Two Inch Punch

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Ben Ash
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Background information
OriginBrentford, London, England
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 checkY checkY
MoonStruck Saturn Slow Jams EP checkY checkY
Paint It Red (featuring Mikky Ekko) checkY checkY
2013 Lost in Empathy Rejjie Snow N/A checkY checkY
Precious Javeon checkY checkY
Deeper Ella Eyre Deeper EP checkY checkY
If You Love Me BenZel featuring Jessie Ware If You Love Me checkY checkY
Season Change Damon Albarn and Ghostpoet Africa Express "Maison De Jeune" checkY checkY
2014 Caution to the Wind Becky Hill Caution to the Wind checkY checkY
Money on My Mind Sam Smith In the Lonely Hour checkY checkY
Life Support checkY checkY
Desire Years & Years Communion checkY
Eyes Shut Years & Years Communion checkY
The Fall Indiana No Romeo checkY checkY
Tough Love Jessie Ware Tough Love checkY checkY
Champagne Kisses checkY checkY
Say You Love Me checkY checkY
Kind Of...Sometimes...Maybe checkY checkY
You and I Forever checkY checkY
Wasted Love (featuring Stevie Neale) BenZel MEN EP checkY checkY
Four (featuring Juicy J & Cashmere Cat) checkY checkY
2015 Sitting Pretty featuring Wiz Khalifa Ty Dolla $ign Free TC checkY checkY
Gemini Anne-Marie Karate EP checkY checkY
Boy TBA checkY checkY
2016 Human Rag'n'Bone Man Human checkY
Ego checkY checkY
Innocent Man checkY checkY
Evil James Vincent McMorrow We Move checkY checkY
Killer Whales checkY checkY
To D.R.E.A.M Tory Lanez I Told You checkY checkY
Guns & Roses checkY checkY
All Night SG Lewis checkY checkY
Nothings Gonna Change Jamie Lidell Building A Beginning checkY checkY
2017 Best Friend Rex Orange County Single checkY checkY
Uno checkY checkY
Falcon Eye Off Bloom checkY
Good Friend JP Cooper Raised Under Grey Skies checkY checkY
Black & Blue Elijah Blake Single checkY checkY
Sunflower Rex Orange County Single checkY checkY
Cold Fire Saya Single checkY checkY
Brother Kodaline Single checkY
Werk It Out Tiggs Da Author Single checkY checkY
Two Fingers Dan Caplen Single checkY checkY
2018 Dead To Me Kali Uchis Isolation checkY checkY
Palo Santo Years & Years Palo Santo checkY
Lucky Escape checkY
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 checkY checkY
DNA Years & Years Single checkY
Wickedest One SL Single checkY checkY
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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