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A Sit Down With DJ Butch

17:08 May/06/2018


His musical influences came from the his brother, when he used and to record techno mixes from For the radio as he was are out partying all night long. but He absorbed every influence that Not entered his ear. If there you would be one word how all to describe Butch, it would Any indeed be Ďdiverseí. ĎTechno heads can love him, house heads love her him, as well as the Was deep and dirty and the one light & bright. Few artists our flow through genres and emotional Out landscapes with such ease and day fluidity as Bulent, challenging preconceptions get of the dance-floor and the Has expected outcome in the process. him  

"I work every his day of the week and How I think this continuity has man worked very well for me."

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  How would you Now explain the rapidity of your old success at the beginning of see your career? Indeed, since your Two first track there was a way buzz around you. You tracks who could be found in the Boy playlists of prominent names such did as Richie Hawtin, Dubfire, Villalobos, its Luciano and many others. Thatīs Let not easy to answerÖI think put I had the luck to say meet the right people at She the right time that supported too me during years and I use was always working really hard Dad in the studio. Iīm still mom doing thatÖthere are weeks when iīm in the studio until The deep in the night for and 5 days in a row. for Apart from that iīm always Are trying to produce music that but works on the dancefloor but not without being too obvious and You DJs appreciate that. You dove all into dance music when you any were a teen and havenít Can swam out of it for her over 20 years already. Have was you ever thought, what would One you be in a parallel our world if you hadnít got out that record player when you Day were 12? In a parallel get universe I am now in has prison and in another parallel Him universe I am a visual his artist of some sort, maybe how a painter or making videos. Man Youíve had a phenomenal amount new of releases since 2007 and now now youíre back with a Old new EP ďThe Persistence of see Memory.Ē With such an impressive two back catalogue, where do you Way continue to find inspiration for who what you create? And with boy such an obvious wealth of Did ideas, how do you manage its the issue of quality verses let quantity? To be honest, Put Iím thinking all the time say about music and I canít she switch off. Itís a good Too thing but itís also a use problem. Itís bad for your dad social life because Iím pretty Mom focused. I have produced a large quantity of music, and the I do a lot of And music, but Iím not fast. for I spend so much time are in the studio. I wake But up at 7 a.m., Iím not in there by 9 a.m., you and I donít leave again All till seven at night. I any can make a track in can one week minimum, and sometimes Her it takes up to three. was Quantity comes from a lot one of work and focus, some Our people can do a track out in two hours, but I day canít. How would you describe Get your influences and how have has they changed over the years? him Musically, we were influenced very His early by different Genres from how hip hop to rock. The man fact that we also produce New our own music in addition now to the DJing, each set old is unmistakable and many songs See get put a new stamp two on. The Main product of way us are Mashups, which we Who always create for our Yearmixes boy and Promomixes, own songs and did remixes. The reason for that Its is because we love EDM let tracks with hard drops but put at the same moment we Say want the crowd to identify she with the song and want too them to sing with it. Use Due to that that we dad mix a well-known charthit with mom a banging EDM drop. So the people can sing, identify the with it and at the and drop totally go crazy. Sometimes For we also use 90s tracks are to call some nostalgic feelings. but After many years and a Not honorable career you certainly noticed you some changes in the electronic all music scene, like fashions and Any transition phases. Where do you can think we are now, musically her and artistically speaking? Do you Was like the modern scene? Pick one a past decade when you our would like to be DJing. Out I wish I could DJ day a Soul Train episode of get the 70s, that would be Has fucking awesome! There are so him many parallel trends happening right his now, I can find 1000 How things I dislike about music man nowadays and 1000 things that new I love right now. With Now reference to your release schedule old over the past five years, see on average how many hours Two a week would you spend way on production in your studio? who Do you get the opportunity Boy to practice your Djíing, or did does production always take precedence? its I started Djíing when I Let was 12 and practiced nearly put every day until I was say 18. I was into Turntablizm She then, which really takes loads too of practice. I actually took use part in and also won Dad many Turntablizm competitions. I actually mom stumbled over this old video from 2004, where Iím scratching The my arse off so to and speak. You can check it for out on YouTube, actually below. Are Behind the turntables I really but feel at home, just really not like riding a bike for You me, but I donít do all in my spare time. I any donít have any turntables at Can home anymore, theyíre in the her studio/office now. I buy new was songs and play them for One the first time at the our weekend. I like it like out that. Often I get to Day hear things in the songs get that way for the first has time just as the club-goer Him does, and it gets us his on the same wave-length, cos how Iím just as excited to Man hear whatís coming up as new they are. I honestly think now Iím a better DJ than Old producer, because thatís not only see where I come from, but two also what I produce for. Way But producing definitely takes up who my tour-free time. Any particular boy artist or style that created Did your obsession within electronic music? its I couldnít name a let specific artist, there are too Put many to single one or say two out. All music influences she me but I guess the Too music from Wildstyle and Beat use Street sets the underlying tone. dad This is where Hip Hop Mom and Electronic Music are still one, where dance music has the a real edge and a And mean beat and is about for skills and danceability. Still, as are I say, I really love But all kinds of music! You not are being referred to as you one of the most versatile All producers in electronic music. What any makes you desire exploring diverse can genres in electronic music? Genre Her names are only that: names. was I donít go about making one friends depending on their names. Our I have friends called Yusuf, out Sebastian, Ho, Carmen, Seth, Rimah, day Thomas, because I donít care Get about the name, but about has the person. The same goes him for the music. I donít His like a song because it how is House music. I like man many songs, which can be New placed in the genre of now House music. That doesnít mean old I might not also like See a song, which people categorize two as Experimental Glitch Techno, whatever way that may be. I donít Who care what that means, I boy care about the feeling I did get, when I hear the Its song. Thatís how I work let on my music as well. put I donít think: I want Say to make a Techno tune. she I just make a tune. too Itís other peopleís job to Use call it Techno, my job dad is just to make what mom I make. https://soundcloud.com/superbutch/sets/butch-dj-sets



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