UK house artist Ben Rainey reveals uplifting new track ‘Be Your Girl’

Ben Rainey is being tipped as the UKs next big breakout dance star. The Hull-based artist has dropped a new single today, his first for Positiva / EMI, ‘Be Your Girl’.



The idea for the track came to Ben after playing a DJ gig in Liverpool last winter. “We played in a converted church and the vibe was massive vocals, feel good pianos with classic house melodies. The energy was crazy,” he explains. “‘Be Your Girl’ is uplifting piano house with a classic house touch, the chords are very 90s sounding and I think it will appeal to old school and up-and-coming alike!”

Ben created the track at his home studio in Hull, and he remains fiercely proud of his northern heritage. Growing up between two of Hull’s most colourful estates just before social media and technology took over the world has given him a grounded view of the world. “I am so lucky to have spent everyday of my childhood outside playing football, rugby, biking and sneaking out past my curfew to play another game of heads and volleys.”  Ben has also made a name for himself in his hometown by becoming the official DJ for Hull City Football Club, playing sets pitch-side before matches at the MKM Stadium.

In addition to his love for music, Ben is an ambassador for the men’s mental health charity ‘Andy’s Man Club’. Getting involved initially after the tragic loss of his best friend, Ben found the organisation to be hugely supportive and has since become a part of the team himself, raising thousands of pounds through his own music and DJ sets, something he is keen to continue into the future. “My goal is to help encourage the younger people in my audience to talk more, seek help and stop anyone going through what my friend, myself, and all of our family and friends went through, that is my driving force.”