Ashley Beedle has been involved in more projects than a US building marshal. His style is as diverse as his hometown's cultural crucible (London) and his productions have been championed by artists ranging from Danny Tenaglia to Fabio and Grooverider as well as Gilles Peterson to John Digweed. Where do we start in doing this man's career justice in so few words?
He brought house music to Notting Hill Carnival, he produced one of the first British garage tunes and his initial production as Black Science Orchestra on Junior Boys Own broke him internationally. X-Press 2's massive hit, "Lazy", an inspired collaboration with former Talking Head David Byrne, and other number one hits has meant X-Press 2's albums have traveled the globe and at the time of writing this they are currently number one on the US Billboard Club Breakouts chart, again.
Other projects worthy of mention include: Delta House Of Funk, Disco Evangelists, David Holmes (Ocean's 11, 12 and 13 Hollywood score master), Roots Revolution on Roger Sanchez' label, the demon dub-house of Jamayka Boys (championed by many as the first Dub Step production), Black Jazz Chronicles, Afro Art, and, of course, the Ballistic Brothers. Similarly there are two many compilations to fit within this word count but Strut's Grass Roots series that Ashley launched has earned its place in history as well as most DJ's boxes.
Ashley's ability to always stay ahead of the pack continues with his futuristic reggae inspired Warbox project (which has included chart smashing remixes for the likes of Lilly Allen), a rock techno inspired project with the Filthy Dukes' Mark Ralph, called Ralph und Beedle, a blue eyed soul project called Mavis (which has already been joined by Lambchop's Kurt Wagner amongst others) and of course, more disco output from his moniker as London Heavy Disco Review and his label, Out Hear Audio.
FIASCO presents...Ashley Beedle
Saturday 15th November
123 Acre Lane
£5 after 9pm
FREE BEFORE 10pm FOR FIASCO FANS!