Bülent Gürler aka Butch is known for squeezing the best out of every set, whether an after hour party or club night floor, be it Sankeys Ibiza, Robert Johnson, Time Warp or his continuing residency at Berlin’s Watergate. Butch may well be one of the hardest working men on the scene, always bringing the vibes and personal touch to his unpredictable, existential sets.
Butch received his first record player and some second hand vinyl 22-years ago, as a 12 year old. Back then, Butch looked to the masters of the craft at the DMC World Championships, which was the very center of vinyl culture. As Butch worked his way up the ranks, he was voted best producer by Germany’s Groove and Raveline magazines two years in a row. He also holds the second spot in the All-Time Most Charted Artist section on Resident Advisor.
With a delicate balance between the dark and the light side of dance, there are not many artist flowing through genres and sounds with such ease as Butch, always open to different styles and aesthetics, as well as with expressing his own take on genre. Last year he launched his Otherside imprint where he releases self-proclaimed psycho-acoustic music with percussionist Chris Hohberg, and on the horizon is also a new collaboration with friend and cohort Ricardo Villalobos as ButRic.
Convince yourself of Butch’s qualities on June 6 when he will appear at Free Your Mind Festival, located off the river Rhine. But before you do that, you prepare yourself with his exclusive mix for Deep House Amsterdam, in collaboration with Free Your Mind. With Butch at the controls, expect a little of everything on this one, from deep and soulful to a cheeky groove.
Jamie Jones | Seth Troxler | Guy Gerber | Art Department | Ben Sims | Hot Since 82 | Mathias Kaden | Marek Hemmann (LIVE) | Super Flu | Andre Galluzzi | Butch | Christian Burkhardt (LIVE) | Christian Smith | De Sluwe Vos | Dinky | Drumcell | Egbert (LIVE) | M.A.N.D.Y. | and many more