Artist: Josh Butler
Title: Strategem EP
Cat. #: REJ064
Release Date: 31-03-2017
Late March will see Josh Butler release his ‘Strategem’ EP via Dutch imprint rejected, comprising three original tracks.
Having become one of House music’s most revered rising talents of recent years, releasing on esteemed imprints including Cajual, Avotre, MadTech, his very own Origins amongst a heavy touring schedule which has seen him play at Manchester’s The Warehouse Project, Toffler Rotterdam, Amnesia Ibiza and a plethora of festivals. This time round though we see Josh returning to Joris Voorn and Edwin Oosterwal’s Rejected imprint following his ‘Link’ EP on the label in 2016.
Title-track ‘Strategem’ takes the lead via upfront heavily swung rhythms and chugging bass stabs alongside echoing vocal murmurs and subtly evolving square wave bass and soft chord hits that ebb and flow throughout the groove.
‘Punt’ follows and tips the vibe into deeper realms with airy atmospherics, rumbling subs and filter vocal licks before ‘Psilocybin’ takes things stripped-back focusing on shuffled percussion, spiralling dub stabs and hooky vocal shots.
Josh Butler’s ‘Strategem’ EP is out on Rejected 31st March 2017.