Whether its releasing screwball club music on labels like The Trilogy Tapes, soundtracking runway shows for Russian fashion designer Gosha Rubchinskiy, or uniting the underground producers of Moscow via his platform John’s Kingdom, the works of experimental artist Pavel Milyakov, better known as Buttechno, has forced the global electronic community to take notice.
Active since around 2014, its perhaps difficult to pinpoint a particular sound to the young producer’s vast discography. He’s as comfortable in the spaces of drone or punk as he is rave or ambient, but it’s this willingness to break rules and continually move forward that’s made his “musical language” so desirable to outside listeners.
In the past month alone he’s released an ambient LP on under his real name on Berceuse Heroique, dropped a house ready 12″ on Anthony Naples & Jenny Slattery’s Incienso, and appeared on a concept album for Nina Kraviz’s label трип.
Managing to briefly stop him on his path, we caught up with Pavel to grab ten pieces from his bag and see which records are exciting him. Drifting between the sounds of the Russian suburbs to 1984 UK obscure wave, dig in below.
1. Rian Treanor – ATAXIA_D1
Very inspiring UK artist, so looking forward for this album to be out.
2. Shiva Feshareki – Star at Dawn
This track from the UK experimental composer and artist has an abstract form but at the same time keeps its own obscure narrative.
3. Madteo – M.O.B. (Manifest Observable Behaviour (Lustprinzip Short Edit)
I love how Madteo works with base, voice and noise samples, creating unique vibes with such a minimal instrumentation and arrangement.
4. Webcore – Jack Smack
1984 UK obscure wave
5. Roma Zuckerman – Waterfalls Part 2
One of the most interesting Russian techno producers in my opinion, creating his very own world.
6. .xtrak – Multiplexor (Kausto’s Floppy Twat Mix)
Crazy vibes on this Kausto aka Kuzma Palkin .xtrak’s remix! Two of my all-time favourite artists meeting here and the result is just dope.
7. Flaty – B6/ Essence feat. Ocurob
Great rack from this very rare NII-club label vinyl.
8. Vtgnike – Gkbeats
This track beautifully paints the life in Russian suburbs as well as all Danila’s productions.
9. Stanislav Tolkachev — пока ты рисуешь бабочку
My favourite Ukrainian producer. perfectly gentle and mystical structures.
10. D Towards — Un-0
This was the first track that i heard 3 years ago from talented Russian producer from Samara city. Very deep and mental productions.
Happy New Year! We Wish You Happiness! is out now on трип.
Buy it here.