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Washington DC area native, DFMO (Ben Ogden), is a multi-talented DJ and Producer with interests in numerous genres of dance music including deep, soulful and tech house. Ogden was drawn to dance and electronic music as a kid when he began programming and beat production on an 8-bit Atari 800 computer. Over the years, he amassed a studio of analog synths and recording gear which he has used in the production of rich, deep electronica for numerous personal projects as well as other local artists.
Growing up as a brass player, drummer, and music collector, Ogden’s influences became rooted early in genres such as jazz, reggae, ska and soul. He shared his unique sound by playing drums, guitar and horns in numerous bands in DC and the West Coast throughout the late 90’s and 2000’s. Taking a break from the band dynamic, Ogden moved to Panamá, Central America, where his appreciation for rich, organic sounds and beats would only grow. While his musical style has meandered through minimal, ambient and even experimental, he has always returned to his original love of house music.
Ogden’s keen ear led him to the DJ booth where his passion for deep, soulful dance is apparent in the music he shares on the dance floor each outing. DFMO, the dance floor make out, is about the dynamic between the dance floor, the beat, and you.