Little Helpers 200 by Alexi Delano & Butane

Eschewing cheap tricks, the pair focus on skillful arrangements and a nuts-and-bolts approach to techno-building to deliver a wicked statement on DJ-friendly tunes.

Little Helpers 200 by Alexi Delano & Butane. Little Helpers Little Helpers

The Little Helpers imprint was launched in 2009 by Andrew Rasse aka Butane and Sean O’Neal aka Someone Else and since its inception has broken countless up-and-coming artists to the scene, as well as releasing material from heavy hitters such as Ryan Crosson, Tim Xavier, Mark Henning, Flashmob, and more.  Here we see the label mark a momentous two hundred releases with label co-founder Butane pairing up with Alexi Delano for a fresh collaborative EP.

The release consists of six finely-tuned technoid tracks, a unique psychedelic style for which Butane and Alexi's collaborations have become famous.  The opening track kicks things off on a slow burning, hypnotic tip with bumpy drums, vacillating synth swirls and rounded sub bass tones. ‘200-2’ follows and brings a shuffley rhythm, hooky bass stabs and eerie modulating atmosphere, while ‘200-3’ lays down a broken, lo-fi feel with distorted percussion, resonant pad sweeps and a spooky, heads down afterhours vibe.  

Track number four turns the corner to the latter half of the release, and sees the pair bring the energy level up with a penetrating acid tinged bass line, sparse drums and dubbed out winding synth swells.  Little Helper ‘200-5’ retains that familiar psychedelic vibe, laying the focus here on mind-bending atmosphere and ever-unfolding percussive elements. Lastly, ‘200-6’ brings the energy up to peak level for one last dance, and sees the duo tease out a freaky square wave bass and jacking percussion to shape up the package brilliantly.

Alexi Delano & Butane - Little Helpers 200
Release Date 3rd November 2015
Label Little Helpers

1. Alexi Delano & Butane - Little Helper 200-1
2. Alexi Delano & Butane - Little Helper 200-2
3. Alexi Delano & Butane - Little Helper 200-3
4. Alexi Delano & Butane - Little Helper 200-4
5. Alexi Delano & Butane - Little Helper 200-5
6. Alexi Delano & Butane - Little Helper 200-6

Written by: Evlear Magazine
Published: Oct 31, 2015 at 10:59