The Butler

Exclusive Interview

Bio:  Raised in San Jose, CA but based in Los Angeles, The Butler is an alias created in 2018 by Payton Palazzolo. His Debut EP “Room 207” was a hit that showcased his unique blend of Melodic Jazz elements combined with Classic 90’s Jackin’ House grooves. Though he’s received positive feedback from his early releases as a young Producer, this release in particular proved that he has a voice that needs to be heard. Since then, The Butler has released a handful of singles, and continues to work on EP’s and smaller projects while he assembles his Debut Album. A lot of The Butler’s success thus far can be attributed to his commitment to keeping his original style and making sure everything sounds in order. Overall, he is excited about what is ahead, and just hopes to keep you movin’.

Top 5 Influences?Disclosure, Kaytranada, Madeon, Mr. Carmack, Boris Brejcha

New Projects? I have a couple of Singles lined up for the remainder of the year (House/Hip Hop). But my most recent Single will be released August 31st.

What got you into music? I originally got into Music through DJing. Once I got turned onto Electronic Music, I became super intrigued/fascinated by DJ Gear and the whole idea of mixing. Around my Sophomore year of High school I bought a pair of CDJ-800 Mk2’s and a Pioneer DJM-400 Mixer and started to book some gigs. After DJing for a few years and officially getting that down, I felt that I needed to take things to the next level. And that’s where my Production journey began…

Anything to tell your fans? I would like to tell my fans that I appreciate all of the support so far. Maintaining a fan base is incredibly difficult (especially today) and so loyalty and support really goes a long way for artist. Thanks guys!

Goals for 2021? My primary goals for 2021 are to get a few placements with Hip Hop Artists and land a few House tracks on some of my favorite Labels (ex. Nightbass/Hot Creations/Repopulate Mars/etc.) 

Goals for 2021? Overall though, my primary goal is to grow as an Artist/ Producer/Engineer, and be the best that I can be at my craft. 

In doing so, I believe that all of the other goals I have set in my mind will fall into place.


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