Thursday 11th April 2013
When the prolific and multi-talented Ben Westbeech indulged his dark side three years ago and created the new alias Breach, the UK house scene gained one of their brightest stars. With his huge new tune recently out on Claude VonStroke’s dirtybird label, and topping charts, 2013 is looking good for Breach. The infectious ‘Jack’ is Breach’s response to VonStroke’s request for something ‘even more sexual’ than the swaggering ‘Let’s Get Hot’.
Using this side-project to experiment with deeper productions while maintaining an impressive output under his own name, Westbeech draws on his expansive musical knowledge to give Breach’s tunes a depth and freshness which means they always go off. Shooting to prominence with the urgently tribal and absolutely enormous ‘Fatherless’, Breach has long been viewed as a pioneer of the new generation of UK house producers, rubbing shoulders with recent Detour performers T Williams and Dark Sky among many others.
Warming to his new direction, Breach founded his own record label, Naked Naked, in 2012, christening it with the funky ‘You Won’t Find Love Again’ and using it to promote collaborations with Midland and Dark Sky.
Now riding high off the back of his dirtybird release, there has never been a better time to catch Breach, and he is bringing the party to Nottingham at Detour: Black & Blue on Tuesday 16th April
Words: Joe Ponting