Reggie/R3 is a music producer, remixer, DJ and co-creator of the Chinese party revelation S.T.D. He is currently waiting patiently for the next season of Game of Thrones (almost as patiently as he's been waiting to grow facial hair). His favourite animal is the giant squid.
When Andy Butler founded Hercules And Love Affair in 2006, his vision was to create something that was in a constant state of flux. A revolving door policy when it comes to singers. Evolving sounds to keep things fresh. Never getting too comfortable with a particular sound. Relentlessly exciting.
Famously, Antony Hegarty of Antony and the Johnsons sang on Hercules and Love Affair’s 2008 debut single, Blind; six minutes of future retro-disco voted the Song of the Year by Pitchfork. Taking his lead, Kim Ann Foxman, Kele Okereke, Nomi Ruiz, Area Negrot, Shaun and Mark Pistel have all contributed vast swathes of talent over the subsequent years.
Hercules and Love Affair will always be ruled by Butler’s encyclopedic knowledge of 40 years of NYC dance music, from disco to house and beyond to the DFA era; the effortless way he distills that knowledge into timeless grooves; soulful, classic house-inspired vocals; and that bittersweet, delicious nocturnal melancholy that the best dance music has always tapped, the joy of dancing away a broken heart at 4am.
We’d also like a big shout out to our partners at JIA Hotel and Absolut Vodka for their support in awesome live music.