Release Date - 1st March 2019
First of the year on Butter Sessions sees label heads Sleep D return with their first solo EP since 2017. Two unclassifiable, deep and euphoric bangers come out of the woods with elements of techno, idm and bass music.
Opening up the record we have 'U+Zone' a sweet and heart warming electro-cosmic force that takes inspiration from the deep ocean and the stark, spacious landscape of outback Australia.
Emerging on the flip, 'Centro' turns the mood to the darker side with it's eerie chords and choir harmonies, held together with a monstrous drum and bass rytm designed for the freaks and geeks out there.
Release Date - 26th July 2019
The past few years, we've watched from afar as Tokyo based DJ Haruka has established himself as one of Japan's top DJs and a crucial figure in the dance music scene. Since inviting him to play a Butter Sessions party in Melbourne and catching him multiple times in Japan, our online curiosities were met in real life with his impeccable taste and personalised style of house and techno. Needless to say, when Haruka sent us his debut EP "Senko", we instantly heard something special in his approach to music creation.
The three original tracks, entitled by their respective BPMs, encapsulate everything we loved about his DJ sets - bold, acidic and relentless synth sequences that are as intense as the Shibuya crossing, paired with masterful live percussion and drumming from Izpon (of Japanese salsa band Banderas) and Shigekazu Otake (of cult group Cro-Magnon) to create a unique sonic space. The recordings snarling nature reflects the pure force of DJ Nobu's Future Terror crew, of which Haruka is a key member. Additional live dubbing and mixing work from Naoyuki Uchida of Dry & Heavy - "Flying Rhythms" glues this raging bull together while purveying it's raw energy.
On the flip side, label heads Sleep D offer an unflinching club-ready version of "120", while French royalty Zadig contributes a mesmerising 14+ minute dubbed out, psychedelic burner that brings a new focus to the soundscapes of the original.
01. 120 (feat. Izpon, Shigekazu Otake & Naoyuki Uchida)
02. 106 (feat. Izpon, Shigekazu Otake & Naoyuki Uchida)
03. 122 (feat. Izpon, Shigekazu Otake & Naoyuki Uchida)
04. 120 (Sleep D Remix) [feat. Izpon, Shigekazu Otake & Naoyuki Uchida]
05. 106 (Zadig Remix) [feat. Izpon, Shigekazu Otake & Naoyuki Uchida]
Release Date 26th April 2019
Sleep D and Turner Street Sound split sides on one record to merge classic dub rhythms with a modern outlook. Kicking the spicy seven inch off, Sleep D melt ambient soundscapes, zonked out sound effects and spiritual percussion into a locked dub-house groove fit for the club and lounge.
On the flip, Turner Street Sound (the duo made up of Rings Around Saturn and Midnight Tenderness) open their aural arsenal up to live instrumentation and inward dub excavations to produce the poisoness 'Redback Dub' huge bottom end and a instantly classic feel no doubt!
a. Sleep D - Chilli Lips (Park Dub)
b. Turner Street Sounds - Redback Dub
Release Date 29th March 2019
Inconspicuous French duo Nummer (made up of Silvère Letellier and Emmanuel Corre AKA E-Talking, best known for their work with Going Good) deliver a stunning five track EP laced with supersonic, hypnotic and funky fresh space oddities for people of the new age!
A revitalising take on classic deep house and IDM styles, Space Oddities Volume 1 is infused with strong doses of organic percussion, odd samples and blissful melodies. Get up and move or sit back and experience the curious world of Nummer, in what could be their most exciting offering to date.
01. Waters of Liepnitzee
02. Eyes Open
04. Diving Bodies