Obsessed with hip-hop from the age of 12, Ben Murphy caught the music bug early and started collecting records of all kinds as a teenager.
Immersing himself in club culture, drum & bass, techno and trip-hop, he voraciously consumed music magazines, and set his sights on becoming a writer, specialising in electronic and dance sounds.
After writing reviews and features for blogs and online fanzines, he became news editor at DJ Magazine, and eventually editor-in-chief at the title.
He has been writing about music for over 20 years and has contributed to The Guardian, Crack, Time Out, Bandcamp Daily, Knowledge, Electronic Sound, FACT, Red Bull Music Academy, Clash, i-D and Vinyl Factory.
His first book, co-authored with Carl Loben, was Renegade Snares, a wide-ranging history of drum & bass.