Bristolian (oh yeah, so Bristol is the OG hood of excellent underground music) BrEaCh is a man of many talents. Trained as a classical cellist and vocalist since the age of 10, he had always been influenced by soul, jazz, house and the street music – hip hop. He was baptized into Church of G-Funk when “Straight Outta Compton” by N.W.A. blessed all the hoods in the world (if you were born in or before the 90′s, you know you had to claim your gangsta rights listening to that shit. Rrrruuuthlessssss!!!!). His musical career started as Ben Westbeech in 2006, as a vocalist and producer and he has since collaborated with many dons of the drum&bass genre, including DJ Marky, Nu:Tone, and DJ Die. Westbeech’s probably most well known track “Get Closer“, in which he sampled the soul/funk singer, keyboardist Linda Williams’ “Elevate Our Minds“, is a classic example of his inspiration.
Last summer he came out with THE tune of the season, so playful, so soulful, almost acid jazz – “Something for the Weekend”, and his remix of the said track with a banger drumline.
This very summer he launches a new record label, Naked Naked with the release of his carefully composed track “You Won’t Find Love Again”. Does it sound like a typical house track to you? It might, but if you notice, there is actually nothing wrong with it. None of that tacky shit. Velvet subkick and that garagey hi hat with the twinkling synth and classy bits of vocals.
Sorry, no freebies on this one, cause I want you to support him. Or just find your own free download links. Haha.
All in all, this man’s basically a go-getter and his outputs influenced by a diverse spectrum (“Fuck the Police..” to Mozart’s Sonata) of music will exceed all norms and expectations.
Finally, I just wanna thank my boyo William J for introducing me to BrEaCh and a bajillion other artists. He practically brought me the joy of appreciating old and new house, because I never really liked house before. More on the bajillion other artists later though.