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Butterz Logo 2013.png
Founded 2007 (2007)
Founder Elijah & Skilliam
Status Active
Distributor(s) AEI
Genre Grime
Location London, England
Official website butterz.co.uk

Butterz is an independent record label based in London that specializes in grime music. It was founded by DJs and music producers Elijah and Skilliam.[1][2] The label helped bring instrumental grime to the forefront of the electronic music scene,[3] and was ranked 10th in Fact's "The 10 Best Record Labels of 2011".[4]


Butterz began as a blog in 2007, run by Elijah and Skilliam. The blog consisted of downloads, interviews and features with grime musicians.[5]

The label was formed in March 2010 and has since released grime music both digitally and on vinyl, from artists including Terror Danjah, Newham Generals, Flava D, Royal T, Swindle, Champion, P Money and Trim.[6] In 2010 it was announced that the blog was ending so as to focus solely on the label.[5]

David Kelly has designed all of the label's artwork, which for a long time, only used two colours: black and yellow.

Radio show[edit]

Elijah and Skilliam had a weekly regular show on Rinse FM from 2008 to 2014.[7] In 2011, Elijah and Skilliam released Rinse: 17, a mixed compilation album featuring material from the radio show and the label.[8]


Butterz events take place in various nightclubs with label artists alongside guests. They have included appearances from JME, Skepta, Kode 9, DJ EZ, Joker and Kano. From 2013-2016 Elijah & Skilliam ran an offshoot night Jamz, with regular parties in Leeds, Manchester, Berlin and Liverpool, which ended with a final session streamed live on Boiler Room.


Butterz catalog, 1-11
Catalogue Artist(s) Title Release Date Format
BR001 Terror Danjah Bipolar EP Jan 2010 12" EP, digital
BR002 Terror Danjah / Royal-T / SRC / Mr. Mitch Quality Street EP Sep 2010 12" EP, digital
BR003 Swindle / Starkey / Royal-T Air Bubble Remixes Nov 2010 12" EP (clear vinyl), digital
BR004 D.O.K Chemical Planet / Keep On Making Grime Nov 2010 12", digital
BRW001 TRC Oo Aa Ee (VIP Mix) Nov 2010 12" white label
BRW002 S-X Woooo Riddim Dec 2010 10" white label (blue / purple vinyl)
BR005 Royal-T Orangeade EP Jan 2011 12" EP, digital
BR006 Swindle Mood Swings Mar 2011 12", digital
SXDK001 S-X vs. Ramadanman Woooo Glut / Bricks Mar 2011 12" white label
BRVIP001 Swindle / Royal-T Mood Swings VIP / Orangeade VIP Apr 2011 12" white label
BR007 P Money & Blacks Boo You May 2011 12", digital
BR008 Trim I Am / Notice Now Aug 2011 12", digital
BR009 Swindle & Silkie Unlimited / Pineapple Mar 2012 12", digital
BTTRZ001 N/A Butterz x Mishka NYC Apr 2012 T-shirt
BR010 Terror Danjah & Ruby Lee Ryder Let Me Be The One Jun 2012 12" (yellow vinyl), digital
BR011 Champion Crystal Meth / Speed Jul 2012 12", digital
BTTRZ002 N/A Butterz x New Era Aug 2012 Hat
AIRMILES001 Swindle Airmiles (20,000 Miles Later) Feb 2013 12"
BRVIP002 Terror Danjah Breakdance / Anger Management vs. Morph Feb 2013 12" white label
BR012 Flava D Hold On / Home Mar 2013 12", digital
BTTRZ003 N/A Butterz x Mishka NYC #2 Jun 2013 Capsule Collection
BRVIP003 Flava D Home VIP / Hold On VIP Oct 2013 12" white label, digital
BXK001 040 Let It Be Known / Minors Feb 2014 12", digital
BR015 Royal-T & Flava D On My Mind Mar 2014 12", digital
BR016 Footsie Scars Jan 2015 12"
BR017 Royal-T Shotta EP Apr 2015 12" EP, digital
BR018 t q d Day & Night Apr 2015 12"
BR019 Rapid The Rapid EP Jul 2015 12" EP
BR017R Royal-T Shotta (Remixes) Sep 2015 12" EP
AIRMILES002 Swindle Peace, Love & Music Sep 2015 LP, CD, digital
AIRMILES003 Swindle Global Dance / Mad Ting Sep 2015 12", digital
GRIME001 Elijah & Skilliam Grime 2015 Nov 2015 2xCD, digital
USB001 t q d USB Aug 2016 USB
AIRMILES004 Swindle Connecta Sep 2016 12", digital
AIRMILES005 Swindle Funk & Grime EP Oct 2016 12", digital
GRIME002 Elijah & Skilliam Grime 2016 Oct 2016 2xCD, digital
BR020 t q d Only One / Ghosts Dec 2016 12", digital
AIRMILES006 Swindle Purple Walls Feb 2017 12", digital
TQD001 t q d UKG Mar 2017 2xLP, CD, digital
HAPPY Flava D Happy (Murlo Remix) Sep 2017 Digital
BR021 Murlo Wind Me Up Sep 2017 Digital

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hancox, Dan (1 September 2011). "Mobos: what is 'music of black origin' in 2011?". The Guardian. Retrieved 2012-02-22. 
  2. ^ "Butterz announces switch-up". Resident Advisor. October 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-22. 
  3. ^ "Grime / Dubstep". Pitchfork. 2010-01-22. Retrieved 2012-02-22. 
  4. ^ "10 best: labels of 2011". Fact (UK magazine). 2011-11-22. Retrieved 2012-02-22. 
  5. ^ a b "RIP Butterz Blog // Long Live The Label: 6 Months In Grime 2010 Part Two + The End". Butterz Blog. Retrieved 2012-02-22. 
  6. ^ "FACT mix 135: Elijah & Skilliam". Fact (UK magazine). 2010-03-26. Retrieved 2012-02-22. 
  7. ^ Butterz | Rinse FM
  8. ^ "Blackdown: Elijah & Skilliam v Blackdown part 1". Blackdown. 2011-10-16. Retrieved 2012-02-22. 

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