Songwriter, vocalist and DJ Ben Westbeech has been making some major noises for some time now. First catching the eye of Giles Peterson a few years back and signing to his Brownswood Record Label, and after impressing with his first attempt, was snapped up by House label Strictly Rhythmn and began work on his follow up ‘There’s More To Life Than This’, which is to be released on September 12th.
Ben took some time out to come over and visit Danny J Lewis at Point Blank and spend some time talking about his career, how he goes about writing his music, and taking some questions from both Danny and the students. During his interview he highlights issues such as; the power a remix can have for an artist to open their eyes to music scenes they had not considered exploring before and the importance of having a unique aspect to your DJ sets as an artist in your own right, utilizing programmes such as Ableton Live, as well as bringing in live instruments or vocals.
See Ben’s full masterclass interview with Danny and the Point Blank students below, and also learn a little bit more about what and who went in to make his new album:
The next single to be released from the album, will be ‘Something For The Weekend’, which was produced by none other than our very own Danny J Lewis (aka Enzyme Black). The soulful house infused track was previewed to a small, select audience late last week in Central London with a live band, which came as a pleasant surprise to the producer Danny, who had not previously heard the track played in full, by live musicians. Some video footage of the low key gig can be can be seen here.
Although the official version of the track has not been made available as of yet; the single has been remixed by a whole host of top producers and DJs including; Joey Negro, Gerry Read, The Revenge, and Roska. The last of which you can hear below:
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