London born and bred DJ and producer Ben Scholefield, better known as Budgie, was practically raised under the counter of Honest Jons Record Shop. Keeping a low profile, though regularly sharing his musical taste through Livin Proof – a local London Hip Hop party – as well as producing the odd track for singer Fatima and the notorious Piff Gang and most recently a project with The Alchemist, Budgie has fully grown into an artist in his own right. Dropping his first solo EP on Wildheart Recordings, his wide array of influences can be felt left n right, top to bottom. We are proud to have him as our third release on Wildheart and hope you get down to this as much as we do! The vinyl includes free doanload code.
“Budgie. You know him, but you don’t know him. I didn’t. First he sold me records. Good suggestions. Then I needed new Kung Fu to finish what I started with Tony Allen – the Day Like This Project. During these tech lessons, it became clear that his own output was amazing, and it would be stupid to merely work with him as an engineer… The challenge for Budgie at the time was ‘completion’ which coincidentally was my issue at the time as well. So just over a year ago our mutual friend Ruby, who I also run Wildheart with, made the challenge that we’d each fully finish 2 tracks in 2 weeks. I came in a month late with 1. He came back with 3 in a week!!! We said 4 more…and after the necessary birthing process we have the Budgie EP. No way to describe it with regular adjectives. Just listen. Budgie.” – Theo Parrish, April 2014 (added: 2014-07-08 17:55:27 )