One of the UK’s most exciting labels, Black Butter Records, is responsible for breaking some of the finest dance acts of today, such as Gorgon City, Rudimental, Jess Glynne, Kidnap Kid, and more. As a trusted source of everything from club & festival hits to tasteful, electronic-driven pop, this burgeoning platform is flourishing with an almost cult-like following in the UK and abroad, but especially in United States where their grip seems to strengthen with each release, affiliated artist performance, and label night. As of late, it seems as though they’re amplifying their efforts in the event sphere as they pushed Black Butter Records nights with Gorgon City’s recent tour, and now they’re set to kick up the vibes in Detroit with a massive party at Populux featuring Gorgon City, Kidnap Kid, and underground dons MK & Lee Foss (B2B) as special guests on Monday, May 25th – capping off the Movement weekend.
In celebration of Black Butter’s epic party to-be, we’ve put together a playlist to help get you in the mood for these Detroit happenings, and give you a better idea of what to expect, if you didn’t know already. Enjoy above and grab tickets to the Black Butter party here.
From the looks of it, The Interns will be filing all of their TPS reports in a timely manner. The LA-based duo kicked off the project a month ago with the release of their first mix, “The Interns Present: Day Off,” which marked the launch of their bi-monthly mix series and amassed over 40,000 Soundcloud streams. Their newest feature is their monthly “Industry Analysis” playlist series, in which they have gathered 20 essential tracks that the average music consumer may have skipped over. The first edition contains gems from the likes of Booka Shade, Kidnap Kid, Lindsay Lowend, 16 Bit Lolitas, Tom Misch, Overjoy and more. Ranging from the realms of house music to future bass, “Industry Analysis 001″ has a little something for everyone. Enjoy above and if you haven’t already, have a listen to The Interns Present: Day Off below. The second installment of their mix series, “The Interns Present: Black Christmas,” will be released on Tuesday, December 16th, so stay tuned.
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After giving us the stream a few weeks back to his title track for the Stronger EP released last week on Black Butter Records, Kidnap Kid has posted up the B-side titled “Like You Used To” to the A+ release. Vocal-laden and emotional, “Like You Used To” is a beautiful production from the UK producer, leaving the dance floor behind and including all of the qualities of a top notch headphone song. Check out “Stronger” here and stream this easy listening jam below. √+
Black Butter is just a one-stop shop for audio gold. Repping guys like Gorgon City, Rudimental, and Kidnap Kid, the London-based imprint is undeniably at 100, and Kidnap Kid‘s upcoming Stronger EP due out March 3rd is keeping it that way. Just revealed this week is the title track and A-side to the two-tune EP — a rainy day House number with some emotional vocals that personally give me an incisive Karin Dreijer Andersson vibe. Check it out for yourself below. √+
In the spirit of the season, the polar points align as AROD and BONES bring you the 3rd annual HOLIDAZE MIX. This time around we showcase tracks from the likes of Chris Malinchak, No Regular Play, Soul Clap, Hot Natured, Villa, CHVRCHES, Kidnap Kid, Route 94, Amine Edge & Dance, Jonas Rathsman, Mike Mago, and many more. The product is an hour long of soulful grooves that will warm any winter night, whether traveling to loved ones or finding your own path on the mountain slopes, let this be your compass and heartbeat to get you through safe and sound.
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Not sure how this guy has snuck under my radar for so long, but I’m glad he’s finally been brought to my attention with his most recent release, Thin Lines — the two-track EP from Kidnap Kid released the other week on the incredibly solid Black Butter Records. The stream has racked up nearly 150K plays via Soundcloud in 9 days, and it’s easy to see why. “Thin Lines” is soulful, old school House music, combining Lotti’s yearning vocals with on point percussion and subtle piano. The B-side, “Survive,” picks up where the title track leaves off, taking you on a 7 1/2 minute journey of emotional bliss, once again getting the piano involved to strike chords deep within. Not going to miss anything from Kidnap Kid moving forward. Stream the EP below and download a new remix and mix after the jump! √+