Put the names, Carl Cox and Josh Butler, together, and it's guaranteed to catch the attention of most. Josh Butler has grabbed hold of Carl’s 1991 smash ‘I Want You’ for a refreshed remix, which is out now on CR2. It'll arrive as part of their ‘Past, Present, Future’ series which sees contemporary artists remixing absolute classics. The Butler reinvention of Carl Cox's tune is an addictive remix that pays a respectable honor to the 90s sound of the original while still grooving with a modern twist. Pre-order the track
What inspired you to remix Carl Cox’s 1991 classic ‘I Want You (Forever)’?
I wanted to keep some of the original 90’s flavor but put my own twist on it and turn it into a bigger room record. I’d probably say the main inspiration was the parties I played over summer and needing a record like that in my sets.
When creating the remix did you expect there would be a positive outcome?
It's impossible to know what the feedback from people will be but the main thing is that I was happy with it. It was a big deal for me to remix a Carl Cox classic so I needed it to be right!
Back in October 2016, Josh Butler launched Origins Records. It’s been a year since the since the launch.
“This year has flown by so quickly and I couldn’t have asked for a better response to the label and its ethos. I am now being asked to do label parties in cities all over the world. I have my first US Origins party next month at Sound in LA. Huxley will be joining me that night too so I'm really excited for that.”
Another wicked track from Butler who's an artist building a fine legacy of his own right now and the EP drops via his own imprint, Origins Records. 'Can't Deny' is out now via Origins Records
Your track 'Can't Deny' ft. Kerri Chandler which was released on Origins - whats the story behind it?
Kerri and I have been friends for a few years now and I'm lucky enough to have his support and guide me in some areas of my music. When I had the idea for Origins Records he was one of the first guys I called to see if he would like to work on some music together. He liked the idea behind the label and we started to jam and get some ideas on a track.
Josh Butler has been influenced by many US House legends including Todd Terry, Robert Owens & Marshall Jefferson, and Joris Voorn.
Who most influenced you to become a producer?
I don’t think anyone, in particular, influenced me to become a producer. I started making music when I was about 12 years old, purely because it was something I enjoyed doing. It was my alternative to playing computer games. I have had influences on my musical style over the years though from Pink Floyd to Todd Terry. I listen to a huge variety of music and try to learn something about its production process each and every time.
Your tour begins in November and you’ll be stopping in major cities like LA, Detroit, NYC, and Miami. - What city are most excited to perform at?
I'm really hyped for Sound, LA as I have the label party but also really looking forward to Detroit. I’ve never been before and seeing as it is one of the homes to this music we all know and love I’m excited to see what it has to offer.
Heart nightclub was ranked #1 nightclub in Miami what is your favorite part about Heart and Miami?
Its' always a pleasure to go to Miami. It’s such a cool city and it is an honor to be going back for the 4th time to play!!
What’s your favorite part about ADE?
The best part of ADE is seeing so many faces that I don’t get the chance to see throughout the year. Everyone involved in the dance music scene is here so it's a great opportunity to catch up with friends.
Who is your dream collaboration?
Tough question!!! Maybe someone like the Mad Professor. I would have said King Tubby but unfortunately, he is no longer with us.
What’s on the horizon for Josh Butler?
Apart from the US tour, I'll be heading back to Australia and New Zealand again soon. There are also lots of European touring and when I'm not on the road I will be in the studio working on new original music and some collaborations and remixes.