Ashley Beedle became one of the U.K.'s most celebrated house producers in the late '90s as Black Science Orchestra. In addition, Beedle also produced tracks as the Black Jazz Chronicles, the Rising Sunz, the Ballistic Brothers, and X-Press 2; furthermore, he DJed under his own name, releasing the Grass Roots mix in 1999. Born in Hemel Hempstead, England, in 1962, Beedle began DJing during the acid house explosion of the late '80s, but was turned on to disco as well when he heard Norman Jay DJing obscure tracks on the pirate station KISS FM. After he joined long-time friend Rob Mello and John Howard as Black Science Orchestra, the trio reworked the Trammps' "Where Were You (When the Lights Went Out)?" into their debut single "Where Were You," released on Junior Boy's Own. House godfather Frankie Knuckles began spinning the record, as ...
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