Ashley ‘Woz‘ Westlake first appeared on our radar after his RackNRuin “Territory” remix competition entry blew us away. Not only did he win but we were so impressed, we signed his debut “Seen” EP, to BlackButter Records on the spot.
The young Bristolian explores bass music in a way we’ve not quite heard before. It’s rare to find a sound both so unique, fresh and at the same time, so well produced. You know a Woz production when you hear it.
With an increasing reputation in the UK bass scene Woz impresses some of the most reputable of tastes: Toddla T, Oneman, Redlight, Roska ,Gorgon City and Loefah to name off a few. Woz’s last release ‘Cherry Hill’ EP, is a trademark dark roller, employing nasty synth builds and clinky, Soul II Soul-esque percussions that come crashing down on an elemental bassline – maintaining the kind of quality control that reinforces Woz’s young king status; Blending an innate inner-city temperament with a wildness that’s all his own.MORE / LESS