Russell E.L. Butler announces debut album, 'The Home I'd Build For Myself And All My Friends' | DJMag.com! Skip to main content

Russell E.L. Butler announces debut album, 'The Home I'd Build For Myself And All My Friends'

It drops via  Left Hand Path on 15th November…

Russell EL Butler New album DJ Mag
Russell EL Butler New album DJ Mag

Experimental live techno artist Russell E.L Butler's debut album, ‘The Home I’d Build For Myself’, will be released on 15th November via San Francisco imprint Left Hand Path.

According to an official press release, the album, which was written in the wake of the tragic Ghost Ship fire of 2016 which claimed the lives of 36 people, “recalls techno’s emancipatory, Afro-futurist roots”.

"The album attempts to set out an idealistic space for the community, a space to dream in this frantic, late capitalist system, and feel what freedom and transcendence would be like," said Butler in a recent interview. "What does it look like when everyone has a home? What does it look like when rapists are held accountable? What does it feel like if everyone had clean water to drink? What does it feel like for a woman or a transperson to walk freely down the street?"

The album’s artwork has been created by Oakland artist Muzaeo Sesay, which you can see below.

Listen to album track ‘Cure Water’ below ahead of the album's release in November.

Topics