Rabit is Houston producer, composer, DJ, and record label owner Eric Burton. Chiseling out a bold vision of sound since 2012 Burton has slowly worked his way to the forefront of an international group of artists seeking to create a fresh and uncompromising perspective on future dance music and the very fabric of the club landscape.
Much like his contemporaries – Arca, Lotic and Toxe – Burton combines industrial, hip-hop, noise, and sound collage to foster sonic spaces for the exploration of sexuality, gender, race, embodiment, and injustice. Inspired by the talent emerging around him, 2015 also saw the launch of Burton’s own label Halcyon Veil, a collaborative release with NON’s Chino Amobi as well as an official remix for Björk’s Vulnicura LP.
In 2017, Burton reconnected with Björk for production work on her upcoming release Utopia and in November the same year he released the album Les Fleurs Du Mal via his own Halcyon Veil imprint.
Succeeding 2015's groundbreaking album Communion, Les Fleurs Du Mal is the work of an artist attempting to navigate the boundaries of self and world in an increasingly chaotic environment. It is a declaration of position, and intent. A personal milestone, the canvas turned inward - a psychedelic tapestry of dreams and inner worlds, defiantly expressed through texture, color, melody and rhythm.
Les Fleurs Du Mal can be best understood as an arena, a place for the artist to explore confluent ideas without the harms of judgement.
Photo credit: Lane Stewart