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Tuff Questions is our series where we ask artists a selection of incredibly difficult questions.
How will the psychedelic producer fare in the toughest interview in dance music?
The Germany-based, Turkish producer has just released his first track of 2021, "Testarossa" on MDLBEAST Records. The tech-house-inspired release sees Butch weave moody synths with progressive basslines for a dark, but euphoric dancefloor heater.
"Testarossa" continues MDLBEAST's mission to promote the talent of the Middle East region, championing a new era of discovery for electronic music in the region. Speaking about the track, Butch said; "It's been a full year without clubs, locked in a studio for introspection, and I'm happy to present 'Testarossa' as a result of that time. I think that as artists and fans, all we want is to drop some sonic bombs, future club classics, and make things better so we can all dance together again soon."
Butch has been wowing dancefloors across the globe with his psychedelic productions for labels such as Watergate, Cocoon, Crosstown Rebels, Drumcode and Hot Creations. When he's not performing or producing he's been keeping fans entertained with his beloved Butch TV on YouTube. Last year he remixed Faithless, Kolombo and Alan Fitzpatrick, but what was the first record he bought with his own money?
House or Techno?
Both but not in a commercial way, more like early 2000s tech-house.
What does your music smell like?
Like an unshaved hungry pussy which is hungry for love.
If House is a spiritual thing, who is its prophet?
What was the first song/album you bought with your own money
I went to the record store and asked for "Out of Space“ but the guy gave me "Ace of Base“. Horrible memory…
What was your first email address?
What would you say in your tinder bio?
Can sex you like nobody before for a full minute.
Best way to cure a hangover?
What song would be your wrestling entrance theme?
James Last - "Happy Music"
Who’s the biggest party animal in dance music?
Richy Ahmed or Guti.
You can only ever DJ B2B with one other person for the rest of your life, who is it?
Solomun, with him I can go many directions.
You can only ever play one record again for the rest of your life - what is it?
George Michael - "Careless Whisper"
Who is your celebrity crush?
If you could live in any other place and time, when and where would you pick?
"The Line“ Saudia Arabia in around 6 years.
Is a hotdog a sandwich?
It's animal cruelty, depends how hot you keep that dog.
Teetotal or tearing it up?
Everything has its time.
Favourite production? (pick one) lazers, disco ball, strobe, Co2, LED screen, confetti, foam, nothing or other.
A giant flying dildo with LEDs so it can change colours and shine.
You can only wear one colour for the rest of your life, black is not an option, what colour do you choose?
What’s the best moment you’ve had on a dancefloor?
Totally drug loaded listening to Rich Hawtin for 7h at Time Warp.
What job would you do if you weren’t a musician?
Would you rather all your burps smell of eggs, or have a green cloud appear when you fart?
I already have both.
What’s your biggest non-musical interest?
You’re forming a cheesy pop group in the vein of 5ive, Steps, Spice Girls etc. You must all sing and do choreographed dance routines. Which other 3 DJs do you want in your band?
Nick Curly, Skream and DJ Tennis because those three have no rhythm.
6 = 2(x+2) what is x?
What’s your secret weapon to rescue a dancefloor?
My chest hair, and there is pretty much no secret weapon, which can save every floor. Every floor has its own secret weapon. One for all would be some cheese everybody knows.
Strangest / funniest thing you’ve seen in a club?
I was taking a piss and and a random guy started to pee in his mouth just next to me.
What single thing would make your life better?
If you had your own nightclub, what would you call it, and what’s the dress code?
“The Box” and “come as you are”.
Why do lots of DJs wear masks? What’s the deal with that?
Some might be ashamed of their music, some just like to earn more money by sending multiple people at the same day to different places. No confidence.
Most regrettable track you’ve dropped in a set?
What’s the most expensive thing you own?
Where is the strangest place you’ve DJed?
A toilette, I wish those times would come back.
One piece of advice you would give your younger self?
Don't agree to make too many remixes.
Where’s the afters?
Where you can find the "Good times party squad“.