SUMMER SERIES WITH JOSH BUTLER
From the North of England to dance floors across the globe, Josh Butler has made serious headway with his high-caliber House sound.
The talented northerner has become one of house music's most revered talents over the last couple of years, boasting a plethora of acclaimed releases on prestigious labels (Noir, Cajual, Avotre, MTA, MadTech); gigs at some of the world's best clubs and events including The Warehouse Project Manchester, Mint Club Leeds, Toffler Rotterdam, Chibuku Liverpool, Arches Glasgow, a residency at Sankeys Ibiza, and a plethora of key festival plays throughout Europe.
Several industry awards later (DJ Mag Award 2014 and Beatport Award 2014) and with frequent support from industry players such as Joris Voorn, Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Kerri Chandler, Steve Lawler, Heidi and Noir all to his name, Josh continues to rise through the ranks of house music.
At the dawn of 2013, there was no intention of a global explosion behind Josh's stripped back 'Got A Feeling' debut for Chase and Status' renowned MTA imprint. In retrospect, the track invariably proved to be Josh's breakout into the industry's field of vision, racking up remix duties from Ben Pearce, long-term friend and collaborator Bontan plus Pleasurekraft along the way. 'Got A Feeling' not only struck a chord with key industry players but also went on to become one of Beatport's biggest selling tracks that year, later earning Josh a coveted Beatport Award to boot. The industry cocked an ear, the don Pete Tong gave his seal of approval on the BBC airwaves and Josh was subsequently invited to do an Afterhours Mix for his Radio 1 show.
Josh's new found recognition naturally led to a multitude of labels showing interest in his work, one of which was Kerri Chandler's highly respected MadTech who, at the start of 2014a released the acclaimed 'No Frills' EP to great effect and sustained Josh's charge towards setting a new precedent in underground house.
Not one to rest on his laurels, Josh soon followed up with a series of EP's on Hector Couto's Roush, Green Velvet's illustrious Cajual Records and Noir Music. This led to Josh winning DJ Mag's coveted Best of British award for 'Best Breakthrough Producer' (seeing off competition from the likes of Dense and Pika, Leon Vynehall and Marquis Hawkes) to cap what had already been a monumental year.