Superstar DJ: Ben Watt

buzzfly_ari.jpgJay Hannan, another stellar DJ. This 2-CD set was a direct result of the Lazy Dog club night they put on every Sunday in Notting Hill in London – and it was some of the best deep house produced in the late ‘90s. They followed this up with a second volume and then sadly, after five years, announced the dissolution of Lazy Dog to pursue other interests

Fortunately Watt didn’t step away from the decks and instead created Buzzin’ Fly Records. He put out one collection last year and his second – a non-stop house mix combining flavors of R&B, soul, jazzy grooves, Middle East vocals and strings and spoken-word – is due March 21 in the UK and the next day in the States. This is a smile-filled, groove-laden set that all House heads need to own. In fact, before you buy this, check out Lazy Dog Vol. 1 – it is still one of my most cherished CDs.

Ben will be at the Winter Music Conference in Miami later this month and will hit a handful of cities across the U.S., including NY, SF, LA and of course, Coachella.

Here’s a track from Buzzin Fly Vol. 1, which features the former Terence Trent D’Arby. To hear more, check out