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Ashley Beedle, (born November 25, 1962, Hemel Hempstead, England) is a British house music DJ and producer. People often confuse him for being of Asian origin, but his ethnicity is partly Barbadan.

Beedle first began DJing in the late 1980s during the heyday of acid house. After hearing Norman Jay on KISS FM (a pirate radio station), he became more interested in deep disco. In the early 1990s, he teamed up with Rob Mello and John Howard to form the Black Science Orchestra, who released several club hits in the 1990s (such as their remix of The Trammps's "Where Were You?", "Strong", and "New Jersey Deep").

While working with the Black Science Orchestra (whose debut full-length arrived late in 1994), Beedle also started a project with Dave Hill and Rocky & Diesel, known as The Ballistic Brothers. The resulting LP, 1994's London Hooligan Soul, was a major dance music hit. Soon after this release, he teamed up again with Rocky & Diesel as X-Press 2; their single "The Sound" became a dance hit in America.

The Ballistic Brothers returned in 1997 with a second full-length, Rude System, and alongside them Beedle released two solo EPs. Beedle continued to remix heavily into the 2000s, and heads the labels Soundboy Entertainment, Afroart, and Ill Sun.

In 2005, Beedle remixed Bob Marley's "Get Up, Stand Up" to create a mashup with Damian "Junior Gong" Marley's "Welcome to Jamrock" for the Bob Marley compilation album, Africa Unite: The Singles Collection, released in the United States on November 8, 2005. The Beedle remix is titled, "Stand Up Jamrock (Ashley Beedle Remix)."

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