Breach Signs To Aus Music
Last year Ben Westbeech had a bit of a result. He stormed the charts with the boy racer bass of Jack, all without having the indiginity of a Warner crowbarring a shite 'rap' from Tinie Tempah over the top. Rather than pursuing a career endless rewriting Jack til the house boom went bust, Westbeech flooged Warner a track he'd already written (Everything You've Never Had), knocked out a DJ Kicks comp, and has since focused on producing some quality underground gear. To this end he's just signed to Aus Music, with his debut for Will Saul's stable proving to be a deep, techno edged EP. Opener Artis is a rigidly funky percussive number that throws back somewhat to the his earlier cut Fatherless. At one point it has a sound like a parrot getting hit with a pipe. It's a good sound. The flip side has the cinematic disco-scape of Ode Oshi, and the cyclic, subtle Detroit keys of This One’s For You You Know Who You Were. It's pretty unlikely any of it's going to be featured on a Now compilation this side of the year 3000, for which fact alone we give Westbeech a doffing of the collective R$N cap. Endorsed.