Their debut single “Cosa Nostra” was released on Functional Breaks in 2003 and received universal DJ and radio support around the world. Their second release for the label followed soon after, a double ‘A’ sided single “Proper Tasty / Reconsidered” whi..
Their debut single “Cosa Nostra” was released on Functional Breaks in 2003 and received universal DJ and radio support around the world. Their second release for the label followed soon after, a double ‘A’ sided single “Proper Tasty / Reconsidered” which firmly stamped its mark on the breaks scene with radio play on Radio One, Ministry of Sound FM, Breaks FM, several other international shows and has had DJ support from the likes of Freq Nasty, Krafty Kuts, Skool of Thought, Tayo and Steelzawheelz to name but a few.
As well as continuing to release on Functional Breaks - their tune “Soundgal“, as featured on Freq Nasty’s Breakspoll 2006 compilation, is released as Functional #44 - the boys have been approached by the likes of Big Square for “Floor Burn“, Trusted for “Funky Music”(also a top ten O2 ringtone) and Drum and Breaks for “Raw 2 Da Floor/ Le Chunk” ft MC Spee (Dreadzone). Plus new labels Silo "Wind It Back" and remixes for Wut Eva and Breakin Even.
Their distinctive sound can be heard on their weekly Nuskool Breaks radio show as well as guest mixes for Pulseradio.net and Outofthevoid.co.uk. Ben & Lex have also had an exclusive half-hour mix on Radio 1 for Annie Nightingale and they are residents at the UK’s longest running monthly breakbeat night, Beatz & Bobz, where they regularly support break beat heavyweights such as Rennie Pilgrem, Freq Nasty, Tayo, James Lavelle (Unkle) and The Freestylers as well as giants such as the Wu tang, Afrika Bambaata, Grandmaster Flash, Adam F & Fresh and DJ Zinc.
With critically acclaimed sets across the UK they have also made numerous festival appearances at Glastonbury, The Glade and Beautiful Days. They are also gaining international kudos with recent appearances at the Miami Winter Music Conference, Dangerous Drums in Berlin, Mission Dance Winter Sessions in Mannheim and the Break Nation festival in Seville where they rocked it to a crowd of over 10,000 Spanish nutters!!
With forthcoming releases on their own brand new label Ape Records (including remixes from Will White (Propellorheads), Transformer Man & more) and releases on Functional Breaks, Silo Records, Wut Eva and Jardim plus many remixes already lined up for the rest of this year, these two Westcountry Warriors look like they will be impossible to escape, so go see them and treat yourself to a damn good party!
Selected discography Ben & Lex
Ben & Lex 'Tuna '[Polar Red]
Ben & Lex 'My Pink Sock' [Functional]
Ben & Lex 'Soundgal' [Functional]
Ben & Lex 'Damn Dirty' [Control Breaks]
Ben & Lex 'Big Bastardos' [APE]
Ben & Lex 'Like This' [APE]
Ben & Lex 'Wind It Back' [Silo]
Ben & Lex 'Floor Burn' [Big Square]
Ben & Lex 'Drifting' [APE]
Ben & Lex 'Funky Music' [Trusted]
Ben & Lex 'Raw 2 Da Floor/Le Chunk' [Drum & Breaks]