Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Blue Effect 'Stop!' inc Ben and Lex Remix



ARTIST : Blue Effect
TITLE : A."Stop" AA. "Stop" Ben & Lex Mix
GENRE : Dubstep / Breakbeat

RELEASE: 2nd March 2009

Blue Effect was born and raised by hippies, beatniks, feminists, anarchists, protesters, animial liberators and "musicians" in the late 70's and early 80's in Devon. He got the music production bug at the age of 13 whilst living in leeds with his trusty Commodore Amiga, a sampler and a pile of early hardcore records for company.

Back in Devon a few years later, Blue Effect hooked up with Phil Licinio, Lewis Hopkin and DJ Andromeda, and set up a studio with the help of the legendary Tom Middleton. This was a very productive time which saw a number of singles and remixes on Paper, Eastern Block, Airgap, Functional Breaks, and Danny McMillan's Inflight Entertainment.

Tracks were licensed to compilations by Tom Middleton (Sound Of The Cosmos), Danny McMillan (High Altitude Breaks), Ashley Casselle (Deviations) and Stanton Warriors (Stanton Sessions) amongst others. The sound was deep house, breaks, and an early deep 2-step/proto dubstep. Now based in sheffield, Dubstep is Blue Effect‘s main love, also stating Grime for fun (having a soft spot for MC's) and Bassline also being a heavy influence.

This release also provides a mix from Ben and Lex, who have been part of the Functional family since their first release Costa Nostra back in 2003. Their second release for the label followed soon after, a double ‘A’ sided single Proper Tasty / Reconsidered which firmly stamped its mark on the breaks scene with radio plays on Radio One, Ministry of Sound, Breaks FM, plus several other international shows. With forthcoming releases on their own brand new label Ape Records (including remixes from Will White (Propellerheads), Transformer Man & more) and releases on Functional Breaks, Silo Records, Wut Eva and Jardim plus many remixes already lined up for the rest of this year, these two Westcountry Warriors look like they will be impossible to escape! |


a. Blue Effect 'Stop!'

b. Blue Effect 'Stop! (Ben and Lex Remix)'

Available in all good record shops and online stores now :D