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.
As summer approaches and temperatures rise, anticipation for Hot Natured’s forthcoming debut album continues to build. “Reverse Skydiving” has already been remixed by Shadow Child and Deetron and today, the crew adds another edit from Hot Creations labelmate Robert James. This version is dubbed the “terrace” mix, and gives off a timeless summertime vibe perfectly fitted for urban rooftops and Balearic beaches alike. From the offset, Anabel Engulund’s vocals loop with an airy echo effect while the track jumps into bouncy chord progressions. A deep and propelling bassline emplores a funky groove, making this rendition a welcomed addition to the remix package.Posted by
As his dark and ominous alter ego, Shadow Child, Dave Spoon approaches Hot Natured’s latest “Reverse Skydiving” with perilous intent. Shadow Child subtracts the bounce and deepens the mix besetting the track in a heavy fog of plunky percussion and chilling atmosphere. As it begins, Anabel’s vocals tesselate and phase in the background echoing off into infinity as Shadow Child contorts the bass line into swirling gasps of white noise. Stuttering into a percussion-laden drop, atmospheric grime turns into a deep groove as synths shriek through the fog, leaving only Anabel’s vocals recognizable in this hazy interpretation.
“Reverse Skydiving” will be released on May 6th, pre-order on iTunes.Posted by
Hot Natured’s follow up to “Benediction” has been the well received single “Reverse Skydiving.” Anabel Englund’s voice worked wonders on Human Life’s “Falling” and Lee Foss’ “Eletricity,” and has laid the foundation for a stellar remix package on the “Reverse Skydiving” release. First up to bat is Swiss producing mastermind Deetron, who constructs an offering laden with piercing piano strings and a tumultuous bassline. The first three minutes of the track are drawn out with faint flicks of a high piano note, until the whole feel of the track changes with a grasping and melodic breakdown. The rework flows in and out of different tempos, showcasing Deetron’s distinct ability to transform a hit single into an audible journey.Posted by
Battle of the Beats is a new feature from Dancing Astronaut that pits two tracks that share the same title against one another to determine which production represents the name better. With the dance music community continually growing, producers, mashup artists and DJs alike constantly create new music, often of the same name. Now we are opening it up to our readers to weigh in on who’s rendition takes the proverbial cake.
On Thursday evening, Jamie Jones and his band of merry DJs took over downtown Miami’s Ice Palace Studios for a marathon evening of the best representation of vintage-tinged deep house. The announcement of Hot Creations returning to Miami Music Week for their legendary Paradise parties further cemented the Balearic representation for the melding of dance music’s greatest minds this week.
Once the set times were solidified, I was ready to see what kind of party these dudes could pull off here in Miami. As I crossed back to downtown for the first time in four days, I thought to myself: how will Hot Creations get this party going in a neighborhood far less accessible than the clubs and venues of South Beach? Turns out, this was no problem at all. Upon arriving to Ice Palace Studios (which is actually a film studio by day), I approached a frenzied and disorganized line at the front gates. People were clamoring to enter, offering upwards of $100 in cash for access to the party replicating one of DC-10′s most famous evenings of the last few years.
Deep house supergroup Hot Natured are back with their latest single “Reverse Skydiving,” featuring Anabel Englund. This one is fresh of the Radio 1 decks. Pete Tong premiered this just hours ago, and although this pop-friendly tune has been teased in the sets of several Hot Natured members over the last couple of months, the official premiere also gave up a May 6th release date — presumably on Hot Creations. Driven by Ms. Englund’s spot-on vocals, this is the type of track able to perfectly fuse rhythm, melody, and a great bass line to provoke a memorable first, second, and fifteenth listen.Posted by
Hot Waves, a label under the larger Hot Creations umbrella, has released a preview of fourteen tracks off its upcoming fourth volume of the Hot Waves Sampler. Between the new Hottrax label, the Hot Natured supergroup, and Hot Waves — Jamie Jones and his Hot Creations crew are really racking up the accolades these days. The latest installment of these Hot Waves samplers is just as strong as ever; highlighting tracks from HNQO, Alexis Raphael, Anabel Englund, Blond:ish, and Marco Darko to start.
We’re also especially pleased with Simon Baker & Robert James’s “Get Up High,” Denney’s “Shake The Club,” and Filthy Rich’s “Do It Again.” The compilation allows us to sample tastes of many dance music pies — we get everything from hip-hop tinged, vintage, deep, and Hi-NRG house music. Check the preview stream below and look out for a full release soon.
We’ve gone over the biggest artists, albums, and tracks of 2012, but our end of the year roundup really wouldn’t be complete unless we talked about our own favorites from this year. These are the songs that made us feel, gave us chills, made us party, and made us cry. You’d probably find these tracks with high play counts in our music libraries and dripping with nostalgia if you make us talk about them further.
Lee Foss, recent Essential Mix champ and Hot Creations label head, is out today with his latest EP, Electricity. The native Chicagoan’s title track, a collaboration with MK (full name Mark Kinchen) and vocalist Anabel Englund is an unbelievably stirring track. Englund’s stripped and simple vocals paired with Foss and MK’s slow-moving but breathtaking breaks equal grade A baby-making music. A side track 2 of the EP belongs to “Goodnight Moon,” a tune that turns dow the sex but turns up the intricacy with a parade of unique synths, percussions, and of course, a killer bass line.
Turning to the B side, Foss ventures back through the soulful side of his hometown’s past on “Could Be,” without leaving behind his Hot Creations groove and a chromatic mid-lines. The most surprising addition to the EP for us, however, was the final track “B5 the Dinks,” which samples a scene from Pryzbylewski’s classroom in The Wire Season 4 and manages to roll thinly veiled social commentary into an uptempo deep house track.