In this age of carefully scripted press releases, cultivated images and online scrutiny Bülent Gürler is a bit of an oddity. For whenever we’ve speak to the producer we’ve truly got the feeling that we could ask him any question no matter how personal or revealing and get a genuine response. This is a man as candid as he is talented.
Better known by his stage name of Butch the a man with a brutish moniker attempting to conceal a deep yearning to explore new artistic soundscapes has long been able to consider Data Transmission fans of his eclectic output. Constantly evolving, you can imagine our excitement at news that the ever so slightly maverick German would be compile the 18th edition of the Watergate mix series.
Set up in 2008 by the world-famous Watergate club in Berlin, the label has previously collected mixes from the likes of Ellen Allien, Kerri Chandler and Solomun.
Stepping up to mix Watergate 18 Butch has delivered a 22 track mix that showcases a range of hard edged techno with the release traversing the full spectrum of the genre. Offering tracks from from Marcel Dettmann, Ricardo Villalobos, Abdulla Rashim, Jonas Kopp, Shifted and Redshape along with an exclusive cut from Butch himself and a collaboration with frequent production partner Hohberg Watergate 18 looks set to kick of 2015 with a bang.
Set to arrive February 16th 2015 you can check out the tracklist and a mix Butch undertook for us below.
Tracklist 01. Jonas Kopp – 55 Dias 02. Octex – Liagon 03. Mister Jackson/Draq – Visohvis (Cezar Remix) 04. The Horrorist – One Night In NYC (Ricardo Villalobos Remix) 05. Rocco – Tbt3 06. Redshape – Goom 07. Alland Byallo – Blindsided 08. Minilogue – When Sadness Releases, Joy Arises 09. Shifted – Gates + Area Forty_One – Reminiscence 10. Shifted – Gates + Martini Brös. – Big And Dirty 11. Jeff Derringer – Panic 12. WestBoy – Green Illusion (Truncate Remix) 13. Polar Inertia – The Last Vehicle 14. Sigha – Politics Of Dying 15. Butch feat. Hohberg – The Spirit 16. Vedomir – Musical Suprematism (Marcel Dettmann Remix) 17. Butch & Hohberg – Thai Cubensis 18. Sebastian Mullaert – Chant De Paris 19. Vincenzo Monastra – Incessantemente (Zece Remix) 20. Heiko Laux – Souldancer (Ray Kajioka Remix) 21. Kornél Kovács – Szikra (Abdulla Rashim Remix) 22. Weltwirtschaft – Maud