Ben Westbeech aka Breach ft Andreya Triana – “Everything You Never Had (We Had It All)” (Official Video)

I first got switched on to the English singer and dance producer Ben Westbeech in the spring of 2007.

He’d just signed to tastemaker’s tastemaker Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings and the label was releasing his debut album, Welcome to the Best Years of Your Life.

I liked the record instantly; it was full of easygoing summer soul and weighty Bristol bass from top to bottom, and it soundtracked many a journey through the English countryside to many a rainy music festival that summer.

Tracks such as “So Good Today,” the Stevie Wonder-sampling “Get Silly,” the Tribe Called Quest-alike jazz bass on “Pusherman,” and the sunny piano-jungle smasher “Get Closer” (produced by DJ Die, natch) immediately stood out. If you haven’t given the record a spin, you should. It’s a satisfying listen.

 

 

Fast-forward six years and Ben Westbeech now makes house music under the alias Breach. He recently produced one of the biggest dance singles of  the summer: the simple but extremely effective “Jack.”

After a whispery and bass-bouncy follow-up single, “Let’s Get Hot,” Breach recently teamed up with frequent Bonobo chanteuse and Flying Lotus remixee Andreya Triana for his latest release, “Everything You Never Had (We Had It All).”

The song features that familiar low-end bounce, big room house drums with plenty of room to breathe, 90s rave piano stabs, and a blast of extra beat energy in the form of a sped-up version of the Lyn Collins “Think” drum break sample.

 

 

Breach ft Andreya Triana – “Everything You Never Had (We Had It All)”

 

 

 

“Everything You Never Had (We Had It All)” is released November 11.

 

The remixes are equally essential; there’s a melodic house thumper from Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard and a bleak yet joyously jittery “Back to ’97” drum ‘n’ bass remix from DJ Die.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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