Supported by many other top tier artists such as Tiesto, Dannic, Blasterjaxx, Quintino and many more, he takes this episode of the Imminent Radioshow to a whole another level, through some spicy exclusive ID’s, and tracks by Brohug, Magnificence, TV Noise amongst others!
Having recently released “Gimme That” a track that received immediate support from Hardwell, Ben Ambergen is one of Portugal’s most wanted names and is definitely one which you won’t want to miss out on!
And of course, we took the time to briefly interview Ben Ambergen, allowing you to get to know him a bit better!
“How was your start as an artist?”
Funny thing is that i had a different start from most DJs and producers. Back in the day i was a promoter in night clubs in Lisbon. At the time, my hometown was one of good cities for electronic dance music. I would be at the booth every moment that could, trying to learn by watching DJ’s mixing. One of my best friends was one of the resident DJ’s at a night club i used to be a promoter and one day, while preparing the month schedule for the venue, i asked him to start teaching me how to mix. Practice a lot until got my shot in a small then night club and finally got to achieve my ultimate goal, having a gig in Meo Sudoeste. As producer, i started by having production classes with Rizzo from Putzgrilla. After that kept learning from Youtube and attended a Revealed Recordings masterclass in Miami.
“Who’s your biggest inspiration?”
I have and have had several inspirations through the years. Producers like Hardwell, Martin Garrix were my first big musical crushes internationally wise. In Portugal, Kura was and is the biggest inspiration that i have. Nowadays, Don Diablo, Magnificence and Steff Da campo are probably my favourite
“Which obstacles have you faced along the way and how did you surpass them?”
The biggest obstacle for me was to find myself as an artist, struggling to achieve my own sound, my vibe. Finding a way to be unique as artist isn’t easy for any producer. Standing out from the rest and being unique is the most difficult and yet the most important to achieve and it’s the way to get heard, supported, booked for gigs. Making music “alike” other artists is definitely not the way because nobody is better making “Hardwell’s style” than Hardwell or “Martin Garrix’s style” than Martin Garrix himself. Trying to find yourself can lead to frustating situations, anxiety, depression. Family and friends are the ones who keep your eyes in the prize. It’s because of them that I never gave up or taped out and they are the ones i’ll be always thanking.