In some exciting news it has been announced that UK DJ and member of the pop group Everything But The Girl, Ben Watt, will be playing in Australia in February. After twenty years in Everything But The Girl, 5 years in Lazy Dog and now Buzzin' Fly, Ben Watt brings his inspirational deep house DJ sound to Australia for the first time and starts a new era with his acclaimed new underground label, Buzzin' Fly Records.
Ben Watt is one half of Everything But The Girl with Tracey Thorn, whose music has become increasingly informed by house and breakbeat culture since 1994, notably "Missing", "Walking Wounded" and the Massive Attack collaboration, "Protection". He began DJing in 1996, making his first appearance at James Lavelle's Dusted and then taking over from Howie B (co-producer on Walking Wounded) as a resident DJ-in-rotation at West London's chilled Sunday Club @ Paradise, spinning fortnightly freestyle sets of jazzy drum n bass and deep house. From there he moved on to start Lazy Dog, a Sunday afternoon-evening event not to missed which gave his love of deep house a fresh platform and also spawned two CD releases with Jay Hannan.
Ben then launched his newest project with Buzzin' Fly Records in April 2003. After a series of special summer 2003 launch parties in London and North America, Buzzin' Fly’s regular party Neighbourhood is attracting up to 600 people on any given Sunday. The night revolves around Watt's own sets, introduces new talent from the label roster (Rodamaal’s DJ Rocco is a co-resident), as well as guest appearances from the likes of Charles Webster and King Britt.
Ben brings the Buzzin’ Fly sound to Family on Saturday 19 February for a night of inspirational house from a true music legend. Tickets are $20/$15 on the door. Can't wait for this one!