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Here we reach the milestone that is Explorations 40


And to bring it home we have rising star Ben Parkes.

When a young Ben Parkes first discovered the electro sounds of Justice, Fisher Spooner and The Presets, he didn’t think it would lead him to where he is now. Resident at QT Hotel and spinning all over Auckland, Ben has built a reputation for effortlessly crossing genre. He was honoured to open up for KLP and Franky Wah… his schedule is getting busier and busier.

Although a self-proclaimed techno lover, he’s just as comfortable playing house and disco and anything in between. He cites Auckland’s Dylan C as a big influence:


“The way the man mixes genres together that you would never dream of playing in front of a large crowd always blew my mind.”


He also follows the lead of global titans of the scene, Maceo Plex and Hot Since 82.

On this fine mix for LO-FI, we get to hear Bens interpretation of the LO-FI Sound, and what a mix it is. Upfront dance floor friendly cuts that will please ears and hips alike.


Welcome to the LO-FI Fam Ben.

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