D. Butler – Leaves EP
D. Butler unveils his debut release today, in the form of a 4 track Leaves EP. Defying easy categorisation the EP incorporates a wide range of influences from the history of bass music, electronica and neo-classical music. D. Butler combines electronic production with live instrumentation to create a unique and haunting sound.
‘D. Butler’ a.k.a Dominic Butler is an electronic music producer hailing from Birmingham. A classically trained violinist and pianist, the 24 year old has gradually managed to carve an alternative, genre-bending sound. Often bringing live instrumentation into his production, Dom combines elements of Electronica, Neo-Classical and Hip-Hop to create a powerful sound which borrows from a range of styles to create something new. In his early days as a beatmaker working under the Dockmini pseudonym, Dom secured homegrown and overseas placements whilst rising through the ranks of Louis Den and stealing the crown at London’s Dead Beat Society.
The last 2 years spent under the radar have seen him grow organically from back-beat craftsman to an accomplished writer and arranger. Taking influence from a wide variety of artists including the likes of Burial, Hudson Mohawke, Steve Reich and Nils Frahm to name but a few, he has mastered the balance between strong melodic progressions and deft production.