Ben Pearce

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Ben Pearce
Born Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Genres Electronic, House, Dance
Occupation(s) Producer, DJ, Remixer
Years active 2012–present
Labels Astralwerks
Associated acts Real Connoisseur, Solomun

Ben Pearce is a British DJ and music producer.[1] He has co-founded the record label and DJ agency Purp & Soul with Chris Farnworth and heads as the Creative Director. Ben Pearce's music is considered Deep House with punk/metal, hip-hop, electronica, soul and funk influences.

Music career[edit]

On 11 October 2012 Ben released his first full-length EP titled What I Might Do on MTA Records and Under The Shade. He released his debut single "What I Might Do" on 20 August 2013.[citation needed] "What I Might Do" samples vocals from R&B artist Anthony Hamilton's 2003 song, "Cornbread, Fish & Collard Greens". After four years of releasing the song, in February 2016, he released his surprise debut EP entitled Pomelo.

Discography[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • Pomelo (2016)

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
UK
[2]
BEL (Vl)
[3]
NL
[4]
SCO
[5]
2013 "What I Might Do" 7 15 40 10 Non-album single

Other appearances[edit]

Year Song Release Label
2012 "Hurt" P.A One: Mixed by Ben Pearce Purp & Soul

Remixes[edit]

Year Song Artist
2013 "Got A Feeling" Josh Butler
"Love Me Do" Prunk
"Cool" Le Youth
2015 "Something About You" Hayden James
2017 "Cover Me" Depeche Mode

Controversies[edit]

On 1 April 2018, following an Easter greeting message made by Donald Trump on Twitter, Pearce responded with a Tweet asking "I sent you a cyanide egg, did you get it?".[6] This was interpreted by many who replied to the Tweet as a death threat against the 45th President of the United States.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ben Pearce hits the deep house chart's top spot with "What I Might Do"". Beatport. Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "BEN PEARCE". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Ben Pearce". Belgium (Flanders) Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  4. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Ben Pearce". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  5. ^ Peak positions for singles in Scotland:
  6. ^ Greg, P. (April 1, 2018). "A blue check from London responds to Donald Trump's Happy Easter greeting with a 'cyanide egg'". Twitchy. Retrieved April 2, 2018. 

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