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The Essence Of House

Josh Butler

Noir Music
NMW081 | 2015-08-24  
This is Josh Butler's 2nd EP on Noir Music and we are honored to have this beauty included in the catalogue. Here is the story behind the release in Josh's own words:



My manager randomly met Lono Brazil in New York city last Summer.

Lono, a long time DJ and former major label executive, overheard him talking about music and it began a year long conversation about House music. Lono was a life long friend of Frankie Knuckles and Larry Levan (Frankie was his son's Godfather), and he spent his weekends at the legendary Warehouse in Chicago with Frankie; the spot credited as the birth place of House music in the early 80's.



After many months of trying to arrange some studio time, we finally sat down and recorded Lono's story and his experience of what House music means to him. It was incredible to hear it from someone who was there 'when the book was being written' as he says.

When I heard his story I knew this had to be put on record.

There was about 4 hours of dialogue recorded (and many more hours that weren't) and its a fascinating listen. Perhaps one day we'll release the whole conversation.



To top it all we had some of our favourite producers deliver quality remixes.

Dario D'Attis and Metodi Hristov take on %u201DThe Essence Of House%u201D and Miguel Bastida took care of %u201DI Was There%u201D. All 3 remixes equally as great as the original. This will probably give you a hard time picking out a favourite.

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