DJ Ben Osborne


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Ben Osborne at NPG

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Mixing dabs of Italo disco into an eclectic set, in honour of the pre-renaissance leanings of the pre-Raphs, Ben Osborne plays music to the backdrop of the Elizabeth Peyton exhibition, where Payton is the first artist to have the entire National Portrait Gallery given over to her.

Ben Osborne is a DJ, musician, writer and broadcaster who appears internationally at prestigoius and underground venues. He’s an award wining creative director and the founder electronic music and art collective Noise of Art and London’s Slipped Disco, Camden Underground and other clubs. Time Out has described Ben’s DJ sets as “techno, funk, galactic house, deep down and dirty disco and other dancefloor dynamite" and a Guardian review described Noise of Art as “an actual cathedral of Sound”. He's presented shows on Xfm, NME Radio and Totally Radio and has worked at the forefront of digital music. He’s made music for a wide variety of projects and performances and has written extensively about music for newspapers and magazines. His books include an Arctic Monkeys biography and his book on the development of electronic music and club culture has been described as 'essential' by Gilles Peterson.

Ben Osborne

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Described as a "polymath" by Time Out, Ben Osborne is a DJ, writer, award winning creative producer and founder of the Noise of Art, a collective which marries electronic music with art, film and other disciplines. He's a musician, DJs clubs internationally, presents radio shows and has written books on the history of electronic music and the Arctic Monkeys. He's the founder of the long running Slipped Disco Club and holds several London residencies. Amongst the venues he’s played are Queen Elizabeth Hall, Tate Britain, Tate Modern, The Roundhouse, Brighton Dome, National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh Corn Exchange, Glasgow Art School, Brighton Dome, Volks Buhne Berlin, White Trash Berlin, Tacheles Berlin, KitKat Munich, The Cross Club Prague, Roxy, Lucerne, Vlokva and Acropolis in Prague, Moulin Rouge, Le Communion, Point Ephemere, Social Club Paris, Hotel Tres Particlier, Chateau Du Pompiers Canal St Martin, Paris, Glaz' Art, British Film Institute, Cargo, Ministry of Sound, Koko, Scala, Village Underground, Red Gallery, Big Chill Bar and House, as well as festivals such as Latitude Festival, Big Chill Festival, Great Escape Festival, Spot Festival Denmark, Berlin Insane Festival, Berlin Music Week, Convergence Festival, Brighton Festival, Sonar opening party Barcelona, Chateau Perché, France, Techno Parade Paris, Bastille Day Paris, Europavox - Clermont Ferrand, MaMA, Paris, Future Sounds of Jazz Ghenk, Frozen, Lubjana, Ether Festival, Elephest, WAME, Louder Than Words and many club venues and warehouse parties. He's presented dance music radio shows for Xfm, NME Radio and Totallyradio. The VIP parties he's played include the launch party for The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour - attended by Sir Paul McCartney, Liam Gallagher, Paul Weller and members of the Monty Python cast - the official pre-Olympics party at the top of BTTower, The Digital Music Awards with Ed Sheeran and Virgin MediaAwards with La Roux at BFI Southbank. The artists he's collaborated with include singer Aluna from Aluna George, actor Nathaniel Parker, author David Pinner, Designer Ralph Koltai CBE, dance troupe The People Pile, textile artists Cavalcanti, visual artists Overlap, sculptor Mark Scott Woood and projectionists Prick Image - to mention a few of the disciplines he's worked across.

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National Portrait Gallery

  • St Martin's Place
  • London
  • WC2H 0HE