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While some artists find strength in the world around them, others source it from within. It’s that kind of internal poise that’s led DJ and producer Ben Tom (a.k.a. Durben) from the legendary days of Northern California’s late 1990s underground rave scene to residencies and countless performances at San Francisco’s hottest clubs to his current role with Temple SF, the innovative SoMA headquarters of Temple nightclub, the Temple Music Group and Prana Restaurant. During his career, Ben has had the privilege of working with a host of influential production crews, DJs, producers and artists. After holding down residencies with rave world pioneers Feelgood Entertainment and Coolworld Entertainment, Ben continued his career with a series of residencies and bookings at high-profile Bay Area clubs & parties, including Peach, Temple, Remedy, Texture, Ruby Skye, Sound Factory, and Life. It was at the Glas Kat in 2000 that Ben first met Paul Hemming, the DJ and entrepreneur behind the Zen Compound and Temple Music Group. The two remain friends to this day, with Ben currently managing operations and music bookings at Temple nightclub.