GROTTO INTERVIEW: Josh Butler [SRB/ENG]

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Josh Butler Dragstor Play

Dragstor Play će ovog petka (29. januara) ugostit Josh Butler -a koji je trenutno na svetskoj turneji. Između ostalog, najviše nas je zanimao vinyl-only projekat koji je pokrenuo “KAHU“, ali i izdanja koja sprema za “Defected” i label Kerri Chandler-a “Kaoz Theory”. Naravno otkrio nam je i šta će vrteti u Beogradu! Uživajte 🙂

01. Zdravo Josh, drago nam je da možemo malo da porazgovaramo sa tobom. Možeš li se ukratko predstaviti našim čitaocima?

Ja sam Josh Butler, DJ/producent i dolazim sa severa Engleske.

02. Radio si remixe za mnoge artiste od Fat Boy Slim-a do DJ Le Roi-a, ali i za Ellie Goulding. Koji je bio najzahtevniji i zašto?

Nisu mu pravili probleme, ali sam pesmi od Ellie Goulding prišao na skroz drugačiji način nego što to inače radim. U originalu je bilo mnogo vokala pa sam morao da prolazim kroz Stem bazu više puta kako bih odlučio koji će se najbolje uklopiti u moj stil.

03. Trenutno si na svetskoj turneji i drago nam je da si ubacio Srbiju na svoju mapu. Kako ide za sada?

Zadovoljstvo je vratiti se u Srbiju, svakako jedna od omiljenih destinacija kada pravim planove za turneju. Prošle godine sam se super proveo kod vas i stekao nekoliko prijatelja. Na turneji mi je super, prošlog vikenda je bila ludnica, posebno u Dablinu!

Dragstor Play Josh Butler

04. Šta se krčka u tvom studiju trenutno? I reci nam nešto o izdanjima koja ćeš imati za Defected, Kerri Chandelr-ov “Kaoz Theory” i tvoj vinyl-only projekat “KAHU”.

Mnogo toga se dešava u studiju trenutno. Nova izdanja, saradnje, a takođe radim na mom radio show-u za pioneerdjradio.com!

Sa izdanjem za “Kaoz Theory” sam prezadovoljan! Kerri je postao moj prijatelj, a i uvek me je inspirisao. Trake su jednostavnije i vuku ka deep žanru. U novembru sam ih prvi put pustio u klubu “360 Dubai” koji se nalazi na vrhu jedne zgrade i osećao sam se predivno.

“KAHU” će biti ograničen broj vinyl izdanja, gde sam eksperimentisao sa svojim muzičkim ukusom. Ceo projekat je baziran na vremenu koje sam proveo odrastajući na Novom Zelandu i muzici koja me je tada inspirisala – tribal ritmovi i mračniji zvuci.

05. Šta to nekog DJ-a čini posebnim po tvom mišljenju?

To je neko ko ume da pročita publiku! Za mene je to najvažnija stvar u ovom poslu.

06. Opiši nam momenat kada si se probio na muzičkoj sceni.

Izdanje koje me je “proslavilo” je “Bass Play”, a uradio sam ga u saradnji sa Darius Syrossian-om. Kasnije te godine je izašla i “Got a Feeling” i moja karijera je krenula uzlaznom putanjom.

07. Tvojih Top 5 traka trenutno su…

Kreature – Tonight
Jesus Nava – My House (Original Mix)
Romanthony – Too Long (Christian Nielsen Remix)
Namito & Jonny Cruz – No Slave (Josh Butler Walk Remix)
Denny – This Is Music

08. Postoji li neki producent sa kojim bi voleo da sarađuješ i ako postoji zašto baš sa njim/njom?

Voleo bih da radim sa nekim ko nije u elektronskoj muzici kao npr. Pink Floyd.

09. Da li si upoznat sa radom nekog našeg DJ-a/producenta?

Iskreno, stvarno nisam upućen u vašu DJ scenu!

10. Šta možemo očekivati od tebe u Beogradu?

Očekujte mnogo nove muzike. Od deep-a pa sve do jackin’ house-a i tech-a!

Hvala ti Josh na izdvojenom vremenu. Želimo ti sve najbolje u budućnosti!

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ENGLISH VERSION

01. Hello Josh we are glad to have you for a quick chat with us. Can you introduce yourself to our readers in a few sentences?

I’m Josh Butler, a House music producer from the North of England.

02. You’ve remixed many different names from Fat Boy Slim to DJ Le Roi to Ellie Goulding – which was the hardest remix to do and why?

I wouldn’t say hard, but I maybe had to approach the Ellie Goulding track in a different way to a normal remix. There were a lot of vocals in the original so I had to go through the stems and choose some parts that I thought worked for my style.

03. You are on a worldwide tour right now and we are glad that you put Serbia on your map. How is it going so far?

It’s a pleasure to be back in Serbia. It’s one of the places I enjoyed playing most last year and I’ve made some great friends here. The tour is amazing already, the weekend just gone was crazy, especially Dublin!

04. What is cooking in your studio currently? Tell us something about your upcoming releases on Defected, Kerri Chandler’s Kaoz Theory, and your vinyl-only project KAHU.

I have so much happening in the studio at the moment. New releases, collaborations and my Somatic radio show on pioneerdjradio.com! The Kaoz Theory release I’m really happy with! Kerri has become a good friend and a huge inspiration to me. The tracks are more stripped back and a little deeper. I played them out for the first time in November at a rooftop club called 360 Dubai and that felt quite special to me.

Kahu is a limited run of vinyl-only tracks that have allowed me to explore some different areas of my music tastes. I based the idea around the time I spent growing up in the North Island of New Zealand. The music is influenced from tribal rhythms are darker sounds and project has been quite personal for me and really inspiring.

05. What makes a great DJ in your opinion?

Someone who can read and work a crowd! For me this is the most important thing about DJing.

06. Can you describe us your breakthrough moment?

My first release that gave me exposure was a collaboration with Darius Syrossian called ‘Bass Play’. Then later that year ‘Got a Feeling’ was released and things really started to take momentum.

07. Your current top 5 tracks are…

Kreature – Tonight
Jesus Nava – My House (Original Mix)
Romanthony – Too Long (Christian Nielsen Remix)
Namito & Jonny Cruz – No Slave (Josh Butler Walk Remix)
Denny – This Is Music

08. Are there any artists that you would like to work with and why?

I’d love to work with someone a little outside the box like Pink Floyd.

09. Are you familiar with any Serbian producer / DJ / artists?

I’ll have to be honest, I’m not too familiar with Serbian DJs at the moment!

10. What can we expect from you in Belgrade?

Expect lots of fresh House music. From deeper House building up to more jacking and Tech House!

Thanks for your time Josh! We wish you all the best in future!