R&S Records has signed producer, composer, sound designer, and DJ Ben Hayes, and unveiled his new single, “Ready Yet,” which features new jazz queen Nubya Garcia

Hayes’ formal musical training lies in jazz, but he has accumulated influences from the LA beat scene, techno, IDM/electronica, spiritual jazz, and 3D sound. Equipped with a broad range of studio skills—including making his own tools for software—and an ability to play keys plus electric/double bass, he’s been deep amidst the South London scene since it began, watching others rise whilst patiently honing his craft. 

The London artist has previously produced for Puma Blue, Poppy Ajudha, Oscar Jerome, Maisha, and Carmody; and he has collaborated with Joe Armon-Jones, Maxwell Owin, and Nubya Garcia, whom he calls upon for this latest single. 

As a solo artist, Hayes has self-released his We Must Cultivate and Hedonia EPs. 

Ready Yet is out now with a stream available below.