The cinematic and mysterious style of Bastian Benjamin sends you to a surreal world. A mix of Electronica, Bass, Ambient, and Trip-Hop results in a unique blend that gives you strong feelings of melancholia. The sound draws inspiration from Clark, Forest Swords, Lorn, and Massive Attack.
The cinematic vibes are a coming from Bastian’s childhood where he used to compose his music on the piano. His piano teacher taught him how to tell stories with only a couple of notes. It was because of his father that Bastian discovered making electronic music at a young age. In his teenage years, Bastian experimented with a lot of different styles and techniques. This mindset of constantly experimenting is now the starting point for every project. Bastian released his debut single Come Close at the age of 18. From there on his sound matured a lot in a very short amount of time.
"His vision is to create projects that are timeless and can be experienced by everyone."
One year later, Bastian got to participate in 'Popronde' a national festival that travels 41 different cities in the Netherlands. This was the perfect way to do many hours of performing and to develop his live show. At that same time, his new project Artificial Heaven got released. This project marks an essential point in Bastian's life where he started to direct his own music videos. The video was made together with the motion artist 'Ibrah Silas Jackson' with whom Bastian also started working on another project shortly after that.
That project is called Mantra and it was shot together with 21 dancers in a church.
You can really feel the influences of interdisciplinary arts in Bastian Benjamin's live performances. He started a collaboration with german dancer 'Hannah Mahler' in January 2020. The live performances are including visuals that Bastian created together with music producer and VJ 'Absent Chronicles'. This new live performance gives a peek into the new sound of Bastian Benjamin.
Besides the live show, Bastian performs in clubs behind the decks with his dancefloor-ready tracks. The underground Berlin sounds in these bass-heavy beats are meant to get lost in.