From the North of England to dance floors across the globe, Josh Butler has made serious headway with his high calibre house sound. The talented northerner has become one of House music’s most revered talents, boasting a plethora of acclaimed releases on prestigious labels, gigs at some of the world’s best clubs and key festivals worldwide.
At the dawn of 2013, there was no intention of a global explosion behind Josh’s debut ‘Got A Feeling’ debut for Chase and Status’ renowned MTA imprint as it become one of Beatport’s biggest selling tracks and later earned Josh a coveted Beatport Award to boot. EP’s on Hector Couto’s Roush, Green Velvet’s illustrious Cajual Records, Kerri Chandler’s Madtech, Sante & Sidney Charles’ Avotre, Steve Lawler’s ViVa and Noir Music followed, plus an award for DJ Mag’s ‘Best Breakthrough Producer’ for the mags yearly Best of British roundup.
A special back2back tour with Bontan followed suit alongside a warm-up for the multi Grammy award-winning Nile Rodgers and Chic during their UK tour, and a remix for Fatboy Slim’s ‘Love Life’ ft. Macy Gray for the 15th anniversary re-release of ‘Halfway Between the Gutter and Stars’ further cementing Josh as one the driving forces in contemporary House music.
Outside the studio, Josh’s diary sees him tour all corners of the globe, with numerous summer-long Ibiza residencies at Sankeys, Ibiza Rocks and Defected @ Eden amongst others, multiple festivals including Glastonbury, SW4, Defected Croatia, Parklife, Secret Garden Party and numerous US and Australian Tours.
2016 saw the launch of Origins, and Josh has since gone on to welcome the likes of Marshall Jefferson, Todd Terry, Robert Owens and Santé to the imprint, scoring his second Beatport #1 through his and Bontan’s stand out ‘Call You Back’ in early 2017. Add to the equation EPs on Kaoz Theory, Rejected and Defected, collaborations with Kerri Chandler and Darius Syrossian, and remixes for industry heavyweights Carl Cox and Joris Voorn, and it’s clear to see that Josh Butler is only just getting started.