- Endless: Josh Butler, Ohmme, QANTVM -
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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.
Several industry awards Later (DJ Mag Award 2014 and Beatport Award 2014) and frequent support from key industry players such as Joris Voorn, Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Kerri Chandler, Steve Lawler, Heidi and Noir all to his name, Josh continues to rise through the ranks of House music.
At the dawn of 2013, there was no intention of a global explosion behind Josh’s stripped back debut for Chase and Status’ renowned MTA imprint called ‘Got A Feeling’. In foresight, the track invariably proved to be Josh’s breakout into the industry’s field of vision, racking remix duties from Ben Pearce, long-term friend and collaborator Bontan and Pleasurekraft along the way. ‘Got A Feeling’ not only struck a chord with key industry players but also went on to become one of Beatport’s biggest selling tracks that year, later earning the talented northerner a coveted Beatport Award to boot. The industry perked an ear, Pete Tong gave his seal of approval on the BBC airwaves and Josh was subsequently invited to do the Afterhours Mix for his show.
Josh’s new found recognition naturally led to a multitude of labels showing interest in his work. One of which was Kerri Chandler’s highly respected MadTech imprint, who at the start of 2014 released the acclaimed ‘No Frills’ EP to great effect and kept Josh’s charge towards setting a new precedent in underground House music well and truly on track.
Not one to rest on his laurels, the North of England’s worst kept secret soon followed up with a series of well received EP releases on Hector Couto’s Roush, Green Velvet’s illustrious Cajual Records and Noir Music to firmly establish himself as a prolific young talent. This led to Josh being nominated and winning DJ Mag’s coveted Best of British award for ‘Best Breakthrough Producer’ (seeing off competition from the likes of Dense and Pika, Leon Vynehall and Marquis Hawkes) to end what had already been a monumental year on a well-deserved high.
With two successful years under his belt, Josh continued his positive momentum into 2015 by announcing a special back2back tour with Bontan.
Accompanying the tour, the duo released their second collaborate single entitled ‘Live My Life’ (the follow-up to ‘We Found a Place’ on MTA). This time, Vula from Basement Jaxx fame stepped up to provide the stunning vocal line and the track was met by great acclaim, scoring massive BBC Radio 1 support once again from the likes of Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Danny Howard and Toddla T.
Additionally, whilst Butler & Bontan were midway through their tour, the multi Grammy award-winning music legend Nile Rodgers came across their music and was so impressed he asked them to warm-up for him and CHIC during their UK tour.
Collaborate projects aside, Josh’s main focus is still very much on his solo career and being tirelessly dedicated to keeping the quality music coming. 2015 has seen many release highlights such as EP and remix offerings on respected labels such as Steve Lawler’s VIVa music, Santé’s Avotre and Noir Music. In addition, another career landmark arose when the legendary Fatboy Slim asked the talented northerner to remix ‘Love Life’ (featuring Macy Gray) for the 15th anniversary re-release of ‘Halfway Between the Gutter and Stars’.
Outside the studio, Josh’s gigs diary is well and truly flourishing with his worldwide appeal growing by the month. His undiluted brand of House music and ‘less is more’ approach has seen him tour all four corners of the globe. 2015 has been another successful year boasting highlights such as Josh’s first Summer-long Ibiza residency at Sankeys (plus additional dates at Amnesia and café Mambo), multiple festival plays including SW4, Parklife, Secret Garden Party and his debut in the USA.
With a whirlwind couple of years behind him and many accolades and personal goals already achieved, Josh Butler 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.
Ohmme is a two headed sonic monster created by Olivier Giacomotto and David Lecocq, two electronic music addicts who, one day, decided to join their forces and jump together into a musical project reflecting the passion they have been nourishing throughout years of experience in the music industry, nightlife, production, and DJing.
Olivier is a proven integral player of the electronic music scene. His tireless need to evolve and grow as a creative entity and as a forward thinking artist have always pushed this Paris based composer to constantly seek a new musical excitement. Therefore he naturally crossed musical genres and trends, always keeping an eye on the original definition of the underground. In the last 15 years, he forged his success with a constant presence in the highest ranks of the charts. His unwavering determination to push boundaries sets him apart from the others and his creativity spans far beyond the music that has brought him to international acclaim. On stage and in front of a crowd, Olivier gradually earned the trust of the most famous venues demonstrating his talent with an undoubtable versatility, and adaptability, for countless major events around the world.
David’s roots in Parisian nightlife reach back to the late 90’s, when he was working as an event promoter for legendary club Queen. He was responsible for some of the most notorious parties at this fabled nightspot, including Sublime, Trade, Wad, and Rendez-Vous. In 2003 he moved to Amnesia Paris to handle the club’s artistic direction before going on to work at other renowned venues such as Studio 287, Madam, Bobino, Scarlett, Faust, to name a few… He is currently managing the famous Parisian club Concrete. Motivated by his passion for the music he was promoting, throughout these years, David immersed himself in the world of DJing, continually developing his knowledge, skills, and reputation behind the decks ever since he entered the industry.
Together, in studio and on stage, they spread their love of electronic music for the greatest pleasure and enjoyment of their listeners, giving priority to the groove, the funk and the sexiness of their sound, appearing on labels such as Moan, Deeperfect, Suruba X and many more to come.
Ils enflamment la scène parisienne depuis 2 ans deja avec leurs sets au groove communicatif où flirtent joyeusement techno, tech house et deep house dans toutes leurs déclinaisons.
Ils ouvriront cette ENDLESS de leurs vibes résolument groovy.
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