Festivals, Music


From the North of England to dance floors across the globe, Josh Butler has made serious headway with his high caliber House sound.

The talented Northerner has become one of House music’s most revered rising talents over the last couple of years, boasting a plethora of acclaimed releases on prestigious labels (Noir, Cajual, Avotre, MTA, MadTech), gigs at some of the world’s best clubs and events including Warehouse Project Manchester, Mint Club Leeds, Toffler Rotterdam, Chibuku Liverpool, Arches Glasgow, a residency at Sankeys Ibiza, and a plethora of key festival plays throughout Europe.

With a whirlwind couple of years behind him, Josh is all about building that positive momentum towards new and compelling heights. He’s got global ventures on the mind and a pledge to keep dance music in the hands of those who truly savor the art over its mainstream properties. Proving that familiarity can still be fresh and ability is in the control of its beholder, Josh Butler is proving himself as a force to be reckoned with.

To celebrate the fact that Josh will be teaming up with Bontan as ‘Butler & Bontan’ for 51st State Festival, Josh has compiled us a playlist of some of his favourite musical collaborations. Not only that we have a pair of VIP Tickets to give away (see below for details)

Darius Syrossian & Hector Couto – House Is House
I loved this track when it was first released and I still dig it out from time to time for my sets.

Joris Voorn & Nic Fanciulli – Together [Rejected]
Pretty much everything with Joris or Nic’s names on is fire and this is no exception!! Tribal influenced Tech House with a hint of loopy French House thrown in the mix too.

Jaymo & Andy George x Sidney Charles – Hip Shots
I haven’t played this recently but I was hammering it for a while. I especially love the Tainted Love inspired stabs.

Martin Ikin, Low Steppa – About Time (feat. Elisabeth Troy)
Something a little different to their usual sounding stuff and I’m a big fan of this heavy house sound.

Josh Butler & Bontan ft. Josh Barry – We Found A Place
I had to include this one somewhere, we had so much fun recording this with Josh Barry!

Coyu & Edu Imbernon – El Baile Aleman
What a mental little track this is!! Patrick Toppings mix is also a belter.

Tanzmann & Stefanik – Volta
A heads down, low light groover!

Lazare Hoche & Malin Genie – Naive
Stunning record! No words needed, just press play and listen to it from start to finish.

Kerri Chandler & Jerome Sydenham – See Line Woman
Always keeping it classy.

Kenny Dope & Raheem DeVaughn – I Got Rhythm
Killer vocal in this. It’s something I’d play just after the always beautiful sunset at Cafe Mambo in Ibiza.


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