Butch to Release Watergate Mix Album

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DJ/producer Butch has reached a level that is unrivaled by many. With an abundance of diverse work released at a feverish rate through the years, it’s sometimes tough to keep up, but the chase is well worth it.

In February, Butch will be jumping in into the Watergate Mix series. Watergate 18 will feature 23 tracks and at 80 minutes, will feature a smattering of great cuts from Redshape, Goom, Minilogue, and many more. There will of course be a few cuts from the man himself, including an exclusive new track, “Spirit.”

In addition to the new mix LP, Butch will be hitting up the BPM Festival in Mexico, and if you’re behind on Butch, check out a clip of this recent remix he did for Santos Italy below, which is a slamming arrangement of non-stop beats and hard-flexed synths.

Watergate 18 will be out February 16 on Watergate (what else?). Check the track listing below along with his upcoming solo tour dates.

Watergate 18 Track Listing

01. Jonas Kopp – 55 Dias
02. Octex – Liagon
03. Mister Jackson/Draq – Visohvis (Cezar Remix)
04. The Horrorist – One Night In NYC (Ricardo Villalobos Remix)
05. Rocco – Tbt3
06. Redshape – Goom
07. Alland Byallo – Blindsided
08. Minilogue – When Sadness Releases, Joy Arises
09. Shifted – Gates + Area Forty_One – Reminiscence
10. Shifted – Gates + Martini Brös. – Big And Dirty
11. Jeff Derringer – Panic
12. WestBoy – Green Illusion (Truncate Remix)
13. Polar Inertia – The Last Vehicle
14. Sigha – Politics Of Dying
15. Butch feat. Hohberg – The Spirit
16. Vedomir – Musical Suprematism (Marcel Dettmann Remix)
17. Butch & Hohberg – Thai Cubensis
18. Sebastian Mullaert – Chant De Paris
19. Vincenzo Monastra – Incessantemente (Zece Remix)
20. Heiko Laux – Souldancer (Ray Kajioka Remix)
21. Kornél Kovács – Szikra (Abdulla Rashim Remix)
22. Weltwirtschaft – Maud

Tour Dates
12/12/14 Cue Istiklal, Istanbul, Turkey
13/12/14 Electric Grooves,Tanzhaus West, Frankfurt, Germany
20/12/14 Bob Beaman, Munich, Germany
21/12/14 Afterhour, Kowalski, Stuttgart, Germany
24/12/14 Womb, Lecce, Italy
26/12/14 So Loco @ SWG3 Warehouse,Glasgow, United Kingdom
27/12/14 Die Kantine, Vienna, Austria
28/12/14 Watergate, Berlin, Germany
03/01/15 Rondel, Bern, Switzerland
09/01/15 MOD, Buenos Aires, Argentina
10/01/15 La yumba, Noxbile, Parana, Argentina
25/01/15 Winter Cruise auf dem Boot, Pollerwiesen, Cologne, Germany
31/01/15 The Coronet, London, United Kingdom
06/02/15 Zimmer, Mannheim, Germany
07/02/15 Labyrinth Club, Antwerpen, Belgium
14/02/15 Docks, Hamburg, Germany
21/02/15 Club Division, Thessaloniki, Greece

Compilation Review: ‘Ruede Hagelstein – Watergate 13’ (Watergate)

Ruede Hagelstein - Watergate 13

★★★☆☆

Ruede Hagelstein is a tease, but not in a playful or flirtatious way. When you think you’re being looked after with a mix of calm, considerate deep house, the German weans you off, puts you onto a more pointedly funky strand, then withdraws with inconsiderate timing to what the dancefloor requires. Pulling rugs from under feet when heads are in clouds, it’s a journey not always taking the correct fork in the road.

Starting as a house haven to free the mind before sharp detoxes are lead by Chris Wood & Meat, Hagelstein becomes the DJ booth’s baddie, offering druggy chugs to serviceably dull the session’s expansion. Consulting Amine Edge on letting the funk back in and Marco Resmann as a brain-massaging asset, the prowling pianos of Fischer & Kleber build to a potentially massive moment, expect RH doesn’t follow through with a deservingly detonative drum kick and deadens the impact.

The Salt City Orchestra mix of Marshall Jefferson’s “Mushrooms” is the mix’s centerpiece, a monologue that remains enterprising and weirdly endearing. Perfectly suited for the set’s sensory freedom, it re-builds momentum by itself. Mike Dunn and Losoul again restore funk flavor, the latter with a devilish swing, but the segues continue to lack a natural reasoning and shared degrees of smoothness, and the balance never feels absolutely settled. Plenty of solid individual moments (Shlomi Aber, C2) clamber in and drift off before being awoken by the spinner’s jabbing fingers.

File under: The Cheapers, Tiefschwarz, Henrik Schwarz