Brisbane-based producer & deejay Alex Steffan AKA DJ Butcher has the magic touch & everything’s comin’ up ‘Gold’!
Having recently won the Red Bull Thre3style Australian Championships and hot on the heels of debut solo EP ‘$werve’, DJ Butcher‘s latest dope trap jam dropped on Kid Kenobi’s label Klub Kids this week & I am pretty damn excited for what’s ahead.
I first met Butcher in 2010 whilst working on Ballistyx Snowboard Show, scouring the the country for the sickest Aussie indie artists/bands across a range of genres. A classically-trained pianist & talented musician, DJ Butcher kicked off Brisbane indie hip hop label Born Fresh Records with primo, world-champion beatboxer Tom Thum in ’10 and the duo released an album under the name of ‘Crate Creeps’ featuring Australian/international names along the lines of Suffa MC (Hilltop Hoods), Trials (Funkoars), Mantra MC and Rakaa Iriscience (Dilated Peoples – LA).
Having put the word out through industry networks & street press that I was seeking music for Ballistyx, I received an email from Butcher packed with a zip-file filled with the latest tunes from Born Fresh artists and a personal note that said “We’re more than happy to make our artists available for interviews on the show.” Cheeky motherfucker! I like it! 🙂
Since then Butcher‘s gone on to perform DJ sets with the likes of De La Soul, GZA, Pharaoh Monch, Mos Def, Dead Prez, Dilated Peoples and feature in Australia’s biggest festival line-ups including Summafieldayze, ParkLife, Foreshore Festival & more!
Plug-in & prep yourself for more ear candy by my boy Butcher..
“The recently released $werve EP stakes DJ Butcher’s claim at the Australian trap crown and admirably so with tunes blasted into the red like Sirens, Booty Hop and Lightin Up. His latest joint Hit That Switch is a further taste of Butcher’s destructive habits with jacked-up samples and riddims that thud from speaker to speaker.”
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