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.Posted by
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.
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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 premieres Solomun’s ‘Bootcamp’ and Ali Love’s ‘Emperor’ on this week’s Essential Selection
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.
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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.Posted by
Are you curious to journey down into the so-called “underground” but have no idea where to begin? We are noticing a shift towards these niche-genres as the American electronic market continues to mature, and it’s even more apparent from the recent Ultra & Coachella lineup announcements. We are here to help enlighten you on EDM’s sultry counterpart by providing a list of deep house songs that are gentle on the progressive ear. This is meant to be a guide for those who are new to the genre and wish to explore. Delve into a range of Ibiza anthems, new releases, and instant classics. Deep house does not have the fiery buildups and extreme drops flaunted by progressive producers. It has something else – a deep, soulful and entrancing groove.
Maceo Plex never disappoints. Our number three underground artist today revealed a subterranean reinterpretation of Ali Love’s “Emperor” that showcases the best of what he has to offer. With his innovative use of white noise and vocoded vocals alongside pensive synths, Plex continues to expertly toe that fine line between experimental and accessible. This track has after-hours written all over it, evident by its prevalent dark tones and patient mind-bending breakdown. Keep your eyes peeled for the remix out on Crosstown Rebels in early March.
Hot Natured, the supergroup consisting of Jamie Jones, Lee Foss, Luca C and vocalist Ali Love, has returned off the major commercial success of “Benediction” with a new website and a new (free) track. Usually we’re a bit more wary of falling prey to such shameless marketing ploys, but we’re definitely willing to pay the price of an email signup for a free Hot Natured track. “Assimilation” is straightforward — driven by squealing synths and a paunchy bassline, peppered with funky guitar licks and bongos. It’s far less epic than “Benediction” but definitely still satisfies anyone’s Hot Creations appetite. Jump past the break for the download link.
Ali Love — the shining vocalist behind Hot Natured’s summer anthem “Benediction” — gets the remix treatment from DJ DLG on a reworking of the 2012 track, “Love Harder.” DJ DLG has been climbing the ranks with his fusion of progressive, electro, and nu-disco house — already gaining support from the likes of Tiesto, Afrojack, David Guetta, and plenty more. His remix lights up the original — adding bursts of energy with its driving rhythm and groovy bass line. Enjoy the tune below and head to iTunes to purchase.Posted by