Ben Hysa (Arben Husic) was born and raised in a small seaside city in Montenegro called Ulcinj. He was never a musician, didn't play any instruments or attended any music course or academy but his first touch with electronic music was when he first heard a compilation from a NYC well known club Sound Factory back in 1999, and that’s when he was hooked.
After that he started exploring genres such as Hard House, Euro House and Tribal Techno. Later on, as music styles concerned, Ben concentrates more on European kind of style (UK & Germany) such as Electro House & Techno and on artists such as Dj Antoine, Warp Brothers, Tomcraft, Lexy & K-Paul, Paul Oakenfold, Didier Sinclair, John Digweed and many more.
At the age of nineteen he moves to Serbia, enrolls into a college and decides to get away a little bit from mainstream sounds .And then, he starts exploring and participating parties with kind of more underground styles such as Minimal Techno & Progressive. By that time he gets his own dj gear and starts experimenting with those styles and starts recording various sets.
Ben’s music style went through lots of variations as he moved from city to city and experienced different environments and cultures. After spending a year in New York, Ben’ music life evolved further. Subway train riding while listening to music, analyzing and experiencing it, were the biggest factors that influenced Ben’s passion for Progressive Music. Sounds from artists such as Nick Warren, Anthony Pappa, Hernan Cattaneo, Sasha, Flash Brothers, Seb Fontaine and so on, were also a big influence on Ben’s music life.
Nowadays, Ben does a lot of guest mixes and shows for various radio stations and plays in local clubs every now and then. On what he’s most concentrating these days, is a Progressive sound, Melodic, Pure, Techy, and Deep & Dark.
This is how other fellow DJ’s describe Ben:
"Ben Hysa is a great selector and mixer of ethereal, energetic and emotional sets" - Cristal Interspace [Spaceal Orbeats Records]
“Ben is exceptional. There are few people who can keep up with the level of performance.” - Nathalie Bungardt (Miss Shiva) [Shiva Audio Records]
Show on Insomniafm: Lucid Dreams / Every 3rd Monday of the month at 17:00 CET