Tag: Little Helpers

DHL Mix #212 By James Dexter

Having spent several years immersed in the London underground House music scene James Dexter has released music with a number of well-respected & highly influential labels including the likes of Poker Flat Recording, Dessous Recordings, Holic Trax, Roush, Elrow, Cyclic Records, Unblock Music, Bondage Music & Little Helpers. Staying true to the sounds that have influenced James along the way, his productions & DJ sets are a well-rounded combination of groove driven, low bass, and deep underground sounds. Now running his own label imprint Inermu, James is able to showcase not only his own productions, but the sound of upcoming ... Read more

DHL Mix # 190 By Butane

A long time veteran of the International dance music scene, Butane (in his own words) may be the best pure underground House & Techno DJ that you may have never heard of. The Midwest native, now California resident, owned and operated the much renowned Little Helpers and Alphahouse imprints. With the shuttering of the latter, his latest label, Extrasketch, set for his own productions, allows Butane to dive deeper into the sounds of House and Techno as they were meant to be heard. With its first two releases – “Witness Protection” & “Sketch Factor” – well received by the likes ... Read more

Interview: Dudley Strangeways

Dudley Strangeways is the unusual alias of Mark Pearson, a DJ, producer and label owner from Nottingham, U.K. Just as adept making left-field electronica as he is dancefloor focused house and techno, he’s been active in the scene for some time, with his releases finding a home on seminal imprints such as Josh Wink’s Ovum, Tomoki Tamura’s Holic Trax and Butane’s Little Helpers, where he’s released two albums to date. Closer to home, it’s his endeavours alongside label partner and close friend, Michael McLardy for which he is best known. Together, the pair helm the always on-point and interesting Leftback ... Read more

Interview: Lee Walker

Lee Walker has really been rising up through the ranks recently. He is a UK producer who has held residencies at key clubs and can do it all from deep and warm to more peak time and techno. Proving that will be his entry into Cr2’s newly revived mix series, which is a fantastic selection that covers plenty of ground in great and coherent fashion. As well as this Lee is a solid producer with some great work behind him and two new cuts featured on this mix. As it is released we speak to him about how it came ... Read more

Premiere: Butane – Dancefloor Brethren (Original Mix)

Butane is the owner of two exceptional record labels (Alphahouse & Little Helpers), and responsible for a sprawling and impressive discography of original work and remixes. Against the odds, he believes talent, hard work, dedication to craft, attention to detail, and uncompromising belief in these core principles is the way to conduct a meaningful career in the music business. With this philosophy, Butane has cemented himself as one of the most consistent and polished artists in underground house and techno over the past 10 years. With releases on the likes of Crosstown Rebels, Moan and Yoruba Grooves to name a ... Read more