Hercules & Love Affair's Andy Butler Shares Rollicking New Track

"Vlaamsekat!" is off 'The Closet Tapes,' a new compilation of queer club music released by Electronic Emergencies.
May 30, 2017, 7:35pm
Photo by Joie Iacono.

Ghent-via-NYC producer Andy Butler yesterday released an insistent new solo track on Rotterdam imprint Electronic Emergencies' compilation The Closet Tapes, making a rare departure from his Hercules & Love Affair project as a recording artist. Featuring a straightforward arrangement of robotic synths, calming whispered vocals, and crisply thwacking percussion, "Vlaamsekat!" is an experiment in unmediated kinetic energy.

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The artist summed up the track's spirit for THUMP over email. "It kind of sounds like a monkey discovered a drum machine and heard new beat or techno earlier in the day, and decided to make a song," he said. "Kind of like what actually happened."

The Closet Tapes was released yesterday, May 29.

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