Renegade Masters: BTK
Music produced by BTK has found homes far and wide, with international releases on a wide range of the industry’s leading labels. His music has appeared on Renegade Hardware, Shogun Audio, Playaz, Dispatch and V Recordings, to name only a few. This range of imprints easily shows the range and dynamism of his work, and an innate ability to appeal to a variety of audiences.
Never treading the same ground twice, his prolific production skills have meant that he has been constantly in demand the world over. But his shining achievements have been with two other labels, for which he is arguably best known. His own label, Dutty Audio, has shot BTK straight into the Drum & Bass stratosphere. Universally respected for its selection policies, the label has seen releases from both BTK himself and a carefully curated range of artists, all of which appeal to BTK’s sense of what is right, and what will work for the label.
Dutty Audio has issued music from such luminaries as Cern, Level 2, Ink, Neve and more, as well as the man himself, and has always prided itself on its commitment to quality, musicality and pure power.
His 3rd LP ‘Hollow’ which dropped on Dispatch in December last year is his first solo LP since the sad loss of his long term partner in crime, Optiv. It reflects that sense of loss as BTK completes his return to Drum & Bass with the aim of making Ed proud.
He has played at some of the biggest events on the planet, not only in his native Brazil and his adopted Europe but North America, Australia, you name it, BTK has played it. He brings an energy and passion to his shows, consistently giving the crowd what it wants, and more.
BTK has worked with the leading names in the Drum & Bass world. He’s shown his knowledge of, and dedication to, the scene. His future is bright, with the new LP already gathering buzz ahead of its release. No matter what you are looking for, BTK always delivers, bringing his unique sound to the masses.
We’re honoured today to bring you a Renegade Masters mix from BTK! He is a master of the craft and is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet inside or outside the music industry! I also have it on good authority that there’s LOADS of new music coming from Vini soon both for his BTK alias and his techno alias too, so keep your eyes and ears open!
In the meantime, whack this wicked mix on and turn it up loud and check out a short Q&A below the Soundcloud player!
Sum up this mix in 10 words…
Lots of fresh trippy and funky drum and bass beats.
What’s your personal favorite track on it?
Ah, it’s got to be ‘BTK – Tunnel Vision’. The track came out as I’ve imagined in my head, it can be tricky to translate your ideas to the machine and get exactly what you wanted sometimes. 😀
What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
Tell us about your next release?
I’ve got a new EP entitled ‘Tunnel Vision’ on TC1’s Dispatch Recordings, it came together nicely and we’re happy about the result. I’ve recently got the masters and that should be out sometime in May.
What have you got coming up?
I’ve signed a few EPs by Brazilian producers on Dutty Audio, starting with DYN.MIC out now in April, One Mindz and Abstr4ct, both out this summer.
And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
Big love to everyone who’s been supporting my music throughout these mad uncertain times, thank you so much!
- BTK – Tunnel Vision – Dispatch
- Q Project & Myth – Demonz – C.I.A.
- One Mindz – Special Room – Dutty Audio
- BTK – Outta Jungle – Dutty Audio
- BTK – Blueprint – Dispatch
- Genic – Uncertainty – Dispatch
- Volatile Cycle Transforma – Rogue – Blackout Music
- NC-17 – Howling In Silence – Dispatch
- Abstr4ct – Therapy – Dutty Audio
- BTK – Blind Shadows – Dispatch
- Quartz – Weird Nightmares – Metalheadz
- C.A.B.L.E. – Soundsystem – Dutty Audio
- Loxy & Ink – Headz Roll (IRL & Gremlinz Remix) – Metalheadz
- Taelimb and AirGlo – Momentum – Rebel Music
- Freeze and Bios Destruction – Blocked Again – Citrus
- Response – Manhunter – Metalheadz
- Kleu – No Way Home – Headsbass
- DYN.MIC – Homage – Dutty Audio
- Genic – The Bug – Dispatch
*Bio sourced from RA