New Ben Westbeech Video- Falling

31 01 2011

I’ve been a fan of Ben Westbeech for some time and continue to salivate with anticipation at the prospect of his new album dropping this Spring. His last album, Welcome to the Best Years of Your Life still demands to be played chez SoulCuts on a regular basis. It’s a fascinating and overall enjoyable snapshot of a young artist working through their influences in search of a sound. The new material I’ve heard from Ben initially seems more accomplished and focused, impeccably produced with even stronger songwriting. Bring on the album, and check out Ben’s website for more musical goodies – http://www.benwestbeech.com/.

In the interim, check out this addictive soulful house jam, Falling, complete with a nice video showing Ben falling, singing and popping a delightful young lady’s bubblegum (and that ain’t a euphemism, dirty minds!!!). It’s a fantastic song. Perhaps the best I’ve heard all 2011 (OK, we’re only a month in, but still…). The single should be HUGE! Prepare to hit repeat!

And just in case you missed the recently dropped cut, Slowly, check out the vids below highlighting both the studio and acoustic versions. Lovely stuff!

Slowly strongly reminds me of Gaelle’s Falling (confused yet?) released on Naked Music a few years back. One of my favourite cuts of the past 10 years. It’s not like I needed another excuse to spin it, but this’ll do. Enjoy!

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Ben Westbeech – New Album Coming Spring 2011!

14 12 2010

SoulCuts loved Ben Westbeech’s debut album Welcome to the Best Years of Your Life, so we’re thrilled to hear that a new album is due out on Strictly Rhythm in Spring 2011. Ben’s released a snippet of a new track on YouTube, which we’ve included below. Sounds fresh to me! Time to get excited! Bring on 2011!





Kebomusic Remix I Can See by Jazzanova Featuring Ben Westbeech

5 10 2010

SoulCuts loves Kebomusic. Earlier in the year, we raved about the Soul Prototype EP and while we eagerly await a full album, Kebomusic’s Derrick Pryce has hit us up with a pretty dope remix of the cut, I Can See (featuring Ben Westbeech) from Jazzanova’s delightful Of All The Things album from a couple of years back. The remix has a nice 4Hero vibe that has seen it going straight on to the iPod. If I’m being critical, it’s perhaps not long enough. I’d love to hear a more stretched out version, but I’m just a greedy fellow! Check it out and download below:

Find out more about Kebomusic at their official site, http://www.kebomusic.com/.