DJ and producer Ben Pearce shot to fame with his breakout hit ‘What I Might Do’, a deep house track that reached number one in the all-genre chart. As an underground DJ, he works with a range of musical genres and has played clubs all over the world, as well as performing at Glastonbury. We chatted to him about his inspiration, his career highlights, and, erm, Sean Connery!
What has been your career highlight so far?
Sharing a stage with some idols and definitely getting
a platinum disc in Italy. There's been a lot of highlights but
those two I'll never forget.
When it comes to what you wear, are you a dedicated follower of fashion or a ‘know what
I like, like what I know’ kind of man?
Haha, erm, definitely the second.
Describe your sense of style in three words…
I draw a lot of influences from my past, so I'd say modern,
If you could choose any place in time or anywhere in the world, what would be your dream gig?
Probably 1969 in San Francisco, but I don't think they'd get
a techno record there, so it would be a tough crowd!
If you hadn’t decided to go for a career in music, what do you think you’d have ended up doing?
I was working in a call centre as a manager before, and I might've gone back to University to study physics.
Tell us your best ‘family friendly’ joke.
OK, but you have to do this in a Scottish accent when you get
to the punch line…
"What time does Sean Connery get to Wimbledon?"