August 7, 2020

Dear Stratos fans,

It goes without saying that a while might have to pass before a vaccine is found for this outbreak, and we are all freed from our confines. Inherently, this also means an indefinite period before the Stratos Ensemble can attend or perform at physical...

September 28, 2016


Ever since the concert at Alva's Showroom, Dean has been mixing a full set of music by the Stratos Ensemble to give to you all as a free download. Nab it while it's there. It's to show our thanks for supporting the band!

The set is roughly 45 minutes of improv...

December 15, 2014

The Stratos Ensemble (The Dean De Benedictis Ensemble) improvising a piece together that features one of Dean's voice-sample solos. 

Brock Bowers - drums 
Carl Royce - bass & loops 
Daniel Coffeng - guitar & guitar synth 
Jim Goetsch (aka Subversive Element) - saxopho...

December 1, 2014

There is a new fundraiser compilation out that's extremely comprehensive (long), featuring some of the most influencial names in alternative electronic music, and we have a track on there.  It's a rather bitter-sweet ensemble piece (not electronic), which fits.  The co...

November 2, 2014

As the title suggests, we recently did an album with electro-jazz experimental artist Subversive Element, which was released on his small label Psychosomatic Rec. Once a thriving part of the LA electrinica scene, Psychosomatic Records released albums by LA ambient arti...

October 2, 2014

As the title suggests, it will be a collaborative album with Jim Goetsch, aka Subversive Element, and will be entitle "3 2 14," which was the date the session was recorded.  It will also be carried by Psychosomatic Records and you can look for it on CDBaby! More update...

July 16, 2014

A couple of weeks ago in Hollywood, 6/29/14.



July 9, 2014

As you can see, our gig at the Vaucluse Lounge - a bar that used to be Charlie Chaplin's mansion - was mission accomplished.  We can't even discribe how much, but of course if you were there, you know.  Thanks to the fans who attended!  You deffinitely vocalized to us...

June 18, 2014

For anyone who's been wondering what's been happening with the band over the last few months, everything is still poppin' and planned.


Dean had to take a brief hiatus for some sound design work and a Surface 10 album, but everything is still in motion.  The band got to...

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