Slacker Logo


Hercules & Love Affair

The producer behind Hercules & Love Affair, Andrew Butler, began DJ'ing at a leather bar as a teen in his native Denver, Colorado. After a move to New York, he became further immersed in club culture as a party promoter and began to make his own music. Butler's first 12" for the DFA label, 2007's "Classique"/"Roar" -- a co-production with Tim Goldsworthy -- featured vocals from close associate Kim Ann Foxman and friend Antony Hegarty, bearing his deep affinity for electro-disco and early Chicago house. "Blind," an early-2008 follow-up, preceded a self-titled full-length released on DFA that March. A year later, Butler assembled Sidetracked, a DJ mix heavy on late-'80s and early-'90s house favorites, for the Renaissance label. His group's second album, the relatively low-key Blue Songs, was issued on Moshi Moshi in early 2011. An expanded version featuring a bonus disc of remixes followed that August. Butler then provided a mix for !K7's long-running DJ-Kicks series, released in November 2012. After taking second album Blue Songs on tour, Butler decamped to Vienna and found himself an analog studio to put down ideas for his third album. Opting this time for a dirtier sound -- by mixing elements of rough house and techno -- Butler joined forces with Haze Factory and Blue Songs collaborator Mark Pistel (Consolidated) to complement the raw direction that he had decided to take. The Feast of the Broken Heart, featuring lead vocal turns from the likes of John Grant, Krystle Warren, and Rouge Mary, was released in May 2014. A handful of remixes -- for Sylvan Esso, Róisín Murphy, and Citizenn, among others -- appeared the following year, before Butler and co. set about recording their fourth album. Featuring collaborations with Sharon Van Etten, the Horrors' Faris Badwan, and Icelandic vocalist Sísý Ey, the woozy, nu-disco sounding Omnion appeared in mid-2017. ~ Andy Kellman & Rich Wilson
Read More Read Less

Stations Featuring
Hercules & Love Affair

    Late Night Mix

    Late Night Mix
    1 song

    House Mix

    House Mix
    1 song

Albums by
Hercules & Love Affair

Top Songs by
Hercules & Love Affair

  1.   Song
  2.   Blind
  3.   Easy
  4.   Do You Feel the Same?
  5.   Athene
  6.   Time Will
  7.   I Try to Talk to You
  8.   Hercules Theme
  9.   Fools Wear Crowns
  10.   Controller by Faris Badwan
  11.   Raid
  12.   The Key
  13.   Liberty
  14.   5:43 to Freedom
  15.   My Offence
  16.   Hercules Theme 2014
  17.   Roar
  18.   You Belong
  19.   Iris
  20.   This Is My Love
  21.   Raise Me Up
  22.   True/False, Fake/Real
  23.   I'm Telling You
  24.   My House
  25.   Think
  26.   The Light
  27.   Classique #2
  28.   That's Not Me
  29.   Omnion by Sharon Van Etten

Artists Related to Hercules & Love Affair

Loading Sliders...
  1. + -



Casting to |