Review: Frank Butters Presents:Cult of Glamour - Me Me Me
To some Frank Butters was a prolific racehorse trainer who's speciality was flat racing, but to those of you who follow Man Power's Me Me Me label you'll be aware that its someone completely different.. someone distant and shrouded in secrecy,
a "Yeah I've heard of him but no one knows who he is" kind of a chap.
Now this shouldn't be of any surprise to fans of ManPower. Geoff 'Keyser Soze' Kirkwood pulled this off with aplomb a couple of years ago when the dance music community was whipped into a frenzied game of "Guess Who".. truth be told I quite like it, it makes us focus on the music rather than the paid for social media campaigns that blight your timeline (but that's another conversation entirely)
The EP, which I've been reliably informed releases on the 12th May is number 5
in Me Me Me's rapid rise up our wants lists. Heavy hitters in the form of James Hadfield, Last Waltz, Man Power himself and just last week Mike Simonetti's Pale Blue Project, 'Frank Butters Presents' continues in the same vein.
Consisting of two original cuts Mr Butters delivers 'Make It Right' and 'Rubber Bullet'. Both highlight again his diversity which was shown on the 'Conditioning for Solitude' release last year on Too Many Squares.
The release notes quote Franks Cult of Glamour focusing on his early 80's proto-house aesthetic, its an aesthetic that sits perfectly amongst the current crop of ever emerging talent within the industry and will be hammered to pieces in the summer months.
Now the remixes will undoubtedly get the tongues wagging when people talk about this release and they are incredibly good. Delivered by the power houses that are Mr
Weatherall and Not An Animal Records duo Ess O Ess (Chris Stoker and Jamie Blanco). These take the form of a vocal and instrumental from the Guvnor on 'Make it Right' and Ess O Ess give us a short & long remix of 'Rubber Bullet' (my personal fave is the Ess O Ess short tbh)
However don't just jump to these when you get the record.. stop, pause and think about it... the original versions must be fucking amazing for them to stack them up against remixes like these. And they are, oh my goodness they are.
Welcome Frank Butters , welcome indeed.