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


Author Mathias Haegglund in Music for Evlear
Published Sat. 31st of Oct 2015 URL Bookmark

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.


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

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