Roche (3)

Real Name:
Ben Winans
SF based electronic musician and DJ. Roche's sound is the sound of improvisation and spontaneity, the distillation of innumerable live sets and studio jams. Always experimenting and innovating: crafting the sonic glue of synthesized psychedelia and warm drums that recall his past as a producer of hip-hop and breaks, Roche links the past with the future.

In 2012, Roche dropped a pair of well-received 12"s, one for L.A.'s burgeoning 100% Silk
imprint and the other for Hieroglyphic Being's wonderfully weird Mathematics Recordings out of Chicago. His works frequently show his love for exploratory, long-form composition paired with classic
house and techno sounds.

Since then, Roche has been busy in the studio exploring new sounds, playing shows and DJing all the while. In that time he released a 12" single on Icee Hot, an 12" EP on Jacktone Records, a second 12" and a cassette EP on 100% Silk, a second 12" on Mathematics, and most recently a 12" on the Hobo Camp label. He's also amassed a slow-but-surely growing number of online mixes and self-released tracks on SoundCloud and YouTube.

As a DJ, Roche takes inspiration from his forebears like Ron Hardy, Hieroglyphic Being, and Theo Parrish — curating with fewer boundaries and wider selections. Most Roche sets include tracks from many genres, and are as unpredictable as they are inspiring.

For the past 3 years, Roche has been hosting Run The Length Of Your Wildness, a weekly party every Monday night in San Francisco. The party was launched by Roche and Cherushii (who was lost in the Oakland Ghost Ship fire — rest in power) and is now a collaborative effort with many local artists working together to make every Monday special.
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SOLOS001 Roche (3) - What's Left album art Roche (3) What's Left(LP, Album) Solos Records SOLOS001 US 2003 Sell This Version
PLR01 Roche (3) - A Genuine Effort To Make You Comfortable album art Roche (3) A Genuine Effort To Make You Comfortable(File, WAV) Perfect Location Records PLR01 US 2018

Singles & EPs

SOLOS003 Roche (3) - Claiming Space album art Roche (3) & Louis (22) Roche (3) & Louis (22) - Claiming Space(12", EP) Solos Records SOLOS003 USA & Canada 2005 Sell This Version
SOLOS12 Roche (3) - Degage  album art Roche (3) Degage (CDr, EP + File, FLAC, MP3, WAV, EP) Solos Records SOLOS12 US 2010 Sell This Version
MATHEMATICS 065 Roche (3) Auragan EP(12", EP, Promo, W/Lbl) Mathematics Recordings MATHEMATICS 065 US 2012 Sell This Version
IH009 Roche (3) - Depths / Seers  album art Roche (3) Depths / Seers Icee Hot IH009 US 2014 Sell This Version
JKTN006 Roche (3) - AXT album art Roche (3) AXT(12", EP) Jacktone JKTN006 2016 Sell This Version
HOBO-004 Roche (3) - Sity To Sky EP album art Roche (3) Sity To Sky EP(12", EP) Hobo Camp HOBO-004 US 2016 Sell This Version
MATH 092 Roche (3) - Building A Place Of Surrender album art Roche (3) Building A Place Of Surrender(12") Mathematics Recordings MATH 092 US 2016 Sell This Version
OPST-004 Roche (3) - Roche & Elexos Park album art Roche (3) & Elexos Park Roche (3) & Elexos Park - Roche & Elexos Park(Cass, EP) Outpost R & T OPST-004 US 2017 Sell This Version
VDR001 Roche (3) - Solicitude album art Roche (3) Solicitude(12") Vinyl Dreams Records (2) VDR001 US 2019 Sell This Version
JKTN060 Roche (3) - Integral Synthesia Sessions Vol. I album art Roche (3) Integral Synthesia Sessions Vol. I(3xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Jacktone JKTN060 2019
HOBO-031 Roche (3) -  Life Is Beautiful  album art Roche (3) Life Is Beautiful (EP) Hobo Camp HOBO-031 2021 Sell This Version

DJ Mixes

716-92 Roche (3) - Sound Source Mix album art Roche (3) Sound Source Mix(File, MP3, Mixed, 320) 716lavie 716-92 France 2013


JKTN062 Roche (3) - Integral Synthesia Sessions Vol. III album art Roche (3) Integral Synthesia Sessions Vol. III(2xFile, MP3, 320) Jacktone JKTN062 USA, Canada & Europe 2019
JKTN061 Roche (3) - Integral Synthesia Sessions Vol. II album art Roche (3) Integral Synthesia Sessions Vol. II(3xFile, MP3, 320) Jacktone JKTN061 2019