The only direction Eagles & Butterflies is headed is up. After catching heaps of air last year with his debut LP, The Butterfly Effect, the bubbling producer only added to the hype when he hit us with the J.U.D.G.E.-assisted “Love” in April. Now, he’s lending more lift to the Noir-released single by roping in Raumakustik and Hayze to reshape his song that tells of a dissolved romance.
Bontan, who has been putting a lot of road behind himself release-wise, also makes an appearance on the remix package. The UK producer is on course to lay claim to the crown of the club circuit, and his rework is just another stepping stone toward his throne. He reserves a spot for the brooding vocals here, but he intercedes with tightly woven drum programming and low-slung basslines to drive the bit directly to respectable dancefloors.
Available September 4 via Noir Music.
Were you impulsive on this track, or did you have a sketch in mind before you started?
I loved the original track by Eagles & Butterflies. There were certain parts to the vocal that were very haunting, that I loved. Thankfully, E&B emailed and asked me to remix it!
Have you played this one out in any of your sets? If so, what was the response?
The first time I played it was at a secret garden party. I was so shocked by the response! It was one of the standout moments of the day.
How do you measure the success of a track?
I measure the success of a track by the reaction on the dancefloor. For me, it’s not about sales figures or chart positions (although that is nice). It’s more about if it makes people move!
Was there one particular moment in the recording or mixing process of this track that made you feel as though you were creating something pretty damn special?
I’m really anal when producing records, and I’m not always 100 percent happy with my tracks, as I feel they can always be tweaked. That’s sometimes my downfall! With this, though, I was totally happy with the final piece.
Describe the best setting/activity to hear this track.
A very, very dark room with sweaty people!