Best Of 2018: Russell E.L. Butler’s new record is East Bay techno at its best

Oakland techno artist Russel E.L. Butler — a Club Chai affiliate — has a new record out called The Home I’d Build For Myself And All My Friends. And it's a doozy. The album, which was released by San Francisco label Left Hand Path, is Butler's debut full-length, and it follows the artist's 2017 EP I’m Dropping Out of Life. While that project mixes wobbly, acid-house bass with sticky synths, The Home I’d Build For Myself And All My Friends mines the edges of techno and ambient to brilliant effect. For Butler, who prefers the non-binary pronouns they/them, a little [...]

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