Friday, February 29, 2008

Breakspoll 2008 Results


No win for us, which wasnt suprising to be honest :) but heres the rest of the winners...

This years winners are:

Best Album

Paranoid Prophets -ILS

Best Single

System Addict - Plump Djs

Best Remix

Autobots + Screwface - Flesh Eater (General Midi remix)

Best Label

Fingerlickin Records

Best Live Act

Atomic Hooligan

Best Producer

Plump DJs

Best DJ

Stanton Warriors

Breakthrough Producer

Alex Metric

Breakthrough Label


Breakthrough DJ

Plaza de Funk

Best Large Club / Event

Eargasm @ Fabric

Best Small Club / Event


Radio Station

NSB Radio

Radio Show

Annie Nightingale

Best Retailer

Knowhow Records

Best website

Outstanding Contribution to Breakbeat

Paul Arnold

hopefully my faithfull minions will be sending me some video footage of the awards so I'll upload them as and when i get them.

Again thanks to everyone who voted for us this year, hopefully we will sweep the awards next year.


Free Tune Friday - Axoim 'We Are Analogue"


Proper crate digging on this one. A collaboration between me and Lex and tech house extraordinaire Lewis Hopkin (Aquaculture, Ortus, Airgap). Epic progressive breaks massive in a kinda Zabiela, Hybrid esq way.

Axoim 'We Are Analogue" [16.5meg 320 mp3] via zshare

I have a feeling this is possibly the first tune me and Lex worked on. Skilz :D


Thursday, February 28, 2008

"Talented Twosome Bid For Top Award"


TWO talented Exeter DJs are competing against famous household names for an international music award.

Ben Ervine and Alex Shellard — aka Ben & Lex — have been nominated in the Best Radio Show category at this year’s International Breakbeat awards.

The pair, who host the fortnightly Beatz & Bobz internet radio show on, are up against Radio 1 DJs Annie Nightingale and Annie Mac, Kiss FM’s Jay Cunning and the Strongarm Sessions hosted by Elite Force.

They have been hosting their show for six years but this is the first time they have been nominated at the event. The ceremony takes place at Fabric in London tonight. Note: thurs feb 28

Alex said: “We are very pleased to be nominated alongside professionals of that calibre. Nominations were decided by a public vote, which means a lot”

The friends have been DJing together for around 10 years and also make their own music. They have their own record label, Ape, as well as releasing their music through Exeter-based label Functional.

They are resident DJs at Beatz & Bobz, one of the country’s longest-running breakbeat nights, and are currently hosting a show on Exeter’s community radio station, Phonic 106.2 FM, as part of the Vibraphonic festival.

The awards show is tonight @ Fabric in London so I'll post up all the winners in the morning.


Wednesday, February 27, 2008

[] The Ben & Lex Show - 20/02/08


Hurrah.. less ramabling then usual as young lexy was at home tucked up in bed, or in fact running to and fro from the toilet, as he was very, very ill.. No man flu this time.. proper Ill... anyways I held the fort this week and randomly talked the slight rubbish and played the following....

01. A Tribe Called Quest 'Scenario'Happy Mondays 'Step On'
02. Happy Mondays 'Step On'
03. Deerhoof 'The Perfect Me'
04. M.I.A. 'Paper Planes (Original Chorus Mix)'
05. Battles 'Diamond'
06. LFO 'Flu Shot'
07. Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip 'The Beat That My Heart Skipped'
08. Cut Chemist 'The Audience Is Listening Theme Song'
09. Squarepusher 'Come On My Selector'
10. Humb '99 Flake Soundbwoy'
11. Maxwell 'I Found U (High Contrast 'Old Skool Revenge Mix)'
12. Whitey 'Y.U.H.2.B.M.'
13. Bis 'Kandy Pop'
14. Sonic Youth '100%'
15. DNA 'DNA'
16. Cinematic Orchestra 'Theme Reprise'
17. Justice 'Phantom'
18. The Pixies 'Debasser'
19. Primal Scream 'Jail Bird (Chemical Brothers Mix)'
20. Stone Roses 'Fools Gold'
21. The Soup Dragons 'I'm Free'
22. Slyde 'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (Twockers Remix)'
23. OH SNAP!! 'Bill Cosby Sweater (Hostage Remix)'
24. Bass Kleph 'Bump Uglies (Stupid Fresh 'Wizard In Oz' Mix)'
25. Crookers 'Massive (Bonus Jump Around Mix)
26. Stupid Fresh 'Stretch The Canvas'
27. Sabres Of Paradise 'Bubble & Slide (Nightmare On Wax Mix)'
28. Ride 'Mouse Trap'

I'm working on getting copies of the archives of these shows for either just downloads or if we get a regular show, a podcast, so hopefully before I fly off to Austrlia to become married man I'll have something to tied you all over :D

Fingers crossed me and Lex with be both back next Wednesday, the 4th of March, to talk more rubbish then play tunes...

till then,


p.s. I'm blogging this from the Phoenix bar and my god people who hang out here are pretenious DICKS haha ;) do i finish my beer or randomly throw it at someone... hmmm

[] Ben & Lex 8-10 pm


Yay were back, well I say we.. its only me as lexy is gay ill. Anyways I is back tonight on from 8-10pm playing a whole range of stuff from breakcore, rock, hip-hop, some proper wonky house/techno stuff and a lil bit of mega rave...

Will be odd doing the show on my own as Ill have no one to talk to :( boo so email me during the show at to keep me company.


Metro Boy | | 26/02/08


'Super Extendo' bleep-fest of a show this week from the Metro Boy on All the classics plus loads of new tunes from Great Stuff, Wagon Repair and Faste.

Jamthechannel will be doing the show throughout March with there brand of Wonky Fidgit House so this is the last Metro Boy show till April so make sure you get your Bleep fix by downloading this show.

01. Booka Shade 'Mandarine Girl (Konrad Black, Troy Pierce and HeartThrob Remix )' [Get Physical]
02. Lutzenkirchen 'Mimic' [Great Stuff]
03. Frankie 'Dontact' [Faste]
04. Lutzenkirchen 'Paperboy (D Nox & Beckers Remix)' [Great Stuff]
05. Luca Bacchetti 'What Ever' [Wagon Repair]
06. Christian Smith and John Selway 'Transit Time (Dubfire Remix)' [Sino]
07. Joseph Capriati 'C'est La Vie' [Analytic Trail]
08. Dusty Kid 'The Twister (Nathan Detriot Edit)' [Southern Fried]
09. Mike Shannon 'Valence' [Wagon Repair]
10. Audiojack 'Enter The Drum' [2020 Vision]
11. Rainer Weichold 'Bamboo (Format B Remix)' [Great Stuff]
12. Mode Selektor 'The Black Block' [BPitch]
13. Series02 'Series02' [Series02]
14. Erzog 'Travel Together (Jamie Stevens Remix)' [Blurred Vision]
15. Underworld 'Beautiful Burnout (Mark Knight Dub)' [Different Recordings]
16. Burnski 'Skip Tha (SLG Remix)' [Morris Audio]
17. Perc and Fractal 'Up' [Kompakt]
18. Plastikman 'Spastik (Dubfire Rework)' [M_nus]
19. James Mowbray and D.Ramirez 'I Choose Anger (H-Man Remix)' [Four Twenty Records]
20. Wink 'Sprung Minimism' [Ovum]
21. Chris Liebing 'Pukkelbop' [CLR]
22. Dad Life 'This Machine Kills Breakfasts' [Alphabet City]
23. Chris Liebing 'D' [CLR]
24. Dubfire 'Roadkill' [Toolroom]
25. Wink 'Dont Laugh (Richie Santana and Peter Bailey Remix)' [Nervous]


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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Metro Boy | | 26/02/08


Ill be ripping up the Bleepy Techno tonight on Join me :)

Join me tonight on for my final show before I go off to Australia for 3 weeks. All the usual bleepy techno and loopyness that I always play from 6 till 8pm plus some news on the new remix projects I'm working on.

Time: 18:00 - 20:00 (GMT)
Chat: Chat Room

While I'm away getting married I'll be leaving you in the very capable hands of the Jamthechannel crew with there blend of jacking acid house, so don't forget to tune in as always while I'm away.

Metro Out.

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Monday, February 25, 2008

Audio Bullies, Ben & Lex + More



Holditdown Presents The Audio Bullies

Robert Strauss
Ben & Lex

Lemon Grove (Exeter Uni)
Tickets £12.50 available from Onion Heart, Solo, Reform, and online at &



Sunday, February 24, 2008

Fan Art


haha this is wicked :) Thanks to Smof for this one.

Ooh and Coast was a top notch rave up as well ... now its time to sleep zzzzz


Friday, February 22, 2008

Ben & Lex 'Turn It Around' Out Now


Wooo our tune 'Turn It Around' on Wut Eva has got its digital release featured on the awesome Beatport site. Sadly I don't have any clips of the tune at hand.. but if you can listen (and buy the release) on the beatport site

Wut Eva Website | Myspace


B&B Show Nominated At Breakspoll



What can I say..... Both me and Lex are super chuffed to be in the nominations at this years Breakspoll Awards for 'Best Radio Show'. And just look the other contenders. The chancing of winning are slim tho I reckons as were up against Radio One and DJs haha but hey, you never know ;)

Best Radio Show
Annie Mac
Annie Nightingale
Beatz & Bobz Show hosted by Ben & Lex
Jay Cunning
Strongarm Sessions hosted by Elite Force

A huge, huge thank you for everyone who took the time to vote for us this year, we truly are honored.

Check out the full list of nominations for this years Breakspoll awards.


Free Tune Friday | 'Broken (Bubaking Bootleg Mix)'


A new feature I'm going to be doing on this blog is 'Free Tune Friday'. Basically I'll be trawling through loads of unreleased booties, tunes and remixes from me and Lex and giving them away for free. Aren't I Nice.

Anyways to start of I've found this fun old rave booty from the Bubaking boys of our tune Broken. Plus due to popular demand I've re-uploaded the tunes I gave away free the other week as 320 mp3s

Ben & Lex 'Broken (Bubaking Bootleg Mix)

Ben & Lex 'Broken'

Ben & Lex 'Pimp'

More free tunage over the coming Fridays include remixes of Dreadzone, Silken, Stabilizer, full tunes from me and Lex plus 'Break The Pressure', 'Love Story', 'Phat Beat' bootlegs and so much more.


Coast | 26/02/08 @ The Hub . Plymouth


After ripping Plymouth a new hole the other month when we supported Aquasky @ Coast they have asked us to return.

Ive got loads of freaking bad ass booty bouncing club smasher to let loose so if you i Plymouth this weekend get your arse down to the Hub, full details here.

Benny. | The Ben & Lex Show | 20/02/08


Now that has started again I'll be resurrecting the old blog and hopefully be archiving all our shows plus the Rinseout and Jamthechannels shows

You can check out the our latestfull tracklisting (and hopefully archive soon)


Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Fancy an Wii, PSP or other random junk


To afford my holiday/wedding/honeymoon in Australia i is selling my stuff on ebay :(

Nintendo Wii + Wii Play, Wii Sports & Zelda + More

Sony PSP, Everybody Golf & 2x Grand Theft Auto Games

Netgear DG834PN Rangemax ADSL Wireless Modem Router

Twister Medical Bell R/C Helicopter

Panasonic NV-GS17 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Official Strategy Guide

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell | Prima's Official Strategy

Zelda Ocarina Of Time | Brady Games Official Strategy


Monday, February 18, 2008

Radio Overload


Not only am I on NSB Radio for your fortnightly Beatz and Bobz show but I'm also on for the next four weeks.

Its been a while, well a year, but the foolish people of have let me and Lex back on the airwaves.

We've got a new time slot of Wednesday 8pm till 10pm and to be honest we have no plan what so ever of what to play but you can expect everything from Drum & Bass, Techno, Indie, Rock, Ambient Noodlings haha anything really.

So if you in Exeter tune into 106.8fm or if your on the internet visit and tune in.

Check out my Phonic Blog to hear past shows keep an ear out for the archives of our new show :)


Friday, February 15, 2008

Ben & Lex's Tuna Chart | Beatport


Blimey its all go here today.

Check out our newest chart on Beatport, featuring tracks from Splitloop, Dusty Kid, Plastikman, The Body Snatcher, Recktchordz and of course us ;)


Indiana Jones 4


Woo hoo .. I can't wait for this :) :) :) :)

But if Lucas bollocks this up like he did with the new Star Wars films (Phantom, Clones & the other one, whose name escapes me as it was so god damn crap) I'll travel to America and kick him square in the nuts, repeatedly.


Front Page Action On Beatport


Well maybe not the front page but at least a featured release on the Breaks page :)

Also thanks to everyone who came to the site and downloaded the free tunes I put up the other day. Hurrah quadrupled the visitor count in one post.

Much more free tunage on its way, maybe the odd remix that was never released as well.


Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Sante Fe 'Lado Ve (Ben & Lex Remix)'


Just seen this pop up on Beatport. Sante Fe 'Lado Ve (Ben & Lex Remix)' Ha-ha I didnt even know it was out yet so I don't have much info on it other then we've done a remix ;)

Check out the Sango Music site for more info


QR codes


Anyone got a phone that can read these?


Ben & Lex 'Tuna' Out Now


Yay brand new release from Ben & Lex for 2008 is out now...

Polar Red proudly welcome the return of Ben & Lex with a fresh slab of prime TUNA! Bred exclusively for the dancefloor in the wilds of deepest Exeter, Tuna is a rolling monster of gargantuan proportions, enough to feed a hungry dancefloor for a year.

Label honcho’s 601 then get out the knives and slice and dice the original into a heavy pulsating track that grows and grows into a seething payoff that is guaranteed to cause damage whenever it is unleashed.

Released exclusively via Beatport on the 12th of February Polarr007 is already causing waves in the breaks scene, with full support from Jay Cunning, DJ Quest and many more of the scene’s biggest players.

Buy it now from Beatport

Ben & Lex 'Tuna' 96kbps

Ben & Lex 'Tuna (601 Remix)' 96kbps


Design Work


Anyone want any design/web work done? I'm on the look out for more freelance work at the moment, if you head over to my portfolio 'Gak Design' you can see what I can do. Websites, Email Flyers, Posters et I can do them all :)

So if you like what you see and fancy getting in touch, email me.


2 Free Ben & Lex Tunes


I've been thinking about this for a while and as me and Lex are about to release a double header on APE in the coming month, I thought I'd give away these 2 tunes for free as a bit of free promotion.

Originally released as a mix on the Nuskoolbreaks Compilation and never released as seperate tracks I present to you Broken and Pimp two super ancient cuts from back in the day, well 2003/2004 ish I think, from Ben & Lex.

8 DJ's and 16 tracks together in the mix! Each DJ mixing their 2 selected tracks together and then handing it over to the next DJ to do his mix - a real 'mash up' capturing the essence of a breaks night.

The compilation is still available from Rumour Records and HMV



Both links are for 192kbs mp3s and will expire after 7 days or 100 downloads


Metro Boy | | 12/02/08 | Archive


Thanks to the internet, well my router really, my show was just an hour long this week. Boo. But its not all that bad as I cram in some of my favourite tunes into a sweet hour long mix featuring Plastikman, Dubfire, Wink and Chris Liebing to name a few.

check out the Metro Boy Blog for the download link and tracklisting


Thursday, February 7, 2008

Breakbeat TV


annoyingly its moved to a new host.. but hopefully I'll have it all back online soon