This weeks interview & mix comes form Josh Butler.
Introduce yourself and tell us about the part of the UK you’re from?
I am Josh Butler and from the North West of England. I am based 30 mins from Manchester and just over that to Liverpool so its a great location, especially for clubbing and music scenes.
Tell us about some of your British DJ heroes?
I can probably speak for a lot of British people and say David Attenborough is a hero!! In terms of music though the soundtrack to a lot of my childhood was Pink Floyd so they are up there!
What have you been working on recently?
A lot of my focus over the last year has been working towards my record label Origins Rcrds. I launched the label with a series of EPs called ‘Heroes of House’ where I collaborated with
some of House music’s pioneers. I had the pleasure of working with Marshall Jefferson, Todd Terry and Robert Owens. While on the flip side of these records I made tracks with some of the future heroes of our scene, Darius Syrossian, Santé and Bontan.
Tell us about the mix, how did you put it together, what did you want to represent?
First off I wanted to showcase some British talent and some of the origins Rcrds family. I wanted to represent different people’s visions of House music. The genre has become so huge now and every producer has their own style. This mix is about moulding some darker
sounds with more groovy traditional House sounds.
Talk us through the British music featured in this mix? Which British artists are you most excited about?
The first 20 minutes of this mix is all by British producers and friends of mine. Darius Syrossian needs no introduction these days and is consistently making great House music. PAWSA is a more up and coming producer but making some very interesting beats. We spend a lot
of time in the studio together nerding out about new equipment or techniques we have learnt etc.
What is on the cards in the immediate future?
The future holds a second EP on Joris Voorn’s label Rejected and a remix for Abode. Also lots of exciting parties – Do Not Sleep, Defected, I’ll be heading back to Australia/New Zealand
also North America.
Where is the best place in the world you have DJ’d and why?
Very tough question but possibly Holland. Kings day especially gets pretty crazy over there!