UK house maestro Josh Butler delivers the second instalment of his three-part ‘Heroes of House’ series.
Collaborating with renowned producer Todd Terry and house hero Darius Syrossian, the project continues to explore and celebrate both current and legendary figures in the house music scene that have inspired and defined a generation. The release is out now on Josh’s new label project ORIGINS RCRDS and is available via all digital retailers.
LISTEN: HEROES OF HOUSE VOL.2
Kicking off the second volume is Josh’s collaboration with house master Todd Terry. The track ‘Rock the House’, reignites flavours from the golden days of house music, exerting an upbeat and meandering rhythm through astute placement of percussion and rolling bass. The track’s infectious groove is then fortified by the top line melody, a mix of chopped vocal cuts and synth stabs.
Josh Butler – “Todd Terry is the remix king of our generation. One of my earliest memories of hearing house music is Todd’s remix of Everything But The Girl – ‘Missing’. It’s been an amazing journey from this memory to now producing music with him. Darius has also been a big part of my journey and he has supported me from an early stage in my career. I’m now very proud to have both of these heroes as a part of my own label.”
Having formed an early bond over their track ‘Bass Play’, it was inevitable that Josh and Darius would reunite to produce another class record. ‘Ohm’s Law,’ the second track on the EP is introduced with a classic house groove, wholesome kick and the kind of signature sub bass groove that Josh is known for. As the acid line creeps in, modulated with reverb and delay, the track transitions into a heightened drop compiling all the elements and sealing the groove.
Both tracks on the EP demonstrate a distinct and influential style that is rooted deeply in the history of house and reinforces the strength and message in Josh’s ‘Heroes of House’ project; to bring different eras together to create something new and refreshing yet undoubtedly nostalgic.