The Cold Press

by Brent Butler x Deascent

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#TheColdPress

The joint effort, concept-EP from Brent Butler & Deascent - arguable years in the making - is ready to peak its horned-head into universe.

In the time past from project conception to present day, the body of work we are here to present is reflective of a divine transfiguration, manifested both in the music and the spirit of the many involved.

Spitball, stage-side conversations, sustained via text message, tweet, and party corner convergences, contemplating an extemporaneous "mixtape" successor to our debut collaboration "Feelin Myself" (released exactly one year ago: youtu.be/6BKbw7WrI18) slowly and organically assumed new shape, enlarged scope, and a story of its own.

Deascent and I - perpetually challenging each other creatively, continually and unrelentingly emotionally-sculpted by personal, national, and global events of the past year - found ourselves no longer rapping about our lives specifically. A concept unfolded before us. Characters fell from our eyes. Lyrics were received as if from a transmission; transcribed rather than contrived. "Mixtape" no longer made sense, and genre-conforming seemed equally immaterial.

The Cold Press EP is not a mixtape, it is a story. It is not a Hip Hop album about me or Deascent. This is an opera, set in the present, channeling the lives of the disillusioned child in us all... confused, overexposed, misanthropic, and desensitized - struggling for self-realization in a violent, consumerist society threatening to consume YOU.

Enter the void.

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released August 4, 2015

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Brent Butler New York, New York

Brent Butler is a Brooklyn-based Hip-Hop artist and guitarist from South Jersey. He is creating a unique sound in NYC underground with infectious flows that are simultaneously technical and bright, juxtaposed with face-melting, psychedelic guitar solos and melodies. ... more

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