BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / JOSH APPELBAUM
Andy Butler is the mastermind behind the rotating disco house act Hercules and Love Affair, and the man behind the group's three full studio albums released between 2008-2014. The group, comprised mostly made of LGBT performers (Butler himself, Antony Hegarty, Shaun J Wright, Kim Ann Foxman and Nomi Ruiz to name a few) brought back a very queer sound to mainstream house music. Though Butler has always acted as the "lead" for HALA, every song has always been a collective effort of the many artists that make up the group. In 2015, Butler has set to break off on his own and produce under his own imprint.
Andy Butler: 'You Can Shine (Feat. Richard Kennedy)'
Debuting his first solo EP next month, Butler leads with recent tour mate Richard Kennedy, who acted as male vocal lead for the last Hercules and Love Affair world tour. I had the pleasure of seeing this very sassy vocalist perform during that tour and his vocal chops and stage presence are combinations you don't see too often. 'You Can Shine' is an excellent club track, with some sounds reminiscent of Butler's HALA days as well as some new flavor injected.
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