The US producer is winding down one label and starting another called Extrasketch.
Launched in 2005, Alphahouse has put out records from artists like Ryan Crosson, Ric Y Martin (Ricardo Villalobos & Dandy Jack) and Ion Ludwig, along with Butane himself. Its 44th and final release, the Omega EP, sees the label boss, AKA San Francisco-based Andrew Rasse, collaborating with two longtime friends, Alexi Delano and Worldline, a vocalist and fashion designer living in Los Angeles. It'll come on limited-edition vinyl in late June.
"Sometimes in order to grow, you have to leave things behind," Rasse says. "It's time for a fresh start."
While Alphahouse is set to close, Rasse is planning to launch a new imprint in July called Extrasketch. He also still helps run the digital-focused label Little Helpers, whose catalog now includes 275 total releases.
Listen to one of Omega's joint cuts from Rasse and Delano, "Jazz Lick."
01. Butane vs. Alexi Delano - Bass Theory
02. Butane vs. Alexi Delano - Jazz Lick
03. Butane vs. Worldline - How Deep
04. Butane vs. Worldline - What We Do
Alphahouse will release Omega in late June 2017.