Ben Pest has established notoriety as an exponent of jacking live hardware-based techno, playing shows at festivals and clubs including Boomtown, Don’t, Uglyfunk, Balter, Glade, Suicide Circus, Berghain, Griessmuehle and Bangface. A Producer, DJ and performer, he has numerous vinyl releases on labels such as Varvet, Mindcut, Don’t, I Love Acid, Asking For Trouble, Horror Boogie, Bonus Round, Victim and his own labels OverworX & Panic Bridge.
Kit for his live shows consists of: Octatrack, Monomachine, MFB522, MFB503, TT-303 and 0-Coast.
He is also member of 8-piece band Pest who have had several releases on Ninja Tune. He also collaborates with Luke’s Anger as Bebop and Rocksteady, their initial 12” release on Lost in Translation was followed by EPs on Bonus Round Records and Off Me Nut Records. In 2006 he collaborated with Cristian Vogel, what came out of these hardware jams was The Black E. Their output consisted of a twistedly jacking 12” on Sleep Debt and a CD on Seed Records, as well as gigs in London and Berlin.