LA-based Chris Barratt has made quite the entrance into the global dance scene with his deep techno moniker Eagles & Butterflies. The DJ and producer made a quick impact with high profile remixes, well-placed originals, and a long-running radio show with Data Transmissions. After years of dedication to quality and original sound, the last year has been especially fruitful for the still-emerging act. As a fixture in the global festival circuit, Eagles & Butterflies has taken the decks at some of the most sought after events such as Circoloco, Awakenings, Sacred Ground, Secret Garden Party, CRSSD Festival and many more. Filling his sets with a deep catalog of originals, recent releases include vinyl and digital drops on Innervisions, Get Physical, Bedrock, and his own Art Imitating Life imprint. Now in the heat of the busiest summer of his career, E&B is back with a 3 track EP on Sapiens.
Sporting an approachable discography of forward-thinking deep house, Eagles & Butterflies cuts it up behind the decks and in the studio. Skirting the boundaries of dance music’s invasion into the mainstream, this producer knows balance. Once look at his crate proves taste ahead of his time. Rather than focusing on dropping the hippest tracks, he’s making the floor shake with a diverse blend of unknown tunes mixed with familiar hits. Here’s a look at five records currently in E&B’s crate:
1.Daft Punk – Discovery
Don’t need to say much about this one. Cited by some as the last legendary output by the French icons, this 14 track LP contains 2 of the most rinsed electronic tracks of all time.
2.Prins Thomas – Paradise Goulash Versions
Norwegian producer Prins Thomas pays homage to the iconic NYC nightclub Paradise Garage in this instant collectible on Eskimo recordings.
2.Eagles & Butterflies – Arpeggiator EP
Always carry some of your own heat on wax. E&G’s latest on Sapiens is a powerful blend of warm synths laced of techno percussion. Want to keep them moving with consistency meets melody? Buy this record.
3.James Blake – Limit To Your Love (Daniel Bortz Edit)
Strong take on the James Blake original as Daniel Bortz add a house foundation to the stunning vocal tune.
4.Michael Jackson – Bad
5.DJ Mehdi – Signature (Thomas Banglater Remix)
Mehdi’s legacy revolves around this crowd favorite. Add Daft Punk’s Thomas B to the mix and this one is made for the history books.