Back EP by Josh Butler
Rejected Records favorite Josh Butler returns to the label this June to offer up his two-track Back EP.
A leading DJ, producer, A&R and label boss, Josh Butler is an artist forever in evolution. Having released his eight-track "Timezones" series on home turf to close 2019, showcasing his dynamic range as a producer in the process, the ORIGINS RCRDS label head has picked things up in 2020 in equally as impressive fashion with collaborations, remixes and original productions finding favor with names right across the electronic sphere - from Sasha and Digweed through to The Black Madonna, DJ Sneak, Laurent Garnier and Anja Schneider. Next up, late-June sees a welcome return to Rejected as he delivers his fourth EP on the label, entitled "Back".
This EP was one of the last I finished at my studio before moving my equipment home for the lockdown. The A-side is a peak-time tool with African inspired rhythm and percussion, whilst I'd heard the word Baobab on a documentary for the B-side. It's a unique looking tree commonly found in Africa and, I'd always loved the look of them so I had to use it for a track title. The track to me sounds quite natural and almost wooden so it felt fitting.
- Josh Butler
The title cut "Back" opens the package and quickly enters into a snaking, hypnotic journey through delayed vocal interjections, resonant dubby stabs, and sweeping synths, whilst the paired back "Baobab" harnesses refined organic percussion hits beneath blossoming lead melodies, punchy low-end hits and further tripped-out vocal work to shape up yet another notable outing on Rejected from one of the UK's leading house music talents.
Josh Butler - Back EP
Release Date June 2020
Label Rejected Records