Phat Chex (Ben Pooley) is part of NONOM, the No Nonsense Music Crew. He hails from Plymouth coming from a background of hip-hop, turntablism, house, techno, electro, IDM, dub tech and bass music.
DJing since 1993, Ben started his career spinning hip-hop, his growing love of breaks and house music saw him move deeper into the electronic music scene. For many years he regularly played at the successful electro night UFO in Plymouth. Along the way his skill and dexterous skills behind the decks saw his play support to some fine acts, acts like Afrika Bambaataa, Schooly D, Scape One, Tipper, Transparent Sound, and LA Synthesis.
His skills on decks are matched with his growing presence in the studio. 2012 was a big year. It saw the release of both his and our début release Distant. A five track EP of exquisite deep electro and bass texture. His “house” sound saw release on Appleblim’s label Applepips with Can’t Stop / Git Da Funk. And, he contributed a track to UK electro mainstay – Pyramid Transmissions’ Interstellar Communication Vol 1.
In 2015 he contributed two tracks to our first compilation Winter Solstice.