Michael Douglas presents Ben Rau (Sat 08/07)

Coming all the way from Berlin/Germany to bring the heat to our winter in Perth, Michael Douglas is proud to present Ben Rau! [Knee Deep In Sound/Inkal/Meta]

Limited Door Sales available.

Doors at 10pm.


If Ben Rau has a knack for getting to the heart of what the dancefloor wants and needs, it’s because he’s spent more than his fair share of time on it. With releases on labels including Knee Deep in Sound, his own INKAL imprint and the iconic BBE Music, plus gigs all over the world everywhere from Amnesia to Glastonbury, BPM to Pitch Festival and a previous Fuse residency, his is a dancefloor journey that is decades in the making.

Coming all the way from England and now making Perth her home, we welcome the debut of The Duchess! Dani has been heavily involved in the Perth house music scene promoting and playing in several events across the city. Apart from a contagious smile, she brings a bag full of groovy tunes.

To complete the line-up the usual trouble makers Snb and Le Monteiro, watch out!
Oh! And if you’re new here, allow yourself to set your expectations high for an elevated night of house music.

Come as you are, or use this as an excuse to wear the party inside your wardrobe in another dimension.


Born in Berlin and raised in the countryside of North Germany, he first fell for music listening to the likes of Michael Jackson and Issac Hayes on American Forces Network Radio before discovering hip hop in his early teens.

“Where I grew up in Germany, there weren’t that many black people around,” says Ben “So I think I was always looking for role models to follow in music.” With an older brother who was already into electronic music, by the mid-’90s, Ben found himself at the heart of
one of the most exciting moments in musical history, as Berlin opened up to the sounds of house, techno and trance in the wake of the Berlin Wall falling.

Eventually moving to London in the mid-2000s with a steely determination to make it as a DJ, Ben won a mix competition in the dance music magazine IDJ, judged by Nic Fancuili, before beginning to pick up gigs and make a name for himself in the capital.

As the minimal sound began to spread through London and the UK, Ben teamed up with Enzo Siragusa to play ‘a small party in a pub in Clapham’ before eventually becoming a resident at Fuse in 98 Feet East as Enzo’s brand began to grow. With the Fuse brand becoming a phenomenon, Ben decided it was time to focus on learning to produce too, initially working with Justin Drake of Peace Division before heading back to Berlin in the mid-2010s and investing in his own studio space.

Launching label INKAL in 2016 to release his own music (followed by Meta to release music by others), Ben’s releases quickly gained attention, with his vinyl releases quickly selling out and digital releases reaching the upper echelons of the Beatport charts including a No.1 in 2020, plus earning plaudits from DJs including Seth Troxler and Darius Syrosian. In 2020 he released ‘The Player’, his first release on Hot Since 82’s label Knee Deep in Sound which hit number two on the overall Beatport chart and he followed that up in 2022 with his debut album for Knee Deep in Sound, a groove-laden affair with shades of classic French filter house Breakbeats Deep and Melodic House, as part of their 8-Track series.


Michael Douglas is a diverse and multicultural place where people come together to reject that monotony of every day and embrace a good party, because…why not?!


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