Returning to MTA Records this September, the hotly-tipped Josh Butler delivers a 2 track release of robust House to follow up on his acclaimed *Got A Feeling* from earlier this year. With a recent remix of MTA founders, Chase & Status, latest single currently doing damage across dance floors, and a string of key DJ dates which include Secret Garden Party, Gottwood and SubSoul (Ibiza), *Closer* drops in the midst of a busy summer for the rising Leeds based artist.
’Closer’ sees Butler explore a driving house aesthetic built around an infectious groove that stems from on-point drum programming and well balanced sonics. Techy in approach but retaining a melodic edge thanks to a subtly pitched male vocal, ‘Closer’ is ammunition for DJs across the House spectrum. B-Side ‘Keep Movin’ combines urgent drums and a heavy set bass notes with metallic synth work and a hypnotic house mantra. Relentless in its focus,’Keep Movin’ unfolds with pace only letting up for moments of serenity supplied by deft piano refrains.An artist at the forefront House Music’s new wave, who already counts Maya Jane Coles, Pete Tong, B.Traits, Annie Mac, Mistajam and Waze & Odyssey as fans, Josh Butler’s rise is set to continue. [info from st]