Thursday, September 30, 2010

Ben & Lex Autumn/Winter DJ Dates


Just a quick update with some forthcoming gig news...

This weekend you can catch us at Standout along side Joker, Freetstylers, DJ Zinc and Noisia @ The Lemon Grove, Exeter.

There are still a few tickets left for this one so get on it quick before it sells out.

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We've got a couple of midweek raves as well next week!!

Wednesday you can see us down the Cavern in Exeter along side Krafty Kuts.

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And again with Krafty kuts plus Adam F on Thursday down in Plymouth at the White Rabbit...

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Looks like its going to be a hectic old week :) hope to catch some of you all there

Plus the rest of this years dates booked so far...

Fri 1st | Exeter - Standout
Wed 6th | Exeter - Beatz & Bobz
Thu 7th | Plymouth - Standout

Fri 5th | Brighton - Big Beat Reunion 2
Sat 6th | Torquay - Flawless
Fri 19th | Exeter - Beatz & Bobz
Sat 20th | Plymouth - Standout

Fri 10th | Exeter - Beatz & Bobz Xmas Party
Sat 11th | London - Beat Beat Xmas Party
Fri 31st | Exeter - Standout NYE Party



Friday, September 24, 2010

Ninja Tune Special | SWU Mega Rave | 23/09/10


Having recieved the quite frankly LUSH 'Ninja Tune XX' Box set this week I did a special on the awesome power of the Ninja Tune. First half is classics, second half is out there! Enjoy

01. Cold Cut 'More Beats and Pieces' [Ninja Tune]
02. Roots Manuva 'Witness (1 Hope) (Modeselektor's Troublemaker Remix)' [Ninja Tune]
03. Mr. Scruff 'Get A Move On' [Ninja Tune]
04. Cold Cut 'Timber (Seiji Remix)' [Ninja Tune]
05. DJ Food 'Dark Lady (Alix Perex Remix)' [Ninja Tune]
06. The Bug ft. Warrior Queen 'Poison Dart' [Ninja Tune]
07. DJ Food 'Scratch Yer Head (Squarepusher Remix)' [Ninja Tune]
08. Wagon Christ 'Saddic Gladdic' [Ninja Tune]
09. Luke Vibert' Get Your Head Down' [Ninja Tune]
10. Mr. Scruff 'Ug' [Ninja Tune]
11. The Bug 'Skeng (Autechre Remix)' [Ninja Tune]
12. DJ Vadim ft Motion Man 'The Terrorist' [Ninja Tune]
13. Toddla T ft. Wayne Marshall 'Sky Surfing (Banga Remix)' [Ninja Tune]
14. Lou Rhodes 'One Good Thing (Cinematic Orchestra's New York Quartet version)' [Ninja Tune]
15. Fink 'See It All (Scuba Remix)' [Ninja Tune]
16. Quincy and Xen Cuts Allstar 'I Hear The Drummer (Tuung Edit)' [Ninja Tune]
17. Mr. Scruff and Kirsty Almeida 'Pickled Spider' [Ninja Tune]
18. Cougar '$64K Rainbow' [Ninja Tune]
19. The Qemist 'Don't Lose It' [Ninja Tune]
20. The Death Set 'Impossible (Shuttle Remix)' [Ninja Tune]
21. Daedelus 'Trouble With A Capital D' [Ninja Tune]
22. Andreya Triana 'Lost Where I Belong (Flying Lotus Remix)' [Ninja Tune]
23. Offshore 'Jen Station' [Ninja Tune]
24. Amon Tobin 'Eight Sum' [Ninja Tune]
25. Bonobo and Andreya Triana 'Wonder When' [Ninja Tune]
26. The Heavy 'What's So Good 'Bout Goodbye?' [Ninja Tune]
27. Cold Cut 'Timber (Super Sargasso Orb Mix)' [Ninja Tune]
28. Poirier 'Get Crazy (Mark Pritchard Dub)' [Ninja Tune]
29. The Heavy 'How You Like Me Know? (Joker Remix)' [Ninja Tune]

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WIN Ben and Lex T-shirts


Fancy winning one of these Ben and Lex t-shirts shown above? Well we have 3 t-shirts to give away and its mega super simple to enter. All you have to do is send us a postcard to 'Ben and Lex', 16 Welcome Street, Exeter, Devon, EX28EN, UK. Thats it.

We will keep this competition open till 20th October and then pick 3 winners at random. We have all sizes, men and womens tees as well so EVERYONE can enter no matter where in the world you may be :)

If the postcard is funny or mind bogglingly awesome we might send you a extra t-shirt as well.


Thursday, September 23, 2010

STANDOUT is back...


Its been a while since the last STANDOUT but now the rave season kicks off again its time to roll out the big guns and the line up for this event is HUGE!!!


Award winning promoters Rinseout and Beatz & Bobz return to the Lemon Grove with their STANDOUT night holding a Fresher’s Week Special on Friday 1st October

Another Top Level line-up of four acts that are all headliners in their own right. The Freestylers playing a DJ set, with material from their brand new album, return to the Lemmy for the first time in 4 years. Noisia from Holland have been steadily working their way to the top of the Drum & Bass ladder, joining them for his first visit to Exeter is DJ Zinc at the forefront of the bass led House scene or as he calls it ‘Crack House’. Last up is Bristol’s Dub step master Joker, named as ‘one of the finest producers out there’ by Skream he has been pushing his unique Purple Sound across the world.

Cant freaking wait.


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Metro Boy | | 21/09/10


A change from the normal formula this week as we have two guest mixes for your listening pleasure. First up we have a guest mix I did for DVNT's MANTIS show and returning the favour the second half is handed over to a dark and menacing mix from DVNT. Back to back guest mix action which im sure you will enjoy. For more info on DVNT and MANTIS please check out the Darkfloor website where you will find a massive amount of brilliant music.

Metro Boy Mix

01. Intro
02. SCKE 'Airplane 1981' [Myuzyk]
03. Metro Boy 'Drone.3'
04. Binaural Diaries Of Ollie Hall 'Chion Inchanting'
05. Herzog 'No Headlights, No Brakes' [Serein]
06. Metro Boy 'Drone.2'
07. Bio Static Systems 'Thinly Veiled Sands' [Myuzyk]
08. Metro Boy 'Bounty Hunters'
09. Mr Minimax 'Please Place All Metal Items In The Tray' [Myuzyk]
10. Plastikman 'Disconnect' [Novamute]
11. James Fox 'Gritter' [MMII]
12. Acid Pauli 'Urwald' [Smaul]
13. Jet Project 'Do It Like This (Fergie Remix)' [Darkroom Dubs]
14. Smacs and Partick Kong 'Paraffin (Metro Boy Remix)' [VIM Records]
15. Perc and Fractal 'UP' [Kompakt]
16. Christian Smith And John Selway vs Planetary Assault Systems 'Planetary Departure (Speedy J Bootlegggg)'
17. DBX 'Losing Control' [Peacefrog]
18. Chris Liebing 'Auf Und Davon' [CLR]
19. Metro Boy 'Drone.1'
20. Aphex Twin 'Xtal' [RS]
21. Outro


22. Helios 'Convivium' [Unseen Records]
23. The Sight Below 'Twice Failed' [Ghostly]
24. Delta Funktionen 'Silhouette (Marcel Dettman Remix)' [Delsin]
25. Gary Beck 'Zenith' [BEK Audio]
26. Mr. Bizz 'Darma' [Delikat Recordings]
27. Hoffman 'Melodic Techno' [dub]
28. Claudio PRC 'Frozen Square' [Prologue]
29. Kenny Larkin 'Glob (Ben Klock Remix)' [Planet E]
30. Ben Klock 'Check for Pulse' [Ostgut]
31. Gunjack 'Spanishtrap (Remix)' [Planet Rhythm]
32. Biome 'The Planets' [Sub Pressure]
33. Plastic Loopz 'Inner Fear (Balatro Remix') [Audioexit]
34. Radial 'Recover (Paul Mac Remix)' [Audio Assault]
35. Ancient Methods 'Second Method 3' [Ancient Methods]
36. Maleza 'Lancer' [Antiritmo]
37. DVF 'Warehouse' [dub]
38. James Ruskin 'The Outsider (Luke Slater's ME Remix)' [Blueprint]
39. Planetary Assault Systems 'X Speaks to X (Al Tourettes + Appleblim Remix)' [Ostgut]
40. Concrete DJz + Tabox 'Bodrum' [Armatura]
41. Concrete DJz vs Miss Kosmix 'Wreck This' [Armatura]
42. DBX 'Losing Control' [Accelerate]
43. Edit-Select 'Bauer' [Ostgut]
44. Asagao Audii 'Why He Died' [Return Records]
45. Forward Strategy Group 'Code #02' [Perc Trax]
46. Ben Frost 'The Carpathians [Bedroom Community]

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Ben & Lex / APE Mixmag Reviews

The latest issue of Mixmag is out now and weve got 3 reviews in it :D


The Beatz and Bobz Show | NSB Radio | 20/09/10 | DOWNLOAD


Competition time this week as we have 3 t-shirts to give away to our lucky listeners and its mega super simple to enter. All you have to do is listen to the show to get the details and send us a postcard to 'Ben and Lex', 16 Welcome Street, Exeter, Devon, EX28EN, UK. Thats it. We will keep this competition open till 20th October and then pick 3 winners at random. We have all sizes, men and womens tees as well so EVERYONE can enter no matter where in the world you may be :)

If the postcard is funny or mind bogglingly awesome we might send you a extra t-shirt as well.

01. Daft Punk 'Too Long (NAPT Remix)'
02. Loose Cannons and Peo de Pitte 'Tom Tom Song (Will Bailey / Punk Rolla Remix)'
03. Benjamin vial 'Empire'
04. Superpolitik 'I Could Dance (Curl and Dean Remix)'
05. Will Bailey / Punk Rolla 'Swagger'
06. Big Daddy Kane 'Raw (Stanton Warriors Remix)'
07. Will Bailey / Punk Rolla 'Swagger'
08. Benjamin Vial 'Empire (Flore Remix)'
09. Sluggo 'This Is Dirty'
10. AC Slater ft DJ Craze 'Calm Down (Club Remix)'
11. Benjamin Vial 'Back Control'
12. Lady Packa 'Dark Mission'
13. Benjamin Vial 'Back Control (Hi-Population Remix)'
14. Afrojack 'Pon The Street'
15. Pyramid 'Trouble'
16. 601 'Shifter'
17. Loops Of Fury 'Rack Em (Zodiac Cartel Remix)'
18. Gella 'Force Feedback (Run Riot Remix)'
19. Will Bailey 'Grind'
20. Wizard and Ivory 'Jonny 5'
21. AC Slater 'Play The Record Again'
22. Enough Weapons 'Got Digital (Sol8 Remix)'
23. Redlight 'Feel So Good (Wine Up Yr Body)'
24. Foamo 'Centavo (Warrior One Remix)'
25. Original Sin 'Take No More'
26. Dreadstemz 'Thrapp'
27. Splitloop 'Badman'
28. Herve 'Blaze It (Reset Remix)'
29. Prodigy vs Elite Force 'Smack The Force Up'
30. Atomic Hooligan 'Smoke and Mirrors (Ben and Lex Remix)'
31. The Chemical Brothers 'Dissolve (Bloody Beetroots Remix)'

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Freerange DJs 'Drop That Beat' [APEM021] OUT NOW!!!


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Drop That Beat available from Beatport

Freerange DJs 'Drop That Beat' [APEM021] - 128kbs Teaser Clips by apemusic

Oh yes it's bloody relentless round here! Ape is launchin into its twenties with a mahhhooooosive release.

The chart-topping old-jackin Freerange DJs are b-b-b-back from the old jack.

After 5 months of their last single dominating the charts (and it's still in there!!), Ape's badboys are back and fap on my back, they do not disappoint one lil bit.

"When I heard the mini drop at 3.03 I swear on my gran's tits a little bit of the happy juice came out" (Lex, APE Music)

The only way you wouldn't have heard their last single is if you have no ears and this new one is set to smash up the airwaves yet again.

The Freerange DJs are without a doubt the ones to watch this year. Make no mistake these feckers are going places and we at Ape Towers think that you should join us and... 'Drop That Beat'

'Drop that Beat' is a humungomentous rudeboy floor shakin monster of a tune that would sit comfortably in the sets of everyone from Elite Force to Ctrl Z. Huge unrelenting reece bass, glitchy vocals, sweeeet edits and massive drums combine to damage any system you could throw at it y'all.

Seeing as we like these fellas here at Ape we have drafted in 3 of the scenes baddest to throw their remix skillz into the mix.

First up we have regular Ape Fam-a-lam Afghan Headspin who have turned in something a lil differen,t but nonetheless freekin awesome for us. Forging a new heads down chugging 130 Bpm sound, they still pull no stops on the aural assault with a huge twisting gnarly bass that drills right through and some sweet dubsteppy drops that bang like a good'un.

Next up we have live act supremos Nursery Of Naughtiness who bring the baddest 808 bigness you ever dun heard!! If the enormous kik doesnt mashup ya brains then the glitchy dubsteppy basses will. Watch ya bassbins I'm tellin ya!

Finishing off the lunacy we have the Gibraltan badmen Lethalness bringin the sound of the Spanish rave straight to th UK with a ferocious tearout beast of a record that is one for the feckin ravin cru and no mistake. Huuuuuuge nasty bass is the order of the day for this whopper.

Make way peoples... The Freerange are comin!

DJ Mag Review

Breaks equivalent to the Wurzels, return

The three Cornish musketeers, =AVE=, Olly G and Hi-Fly, return to chase their chart topping smash Back To The Old Jack with yet another chugging tractor engine style bassbin-barndance destroyer. It does exactly what you want it to do and packs one hella-wallop in the process. Can do no wrong.

DJ Feedback

The Plump DJs
Great chunky breaks. In the box!

The Afghan remix is pretty fresh and I would play that in an Aquasky breaks set for sure. The Nursery remix I could play in any kinda set... Nice tune :)

General Midi
Heavy! like this a lot.

Ctrl Z
Nice Package.

Jay Cunning
Leathalness remix is dirty!

Loving the package over all, but the really original does it for me.

Cut La Roc
Big Big Big, Absolute killer package!

Peo de Pitte
Yeah, original rocks... !!!

Original is fooking wicked! Excellent remix package too, loving the freaked out Afghan bass! Will defo be getting plays out - BIG UP!

Drop That Beat - T-shirt


The Mega Rave | Full Cycle History Lesson Part 4 - 2003-2007


The forth and final part of the Full Cycle sessions running from release 60 through to 93. Loads of Clipz tracks plus Krust, Die and of course Roni Size. After 4 sessions and over 8 hours of Drum and Bass I think I missed two or three releases which isnt too bad considering and it was all done on vinyl.. hurrah!

01. 3 Way 'Appreciation'
02. Tali 'High Hopes (All Over Now)'
03. Clipz 'Trumpet'
04. Clipz 'Saigonkiller'
05. Clipz ft MC Sweetpea 'Jiggy'
06. Tali 'Lyric On My Lip (Krust and Clipz Remix)'
07. Tali 'Lyric On My Lip (Markey Remix)'
08. D Product 'Made The Switch'
09. Surge and Clipz 'Anything For Know'
10. Die and Clipz 'Monorail (We Got The Funk)'
11. Tali 'Airport Lounge (Artificial Intelligence Remix)'
12. Krust 'Paper Monster'
13. Clipz 'Funk Physics VIP'
14. DJ Surge 'Chess Boxing'
15. Photek and Die ft Hollie G 'Thunder'
16. Clipz 'Nasty Breaks'
17. Krust 'Malice'
18. Die and Clipz 'Channel Rock'
19. Krust and Die 'It's A Trap (Clipz Remix)'
20. Clipz ft Hollie G 'Test'
21. Roni Size and Die 'Flip Da Script'
22. Clipz 'Hold Tight'
23. Clipz ft MC Dynamite 'Start The Car'
24. Clipz 'Thinking Forward'
25. D Product 'Mandolin'
26. Roni Size 'Bite The Bullet'
27. Die and Clipz 'Good Old Days'
28. DJ Krust 'Belief System'
29. Clipz ft MC Sweetpea 'Smash'
30. Die and Clipz 'Number 1'
31. Agent Alvin 'Pick Me Up'
32. Die and Clipz 'Work It Out (Dub)'
33. Heist 'Jazz Time'

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Past Sessions...

The Mega Rave | Full Cycle History Lesson Part 3 - 2001-2003
The Mega Rave | Full Cycle History Lesson Part 2 - 1998-2001
The Mega Rave | Full Cycle History Lesson Part 1 - 1995-1998


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Ben and Lex @ Beautiful Days 2010 | Live Mix Download

Pure rough and ready party vibes from our set, which was recorded live, from the Little Big Top at the Beautiful Days 2010

01. Ben and Lex 'Intro' [CDR]
02. Bass Nectar 'Here We Go (Ben and Lex Edit)' [CDR]
03. The Party Squad 'Pull Up' [Mad Decent]
04. Splitloop 'I Want You' [Against The Grain]
05. Mindflow 'Switched (Cutline Remix)' [Never Say Die]
06. Herve 'Hot Drum Attack!' [Cheap Thrills]
07. Herve 'Zombies' [Cheap Thrills]
08. Dreadstemz 'Thrapp' [Simma]
09. Freestylers 'Cracks (CTRL Z Remix)' [Never Say Die]
10. Slyde 'Reckless' [Sly Beats]
11. Lil' Wayne 'A Milli' [Cash Money Records]
12. WTF! ft Dead Prez 'Bigger Than Hip Hop Original mix' [Breakbeat Kaos]
13. Drumattic Twins 'Crazy In Love (Peo de Pitte Disco Edit)' [CDR]
14. Sidney Samson 'Riverside' [Sneakers Muzik]
15. Trevor Loveys 'Organ Grinder' [Dubsided]
16. Will Bailey and Punk Rolla 'Kata' [Simma]

Ben and Lex @ Beautiful Days 2010 by Ben and Lex