LABEL FOCUS: BUTTERZ

Introducing Butterz Records - the London based, independent record label which started off as a blog in 2007 and specialises in grime music. DJ and producers Elijah & Skilliam founded the label in 2010, but it is now also partly owned by Terror Danjah, Swindle, Royal-T and Dane Bradshaw. The label helped bring instrumental grime to the forefront of the electronic music scene, and was ranked 10th in FACT Magazine's 10 best labels of 2011.

The associated label was formed in March 2010 and has since released grime music both digitally and on vinyl, from artists including Terror Danjah, D.O.K, Royal T, Swindle, Champion, P Money and Trim. In 2010 it was announced that the blog was ending to focus solely on the running of the label. In 2012 grime artists Terror Danjah, Swindle, and Royal-T joined as partial owners of the label, as well as Dane Bradshaw.

The label is famed for bringing instrumental grime to the forefront of the electronic music landscape for the first time. Butterz was ranked 10th in FACT Magazine's 10 best labels of 2011. David Kelly has designed all of the label's artwork, which for a long time, only used two colours: black and yellow.

Elijah and Skilliam have had a regular show on Rinse FM since 2008. It airs every Sunday 7-9pm GMT, and since the spring of 2013 it features a rotation of DJs Royal-T and Swindle alongside the original duo. In 2011, Elijah and Skilliam released Rinse: 17, a mixed compilation album featuring material from the radio show and the label. Past shows are archived on Soundcloud.

Butterz events take place in various nightclubs with label artists alongside guests. They have featured appearances from JME, Skepta, Kode 9, DJ EZ, Joker and P Money. You can grab tickets for the Butterz Halloween show in Brighton on Saturday 31st October right here on Ticket Tannoy!

 



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