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LITTLEHELPERS200November 3, 2015
Little Helpers 200 | Little Helpers

This November will see the Little Helpers imprint mark a milestone two hundred (!) releases with a six-track EP from Alexi Delano & Butane. The Little Helpers imprint was launched in 2009 by Andrew Rasse aka Butane and Sean ONeal aka Someone Else and since its inception has broken countless up-and-coming artists to the scene, as well as releasing material from heavy hitters such as Ryan Crosson, Tim Xavier, Mark Henning, Flashmob, and more. Here we see the label mark a momentous two hundred releases with label co-founder Butane pairing up with Alexi Delano for a fresh collaborative EP. The release consists of six finely-tuned technoid tracks, a unique psychedelic style for which Butane and Alexi’s collaborations have become famous. The opening track kicks things off on a slow burning, hypnotict ip with bumpy drums, vacillating synth swirls and rounded sub bass tones. 200-2 follows and brings a shuffley rhythm, hooky bass stabs and eerie modulating atmosphere, while 200-3 lays down a broken, lo-fi feel with distorted percussion, resonant pad sweeps and a spooky, heads down afterhours vibe. Track number four turns the corner to the latter half of the release, and sees the pair bring the energy level up with a penetrating acid tinged bass line, sparse drums and dubbed out winding synth swells. Little Helper 200-5 retains that familiar psychedelic vibe, laying the focus here on mind-bending atmosphere and ever-unfolding percussive elements. Lastly, 200-6 brings the energy up to peak level for one last dance, and sees the duo tease out a freaky square wave bass and jacking percussion to shape up the package brilliantly. Eschewing cheap tricks, the pair focus on skillful arrangements and a nuts-and-bolts approach to techno-building to deliver a wicked statement on DJ-friendly tunes. Alexi Delano & Butane’s Little Helpers 200 is out on Little Helpers 3rd November 2015. Listen to full tracks here: soundcloud.com/little-helpers

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