- The Hydra EP
Rejected | 05.04.2019
We all love to get lost in the music but with Josh Butler’s return to Rejected, he’s about to bring a whole new level to the concept.
‘Hydra’ was written on Lost Beach, an Ecuadorian idyllic resort based around the cult TV show Lost where Josh found himself stranded as he waited for his US Visa to process (We say stranded… More like getting lost in the after hours of Kami’s infamous Lost Beach club cave where Josh regularly plays extended sets). The poignancy wasn’t lost on Josh who would religiously watch the series during the early 2000s, so he soaked up the inspirations and named the track after the show’s water station. Just like the show, there’s a natural sense of unknown coded deep into every element. It also takes us back to Josh’s earliest influences as a producer as subtle shades of trance can be found in the sweeping synths and barbed but hopeful melodic twists…. Inviting us to get lost inside Josh’s own musical make-up just as much as the track.
‘Never Leave’ plays the consummate foil; much more direct and driving, there are touches of progression and techno in the momentum while Emilie Marie breathes her requests over the ever developing juggernaut rolling groove. Not only the perfect track to accompany a homage to a tropical paradise but if you “Never Leave” you can’t ever be lost, right?
Josh Butler’s ‘The Hydra EP’ is set for release this April on Rejected.
- Josh Butler - The Hydra
- Josh Butler - The Hydra [Dub]
- Josh Butler - Never Leave ft. Emilie Marie