6 Mix - Ben Watt

DJ and producer Ben Watt hosts the first edition of his 6 Mix residency exploring the world of leftfield dance and electronic music present and future. The head of pioneering deep house label and club night Buzzin' Fly, Ben was formerly half of acoustic duo Everything But The Girl before a life threatening illness led him to experience a damascene conversion to dance music in the late 1990s. Since starting Buzzin' Fly in 2003, Ben has become one of the most important figures in UK underground music and the label recently celebrated its 50th release. This year, Ben also released the new solo album by his partner Tracey Thorn via Buzzin Fly's sister label Strange Feeling Recordings, as well as continuing to DJ all over the world. In his first regular 6 Mix show, Ben plays tunes by Small Black, Penguin Prison and Greg Wilson's take on The XX, alongside new music from Tevo Howard and Jatoma. Ben also goes into mix featuring tracks from Jungle Wonz, Simian Mobile Disco and Clock Opera.