Bentley Rhythm Ace

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Bentley Rhythm Ace (BRA) are a duo formed in Birmingham, England in 1995.

The band was formed in Birmingham by Richard March, formerly with the group Pop Will Eat Itself, and Mike Stokes, with guest appearances by James Atkin, a member of indie band EMF. "Both more or less penniless, they drank in the same pub and were forced to buy their records at the cheapest place possible - car boot sales".Their live drummers were Keith York and Fuzz Townshend, alongside whom March previously played in Pop Will Eat Itself.

The name probably refers to the Rhythm Ace line of analogue drum machines manufactured by Ace Tone, some of which were rebranded and distributed by Bentley Pianos in the UK.

The group epitomises the Big Beat era. Signed to Skint Records, they enjoyed commercial success with their music being used on television advertisements and having an underground following.

The group split in 2000, but they played the occasional low-key DJ set. However, in 2009, they reformed and managed by Cut La Roc signed to Rocstar Records, with a string of tour dates set for 2010.
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Albums

7243 8 21049 1 9 Bentley Rhythm Ace — Bentley Rhythm Ace Bentley Rhythm Ace Bentley Rhythm Ace (Album) Skint 7243 8 21049 1 9 UK 1997 Sell This Version
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BRAPRO 003 For Your Ears Only — Bentley Rhythm Ace Bentley Rhythm Ace For Your Ears Only (Album) Parlophone BRAPRO 003 UK 2000 Sell This Version
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IC 0824 In Concert 824 — Bentley Rhythm Ace Bentley Rhythm Ace In Concert 824(CD, Transcription) BBC Radio International IC 0824 UK 2000 Sell This Version
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none Bentley Rhythm Ace Bentley Rhythm Ace Samples(Acetate, LP, Smplr) Parlophone none UK Unknown Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

SKINT 13 Late Train 2 Bentley On C — Bentley Rhythm Ace Bentley Rhythm Ace Late Train 2 Bentley On C Skint SKINT 13 UK 1996 Sell This Version
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SKINT 8 Bentleys Gonna Sort You Out — Bentley Rhythm Ace Bentley Rhythm Ace Bentleys Gonna Sort You Out(12") Skint SKINT 8 UK 1996 Sell This Version
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SKINT 23 Midlander (There Can Only Be One) — Bentley Rhythm Ace Bentley Rhythm Ace Midlander (There Can Only Be One) (Single) Skint, Skint SKINT 23 UK 1997 Sell This Version
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12R 6476, 7 24388 45416 2 Bentleys Gonna Sort You Out! / Run On The Spot — Bentley Rhythm Ace Bentley Rhythm Ace Bentleys Gonna Sort You Out! / Run On The Spot (Single, Maxi) Skint, Parlophone, Skint 12R 6476, 7 24388 45416 2 UK 1997 Sell This Version
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BRADJ 001 Run On The Spot — Bentley Rhythm Ace Bentley Rhythm Ace Run On The Spot(CD, Single, Promo) Skint BRADJ 001 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
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CDRS 6543 How'd I Do Dat??? — Bentley Rhythm Ace Bentley Rhythm Ace How'd I Do Dat??? (Single, Maxi) Parlophone CDRS 6543 UK 2000 Sell This Version
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CDRDJ 6537 Theme From 'Gutbuster' — Bentley Rhythm Ace Bentley Rhythm Ace Theme From 'Gutbuster' (Single) Parlophone CDRDJ 6537 UK 2000 Sell This Version
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BRAPRO 004 For Your Eyes Only — Bentley Rhythm Ace Bentley Rhythm Ace For Your Eyes Only(2x10", Promo) Parlophone BRAPRO 004 UK 2000 Sell This Version
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none Angel Face — Bentley Rhythm Ace Sophia Lolley & Bentley Rhythm Ace Sophia Lolley & Bentley Rhythm Ace - Angel Face (Maxi) C Side Trax none UK 2003 Sell This Version
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DJ Mixes

FSUKCD3 FSUK3 — Bentley Rhythm Ace Bentley Rhythm Ace FSUK3(2xCD, Mixed) Ministry Of Sound FSUKCD3 UK 1998 Sell This Version
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none How'd I Do Dat / It's The Self Same Thing — Bentley Rhythm Ace Bentley Rhythm Ace / Dubstar (2) Bentley Rhythm Ace / Dubstar (2) - How'd I Do Dat / It's The Self Same Thing(Betacam SP, Advance, PAL) Parlophone none UK 2000 Sell This Version
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Miscellaneous

BRAPRO 01 Gentley Bentley — Bentley Rhythm Ace Bentley Rhythm Ace Gentley Bentley(Cass, Promo) Skint BRAPRO 01 UK 1997 Sell This Version
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8889032 For Your Ears Only - Sounds (Rares Et Inédits) — Bentley Rhythm Ace Bentley Rhythm Ace For Your Ears Only - Sounds (Rares Et Inédits)(CD, Promo, Smplr, Car) EMI, Parlophone, FNAC 8889032 France 2000 Sell This Version
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BRAPRO 02 5 Track Taster — Bentley Rhythm Ace Bentley Rhythm Ace 5 Track Taster(CD, Promo) BRA Sounds BRAPRO 02 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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phaks

phaks

March 26, 2019
edited over 3 years ago
BRA are one of my favourites! Both LPs are great: funny sampling, bigbeat grooves, mostly with a portion of acid. The early 12"s are even better. Check 'em all!
The Reissue 2018 contains two bonus tracks already known. So, who needs this?
bkb3000

bkb3000

June 1, 2018
edited over 4 years ago
"Bentley Rhythm Ace (BRA) are a duo formed in Birmingham, England in 1997."

they had a couple of EPs in 1996... a year before they formed.

they were one of the few bands able to score chart success and master time travel.
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malster25

malster25

June 27, 2002
Seen these guys play four times and seen them DJ three times. never fail to raise a smile. The loops are great, the samples stupid, and the atmosphere they create is wicked. One of my personal favorites, cann't think of anything bad to say, all I will say is if you see it buy it!!

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