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Julius Butty

 

When Julius “Juice” Butty was 12, he and his friend were recording and mixing tracks through his parents home stereo with nothing more than a mic input and a tape deck. A few years later, he bought a four track recorder when he aimed to record his band’s demo. The seeds were planted.

At age 22 he got the first real taste of the studio life at Shot Gun Studios with a producer named Johnny B. Asked to produce demos for some of his friends, Juice spent a little time on the other end of the glass in various studios around Southern Ontario. He then went on to work for four years at YTV/ Corus Entertainment as a freelance Editor /Engineer, and eventually opened Silo Recording Studios in Hamilton, Ontario.

While honing his recording chops, Juice formed the band Straitjacket, which then became Michelin Slave. A number of years later he formed his current band Hypodust, producing their debut record “Here Comes The Pain”; a blistering sonic display of sheer metallic intensity.

In 2004 Juice got his first big break co-producing the debut album “Watch Out!” for Alexisonfire, which to date has sold over 100,000 units (Canadian Platinum), and won the Juno Award for “New Group Of The Year”. That led to him co-producing the debut solo record for Dallas Green (City & Colour) which has gone Multi-Platinum in Canada, and Protest The Hero's "Kezia" (Vagrant/Universal) and their latest “Fortress” (Gold in Canada on Vagrant). Sticking with a winner, Juice co-produced Alexisonfire's release "Crisis", (Distort Ent/Universal), which debuted at #1 in Canada, and was also released in the US by Vagrant/Universal. The record went Gold in just two weeks, and has now achieved Multi-Platinum status as well.

Juice has produced Protest The Hero's "Scurrilous" (Vagrant/Universal) and Alexisonfire's album “Old Crows/Young Cardinals” for Dine Alone in Canada and Vagrant in the US (Platinum in Canada). Guitarist Wade McNeill, from Alexisonfire, asked Juice to produce his solo project, The Black Lungs (Dine Alone). Past projects include the Kobra And The Lotus, Clothes Make The Man and Theset. Most recently, Juice has produced Varga's comeback album and the most recent Protest The Hero's "Volition".

The Juno awards in 2007 honored Juice with a nomination for Producer Of The Year, and Dallas Green’s “Sometimes” won “Best Alternative Album”. This speaks to the fact that Julius Butty’s cutting edge approach to making records makes him stand out amongst the pack, and has made him one of the top producers in Canada. Expect big things from him. 

DISCOGRAPHY:

Protest The Hero
Album: [FL] "Volition" 
Label: Universal (Canada), Razor & Tie (USA), Spinefarm (UK)
Credit: Co-Producer / Engineer

Varga
Album: [FL] "Enter The Metal" & "Return Of The Metal" 
Label: Independent (Canada)
Credit: Producer / Engineer / Mixer

Kobra And The Lotus
Album: [FL] "Visionary" 
Label: Kobra Music Inc.(Canada)
Credit: Producer / Engineer / Mixer

Protest The Hero
Album: [FL] "Scurrilous" 
Label: Underground Operations/ Univ. (Canada), Vagrant(USA)
Credit: Producer / Engineer / Mixer

Alexisonfire
Album: [FL] "Old Crows/Young Cardinals" 
Label: Dine Alone(Canada), Vagrant(USA), Roadrunner (UK)
Credit: Co-Producer / Engineer / Mixer

Protest The Hero
Album: [FL] "Fortress" 
Label: Underground Operations/ Univ. (Canada), Vagrant(USA)
Credit: Producer / Engineer / Mixer

Black Lungs
Album: [FL] "Send Flowers" 
Label: Dine Alone(Canada)
Credit: Co-Producer / Engineer / Mixer

Alexisonfire
Album: [FL] "Crisis" 
Label: Distort Ent. / Univ. (Canada), Vagrant / Univ. (USA)
Credit: Co-Producer / Engineer / Mixer

City And Colour
Album: [FL] "Sometimes" 
Label: Dine Alone Records, distributed by Universal
Credit: Co-Producer / Engineer / Mixer

Protest The Hero
Album: [FL] "Kezia" 
Label: Underground Operations/ Univ. (Canada), Vagrant(USA)
Credit: Producer / Engineer / Mixer

The Gorgeous
Album: [FL] "Great Lakes" 
Label: Distort Ent. / Universal
Credit: Producer / Engineer / Mixer

Alexisonfire
Album: [ FL ] "Watch Out!"
Label: Distort Ent. / EMI (Canada), Equal Vision (USA)
Credit: Co-Producer / Engineer / Mixer

Sleeper Set Sail
Album: [FL] "Correlation Escapism" 
Label: Sonic Unyon
Credit: Producer / Engineer / Mixer

Sleeper Set Sail
Album: [EP] "A Forward" 
Label: Sonic Unyon
Credit: Producer / Engineer / Mixer

Sleeper Set Sail
Album: [FL] "Eyes Just Like Forest Fires"
Label: Sonic Unyon
Credit: Producer / Engineer / Mixer

Hypodust
Album [FL] "Here Comes The Pain" 
Label: Independent
Credit: Producer / Engineer / Mixer

Dear Jane I - 
Album : [EP] "Don't Know How To Begin" 
Label: Independent
Credit: Mixer

Dear Jane I - 
Album - [EP] "Untitled" 
Label: Independent
Credit: Producer / Engineer / Mixer

Navy
Album: [FL] "Untitled" 
Label: Independent
Credit: Producer / Engineer / Mixer

Senate
Album: - [EP] "Queen Of Sorrow" 
Label: Independent
Credit: Producer / Engineer / Mixer

Haddonfield
Album: [EP] "Haddonfield"
Label: Re-Define Records
Credit: Producer / Engineer / Mixer

Haddonfield
Album: [EP] "When All The Stars Burn Out" 
Label: Re-Define Records
Credit: Producer / Engineer / Mixer

A Day and Deathwish
Album: [FL] "A Day And A Death Wish" 
Label: Independent
Credit: Producer / Engineer / Mixer

Ceremonial Snips
Album: [FL] "Fuck The Pain Bring The Noise" 
Label: Pink Skull
Credit: Producer / Engineer / Mixer

Rise Over Run
Album : [FL] "Sleep When Im Dead" 
Label: IronClad Recordings
Credit: Producer / Engineer / Mixer

Rise Over Run
Album : [FL] "Reclaim And Conquer" 
Label: IronClad Recordings
Credit: Producer / Engineer / Mixer

Jude The Obscure
Album: [FL] "The Coldest Winter"
Label: OneDaySavior / DefianceRecords in Germany
Credit: Producer / Engineer / Mixer

Murder Thy Maker
Album: [EP] "If I Die First"
Label: Pink Skull Records
Credit: Producer / Engineer / Mixer


Post Audio Credits and Clients [Corus Ent. in-house studios] 

Long and Short format Programming for TV: 

YAA to the MAx - Two sessions - Credit: Sound Design / Engineer / Mixer

Gamers Three sessions - Credit: Sound Design / Engineer / Mixer

Discovery Kids - Various shorts - Credit: Sound Design / Engineer / Mixer

Hit List - Various Episodes - Credit: Sound Design / Engineer / Mixer

The Bittles Two Sessions - Credit: Sound Design / Engineer / Mixer

Weird On Wheels Various Episodes - Credit: Sound Design / Engineer / Mixer