Tuesday, April 29, 2008

OOTV Show Take Over


I took over the OOTV show last night on Brap.fm and decided to do an old skool indie show...

Blur 'Bang'
Jesus Jones 'Maryland'
James 'Come Home'
Ride 'Leave Them All Behind'
Charlatans 'I Never Want An Easy Life'
Senseless Things 'Easy To Smile'
Elastica 'Stutter'
Neds Atomic Dustbin 'Kill Your Remix'
Adorable 'Sistine Chapel Ceiling'
PWEI 'Dance Of The Mad (Feet On Heat)'
Ride 'Mousetrap'
PWEI 'Touched By The Hand Of Cicciolina (Extra Time Mix)
Inspiral Carpets 'Saturn 5'
Blur 'Pop Scene'
The Soup Dragons 'Im Free (12" Mix)'
Stone Roses 'Fools Gold 9.53'
Verve 'Shes A Superstar'
PWEI 'Karmadrome'
Jesus Jones 'Right Here, Right Now'
Charlatans 'The Only One I Know'
Neds Atomic Dustbin 'Intact'
Wonderstuff 'Dont Let Me Down Gently'
Primal Scream 'Come Together'

Ahh the memories.. haha

You can download the archive here


Mr Minimax - Knights Move Thinking


Still recovering from my fantastic weekend up in London for Martyns Birthday which involved a big knees up with the NSB massive @ Herbal on the Friday and then watching trendy bands, Munch Munch and Jape, on Saturday.

Far too much beer was consumed over the weekend and now I'm very poor. So the only thing that go me through the train journey home was the new 'Free' Myuzyk release.

"A phenomenon similar to derailment of thought or loosening of associations, is characterized by odd, tangential associations between ideas that lead to disruptions." The music within this release displays these characteristics, known as Knights Move Thinking. Sparse drums collide with edits and bass deployments whilst elsewhere beautiful piano keys dance with twitching rhythms across firing synapses. Mr Minimax deftly flirts with techno, electronica and dubstep and makes it seem like a fluid relationship. Released on his ninteenth birthday, this is his gift for you to explore time and again."

You can get it from here all for free


Friday, April 25, 2008

The Mega Rave | Mash-Up Jackin Sessions | 24/04/08


Blimey that was one extreme mega rave.. nice one all for tuning in... heres the track listing and the archive and the podcast will be coming very very soon for all those you missed the live show.

01. Freq Nasty vs Bassnectar 'Viva Tibet (East and West Mix)'
02. Stupid Fresh ft. Lo Fi and Lee 'Call Of The' Crowther 'Stretch The Canvas'
03 Patrick Alavi 'Hell Yeah (Jamie Fanatic Remix)'
04. Crookers 'Massive (Jump Around Mix)'
05. Count Of Monte Cristal 'Ghetto Bitches (Sinden Mix)'
06. Madonna '4 Minutes To Save The World (Junkie XL Dirty Dub Mix)'
07. Crookers 'Massive'
08. Daft Punk 'Da Funk (Homework Maximum Overdrive Remix)'
09. Brett Johnson 'The Underground (Sneak Mix)'
10. Justice 'Stress (Auto Remix)'
11. Modeselektor 'The Black Block'
12. The Potbelleez 'Junkyard (Vandalism Remix)'
13. Jaydee 'Plastic Dreams (Laidback Luke Boot)'
14. Hoxton Whores 'Friday Saturday Love (Vocal Mix)'
15. Bass Kleph 'Bump Uglies (Stupid Fresh 'Wizard Of Oz' Mix)'
16. M.I.A. 'XR2 (Hydroz Remix)'
17. Dusty Kid 'The Twister (Nathan Detriot Edit)'
18. In The Club 'Turn You On (Mowgli Mix)'
19. HiJack 'Possessed'
20. Aaron LaCrate and Debonair Samir ft. Young MC and Masta Ace 'Know How (Gutter Remix)'
21. Rainer Weichhold 'Bamboo (Format B Remix)'
22. Madox 'Plastic Fantastic (Jamie Fanatics Badboy Remix)'
23. The Prodigy 'Poison (Calverton and Will Bailey Mix)'
24. Dub Pistols ft TK JMS 'Open (Trevor Loveys Open All Hours Re-Jig)'
25. Moby 'Alice (Drop The Lime Heavy Bass Remix)'
26. Dizzee Rascal 'Flex (Dave Spoon Remix)'
27. Timbaland vs Heavyfeet with Switch MC 'Give It To Me'
28. The Streets 'Has It Come To This FUSE(2 Bit Thugs ReRub)'
29. Kylie 'Slow (Nathan Vice Remix)'
30. Plump DJs 'Take The Weight'
31. Plastikman 'Spastik'
32. Plastikman 'Spastik (Dubfire Rework)'
33. Fuse 'Substance Abuse'
34. Nifty 'Northern Clubz'
35. The Prodigy 'Smack My Bitch Up (Will Bailey and Calverton Mix)'
36. 2 Bit Thugs 'Trash'
37. Nifty 'Nifty'
38. Ninjinskis 'Get on HiJack'
39. Unconditional 'Sole (Nari Milani Mix)'
40. Daft Punk 'Around The World (Laidback Luke Mix)'
41. Count Of Monte Cristal and Sinden 'Bleeper (Fake Blood Mix)'
42. 187 Lockdown 'Gunman (Twocker Remix)'
43. Basement Jaxx 'Make Me Sweat'
44. Speculum 'Nympho (Mowgli Mix)'
45. OH SNAP!! 'Bill Cosby Sweater (Hostage Remix)'
46. Azzido Da Bass 'Dooms Night (Laidback Luke Remix)'
47. Queen 'Flash Gordon (Jamie Fanatic Bootleg);
48. Mowgli Vs MJ 'Mowgli Is Bad'
49. Sneaker Pimps 'Spin Spin Sugar (Twocker Remix)'
50. Underworld 'Ring Road (Fake Blood Mix)'
51. ZTT 'Lower State Of Consciousness (Justice Remix)'
52. Justice 'Phantom Pt II (Soulwax Remix)'




Thursday, April 24, 2008

Sneak Peek Of Our New Remix


Super sneaky quick peek to a remix we have done for Plymouth singer Amie J. Now I think this is coming out on Cat Skillz but I might be totally wrong haha. Anyways have a listen and let me know what you think.


Its Thursday so its MEGA RAVE time


Hurrah its thursday again... so its time for MEGA RAVE!!!!!

Now I did promise and old skool techno rinse on the decks... but I haven't had a chance to get any needles from Reform Records yet. So I'll be firing up the old Ableton and having a rave.

So thats 6-8pm (GMT) on SWOOOOOOOOOOO radio


Monday, April 21, 2008

Mr No Hands.. Tonight on the Beatz & Bobz Show


Thats right... over on The Beatz & Bobz Show tonight we have a very, very special guest mix from the one and only Mr No Hands

Should be a corker :) click for more info


Saturday, April 19, 2008

Any One Use Steam?


Discovered I still had Steam installed on my computer with all my games the other day while having a clear out.. and I'm now addicted to Track Mania haha

Add me as a friend if u want a game online.


Friday, April 18, 2008

Free Tune Friday - 'Its All Go In The Ghetto"


If memory serves me right this was originally ment to come out on the Jardim label. But for some reason it didnt, I have no idea why. Anyways its there loss as you can have it all for free :)

A right proper funk-a-thon of a tune which will get even the most miserable bugger dancing.. haha

Ben & Lex 'Its All Go In The Ghetto" [16.8 meg 320 mp3] via zshare


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Back On Brap.fm With Metro Boy


What can I say. I don't think the first half of this show could have been any more trippier haha full on bleep madness... I mellowed out in the second half and got a right solid groove on.

Full track listing and archive details on the Metro Boy Blog


Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Embrace the 'Fidget' Community


A New forum thats worth checking out if your into the Fidgit sound, Herve, Sinden, Switch etc ... rave ... potty mouth music forum is basically the forum for my favorite label at the mo so pop over and join up.


Metro Boy Returns To The Air Waves


After a good month off from doing the Brap.fm radio show I return tonight with loads of bleepy mind warping Techno to spin you out on a Tuesday evening.

so thats Tonight on www.brap.fm 6-8pm (gmt) .. TUNE IN :D

for more details check out the Metro Boy Blog

Monday, April 14, 2008

Wrongstars Play With 'My Pink Sock' on GalaxyFM


On my travels around the net I noticed that 'My Pink Sock' (The DJ Quest Remix) got an airing in the down right awesome Wrongstar Society's guest mix for Rennie Pilgrem.

1. Dead Prez vs Sliders From Mars - Bigger Than Hip-Hop - The Sound Of Rectum
2. Roxiller - Roxiller Must Die
3. Mr Potato Head - Bad Habitz - Smash N Grab
4. Ed Solo and Skool Of Thought - When I Was A Yout - Against The Grain
5. Noisia - Brainstitch (Aquasky mix) - Shogun
6. Johny L - Back To Your Roots (Quest mix) - Shogun
Guest Mix - The Wrongstar Society
7. Wrongstar Society - Beats and Conflicts - Unstable Label
8. Wrongstar Society - Drink Til She Is Beautiful - Unstable Label
9. Wrongstar Society - Bring You Down (Affinity mix) - Unstable Label
10. Rob Reng - Freakin - Ruff Dog
11. N-fa - Get Doh (Bass Kleph less vox mix)
12. M I Loki - Get Raw (Ils mix)
13. Ben and Lex - My Pink Sock (Quest mix) - Functional
14. Unique 3 - Rocks The Bass (Si Begg safe chill mix) - Fat
15. Quest - Sedated (Si Begg mix) - Cyberfunk
16. Wrongstar Society - Spotlight - Unstable Label
17. The Beatles - Yesterday (Wrongtars pitch bend mix)
Classic Tune of The Week
18. Noisia - Gutterpump (Tom Real and Rogue Elelement mix) - Passenger

You can download the full show from newmixes.com


SWU Radio is go


Spent most of the weekend getting over some Man Flu and playing FFXII :) yay :) but I also helped set up the SWU Radio Facebook group and ran archives over the weekend to the joy of all the listeners.

SWU Radio had a successful Live broadcast from the Cavern with Bad Robot on Friday, so expect many more live broadcasts from the Cavern and other clubs in the south west.

Also we got a mention in 24/7 magazine so things are looking very rosy for SWU Radio.

click to view a better image

If you local then get involved by either joining the SWU Radio Facebook group or signing up to the forum

You can also
Listen LIVE
iTunes | Windows Media Player | Winamp | Real Player

Full line up of shows coming soon.. in the mean time check out http://southwestunderground.net/forum/radio.php

Chat with listeners and djs


Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Lazy Muxtapes


To lazy to make your own Muxtapes and have got a Last.fm account, then use Pipes.

Enter your Last.fm user name and the Pipe will find featured Muxtapes that include at least one track from a favorite artist of yours, then you can listen to the rest of the mix to find new tracks that are close to your music interests.


SWU Radio


Me and Lex are starting our brand new radio show this Thursday 6pm till 8pm (GMT) on SWU Radio.

Basically our new show will be a mash up of our Brap.fm (minimal techno), NSB Radio (breaks & rave) and Phonic.fm (rock and all sorts) shows ... thus MEGA RAVE.

Also I'll be sorting out a seperate podcast for this one as the Metro Boy and The Beatz & Bobz Show podcasts are doing very well so I don't want to ruin those at all ;)

So thats every other Thursday 6 till 8pm on SWU Radio.


Monday, April 7, 2008

New Ben & Lex Site Coming Soon


I'm working on the new Ben & Lex site at the moment.. and after playing about with joomla ive decided to base it around the wordpress platform.

So far its coming along nicely.. just need to populate now with mixes and release info etc and finger crossed id say it will be live in the next few weeks.

Ill be keeping this blog going mind but I'll probably intergrate the beatz & bobz show blog into the new site




A Tribe Called Quest - Award Tour
Autechre - Chatter
bad_sector - Minima
Stivs - Babylon Fall RMX
Jimi Hendrix - House of the Rising Sun
Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip - The Beat That My Jel Flipped
Public Enemy - Night Of The Living Baseheads
E[c]lect[r]ic - T[r]onic (GlitchBitch Remix)
D.I.M. - Is You (J-La Remix)
Boxcutter - Rusty Break
Happy Mondays - Kinky Afro
M.I.A. - Paper Planes

Listen here


Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Tayo on Phonic.fm Tonight!!!


Thats right fools.. I've blagged a guest mix from this weeks Beatz & Bobz guest... Tayo

So tune into Phonic 106.8 fm (Exeter area) or www.phonic.fm if you live anywhere else from 8pm-10pm.

As well as the tayo mix youve got me and lex talking shite and playing the odd tune as well :)

Awesomeness Guaranteed


NASS Fest 2008


Just got this confirmed that me and lex will be playing at this years NASS Fest.

Were playing with the Streetwise crew in the Relentess Bar..

Relentless Bar - Hosted By Streetwise Music

Friday 13th June - BREAKS / DNB / DUBSTEP

03:00-05:00 A:B:S (BREAKS)
07:00-09:00 T_! (DUBSTEP)
09:00-11:00 BUD (DNB)
11:00-01:00 PERFECTION (DNB)
01:00-03:00 DEETOX (DNB)

Saturday 14th June - BREAKS Live all Day on www.nsbradio.co.uk

01:00-03:00 THAT GIRL DJ
03:00-05:00 MJOOGOO
05:00-07:00 DOUBLE U & 2TONE (Streetwise Set)
07:00-09:00 RICHIE BALBOA
09:00-11:00 BEN & LEX
11:00-01:00 HIGH EIGHT
01:00-03:00 MERKA

"Streetwise has been pushing the cutting edge sounds of Breakbeat for the best part of 10 years. Our releases are always well upfront and our selection is impeccable and as one of the UK's Coolcut Retailers we have played a significant part in shaping the music played by Djs around the world. To showcase this we have invited some close friends down to show what Streetwise is all about."

www.streetwisemusic.co.uk | www.streetwisedigital.co.uk

And after having the pleasure of raving with them at the Newquay Drum & Bass Awards I can say quite happily that its going to be a extremely messy one :)

Other highlights for the line up include;

On the second stage...




Ooh and there will be a bunch of people falling off bike n shiz as well ;)

Tickets are about £54 for the weekend so if your free on the 13th and 14th June get your ass down to Shepton Mallet.


Glade 2008


Yes! Yes! Yes!

After last years insane mega rave that was the glade were there again :)

This time after doing the Main stage twice and the Breaks tent once where back in the breaks tent for the rave.

Other highlights include JEFF MILLS..... AUTECHRE.... in fact who cares who else is playing for ill be dancing my wee little arse off to these two :D

last year...RAVE

More info and full ish line up can be found at the Glade website


Beatz & Bobz | Tayo, Ben & Lex, James Gill | 04/04/08


I am so looking forward to this. My first gig in three weeks and its going to be a stormer...

Tayo has proved himself to be open minded with his musical taste and determined to avoid the proverbial pigeonhole. Although happy to rock any breakbeat dancefloor worldwide he also likes to indulge his wider musical taste. He was co founder of, and one of the residents at Basement Jaxx's seminal Rooty club night in south London, playing out every year on the terrace at Space Ibiza with friend Frank Tope as the Rooty DJ's, and rocking festivals from Homelands London to Creamfields Buenos Aires with his house music hat on. More recently Fabric have given him scope to indulge in another musical obsession with the Cool & Deadly parties, where "The Backbone Is Dub".

He returns to Exeter to rock the cavern after his wicked set at the Beatz & Bobz 10th birthday party.

Friday 4th April
Beatz & Bobz
Ben & Lex
James Gill
9-2 am
Tickets £7
Cavern Club

Make sure you get there early as I'm going to get mega trashed haha plus its Amy's birthday as well... rave beers allround then


Back On Phonic.fm


Yay I'm back from my holiday and thus back on Phonic.fm tonight with Lex from 8pm-10pm... I have no idea if this is the last Wednesday show, if the new schedule has started yet, or in fact anything haha all I know is were on the radio tonight.

So tune in on 106.8fm (local area) or on phonic.fm if you live outside of Exeter.


I'm Back


Yay did me miss me ? ;)

I've been back a few days now catching up on a billion emails and downloading a stack of promos, Plump DJs, Bao & ID, the new Brighton Breaks release and some new stuff on Get Fakt are the stand outs so far, and so I thought it was about time to get back on me blogs...

Australia was wicked. In fact I'd quite happily move out there right now. The wedding was ace (photos here) and now I'm trying to catch up on loads of work and trying to work out my gig calender.

Anyways today I'll me most likely posting up random stuff, mainly gig news I think, and then normal postings will resume next week :)

Ohh and don't forget 'Free Tune Friday' at the moment I can't decide weather to release a full tune or a booty... hmm either way I'll know by friday :)