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EDMC RADIO: DJ Butcher [Brisbane, Aus]



March 24th, 2014

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EDMC RADIO w- DJ Butcher-INARTICLE

DJ Butcher is a Brisbane, Australia based electronic/hip-hop producer and DJ. He’s been prolific in the Australian scene for many years now starting off by producing hip-hop at the ripe young age of 12. In 2012, Butcher won the Australian RedBull Thre3style Competition and went on to represent Australia at the World Finals in Chicago. Upon his return to Australia, Butcher released his $werve EP, a trap/electronic release that made huge waves throughout Australia and was supported internationally by various blog networks (e.g. Trap & Bass) and artists such as Flosstradamus, Ta-Ku and Bro Safari.
Since $werve’s release, Butcher has seen 2 official releases: ‘Gold’, which features vocals from viral beatboxer Tom Thum, and ‘Dancehall Queen’, which he co-produced with V-DJ Sampology and which feature vocals from the infamous Beenie Man. In addition to traction from his various official and un-official releases, Butcher recently saw his online following vastly expand, in part due to the soundtrack he produced for viral graffiti video ‘Sofles – Limitless’ and the subsequent release of his ‘Limitless EP’.

 

 

/////////// WHAT’S YOUR APPROACH TO DJING? WHAT DRIVES YOU?

I usually play to the crowd, but within my own genres. I try to educate people and get them moving to music they haven’t heard before rather, than play the typical club bangers. I like to push the boundaries and see how hard I can push the crowd before someone passes out. I usually go hard for 10 minutes, then chill it out, then go hard again.

I really love doing sets where you start with the crowd just dancing and by the end people are crowd surfing, rushing the stage & all sorts of shenanigans. It’s a really good feeling to see how much you can change a crowd’s mood just by playing music.

 

/////////// WHAT MUSIC ARE YOU INTO NOW? WHO’S GOT YOUR ATTENTION?

Right now I’d have to say I’m into what I’d like to call ‘club trap/rap’ songs. Things like ‘Wild For The Night’ by ASAP/Skrillex and the Jeftuz remix of Jump Like Jordan by Rich The Kid. I really like playing those kind of songs, mixed with some heavier dance/ravier trap stuff. No one artist in particular really has my attention at the moment – I really just play a mix of everything by a lot of different people. Soundcloud keeps me very busy these days!

 

/////////// WHAT DID YOU GO FOR WITH THIS MIX?

At first I was just trying to play some music people might not have heard yet and keep it relatively chill (as much as bass music can be chill), but then about halfway through I started getting carried away and started slotting in some bangers I’ve been playing out lately, ranging from brand new beats, back to stuff released in 2009-2010. I always like going from some bigger house tunes into more funky Jersey stuff, always a good transition to bring the mix back down to earth. I hope everyone enjoys!

 

/////////// TRACKLIST

MIA – YALA (Bro Safari & Valentino Remix)
PAPER DIAMOND X LOUDPVCK – Wylin
Raf Riley – Goblinz
Rich The Kid ft. Migos – Jumpin Like Jordan (Jeftuz Remix)
Cy Kosis – Dont Stop (Original Mix)
Crookers & Digi – Stiaah!
UZ – Trap Shit V15 (Turn Up) ft. Casey Veggies & Iamsu
Lil John – Act A Fool (DJ Butcher Remix)
King Fantastic – Why Where What
Escaping Lasers – JEDI
Carnage & Tony Junior – Michael Jordan (Ookay Remix)
Lady Leshurr – Yippy Yay Yippy Yo
Mr Carmack – Birth Control (Regulators Billionare Boys Club Bootleg)
Jackal – Bubblegum ft. CRNKN
Jackal – Bubblegum ft. CRNKN (LVX Remix)
Broadway Slim vs. Danny Diggz & Mystikal ft. Pharrell – Ratchet Ass
CMC$ – Lume (Ft. Noah Jordan)
K Theory – Word Is Bond
Notixx x GRIMEace – Bottle Pop Anthem
XAVI3R3 X DVNK SINATRV – POP
DJ Butcher – Booty Hop
DJ Butcher – Holla (unreleased)
Wiz Khalifa & Mally Mall – Molly
Nero – Crush On You (oddio Visual Remix)
Medic – Epix (Original Mix)
Lil Flip – The Way We Ball (Crizzly Remix)
Boombox Cartel – Where’s My Money (Original Mix)
Justin Timberlake – My Love (Playground Mob Remix)
Ty Dolla – Mi2816ion (FS Green’s Jersey Mix)
DEVolution – My Friends
DEVolution – My Friends (DJ Butcher Bootleg Remix)
Airwolf – Hanging On (DJ Butcher Remix)

 

 

Featured artwork by Sofles


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