Infamous dance top-liner and Hot Natured associate Ali Love has fast become one of house music’s most prolific underground producers. But at the tail end of a year that has spelled both mainstream success and true-to-core club fuel for the British artist, the Infinity Ink component returns to Crosstown Rebels with a long-overdue follow-up to April’s “Emperor” in the form of “Another.” Still packing those on point yet distinct top lines like nobody’s business, this deep and groovy original takes the form of a reassuringly under-produced club cut from Williams. Evidently, the radio-friendly and the nu-functional club cut can live in perfect harmony when Ali Love is in town, and with an intense re-rub from Felix Da Housecat fueled with vintage stamina, the vocal house sound scope looks all the more fruitful with “Another” on the market.
The Hot Natured group that began with Jamie Jones and Lee Foss as a DJ set, and later morphed into a live act with the additions of Luca C and Ali Love, have premiered a mix sampler showcasing five tracks off their forthcoming debut album, “Different Sides of the Sun.” The champions of accessible deep house have displayed a set of groovy cuts, including vocal tracks from Art Department’s Kenny Glasgow and Hot Creation’s favorite Anabel Englund. (more…)
The quartet that makes up Hot Natured — Jamie Jones, Lee Foss, Ali Love, and Luca C — has released their official music video for “Isis (Magic Carpet Ride).” The video follows a group of friends on an out of body adventure where gravity ceases to exist and turning into a demonic creature is neither impossible nor shocking. Find out how the friends reach this state of euphoria by pressing play.
Hot Natured’s debut album Different Sides of the Sun is due out September 2.
They wouldn’t be the first DJs to get big off of singles, but deep house supergroup Hot Natured are ready to remedy that situation with the release of their first album. Having already toured and produced a handful of hits together, Jamie Jones, Lee Foss, Luca C and Ali Love have 12 brand new tracks that will be released alongside three familiar singles on Different Sides of the Sun. To celebrate, the quartet has released “Isis (Magic Carpet Ride)” as the first single, an Egyptian-flavored hot house groove. Speaking to Mixmag, Jamie Jones said the group went into the album with 45 songs and walked away with 30 to spare, meaning that their first album certainly won’t be the last. Eager fans still have a bit longer to wait, however: the full album will be released September 2nd. Click below the break for the tracklist, and head to iTunes to pre-order.
If there’s one thing Hot Natured excels at, it’s making deep house tracks into memorable moments in dance music. The experience of Jamie Jones, Lee Foss, Luca C, and Ali Love (plus a good vocal from the temptress Anabel Englund) seems to be a fool proof combination these days. Some may criticize Hot Creations for selling out, but the way we see it is that sometimes when music is popular it’s well deserved.
Hot Natured‘s remix of Phoenix’s “Entertainment” — off their highly anticipated album Bankrupt that’ll be released on Monday — is a dream for dance fans wishing indie rock tracks would play to synthetic sensibilities a little bit more. “Entertainment” is classic Phoenix, but given the opportunity to remix, Jamie Jones, Lee Foss and the rest of their supergroup put their heads together for a well-crafted astral indie dance tune. They loop and stutter Thomas Mars’s vocals, replace guitars with playful and off-kilter synths, and of course add in their own four-on-the-floor bass line.
As the Hot Natured brand becomes progressively stronger in both underground and mainstream realms, vocalist Ali Love releases new single “Emperor” via Damian Lazarus’s Crosstown Rebels imprint. First premiered on Pete Tong’s Essential Selection, the deep cut grooves etch over a progressive drumbeat featuring Kali’s alluring vocals. Complete with remixes from our third-ranking underground artist Maceo Plex, indie-dance masters Waze & Odyssey, and a deep house dub, the package represents the exact forward-thinking production quality the label has become known for.
Highly-regarded Canadian label No. 19 Music is out this week with the third installment of their Social Experiment album series. Following up Soul Clap’s boogie-down selections from February 2011, Art Department dive head first into the terrific world of spacey house and out-there dance floor techno. Members Kenny Glasgow and Jonny White had been doing their thing quite well before merging into Art Department under Crosstown Rebels in 2009. Now, with several years as a duo — performing both live with Jonny’s vocals and in DJ sets — the pair are very much established among the underground’s titanic talent.
Pete Tong is back this week with his weekly Essential Selection, featuring a flurry of new music that spans the dance music spectrum. We are treated to two world premieres this week; one from Ibiza royalty Solomun, and the other from Hot Natured vocalist/producer Ali Love.
Last week’s Essential New Tune, Calrian & Guy Gerber’s remix of “Claire,” was succeeded by Ali Love’s “Emperor,” which will be released on underground label Crosstown on April 1st, complete with remixes from Maceo Plex and Waze & Odyssey. Progressive lovers were treated to Tiesto’s remix of Zedd’s “Clarity,” W&W and Ummet Ozzcan’s “The Code,” and Tim Mason’s “Swoon” among others.
Belfasts’ old school house extraordinaire, Ejeca, stole his 15 minutes of fame, where he discussed dance music influences growing up and how his journey to success began. To top it all off, Bulgaria’s Kink showcased the best in techno in this week’s Goodie Goodies while Pete Tong ended with an Essential Hot Mix not to be missed. Full tracklist after the break.
via: BBC Radio 1
If you don’t know who Ali Love is yet, it’s about time you become acquainted. He’s collaborated with Jamie Jones, Lee Foss, and Luca C (better known as the powerhouse Hot Natured collective) on the summer anthem “Benediction,” and is one half of the acclaimed duo Infinity Ink with Luca C. His new track “Emperor,” set for release on Damian Lazarus’s Crosstown Rebels on April 1st, gets a groovy touch from none other than deep house groovesmith Maceo Plex. The combination of Ali Love’s enduring vocals and Maceo Plex’s hammering basslines makes this track a sure success.