Hongkong-raised/Malaysia-based BadBoyBen is a DJ/Producer who is one of the most prominent faces on the South-East Asian clubbing circuit.
He’s already toured internationally and performed alongside a whole host of world-class artists and DJs such as - Craig David, Sven Vath (Cocoon), Chris Fortier (Fade, Bedrock) and many more.
Not content with just DJing, Ben made the leap into production in 2001 and formed Funkshoppe Records. Overseeing every aspect of the label from music production to graphic design to signing new talent, Ben quickly put Funkshoppe on the world map and established himself as one of the most influential people on the Malaysian dance music scene.
He was named Malaysia’s First Superstar DJ and one of Malaysia’s 17 Most Outstanding Individuals in 2005 by one of the country’s most-respected lifestyle guides - FACES Magazine.
Ben also hosted Malaysia’s biggest dance music show, MOVE, from 2003-2006 on 98.8FM, one of Malaysia’s largest radio stations with an audience in excess of 1.6 million listeners.
Making this transition from club DJ to radio personality has allowed Ben to reach an even greater audience and garner an even greater fan base. It would be a gross understatement to say that his influence reaches far beyond the four walls of any club.
Proving that good dance music knows no boundaries, Ben has performed in the most credible clubs all over the world, from Hongkong to Shanghai, Singapore, London, Barcelona and everywhere in between. He is a DJ who is highly rated by all those who have heard his dirty, hip-house sets.
His energy infects his music through and through, and his performances are always an exciting ride from beginning to end. He has constantly gained respect and praise from peers with his technical ability and eclectic selection that never ceases to surprise punters and professionals alike.
Apart from being one of Southeast Asia’s most prominent DJ/Producers, Ben owns/operates Dope Distribution Co. Ltd., a world-renowned urban fashion distribution company that puts him at the forefront of the streetwear industry’s A-list.
Having only started Dope in 2006, the company has rapidly built up an incredible roster of the top independent streetwear labels in the world such as Know1edge, Fiberops, Hellz Bellz, Crooks & Castles and many more.
Dope has quickly become a world-wide phenomenon, and any products that Dope has released have been snapped up savvy scenesters instantly.
Planning for the future, Ben has taken Dope and Funkshoppe to the next level with the creation of What’s Good?
What’s Good? is Dope’s physical retail environment and is an integration of good fashion and good music into a unique physical space. With locations in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, What’s Good? gives Southeast-Asian scenesters a chance to be exposed to the latest streetwear and dance music from around the world in a fun and friendly enviroment.