Monday 24th August saw the latest offering from UK House producer, Josh Butler, with his Essence of House EP released on Noir Music.
The lead track from the EP is a special one in it’s own right where it features the vocals of Lono Brazil as he talks about his experiences within House music having been a DJ and major label executive. Lono had a long standing friendship with the legendary Frankie Knuckles and Larry Levan (Frankie was his son’s godfather) and they would always be at the famous warehouse in Chicago during the weekends. The warehouse that has been credited as the birthplace of House music back in the 80’s. In Josh’s own words he explains the story behind getting Lono to feature on the track:
“My manager randomly met Lono Brazil in New York city last summer. Lono, a long time DJ and former major label executive, overheard him talking about music and it began a year long conversation about House music.
After many months of trying to arrange some studio time, we finally sat down and recorded Lono’s story and his experience of what House music means to him. It was incredible to hear it from someone who was there ‘when the book was being written’ as he says. When I heard his story I knew this had to be put on record. There was about 4 hours of dialogue recorded (and many more hours that weren’t) and it’s a fascinating listen. Perhaps one day we’ll release the whole conversation.”
The flip side of the EP contains a track entitled ‘I Was There’. A track that epitomises Butler’s productions and style. This is definitely one to have in your record collection ready to play out on your next gig!
Polishing off the EP in style are remixes from Dario D’Attis, Metodi Hristov and Miguel Bastida. Treat your ears to the sound of this cracking EP below…