In 2003, Force Inc. Music Works released his debut album Style Encoding. Much of the music on Style Encoding bears the influence of a diverse roster of electronic mavens from the seventies, eighties, and nineties. From the synthetic pleasures of progenies like Brian Eno and Kraftwerk, through to the disaffected death disco of Giorgio Moroder, Nitzer Ebb, and New Order, through even further still to the pattern regenerations of Maurizio and Thomas Brinkmann, Butcher’s sound manages to incorporate and rework these earmarks into something quite inventive and invigorating. Force Inc. also released the first single from the album, “Seek and Destroy”, featuring remixes from dub-house pioneers Swayzak and minimal techno hero Stewart Walker.
Butcher’s work as a DJ extends as far back as 1993, when his presence in the USA’s underground rave and party scene established him as an eclectic and invigorating talent. From his Seattle base, Butcher still incorporates many different styles of music into his DJ sets, from minimal techno to Italo-disco, back to house and tech-house, and even some Detroit techno thrown in for good measure.
Codebase is equal parts techno, electro, house, and subversive pop sensibility. One of the strongest attributes of Butcher’s work is that it will leave you wondering where exactly to place it. Even in today’s culture of genre-bending and genre-delineation, Codebase stands out as a transition, an anomaly.
Codebase Discography Tracks
|Codebase||Style Encoding (Album)||Force Inc. Music Works||Germany||2003||Sell This Version|
|DCX-727||Codebase||Stuck In Time (2x12", Album, Ltd)||Disco Couture||DCX-727||US||2006||Sell This Version|
Singles & EPs
|Codebase||Seek And Destroy EP (EP)||Force Inc. Music Works||Germany||2003||Sell This Version|
|ID018-6||Codebase||Beat The Curve (12")||Intrinsic Design||ID018-6||US||2006||Sell This Version|
|RoM 013||CODEBASE||Falling Bricks (12")||Roam Recordings||RoM 013||US||2013||Sell This Version|
|RoM018||Codebase||Acid Nouveau (12")||Roam Recordings||RoM018||US||2014||Sell This Version|
|KR013||Codebase||Hong Kong Sunset (File, AIFF, FLAC, MP3, WAV, EP)||KRecordings||KR013||USA & Canada||2014|
|TAPE||Codebase||Tickertape EP (4xFile, MP3)||Cornwarning||TAPE||US||2009|
|SA002||Codebase||Down For The Count (5xFile)||Shameless Audio||SA002||US||2014|