Ashley ‘Woz’ Westlake’s introduction to dance music began with Drum and Bass mixtape’s and raving in Bristol. Known to many for its rich creative output and a strong sense of a united musical community, the city made it easy for dance music to become his obsession.
Woz’s early career started with London label Black Butter Records, after only 2 years of making music. With a string of releases that would see him being featured in Rolling Stone and receive widespread radio & club support. After this progressive start alongside BB, Woz’s music began to evolve. In 2015 he teamed up with now Berlin based producer Troy Gunner, and started the Moniker WxT. A collaboration that would see releases on Materials, Zoo Music, as well as a feature by Boiler Room.
Recently, Woz has been honing his skills as a producer, a development that was kick started after taking an interest in the history of dance music. A stack of synths and drum machines later, Woz is now showing a refined personality and confidence in his sound. His DJ sets show versatility, skill, and ability to adapt, reaching for records ranging from electro, house, techno, and UK bass.
Currently, his new Lobster Boy 12” has already received support from the likes of Jackmaster, AME, Akkord, Addison Groove, as well as Radio support from Radio 1 and BBC1Xtra.