German Electronic music’s brightest rising star, 29-year old Berlin based producer and live act Ben Böhmer has had another monumental year. His sophomore album ‘Begin Again’, released on Anjunadeep in September 2021, has since attained over 40 million streams with remixes from the likes of HAAi, Barry Can’t Swim and The Blaze.
The album was written entirely during a period where Ben and his fiancé were separated on other sides of the world due to the global travel ban. The emotions that this entailed are laden throughout its sonic textures and songwriting. ‘Begin Again’ seamlessly cascades from laidback and introspective instrumentals to searing and rich club music, with elevating features from Gordi, lau.ra, PBSR and JONAH that perfectly portray the longing and uncertainty that surround his love life at the time.
In support of the album Ben embarked on a 35,000 ticket headline tour at the start of 2022. All the dates were sold out months in advance and included marquee performances at the Roundhouse, London, Reunion Park in Melbourne, The Fonda Theatre, LA and Brooklyn Steel in New York.
Prior to the album release Ben’s surge in popularity was in part down to his involvement in one of the most talked about livestreams of the past 2 years. His Cercle performance recorded entirely from a hot air balloon 3,000ft above the Turkish desert has quickly become one of their most successful streams to date, with over 20 million views, and resulted in Ben winning the AIM award for ‘Best Live Streamed Artist’.
Ben’s flurry of activity and success throughout the past year have cemented his place among fans and critics alike as ‘the’ Electronic artist to watch as he prepares for the second phase of his album tour this Autumn.