Hercules & Love Affair

Hercules & Love Affair

Butler takes to the decks, conjuring a sleek and urbane DJ set that pays further homage to the vintage dance music that informs his own tracks. He tips his cap to 70s big band-influenced funk, the deep grooves of Chicago house and voguish Italo disco, and though this makes more for a scholarly take on the evolution of disco and US house than a wildly eclectic mix, there's plenty to ensnare dance anoraks and casual listeners alike. - The Guardian

On the eve of the release of new music, Hercules and Love Affair is back for select set of special DJ appearances. Andy Butler has been engaged in the art of selecting and mixing music for over 20 years. Applying an impeccable filter and playful eclecticism (as is evidenced by his NTS radio residency), he is as comfortable playing driving techno and house as he is an epic disco tune. Butler has long been involved in nightlife, starting with beginnings in the 90s American underground. He has been a regular at places like Berlin’s Panorama Bar, the NYC Downlow and London’s Fabric. Butler is perhaps most known for the evergreen disco anthem “Blind”, which was famously remixed by the godfather of house music, Frankie Knuckles. His original music has repeatedly served as the soundtrack for the runways shows of Chanel, Dior, Versace, Cartier, Yves St. Laurent and more. Similarly, he has provided the score as a DJ to many events for fashion brands and art happenings, including the MOMA, the Yerba Buena Arts Center in SF and the Art Gallery of Ontario and more. His fifth full length album will be released in 2022, truly a feat for an artist working in the realm of electronic dance music. His intensive creative practice keeps him busy in the studio, with performance becoming an increasingly rarefied experience. Whether you are just joining him at this point on the journey with Hercules & Love Affair or have been there “from the beginning”, be sure to catch him in a city near you for a night of music like no other

“...he’s also a bloody talented DJ – from his teenage years playing underground leather nights in his native Denver, right through to the present day and being booked for pretty much every major club around the world. ” - Ransom note

AGENT: Alasdair Howie

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