Ben Tactic is a veteran dj & producer from Portland, Oregon. Both as a solo artist and half of the dj & production team ‘Tactic’, Ben has established himself as a versatile and forward thinking figure in the US dance music scene. Known for his great ear and ability to seamlessly move through genres and tempos, Ben’s dancefloor sensibility has taken him all over the United States from Hawaii to New York. He has performed at some of the best parties and clubs in the US along with prime time appearances at festivals like SXSW (Austin TX) and Decibel Festival (Seattle).
Ben’s production has garnered international attention with plays on London’s prestigious BBC Radio1 and KISS FM, Seattle’s KEXP and NYC’s East Village Radio. His production has made its way into the dj sets of Diplo, Sinden, Toddla T, Brodinski, Starkey, Jackmaster, Dave Nada, Cosmo Baker, J Boogie and many more. To date he has had remixes and original tracks released on labels such as Mad Decent, Dress 2 Sweat (now Numbers), Top Billin, Palms Out Sounds, Seclusiasis, Get Flavor, Rot10 Musik, and his own label Think 2wice.
In 2010 Ben, along with co-founder Lincolnup, established Bubblin; a groundbreaking event that features sounds from the house, garage, techno, grime and tropical bass continuum. Bubblin has become internationally recognized as one of North America’s definitive advocates for progressive club sounds. Over the years he has performed alongside genre defining artists such as Kode 9, Disclosure, Mt. Kimbie, Prefuse 73, Martyn, Ben UFO, Machinedrum, Jimmy Edgar, Kyle Hall, Lunice and many more.