Friday, October 29, 2010

Big Beat Reunion Part 2 - Free FSUK 4 Cut La Roc Mix


The Big Beat Reunion Part 2 is not far off now and I've been wondering what to play. Were on before Hip Hop Karaoke with Jadell so were going to roll with an old skool hip hop, ninja tune, big beat esq vibe which means a heck of a lot of crate digging on my part as I havent played these tunes in years.

But thanksfully to jog my memeory on what to play I've been listening to the classic FSUK compilations from the likes of Bentley Rhythm Ace, Freestylers, Derek Dahlarge and of course Cut La Roc and there all bloody briliant still, well worth tracking down if you havent heard them before.

But whats this... the kind folk over at Reject Beats, who are putting on the Big Beat Reunion Night, have been able to give away CD 1, with CD 2 coming soon, of the classic Cut La Roc FSUK mix :)

01 - The Herbaliser - Who's The Realest
02 - Runaways - Finders Keepers
03 - Ozomatli - Cut Chemist Suite
04 - The Commodores - Brick House
05 - Sir Drew - Screamin' Skull
06 - Ultramagnetic MC's - Give The Drummer Some
07 - Zapp - More Bounce To The Ounce
08 - Cut La Roc - Makin' Hot
09 - Pepe Deluxe - Big Muff
10 - Jadell - Can You Hear Me
11 - Bootsy Collins - Party Lick-A-Bie's (Norman Cook Club Mix)
12 - Fatboy Slim - Sho Nuff
13 - Arthur Baker - Breaker's Revenge (Cut La Roc Mix)
14 - 2 In Da Bush - The Lick
15 - Peplab - Ride The Pony (Norman Cook Dub The Pony Mix)
16 - Skeewiff ft Michel Legrand And His Orchestra - Come Ray And Come Charles (G Fonk)
17 - Outcast - Criminals


Get on this and get down, Part 2 is coming soon and I for one cant wait becuase theres some next level classic gems on that one.

So yeah pop down to the Concorde in Brighton next Friday to check out Aphrodite,Propellerheads, Jon Carter, Derek Dahlarge, Deadly Avenger, Cut la Roc, what me and lexy have dug out from the crates along side the rest of the artists.

Tickets are still available and full details can be found on the Facebook event page


Friday, October 22, 2010

SWU Mega Rave | Weatherall Special | Download


The Major... The Chairman... Lord Sabre... Audrey Witherspoon.

Shifting identities almost as easily as he shifts sounds, Andrew Weatherall has slipped through the shadows of the music world over the past two decades like a masked marauder, leaving his mark on all he passes by.

As a remixer he has enhanced – or just as often twisted beyond recognition – a motley crew of musical freaks, kooks and wronguns too numerous to mention.

Any attempt to provide a truly representative sample of his remixing work would quickly sprawl beyond recognition, but here is a very personal choice of some of his key moments, highlighting particular themes that have run throughout his careering career.

Recorded by Richie Rundle in a conservatory in leafy surburbia and broadcast on SWU Radio by Ben and Lex

01. My Bloody Valentine 'Soon (Andrew Weatherall mix)'
02. Love Corporation 'Give Me Some Love (Andrew Weatherall mix)'
03. Airstream 'Follow Through (Nine o’clock Drop mix)'
04. Happy Mondays 'Halleujah (Club mix)'
05. Primal Scream 'Loaded'
06. Sabres of Paradise 'Edie 6'
07. Bomb the Bass 'Dark Heart (Sabres mix)'
08. Galliano 'Skunk Funk (Cabin Fever mix)'
09. Doves 'Compulsion (Andrew Weatherall mix)'
10. Grinderman 'Heathen Child (Andrew Weatherall mix)'
11. Tim Fairplay 'U Know U Jack (Andrew Weatherall mix)'
12. Radikal Majik 'Direk Action (Andrew Weatherall mix)'
13. Le Sarge en Board 'Through The Robot Chicken Shed (Andrew Weatherall mix)'
14. Stereo Mcs 'Everything (Sabres mix)'
15. Fuck Buttons 'Sweet Love For Planet Earth (Andrew Weatherall mix)'
16. Deanne Day 'Honk'
17. Fuck Buttons 'Surf Solar'

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Metro Boy | | 19/10/10 | Download


Proper deep minimal show for you this week.. less chat more techno!

01. Tadeo 'Eclipse' [Apnea]
02. Ph-Neutre 'Ph-Neutre D (Diggler Remix)' [Mashine LTD]
03. Marc Antona 'One More' [Mobilee Records]
04. Handycraft 'Le Bal Masqu' [Kicker Boxer Recordings]
05. Henry & Denis 'Catabolism (Efdmin Remix)' [Dessous Recordings]
06. Luca Bacchetti 'What Ever' [Wagon Repair]
07. Anj Schneider 'Belize' [Mobilee Records]
08. Marco Carola 'Dancing Days' [Plus 8]
09. Radio Slave 'Screaming Hands (Wink Interpretation)' [Rekids]
10. Simon Baker 'Confused' [Viva Music]
11. Skoozbot 'Next To Monchhichi (Adem Beyer Remix)' [Plus 8]
12. Phil Kieran 'I Think I'm A Monster' [Cocoon Recordings]
13. Marc Romboy & Blake Baxter 'The Club' [Systematic]
14. Alfa Romero 'Zebra Racing' [Dirt Crew Recordings]
15. Voltaxx and Lissat 'Fruit Machine (Perc mix)' [Kickin Records]
16. Marlow & Delhia 'Movin (Matthias Tanzmann Remix)' [Moon Harbour]
17. Tom Mangan 'Chutney (Size 9 Reinterpretation)' [Bedrock]
18. Oxia 'Change Works' [Kompakt Extra]
19. King Unique 'To The Left (LED Remix)' [Curfew]
20. Human Resource 'Dominator (DJ Hell Remix)' [Gigolo]
21. Rhythm Mechanic 'Flux (Zimbardo Zigmund Slezak Remix)' [Erase]
22. Sharem Jay 'When The Dog Bite (LouLou Players Remix)' [King Kong]

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Mr No Hands and Cutline Guest Mixes | Beatz & Bobz Show | 18/10/01


Double guest mix whammy this week on the award winning Beatz and Bobz Show. First up Mr No Hands supplies his yearly Mix for the show and lays down the funk smack with, and I say this every year, the best mix I've heard in ages. Then over to the second half of the show where we get down right dirty with Cutline who takes us through a hour of heavy drum step, drum and bass and breaks.

Mr No Hands Mix

Ali B & Nick Thayer 'Music' [Bombstrikes]
Nick Thayer & DJ Yoda 'Bonkers Banger' [CDR]
Zap! Pow! Die! 'Bounce (Fuck That Mix)' [Ground Level]
Ways & Means 'Bass Bomber (Kosheen DJs Remix)' [Dusted Breaks]
Damn Horns 'The Freak Out' [Rocstar Recordings]
Myagi Presents… Duck Sauce Vs Fatboy Slim 'The Barbra Skank' [CDR]
Wanda Jackson 'Whirlpool (Damn Horns Remix') [Life Support Machine]
Mr Sofalumpkins 'MIA Sunflowers (Bootleg Remix)' [CDR]
The Freerange DJs 'Mind Your Passion' [Ape]
PostHuman 'Lander (Mr No Hands Lunar-Funk Remix)' [CDR]
Major Lazer 'PonDaFloor (Stanton Warriors Edit)' [CDR]
DeiBeat 'Make The Day' [Pooty Club]
Mr Sofalumpkins 'Day The Funk Died' [GeniuSkills]
Mr No Hands 'The Chit Chats' [Air Recordings]
Culture Shock 'Astroids' [RAM]
HeavyFeet ft. Rod Hotly & Kid Bliss 'Last Two People (Two Fresh Remix)'

[Stamp! Beats]
Linton Brown 'Bliss' [Fat! Club]
Caper 'Something Else' [Distinctive]
Pyramid 'Trouble' [Funkatech]
Cutline 'Let Me Go' [Not Safe For Work]

Cutline Mix

Eskmo 'Cloudnight' [Ninja Tune]
Mike Lennon 'Total Control (Trolly Snatcha Remix)' [Platter]
Dem Slackers ft Dan Stezo 'Swagger (Evil Nine Remix)' [CDR]
Porter Robinson 'Say My Name' [CDR]
Trolley Snatcha 'Rocco's Revenge' [Dub Police]
Cutline 'Comatose' [CDR]
Chase and Status ft Dizee Rascal 'Heavy' [Vertigo]
The Qemists ft ID and Masta 'Renegade (VIP Mix)' [Ninja Tune]
The Qemists ft ID and Masta 'Renegade (Cutline Remix)' [Ninjna Tune]
Adam Tensta 'Dope Boy (Nick Thayer Remix)' [CDR]
Duck Sauce 'Barbara Streisand (Cutline Re-fix)' [CDR]
Doctor P 'Sweat Shop (Flux Pavilion Remix)' [Circus]
Redlight ft Ms Dynamite 'What You Talking About?' [Data]
501 'Somewhere In Time (High Rankin Remix)' [CDR]
Flux Pavilion 'Haunt You' [Circus]
Subscape 'All Day' [Dub Police]
Medison ft Skrein 'Harry (Bare Nioze Remix)' [Dented]
Slum Dogz 'For All Time' [Circus]
Sebastian Drums and Avicii 'My Feelings For You (Cutline Remix)' [AATW]
The Prototypes 'Cascade (Dave Silcox Remix)' [Infrared]
The Prototypes 'Cascade (Cutline Remix)' [Infrared]
Pendulum 'Witchcraft (Rob Swire's Drumstep Remix)' [Earstorm]
Noisia ft Foreign Beggers 'Shellshock' [Vision]
Cutline 'Die For You (ShockOne Remix)' [Never Say Die]

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Ben and Lex 'When It's Time To Groove Radio' Guest Mix


Heres our guest mix for When 'It's Time To Groove Radio' hosted by Kidd Linus.

"When It's Time To Groove Radio showcases the future and foundation of the EDM culture through DJ mixes, Original Trax, Exclusive Interviews and more. Downloading weekly featuring some the industries most cutting talent. "

01. Magnetic Man 'I Need Air (Red Light Remix)'
02. Pyramid 'Trouble'
03. Afrojack 'Pon The Street'
04. Redlight ft Ms Dynamite 'What You Talking About'
05. Freerange Djs 'Drop That Beat'
06. A Dominant Species 'Run and Hide'
07. Big Daddy Kane 'Raw (Stanton Warriors Remix)'
08. Bitrok 'Push The Envelope (Elite Force Remix)'
09. Gella ft Spyda 'Twinkle (Baobinga and ID Remix)'
10. Ben and Lex 'All Da Breaks'
11. Redlight 'Feels So Good (Wine Up Yr Body)'
12. Jody Wisternoff 'Won't Let You Down (Mskr-nt Mix)'
13. Afghan Headspin 'True (Fred v Remix)'

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Benjamin Vial 'Empire' Video


I've been getting back into video editing and such recently and now APE music are going to try and do one 'proper' video per release, as long as I have the time, then expect to see more lil experiments coming to this blog soon.


Saturday, October 9, 2010



What a busy week at Ape Towers and Ben & Lex HQ... After last Fridays amazing STANDOUT gig, we carried on with some midweek rave action in the form of 2 killer gigs with the mighty Krafty Kuts who, in the down time in between them, joined Lex in the studio for the making of some 'monster cheeky beatz' as the man like Krafty would say... watch this space for its release some time in the near future.

Not content with just the one collaboration for the week we were joined on Friday for a marathon late night studio session by the heavyweight sounds of the Afghan Headspin and thrashed out a blinding bit of bad boy bass music!!!!

Keep an eye on the Beatz and Bobz Show on NSB Radio for exclusive plays of these collabs in the near future.


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Benjamin Vial | APE Music Podcast #14


Benjamin Vial take a us on a trip back in time with a hour of classic breaks on this edition of the APE Music podcast.

Along side PMT 'Gyromancer', Prodigy 'Jericho' and Altern 8 'Frequency' Benjamin Vial also mixes in his new APE release 'Empire' and 'Back Control' resulting in one of the best mixes this podcast has ever showcased.


01. The Shamen 'Hyperreal (Meat Beat Manifesto Dirtiest Dub)' [One Little Indian]
02. Boom Boom Satellites '4 A Moment Of Silence' [RS Records]
03. The Future Sound Of London 'We Have Explosive (Mantronik Plastic Formula #1)' [Virgin]
04. Leftfield feat. Bambaataa 'Afrika Shox (Jedi's Elastic Bass Remix)' [Hard Hands]
05. T-Power 'Kool And Deadly' [Botchit and Scarper]
06. PMT 'Gyromancer' [Acetate]
07. Altern-8 'Move My Body' [Network Records]
08. Slacker 'Scared (Dylan Rhymes Remix)' [XL]
09. The Prodigy 'Jericho' [XL]
10. Benjamin Vial 'Back Control' [APE]
11. Eric B. and Rakim 'Juice (Know The Ledge)' [MCA]
12. Elite Force 'Here Comes The Flow (Gella Remix)' [UA]
13. Young MC 'Know How (Stanton Warriors Edit)' [CDR]
14. Benjamin Vial 'Empire (Vandal Remix)' [APE]
15. The Loops Of Fury 'Soap (Peo De Pitte Remix)' [UA]
16. Meat Katie & D. Ramirez feat. Odissi 'Stop The Revolution (Bassbin Twins Remix)' [Lot49]
17. Yo! Majesty 'Club Action (Hi!-Population Remix)' [CDR]
18. Altern-8 'Frequency' [Network Records]
19. The Cure 'Three (Benjamin Vial Edit)' [CDR]

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Beatz and Bobz Show | DJ Gira Guest Mix | 04/10/10


Special guest mix time on the Beatz and Bobz show this week and we present to you all the way from Russia... DJ Gira. DJ Gira, Margarita Gira, was born and grew up in the nice city of Kaliningrad, Russia. With a residency at 'Life Energy' in 'Matrix' expect big things fom this rising star.

More info myspace | soundcloud | website

Also don't forget the competition is still on to win Ben & Lex T-Shirts... full info on how to enter can be found on the Ben & Lex blog

** Ben and Lex Mix **

01. A Dominant Species 'Run and Hide'
02. Lady Packa 'Dark Mission'
03. Splitloop ft RoxXxanne 'Badman'
04. Home Alone 'The Chameleons (601 Remix)'
05. Gella 'Force Feedback (Caper Remix)'
06. Benjamin Vial 'Empire'
07. NAPT 'Dateline'
08. BSD 'Joe Jacks'
09. Breakbot 'Baby I'm Yours (Black Noise Re-Fix)'
10. Big Daddy Kane 'Raw (Stanton Warriors Remix)'
11. Afrojack 'Pon The Street'
12. Pyramid 'Trouble'
13. The Loops Of Fury 'Pump Up (Vandal Remix)'
14. AC Slater and DJ Craze 'Calm Down'
15. Laidback Luke and Lee Mortimer 'Blau (Krafty Kuts Re-Rub)'
16. AC Slater 'Play The Record Again'
17. Foamo 'Centavo (Warrior One Remix)'
18. Herve 'Together'
19. Bitrok 'Push The Envelope (Elite Force Mix)'
20. Loose Cannons and Peo De Pitte 'Tom Tom Song (Will Bailey / Punk Rolla Remix)'
21. 601 'Shifter (Breaks Version)'
22. Redlight 'Feels So Good (Wine Up Yr Body)'
23. Twisted 'Come and Test'
24. Original Sin 'Take No More'
25. Mskr-nt 'Gotta Let You Know'
26. Jody Wisternoff 'Won't Let You Down (Mskr-nt Mix)'

** DJ Gira Mix **

27. Public Enemy vs The Equalizers 'Summoning The Enemy (DJ Endo Mashup)'
28. Ivory, Wizard 'Jonny 5'
29. Steve Angello Knas (Martin Horger vs Sangers / RA Edit)'
30. Nylon Pink 'Fluff (Dj Fixx Remix)'
31. Nikki Carabello and Dustin Hulton 'Get Ready (Keith Mackenzie and DJ Fixx Mix)'
32. Keith Mackenzie 'Lazer Cats (Original Mix)'
33. Cut n Run 'Rudeboy'
34. mLe 'Do The Deal (Keith Mackenzie and DJ Fixx Remix)'
35. Sporty O 'International Wingman (DJ Fixx and ILL DJ Chris B Mix)'
36. Dustin Hulton 'Like A G6'
37. DJ Irwan ft Lil Wayne 'That Money (Dj Icey vs Curtis B Rerock)'
38. Kid Kenobi and MC Shureshock 'Safe Sound (Rack N Ruin Remix Vox)'
39. BSD vs Access Denied 'Ultimate'
40. Nadastrom 'Pussy (Krafty Kuts Re-Rub)'
41. PEANUTSCLUB (Martin Horder Edit)
42. Deadmau5 'The Reward Is More Cheese (Breaks Shock Remix)'
43. Crooks International 'Diamond Ringz (High Dosage Extended)'
44. Swedish House Mafia 'One (Stanton Warriors Edit)'
45. Dub Pistols 'Rumble Fish'
46. Seth Vogt feat Thrill Da Playa 'So Much Bass'
47. Plus Five 'Hold On To Me (Dustin Hulton Remix)'

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Back in two weeks time with more breakbeat mega rave then you can cram into 2 hours :D


Ben and Lex live from Aeon 2010 | Download


Here it is.. our no holds barred, pure funking rave of a set which was recorded live from the JamTheChannel tent at the Aeon 2010

01. Ben and Lex 'Intro' [CDR]
02. Bass Nectar 'Here We Go (Ben and Lex Edit)' [CDR]
03. Will Bailey and Punk Rolla 'Kata' [Simma]
04. Freestylers 'Cracks (CTRL Z Remix)' [Never Say Die]
05. Wolfgang Gartner 'Flashback' [Kindergarten]
06. Ben and Lex 'Damage' [APE]
07. AnTITo and Nicolas Strands 'Wonky Funck (Mahesa Ultara Dirty Mix)' [Harkee]
08. Krafty Kuts vs Jack Beats 'Bring It On' [CDR]
09. Tai 'Rocking The Set' [Mixmash]
10. Ben and Lex 'Rock n Rolla VIP' [APE]
11. Zinc 'Old Flame' [Zinc]
12. Pyramid 'Hurry' [CDR]
13. The Count and Sinden Ft. Rye Rye 'Hardcore Girls' [Domino]
14. Trevor Loveys 'Organ Grinder (The Counts aka Herve 'Big B Morgan' Remix)' [Dubsided]
15. Sidney Samson 'Riverside (Will Bailey and Hot Mouth Simma Squad Remix)' [CDR]
16. WTF! ft Dead Prez 'It's Bigger Than Hip Hop (Sidney Samson Remix)' [Breakbeat Kaos]
17. Red Light 'Feels So Good' [Lobster Boy]
18. Fake Blood 'Mars (Exclusive Herve Re-Fix)' [Music Response]