After a decade of producing and DJing uber-sized party breaks, we’re pleased to announce that Ben & Lex are soon to drop a debut album! But that’s not the only thing that’s been keeping them busy in the studio. Notice how bad-ass the soundtrack is in this Men In Black III Trailer? You guessed it! Produced by Lex himself, aye. Keeping it real.
The first single to pre-empt the album is out on Monday 30th July and available from Beatport. ‘WE ARE BACK (TURN IT UP!)’ is a ridiculously large slice of badboy bass and features the mighty JAY TUNS on the mic. They’ve packaged that up with a 2012 140bpm jungle revamp of their previous single ‘SoundGal’. But before that, you can download this cheeky lil ReFix they’ve done of Jody Wisternoff’s remix of the 80’s classic! Just to recap, it’s a ReFix of a Remix of an an 80’s classic. Got that? Check it out.
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Jody Wisternoff – Wont Let You Down [Ben & Lex ReFix] *EXCLUSIVE* + Interview
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Being the overly excitable bass fanatics that we are at LifeSupportMachine.co.uk, the best place to download free dubstep, we had to know more and barged into Ben & Lex’s living quarters armed with a pen and paper, and packet of chewits.
Mr No Hands meets Ben and Lex – Episode II – The Breakbeat Strikes Back
Mr No Hands: Evening lads, we last met just before 2012’s Breakspoll, so in the wake of the event, how did it all pan out?
B&L : Panned out raaaather well old bean.. had a wicked night :) Full crowd, as ever all the usual wisened faces and encouragingly a load of fresh faced youngsters as well that all partied rather hard I must say!
Mr No Hands: Do you find that ‘History Retweets Itself’?
B&L : In my humble little hobbit opinion yes and no…there are cycles but currently I’m feeling everything in music land is moving forward, changing, getting better (and sometimes worse depending on your outlook ) and generally being all a bit cool….. Right just re-read my last two answers and I’m sounding a bit hippy…sorry…suns out…Got a cold one on the go…feeling much more chilled than usual :) Check me out getting all existential.
Mr No Hands: As savvy online types and avid social media monkeys, what would be your top tips to help new artists get a head of the curve and build their profiles?
Errrm.. Consistency….which takes a lot of work….If you do a monthly news letter…do it monthly….don’t forget about it after one go……Probably the most important one – Write the best music you can….that you are happy with.. put it out there and then hopefully the rest of the world wil catch on and do the hard work for you.
Mr No Hands: You have a brand new single coming out soon – can you hum it for us or give us an idea of how it sounds and what inspired it?
Side A – Boom B-boom boom….boomcha!!….Doo wipp di dippy doooo..dippy dippy doo wip dip dippydippy wippy dippy
Side B – oooooooooohhhh….smack! WOMP ..WOMPWOMP….WOMPWOMP WOM WOMPWAAAA!!!
Inspiration ..well.. We’ve been working alot with an MC called Jay Tuns who is dope…and so I got him to do our own version of a fairly well known sample for ‘We Are Back’…..It’s a straight up no frills jackin party banger…and as for Soundgal…it was one of our fave releases on Functional but it kinda got swallowed up when Intergroove ( the distro) went bust so we thought we’d do an updated version for the AA…and it seems to be going down very well!
Mr No Hands: In recent times, ‘the man’ has cracked down on piracy and file sharing with the loss of such sites as Pirate Bay – do you think they’ll be a time when producers can start earning a survivable wage from selling dance music again?
Honestly…realistically…no..not from selling it alone… I made more off our first releases on vinyl than the entire digital back catalogue of my own label. It’s just not possible sales wise now unless you are top of your game and filling stadiums….and most of the money you earn will come form those shows not the sales themselves. Don’t get me wrong, it is possible to make a living from music – I do- but you need to be versatile and be prepared to do everything you can as a producer to ‘Get that Paper Son!’ (Copyright : Lex One 2012 )
Mr No Hands: It’s all about the numbers these days – Approximately how many ‘Likes’ on Facebook do you need to pay the bills?
6. if all of them are your ho’s and they work hard for you. Big Pimpin ( Copyright: Terry Hooligan 2011 )
Mr No Hands: That was all very serious and thought provoking… Let’s not do that again. Tell me, what is your most embarrassing claim to fame?
I once pushed Jeremy Beadle into a bush outside the Grosvener Hotel in Oxford. He went down quick, with his wee hand grabbing away at mid air towards me like Alan Rickman falling off that building in ‘Die Hard’…actually…thats not that embarassing is it…thats dope….. Embarassing is when I was stood next to Prince Nasim in a toliet in a club and my best lady friend at the time said in a loud voice as we both emerged from the bog ‘ He aint that big… I reckon you could have him easy Lex’ ….err……RUN
Mr No Hands: At the end of the day, when we’re stuck on the central line for hours on end due the god damn Olympics games, what’s your answer to everything?
Mr No Hands: Are you looking forward to the Olympics and have you got tickets?
Meh….and no. Not massively bothered… I like the opening ceremony fireworks as much as the next child but all in all not alot..I expect the other halfs will want to make us watch some…… Although…we are both on a keep fit mission at the moment…we might enter next time…Do they have ‘Hobbit Throwing’ as a sport yet?
Mr No Hands: Let’s finish with a story – What’s your biggest DJing disaster?
Ben : Teaming up with Lex
Lex : Teaming up with Ben
In all honesty,…we’ve never had any major disasters..usual falling off stage crap….drunken lifting off the needle from the record thats playing (old skool) aside..( touch wood..fnnar) We double our chances you see…there’s 2 of us…so one way or another even if one of us is broken/drunkoffhistits/ill/lost/late/asleep/neardeath/gettingmarried/divorced/remarried/graduating (delete as applicable) then one way or another we have always pulled it out the bag.
Mr No Hands: Any last requests?
For the love of God Dave…please stop sending me those pictures of yourself…..and stop phoning my house……
Oh yeah …and Benny wants more Star Wars Lego..if you are reading this Mr Lucas
Mr No Hands: Wonderful.