DJ Ron Slomowicz: What does the name BK stand for?
BK: My initials, Ben Keen.
RS: Where did you get your start?
BK: I started working in a studio at the age of 16 as a tea boy and trainee engineer and gradually progressed into writing music for TV and film. I then started to do some engineering for Peter Pritchard at Media Records and this gave me the opportunity to produce my own material.
RS: How did you discover your sound?
BK: A friend took me to a club called Trade about 10 years ago and I saw Tony De Vit play.
RS: What's your fondest memory of a night of hearing Tony DeVit at Trade?
BK: There are so many good memories from there. But I remember hearing Tony play one of the first tunes I produced and the club going mad. I also remember him playing his own tune 'Are you ready' for the first time.
RS: Who inspired you to pursue hard house music as your production style?
BK: Tony De Vit of course, and also DJs like Ian M, Pete Wardmen and Steve Thomas.
RS: What's your favorite piece of studio gear?
BK: My Apple Mac.
RS: What software do you use in the studio - Protools? Logic? Cubase?
RS: What is the most frustrating aspect of production?
BK: Technology- it's great, but for me it's still not fast enough.
RS: How did you react to Radio One playlisting your track "Revolution"? I thought it was great.
RS: What remix are you most proud of?
BK: Too hard to say.
RS: Who are some of your favorite producers on the scene?
BK: Dave the Drummer, Guy McGaffer (Raw), Nick Sentience, Umek, Marco Bailey.
RS: Is there an artist that you would like to work with - a dream artist per se?
BK: Liam from the Prodigy, Judge Jules, and I would have loved to of worked with Tony De Vit
RS: Do you prefer DJing or working in the studio?
BK: I love them both the same.
RS: How did you make the move from production to DJing?
BK: I had always been a bedroom DJ and as my production got more popular I was getting requests to play. Eventually I got enough courage to give it a go and loved it.
RS: Everyone has a favorite song... not necessarily of the moment, but one that they always "come back to" over time... what's yours, and why?
BK: Depends what mood I'm in. Tony De Vit 'Are you ready.'