Butane to close Alphahouse

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  • The US producer is winding down one label and starting another called Extrasketch.
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  • Butane is preparing to close his Alphahouse label. Launched in 2005, Alphahouse has put out records from artists like Ryan Crosson, Ric Y Martin (Ricardo Villalobos & Dandy Jack) and Ion Ludwig, along with Butane himself. Its 44th and final release, the Omega EP, sees the label boss, AKA San Francisco-based Andrew Rasse, collaborating with two longtime friends, Alexi Delano and Worldline, a vocalist and fashion designer living in Los Angeles. It'll come on limited-edition vinyl in late June. "Sometimes in order to grow, you have to leave things behind," Rasse says. "It's time for a fresh start." While Alphahouse is set to close, Rasse is planning to launch a new imprint in July called Extrasketch. He also still helps run the digital-focused label Little Helpers, whose catalog now includes 275 total releases. Listen to one of Omega's joint cuts from Rasse and Delano, "Jazz Lick."
    Tracklist 01. Butane vs. Alexi Delano - Bass Theory 02. Butane vs. Alexi Delano - Jazz Lick 03. Butane vs. Worldline - How Deep 04. Butane vs. Worldline - What We Do Alphahouse will release Omega in late June 2017.