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I love many kinds of music but my main passion is for progressive, evolving, epic and psychedelic sounds. Although I'm probably best known for my enthusiastic advocacy of Progressive Psybreaks over the past few years, ultimately whether a tune is classified as breaks, techno, trance, house, dnb or chill, is less important than the shapes, textures and feelings it evokes. If you like journeys, take a trip with me...
I've been DJing properly since 2007 on CDJs (after many years spinning vinyl as a hobby), very quickly becoming established on net radio stations and in the South's club scene. I had my first festival gig, ad-hoc on a small stage at Waveform 2009. 2010 saw my London debut in May, and I was booked for Glade Festival until its cancellation at the hands of the anti-fun brigade; by way of compensation I played a 3-hour set at Waveform 2010. In 2011 I finally got to play at Glade and also Bearded Theory festivals, and in 2012 I had my busiest ever year with bookings for various festivals and my debuts in Liverpool and Manchester.
I also produce my own tunes - so far I've had two very well-received tracks released on VIM, and there is more in the pipeline.
Twice a month I host "Quexotic Adventures" on NSB Radio (http://www.nsbradio.co.uk), playing the best new promos and releases, with a particular focus on psybreaks and occasional forays into glitch-hop and dnb. It's usually the first and third Saturdays of the month, from 19:00 UK time.
To keep up to date with my latest radio shows, mixes, gig news etc, just do a Facebook Search for "Quextal" - as well as Liking the Quextal page, it's a good idea to Subscribe to "Ben Quextal"'s updates as well, as page updates are now rarely seen in your news feed. You can also follow me on Twitter and Google Plus.
Full archives and tracklists of all my radio shows, along with occasional promo mixes, are available on http://quextal.com (which has RSS feeds that you can follow).
I'm always looking to support upcoming and unsigned artists on my shows - if you're producing the kind of music you think I'd like, please go ahead and add to my DropBox :)