Respected house producer Josh Butler is back, armed with his brand new Link EP on Edwin Oosterwal and Joris Voorns legendary Rejected imprint. The EP once again proves Joshs ability to continuously deliver the kind of high quality tech-house that has entrenched him as an integral figure in the underground UK house scene.
The title track Link stays true to Butlers less-is-more philosophy while also showcasing his incredible sound-design and production know-how. The percussion takes centre stage as Josh brings in conga rolls, a soulful vocal refrain and lush, atmospheric pads to contribute to an inimitable groove. Two distinct mixes of the track, a melodic mix and a dub mix, are generously provided on the EP and both demonstrate the intricacies inherent in Joshs production.
Rounding off the release is Need Me, the EPs deeper venture that combines minimalist instrumentation centred around a grooving bassline, subtly making itself known above the driving percussion. Throughout the EP, Josh succeeds in delivering vast symphonic landscapes within the pretext of measured and characteristic instrumental restraint. Partygoers can expect to hear both sides of the EP receive serious airtime across the club circuit as the Ibiza season kicks into full swing this month.