OTHERSIDE Records co-owner and a mainstay of institutes such as Cécille Records and Visionquest, Butch is an extolled veteran. Few producers have spread their catalogue as eruditely - across releases on Hot Creations, Sei Es Drum, Desolat, Rekids and Moon Harbour - Butch has touched on many bases but managed to maintain a level of consistency that’s kept him in high demand.
Now - in the follow up to his ‘Songs About Unconsciousness’ EP on Watergate Records, he returns with his ‘Dope’ EP: a funk-indebted package of taught and effective House music.
The title track kicks things off with a rich textural atmosphere sat atop tumbling bongos and a steadily circling riff. Additive percussion and distant vocal tones build momentum in a pure dance floor groove before ‘Praise The Lord’ rolls out Butch’s take on a classic Big John Hamilton break. Mangled, delayed vocals stream in ahead of an elongated breakdown that’s guaranteed to send the floor into rapture in another prime addition to the Play It Say It series"