Andy Butler (Hercules And Love Affair)
UK - MR.INTL
After a solid year of touring, Andy began to assemble phase two and start all over again.
To begin with, he moved back to Denver – “I wanted a quieter existence when I wasn’t
touring” – and parted ways too with the NYC-based DFA label, which had released the
first album, and signed to the cutting-edge UK indie Moshi Moshi. He also parted ways
with DFA’s Tim Goldsworthy who’d produced the first album. Andy first worked in San
Francisco with the vastly experienced Mark Pistel (Meat Beat Manifesto/Consolidated),
“then someone mentioned Patrick Pulsinger. I’d grown up hearing his name. His legend
preceded him; that he was the resident DJ at the Limelight [in New York] during the Disco
2000 Club Kids era, but that he also put out seminal techno records.”
The Austrian DJ/producer’s CV also embraces the Cheap Records label, his own house/
electro/experimental fusions and performances with Patrick Wolf, DJ Hell and Mark
Stewart among others. In other words, a smorgasbord of sound to match Andy’s. The
timing was spot on too.