Strategem EP by Josh Butler
Josh Butler releases his Strategem EP via Dutch imprint Rejected Records, comprising of 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 - Strategem EP
Release Date 31st March 2017
Label Rejected Records