Currently surfing the charts is a very special man who goes by the name of Ben Westbeech, more commonly known as Breach to you and I. The multitalented artist is known for his ability to sing, DJ and produce, and most recently he’s grabbed himself a spot in the UK Top 10 with “Jack”, a deep house sound full of beeps and clicks, threaded with a groovy deep bass. Overground success with a definite underground hit.
‘Ouse is now known to be an awaited night at Venus, with lineups of well-known DJ’s that headline the venue. Hector Couto, Marc ‘MK’ Kinchen, Denney and Josh Butler have already graced the crowd at Venus, and on Friday, Breach was added to the list. His tracks have gained support from the likes of Heidi, Damian Lazarus and George Fitzgerald, and 2012 saw Breach launching his own label.
People with decades partied side by side and I’m not sure whether it’s the famously feared door-staff, (who are a lot less scary than people think!) or a genuine harmony and shared love for music that held the crowd at bay, but either way I wasn't complaining.
As normal, I was found on the podium beside the DJ booth for most of the night where I was able to watch the less known DJ’s still manage to thrill the room. Both times I’ve been to an ‘Ouse event, Jorge Meehan – resident and promoter of Ouse events, took to the decks to please the audience with steady hi-hats and racy beats. Watching him and his friends in the DJ booth, whilst they go just as nuts as the crowd, keeps a thrill in the air until closing hour.
It goes without saying that Breach tore up the club. He surprisingly and successfully sang his own vocals over his set to draw the crowd in. He flirted with different tones, enticing those who stood before him as they all waited for the same thing. I was even scared to leave the venue for some fresh air just in case he dropped “Jack”. He teased us by throwing in small and subtle samples of his well known track for what seemed like an eternity, before he dropped it at full volume, to devastating affect.
‘Ouse are constantly raising our expectations higher and higher after every night they throw. I was glad to be a part of the party and plan to be at as many as I can. If you weren’t at Venus on Friday, you should be sorry and wish you were. It was an event not to be missed!
Review by Chloe Jones
Images courtesy of 'The Manc Photographer'