“Drum & Bass is about the community and about the good vibes, bringing people together and having the best time. Writing some good music.“
Ben Downton (Low:r)
This is how producer and DJ Ben Downton describes his passion for the genre. Having grown up in a musical family, from a young age Ben experimented with many instruments such as the violin and bass guitar. In 2004 his brother bought him a copy of Cakewalk SONAR and it showed him the way into making Electronica, Dub and Minimal-Dubstep. Under the alias ‘Morah’ he produced and played Dubstep around the UK and Belgium. However, it wasn’t until around 2011, when Ben started to dabble with faster tempos. Together with a friend, Locustlang, Ben wrote the techy, 4 track EP, “Sentinel,” which broke into Drum & Bass Arena’s top 10 charts and was supported by Phil Tangent.
In 2016 a switch of aliases to ‘Low:r’ was the start of a bigger things for the Sussex-based producer. Releases on Such Music, Different Drumz and then on Soul Deep Recordings kickstarted a career in the DNB scene. In May 2017, Low:r opened his account on Terra Firma with the bouncy track ‘Harmonize It’ taken from the Terra Firma: Vol. 1 compilation. Two months later, his two-track EP ‘Heron’s Skankout / Do It’ featuring Degs released on the label receiving a great response. Many originals, remixes and an EP later, Low:r has never looked back since and it currently one of the hottest producers in the Drum & Bass scene.