BUTCH aka Bülent Gürler
Brute name, versatile sound: Over 100 releases in 5 years have enabled BUTCH toexpress this versatility and brute-fully force his way to becoming a shapingartist in the worldwide landscape of electronic music. Honestly this success comes as no surprise, anyonewho manages to release on the labels of artists such as Ricard Villalobos (Seies Drum), Sven Väth (Cocoon) and Radioslave (Rekids) within a year and getsvoted “producer of the year” (2010 & 2011) by the GROOVE magazine readersfor two consecutive years, has doubtlessly worked his way up to the smallcircle of artists, which pack the most renowned clubs and festivals asheadliners.
For Butch his latest performances include Tokyo's own Womb, Fabric inLondon, Cielo in New York and the Time Warp 2011. Last summer he followed CarlCox's invitation to play together at Space in Ibiza and spent every other weekwith his own residency at Sankeys on the most beloved Mediterranean island. 2012 started just like the last yearended – many more miles were added to the Lufthansa card: After a tour throughMexico, Central America and Australia, top notch clubs in Europe are waitingfor Butch: Robert Johnson in Offenbach, Tenax in Florence, Cadenza at UshuaiaBeach (Ibiza), Loveland in the Netherlands, Extrema Festival in Belgium and therenowned “Sonne Mond und Sterne” as well as the “Merkwürdige Verhalten amStrand” - festivals are all expecting to be captured by Butch's sound.
On the other hand capturing what Butch's style is exactly isn't thatsimple. The range within theproductions of the Mainz born artist stretches from House to Techno, but Butchmanages to inject his own authentic and unique sound, which digs itself throughthe fans' and DJs' ears right into their hearts. The musical diversity and hisjoy for experimentation have made his albums “Papillon” (2008) and “Eyes WideOpen” (2010) to audible feasts for every gourmet, to be enjoyed just as much onthe home stereo as well as in any club. That his sound achieves positiveresonance en masse is impressively shown on the Resident Advisor homepage. Thewebsite which claims to be an international indicator for the credibility ofelectronic music and its producers, had Butch up as the “Most Charted Artist”for over a year. A success which speaks volumes, because it cannot bemanipulated as record sales once were; solely the charts of a worldwide DJcommunity count. The good-spirited global player has a lot more music comingfor us to look forward to. More new releases on other top labels are ready tohit the floors, furthermore (as well as on anstatt furthermore?) his own recordlabel bouq. which is maturing to be the renowned imprint which won't bestanding in the shadows of its makers (besides Butch this includes his friendand studio-partner Amir) any longer.
By the way,within the next twelve months, Butch will hit the stores with a new album. Goodtimes, stay tuned!