Ben Smithson AKA 'D-ranged' is 27 year old Cornish producer Benjamin Smithson; who has been crafting his production skills since back in 2000. Hearing the sounds of the nuskool breakbeat movement was enough for Ben to focus on creating sound. Bens first release was with the Newquay based House & breaks label 'Play Recordings 'D-ranged' EP 'To The Floor'
following this were a long line of Heavy bassline breakbeat releases, with labels such as: Unstable,DownBeat,Mechanoise,Basstard and Bomtraxx; D-ranged moved throughout the scene, dropping tracks such as 'A love song' which rocked dance floors worldwide and helped begin the Dj caree, seeing D-ranged play nation and world wide, Playing to crowds of thosands at night such as 'Drop Beat not Bombs'. Along with his breakbeat work, D-ranged has worked in the electro scene under the name Benhashkey working with lables Breakin Even. His first single as benhash key 'Saulted' hit number 1 in many stores worldwide.
2008 saw D-ranged take a year out to write techno, house and hip hop. Now starting 2009 he has set his sites back to breaks and after seeing and an inspirational set by Rusko at the Glade festival summer of 2008, D-ranged is turning his hand to dubstep and will have his first release out in 2009 along with a stream of singles and remixes following his heavy breaks sound.