Josh Butler drops 'The Essence of House' featuring Lono Brazil


Josh Butler drops 'The Essence of House' featuring Lono Brazil

Taking a snapshot of the current state of House Music, UK House stewart, Josh Butler delivers his second EP entitled ‘The Essence of House’ on the Denmark’s revered Noir Music imprint. ’‹Accompanying Josh’s two original tracks’‹ are’‹ ’‹’‹stellar remixes from Dario D’Attis, Metodi Hristov and Miguel Bastida to complete ’‹the’‹ package.

Noir Music are particularly honoured to have this special release as part of their catalogue. The release features Lono Brazil, a ’‹lifelong friend of ’‹’‹Frankie Knuckles and ’‹’‹Larry Levan’‹ so there's a ’‹great back story to’‹ the’‹’‹ release’‹.

"My manager randomly met Lono Brazil in New York city last summer. Lono, a long time DJ and former major label executive, overheard him talking about music and it began a year long conversation about House music." says Josh.

He continues "Lono was a’‹ ’‹lifelong friend of’‹ ’‹Frankie Knuckles and’‹ ’‹Larry Levan (Frankie was his son's Godfather), and he spent his weekends at the legendary Warehouse in Chicago with Frankie; the spot credited as the birthplace of House music in the early 80s.

After many months of trying to arrange some studio time, we finally sat down and recorded Lono's story and his experience of what House music means to him. It was incredible to hear it from someone who was there 'when the book was being written' as he says.

When I heard his story I knew this had to be put on record. There was about 4 hours of dialogue recorded (and many more hours that weren't) and it’s a fascinating listen. Perhaps one day we'll release the whole conversation.’


1. Essence Of House
2. Essence Of House (Dario D'Attis remix)
3. Essence Of House (Metodi Hristov remix)
4. I Was There feat. Lono
5. I Was There feat. Lono (Miguel Bastida remix)

Release Date: 24th August 2015