Two Inch Punch

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Ben Ash
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Background information
OriginBrentford, London, United Kingdom
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Record producer
  • musician
  • remixer
  • songwriter

Ben Ash, professionally known as Two Inch Punch, is an English record producer, musician, remixer and songwriter. He has written and produced records with Jessie Ware,[1] Sam Smith,[2] Years & Years, Rag'n'Bone Man, Tory Lanez, Ty Dolla $ign, Damon Albarn,[3] and Brian Eno.[4]

Ash also collaborates with American producer Benny Blanco as the production outfit BenZel. They have featured with Sia, Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, Cashmere Cat and Ryn Weaver.[5]

Career[edit]

In 2012 Ash put out his first record "Love You Up" online under the alias Two Inch Punch. It was quickly downloaded and played by Diplo, DJ Oneman, Zane Lowe, Rinse FM DJs and other tastemakers, all via word of mouth. Nick Grimshaw made it his record of the week on BBC Radio 1, while the B-Side "Luv Luv" was being championed by MistaJam. In 2012 the white label became big on the underground, selling out 200 records on the first day.

Ash then signed to PMR Records / Island Records and released his debut EP "The Love You Up EP" and "The Slow Jams EP" before going on to write for artists and building his sound and name as a producer / songwriter.

In 2015, Ash was nominated for two awards at the 57th Grammy Awards (Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album) for his writing and producing contributions to Sam Smith’s debut album In The Lonely Hour, winning the award for Best Pop Vocal Album.[6] Following the success of his work with Sam Smith, Ash would then go on to have a production role on Rag 'n' Bone Man's debut album Human.

Discography[edit]

Year Title Artist Album/EP Songwriter Producer
2012 Love You Up Two Inch Punch Love You Up EP
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MoonStruck Saturn Slow Jams EP
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Paint It Red (featuring Mikky Ekko)
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2013 Lost in Empathy Rejjie Snow N/A
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Precious Javeon
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Deeper Ella Eyre Deeper EP
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If You Love Me BenZel featuring Jessie Ware If You Love Me
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Season Change Damon Albarn and Ghostpoet Africa Express "Maison De Jeune"
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2014 Caution to the Wind Becky Hill Caution to the Wind
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Money on My Mind Sam Smith In the Lonely Hour
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Life Support
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Desire Years & Years Communion
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Eyes Shut Years & Years Communion
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The Fall Indiana No Romeo
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Tough Love Jessie Ware Tough Love
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Champagne Kisses
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Say You Love Me
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Kind Of...Sometimes...Maybe
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You and I Forever
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Wasted Love (featuring Stevie Neale) BenZel MEN EP
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Four (featuring Juicy J & Cashmere Cat)
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2015 Sitting Pretty featuring Wiz Khalifa Ty Dolla $ign Free TC
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Gemini Anne-Marie Karate EP
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Boy TBA
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2016 Human Rag'n'Bone Man Human
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Ego
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Innocent Man
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Evil James Vincent McMorrow We Move
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Killer Whales
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To D.R.E.A.M Tory Lanez I Told You
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Guns & Roses
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All Night SG Lewis
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Nothings Gonna Change Jamie Lidell Building A Beginning
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2017 Best Friend Rex Orange County Single
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Uno
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Falcon Eye Off Bloom
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Good Friend JP Cooper Raised Under Grey Skies
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Black & Blue Elijah Blake Single
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Sunflower Rex Orange County Single
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Cold Fire Saya Single
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Brother Kodaline Single
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Werk It Out Tiggs Da Author Single
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Two Fingers Dan Caplen Single
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2018 Dead To Me Kali Uchis Isolation
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Palo Santo Years & Years Palo Santo checkY
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Best Dressed Man Aeris Roves Single (Moon By Island Gardens) checkY checkY
Feel Me Aeris Roves Single (Moon By Island Gardens) checkY checkY
Delilah Aeris Roves Single (Moon By Island Gardens) checkY checkY
Comfortable Aeris Roves Moon By Island Gardens checkY checkY
Pressure When The Sun Comes Down Aeris Roves Moon By Island Gardens checkY checkY
Running Thru 3am Aeris Roves Moon By Island Gardens checkY checkY
No Guarantee Aeris Roves Moon By Island Gardens checkY checkY
The Hoodie Song Mae Muller Single checkY checkY
Jenny Mae Muller Single checkY checkY
Busy Tone Mae Muller Single checkY checkY
Break My Heart Benny Blanco Friends Keep Secrets checkY checkY
You To You Maisie Peters Dressed Too Nice For A Jacket checkY checkY
2019 Ugly Ella Henderson Single
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DNA Years & Years Single
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Wickedest One SL Single
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Holy Water Freya Ridings TBA checkY checkY
2020 Smile Maisie Peters Birds of Prey (soundtrack) checkY checkY

Bold type denotes singles.

Remixes & edits[edit]

Title Original artist
"The Look" (TIPs Shook Shook Refix) Metronomy
"German Whip" (Remix) Meridian Dan
"Spoons" (Remix) Rudimental
"People Help the People" (Remix) Birdy
"Nirvana" (Promised Land Remix) Sam Smith
"Suit & Tie" (Let Me Love Remix) Justin Timberlake

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