jim Jones, Cam'ron, Juelz Santana, Dipset/Diplomats, Ryan Leslie, Ski Beatz, A-Trak, Jadakiss, Sheek Louch, Styles P, A$AP Rocky, Swizz Beats, DJ Clark Kent, Wiz Khalifa, Beatnuts' Psycho LES, Philadelphia's iconic Soul producer Bobby Eli, Raekwon, Warren G, Dirty South pioneering producer and Kanye West's collaborator Mike Dean, B-real from Cypress Hill and many more. All showed him support and that he had to pursue his dream.
Beat wise, he mixes A LOT of extremely different sounds, from many many genres and sources, with analog, digital and acoustic equipment to create all kind of ambiances.
It can be hardcore, smooth, psychedelic, punchy, edgy, airy, dirty, clean, rusty, sparkling, hypnotizing, slapping you in the face or making you headbang.
And what about the name?
"Ben" is his real name. "The" because is THE Glorious Bastard. "Glorious" because he every time takes pride in achieving the best result possible, always entirely dedicated to the project he's working on. "Bastard" because he has no boundaries when it comes to sound.
He's currently the head engineer and producer for Dame Dash' BluRoc Records music label. He also runs Damon Dash' recording studio in Chinatown, Manhattan. He's currently producing and engineering for Jim Jones, Cam'Ron, Juelz Santana, A-Trak, Murda Mook, Smoke DZA, Biggz General (Bob Marley's Grandson), C-Rayz Walz, Wu Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah's associate Trife Diesel and has more under the hood, much much more.