Tuesday 10 December 2013

MTV IGGY: Black Butter Records End 2013 With Special Edition US Compilation

By Joseph 'JP' Patterson

Wow, what an incredible 2013 Black Butter Records has had: the independent label’s "soulful electronic" four-piece, Rudimental, represented the UK to infinity and beyond in the global music charts (their debut LP, Home, is easily one of the top three dance sets of the year), while the roster’s soon-to-be-divas, Sinead Harnett, Syron, and Lulu James, dominated the blogosphere with their pop-R&B. But that's not all; the London-based record and management company also introduced us to a few future hit-making dance producers in My Nu Leng, Gorgon City, and Woz, and even gave grime a shot with the signing of west London MC, Scrufizzer.

It’s been a groundbreaking year for Olly Wood (MD) and his team, but their closed-for-business-until-2014 sign isn’t ready to go up just yet because, today, BBR release a new 14-track compilation for fans in the US. From the soulful, garage-tinged house of Gorgon City and Yasmin’s Real, to the alt-R&B sounds of Joel CompassFucked Up, Black Butter Records Volume 1 features a mix of the label’s biggest bangers of the last twelve months, and some never-before-heard refixes. Here’s one of its the many standouts:


1. Solomon Grey – Gen V
2. Sailor & I – Tough Love (Aril Brikha Remix)
3. Gorgon City Feat. Yasmin – Real
4. Woz – Reach
5. Kidnap Kid – So Close
6. Gorgon City Feat. Clean Bandit – Intentions (Club Mix)
7. Joel Compass – Fucked Up
8. Drums of Death Feat. Yasmin – True (Extended Mix)
9. Kidnap Kid – Vehl
10. My Nu Leng – Contact
11. Scrufizzer – Kick It
12. Rudimental Feat. John Newman – Feel The Love (Rudimental VIP)
13. Gorgon City Feat. Yasmin & LaShaun Ellis – (iTunes Bonus Track)
14. Various – Continuous Mix (iTunes Bonus Track)

Grab it on iTunes: H E R E

This also appeared over at MTV IGGY: H E R E