Ben Soundscape drops debut Intrigue Music EP
Ben Soundscape really needs little introduction. He is a Drum & Bass DJ/Producer from Bristol who started producing music at the age of just 17 with Danny C being the first to notice him. Danny signed Ben for the debut release on Blue Box back in 2002, under his first alias First Light. Soon after, Ben formed a duo with friend Joe Wills called The Insiders. Together they drew influences from everything from soul, funk and jazz to house, techno and film soundtracks, and went on to release material on some of the greatest labels in the scene. Intrigue as club night followed, with the record label joining the fold a few years later. He is also part of new outfit Mosaic, with forthcoming tracks on 31 Records and Dispatch.
This week he is set to release his debut Intrigue Music EP ‘Sentimental Journey’. This is, without doubt, his most accomplished work to date. The EP features four exceptional riddims sure to destroy any and all dancefloors.
As many of you will know, Ben has been taking to the airwaves during the past few months with his weekly Intrigue livestream alongside Collette Warren, showcasing his trademark sound. Fans of Intrigue will no doubt recognise these tracks from the streams and the clubs before that.
The ‘Sentimental Journey’ EP takes you on a journey through the intricacies of Ben’s production styles. It kicks off with our premiere, the heavy-hitting and highly sought-after title track. Crisp, driving beats and atmospheric pads combine with a vocal hook, building to an epic drop with distorted Moog, Virus and Juno bass sounds working together to create the killer groove.
Following this is the underground jazz anthem ‘Whitewine’ which was co-produced with RoyGreen & Protone whilst Ben was in Vienna, and featuring the incredible vocal talents of Collette Warren.
Next up is ‘Rays’, an uplifting and chunky summer roller, then to round off the EP is a brand new and highly captivating work entitled ‘Take it Down’, recently completed during lockdown.
‘Sentimental Journey’ is a varied EP that demonstrates Ben Soundscape’s unique array of styles and varied production techniques. It takes the listener on a truly ‘sentimental journey’ from start to finish.
Check out our premiere of ‘Sentimental Journey’ below. The EP drops on 31st July across all stores, but you could just grab it from here