Gus Dapperton Collaborator Beshken Shares New Song CURSED
Fresh off a sold out Fall tour in support of Gus Dapperton, today, NYC-based, LA-born producer Beshken shares "Cursed," the latest single from the artist and the first taste of his forthcoming debut album Aisle of Palm. The song explores the curse of living like you're dead due to an obsession with success. How can one live in the moment when dreaming about the future? Click HERE to listen to the song now.
Ben Shirken (a.k.a. Beshken) grew up in Los Angeles, where artists like Shlohmo, Teebs, Flying Lotus and iconic evenings like The Low End Theory created a musical foundation to which he was drawn. In L.A., Shirken was part of the group Partytime, remixing Corbin (Spooky Black) and Ryan Hemsworth. The duo performed with artists like Suicideyear, Karman, Girl Pool, and Groundislava at The Smell, Pehrspace, and other art spaces around the city.
In 2015, Shirken moved to New York and began performing in the city's D.I.Y. scene, where his multi-instrumental and ever-evolving live shows brought him to hallowed venues like Palisades, Elsewhere, and the now-closed Cameo Gallery. While he shared bills with electronic musicians like Macintosh Plus and XXYYXX, Shirken also played with bands like Men I Trust, Crumb, and recently toured with Gus Dapperton. Additionally, Ben established himself as a DJ in New York, spinning eclectic sets of house and techno at The Lot Radio, Good Room and NTS Radio. Forthcoming album Aisle of Palm signifies an exciting stage in Beshken's career that underscores his versatility as a producer and honesty as a songwriter.