Born in Cleveland Ohio and currently residing in Northern California. Ben Andres goes by many different aliases such as djriffraff, Riff Psyentific and Riff Deckard. Starting out DJing in the Sacramento underground hip hop scene at shows and parties in 1992, it was not long that he started recording live mixes along with hosting college radio at KDVS 90.3fm.
Recently Riff released music through the record label Selekta Recording with an EP called "Thermoptic Camouflage"
His tracks "Mind the Gap" and "Notting Hill Shag" are both featured on Selekta Recording's "Selekta Lounge" Vol. 3.
Mind the Gap
Notting Hill Shag
Riff merits not only stem to the producer and dj side of music but also leak into academia. In May 2016 Riff recieved a master of sociology degree from Humboldt State University. His master's thesis drew on the topic of technology and dj culture. It demonstrates how the progress of technology combind with computers has fragmented dj culture creating sub-cultures within a sub-culture.
Currently Riff continues to dj and produce Internationally and in his home area of Northern California and the surrounding area.
Duran Duran (Birmingham, UK)
Jeff Mills (Detroit, MI)
Mantronix (New York City, NY)
D-Styles (San Jose, CA)
Kraftwerk (Dusseldorf, DE)
Goldie (London, UK)
Arthur Baker (Boston, MA)
Public Enemy (Long Island, NYC, NY)
John Coltrane (Hamlet, NC)
A Tribe Called Quest (Queens NYC, NY)
J-Rocc (Los Angeles, CA)
Parliament (Plainfield, NJ)
DJ Premier (Brooklyn, NYC, NY)
Derrick May (Detroit, MI)
The Bomb Squad (Long Island, NYC, NY)
DJ Pooh (Los Angeles, CA)
Major Force Posse (Tokyo, JP)
DJ Shadow (Davis, CA)
80’s and 90’s KMEL DJ’s (San Francisco, CA)
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