By Rachel Skotarczyk | February 24th, 2013
Everyone’s a skeptic when hype machines like labels or PR teams say they’ve got “one of the fastest rising stars” on their hands. But how amazing and completely untainted is it when discovering said artist on your own — to feel the powerful presence of their music intrinsically? You aren’t being fooled by Eagles & Butterflies (a.k.a Chris Barratt), he’s really that good.
Don’t be fooled by his SoundCloud profile either. True, everything from the chintzy artwork to the trite moniker implies Barratt grew up in the smoggy plastic bubble known as L.A., but he’s actually just a really adaptable chap from the UK. Not to imply it’s entirely impossible for good things to come out of L.A., I mean, Urulu single-handedly changed my perspective on the issue, but having been a Midwest kid who lived within that city for a few years, I’ve still got a sour taste towards the L.A. mentality. But I digress.
His latest track “Butterflies” is a strong, thought-provoking progressive house track that matches the talent he demonstrated with his earlier release, “Kollect.” With support from heavyweights like Digweed, Felix Da Housecat, Hiedi and more, Eagles & Butterflies is poised for a speedy take off (pun intended).