Ben Webb is the name behind KORT and the label owner of Tropical Velvet.
Constantly pushing boundaries and developing as an artist, KORT has dedicated himself to a vision of quality house music with a distinctive feel. This is also the same for Tropical Velvet which can be clearly heard in the quality & style of the releases & the kind of artists that have signed & worked on the label.
Since winning the Defected Producers competition in 2011 & signing a publishing deal with Defected Music KORT embarked upon a journey with Copyright Recordings which started with the success of “Tomorrow” and has seen several subsequent Traxsource number one’s, and top ten chart positions along the way.
Probably best known for “No Fear EP”achieving Traxsource House chart Top 10, radio play on BBC Radio 1courtesy of B Traits, and voted best track of 2013 by classyhousemusic.com, KORT went on to make 2014 a key year launching the label, Tropical Velvet with a well received vocal collaboration (KORT ft Jessica Symonds – For You). KORT continued this success with ‘Holding On’ which hit Traxsource House chart top 20, gaining radio support across the board including Dance Anthems on BBC Radio 1, Ministry of Sound radio (& were invited to do a guest mix for Ricky Simmonds’ Sound of Deep House) and Ray Foxx on Kiss FM. Top 10 in DMCWorld Buzz chart along with an editor’s interview have all helped to push the label profile.
In addition, a collaboration with Reno Ka, ‘Stay,’ was signed to Lapsus Music and remixed by Supernova yielding Traxsource main chart action and much critical acclaim
‘No Lies’ on Tropical Velvet gained serious radio support and was licensed to the MoS Hed Kandi Miami 2015 Compilation.
KORT has recently caused a storm on YouTube with the remix of Hollaphonic’s ‘Runaway ft. Aaron Camper’ for Universal Music, with over 100, 000 views and counting.
On the touring front, KORT has brought a unique blend of DJing and live performance to major clubs across Europe and North Africa, along with memorable live PA s from featured artists; and, in addition hosting label parties this year playing the artists that are signed to Tropical Velvet
- RIO DELA DUNA, KORT FT JAMIELISA – KISSING ME
- KORT & ELEMENTARY – APHRODITE
- KORT FT JESSIE MATTHEWS – HOOKED ON YOU
- KORT & ELEMENTARY FT JADE MAYJEAN PETERS – DO TO ME: ALAIA & GALLO REMIX
- GEARSLUTS – MANDY
- KORT & ELEMENTARY FT TOMMIE COTTON – WANNA GET DOWN : Ryan Briggs (city Soul Project) Remix
- KORT & ELEMENTARY FT JADE MAYJEAN PETERS – DO TO ME
- KORT FT JESSICA SYMONDS – FOR YOU (J PAUL GETTO REMIX)
- KORT FT LORENZO HALL – THE LIGHT
- KORT, FaMEnotMoney & Elementary – That’s Why
- ADE SAMPLER 2016
- KORT & Elementary Ft Tommie Cotton – Wanna Get Down
- KORT & Elementary Ft Jessie Matthews – Warning – J Paul Getto Remix
- KORT & Elementary – Try
- Rio Dela Duna Ft Grace Ashaye – Draawn
- Deeptrak – My Own Man
- Miami Sampler 2016
- KORT & Elementary – Big Bootzy EP
- LYP Ft Elliot Chapman – Back In The Day
- KORT & Elementary – Wonder Why
- ade Sampler
- KORT & Elementary – Give me Ya Love
- KORT & Elementary Ft Jessie Matthews – Warning
- Roberto Lopez – The Journey
- KORT – Ladies Man EP
- Guilty Ornot – No Easy
- KORT FT Jessica Symonds – For You
- KORT – No Lies EP
- KORT – All the reasons
- KORT – Holding On
- KORT – The Gotham Flasher