Benjamin PHILIPPE Zulauf uK | DJ

Leeds based Swiss/British/Australian artist has been around the music game for a good time now, starting in 1997 with music production, and later getting bit by the vinyl collecting bug, over the past years this has expanded into event production, label management, artist management and PR communication as a qualified graphic designer.

Moving forwards, he has created his own label Hummingbird by BPZ in 2010, first to build a platform for new and undiscovered music and then later as a space for his own productions. Being the avid collector of music and musical knowledge, his sounds are heavily influenced from many genres in electronic music and well as the contemporary. This is clear in his productions which bare fruit from techno, house and break beat to the ambient, electronica and experimental spheres.

Music has always been a way to bridge people together, communicate one’s feelings and narrative just like a photograph or a written article can. Emotion is paramount, as he will carry this over into his DJ sets as well as his music. The detail, small or large is where this is found.

Labels that he has releases on include Vekton Black, Claap Rec, Monoclap and his own Hummingbird by BPZ. As a DJ he has played across the spectrum, such as in the UK, Spain, Switezerland, France and Germany to India and Australia, at venues such as Club de Visionaere, Sunday Breakfast, Griessmuehle, Glas-raum, La Ruche, Shove, Around Festival, Weekend and Ministry of Sound New Dehli. His have been supported by industry luminaries over the years such as
Laurent Garnier, Konrad Black, Peace Division, Brothers’ Vibe, Troy Pearce, Terry Francis, Barac, LTJ Bukem, Layo & Bushwaka, DJ Sprinkles, DJ Bone, Gene Farris, Richy Ahmed, Magda, Paco Osuna, Marco Carola, Maceo Plex, Âme, GummiHz, Baikal.