Refix are Joe Lewis and Ben Beesley - an electro mash-up outfit based in South London, specialising in producing dance fusion sounds and performing exciting and unpredictable DJ sets.
Their new two-man, two-laptop, four-deck live sets are unmissable - full of live remixes, A LOT of energy, and pretty much a seemless mash up of every musical genre, all held together with an impeccable sense of judgement and timing. Their gigs have landed them residencies at Ministry of Sound, Union @ Fabric, Herbal, Movement @ Bar Rumba as well as, most recently, a set for Mixmag magazine.
Between the two of them Joe and Ben have worked across a massive musical spectrum, from writing and producing electronica and hip hop releases, engineering on old school garage and pop tracks, composing music for TV, film and advertising, to DJing at some of the biggest and best venues around the world.
Refix met and started working together after Ben moved in next door to Joe in South London. Initial musical tastes differed - Joe, a classically trained guitarist and founder of the successful Dojo Studios, had a history of writing and playing electronica, deep house and breaks, whereas Ben was DJing and producing drum n bass on a global scale. But the clash of backgrounds only assisted in producing a fresh sound.
The one thing you can expect from a Refix track or DJ set? Of course, it's the unexpected. The sound feels effortless, like two people really enjoying the energy created from messing with sounds on the hop to come up with an unusually smooth and pleasing whole.