UK-based artist Eagles & Butterflies has unveiled brand-new EP ‘Retropolis’ Volume 1, out 14th October on Gerd Janson’s label Running Back.
A four-track release, ‘Retropolis’ opens with ‘CS-80’, a poignant and plangent synth jam that immediately sets the tone. Next up, ‘Faster’ is a retro-futurist electro-funk cut that plays out like two people falling in love during a bumper car ride, while ‘Juno Ninja Piano’ is a leftfield club track characterised by wonky synth sounds and exuberant piano. Closing things out, fresh single ‘Retropolis’ is an infectious, dancefloor focused electro-synth jam. Suitable for big rooms, major moments, minor miracles and sophisticated car chase scenes alike, it ensures the EP finishes on a high.
“‘Retropolis’ for me is the past meets the future,” Eagles & Butterflies explains. “I love influences and technology from the past and making music that sounds like it could be from for a time yet to arrive. Set for release on my favourite label, Running Back, I can’t wait for people to hear both part one and part two and take a trip to Retropolis.”
Known for the inimitable ‘Can’t Stop’ with Coloray, an unhealthy obsession with vintage music machines, a baroque style in the use of synthesiser melodies and a forewarn-looking approach to the past, Chris Barratt’s music as Eagles & Butterflies can be as fun-loving as it is melancholically beautiful. Defying genre and demonstrating natural creative talent, he is an artist who is known for continually pushing the sonic boundaries. From early beginnings as Mixmag’s ‘Breakthrough Act of the Year’ to the creation of his own label Art Imitating Life, an innate sense of musicality and a unique approach to music making has been at the core. Across a storied career, his output has found its way onto some of dance music’s most revered labels, including Permanent Vacation, Innervisions and Life & Death. On the DJ front he has performed regularly at fabric, played at iconic festivals Awakenings, Lost Village and Coachella, and has performed at Ibiza superclub DC10.
Eagles & Butterflies makes his long overdue EP debut on one of the most highly regarded dance imprints out there. The EP will be available on vinyl and across all DSPs on Friday 14th October.
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