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
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
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.
This week’s SMM features some delightful downtempo courtesy of Pierce Fulton and Troumaca, as well as an absorbing original from Goldroom. Per usual, SMM highlights the deeper, minimal side of house with a track from French Express’s Jonas Rathsman. Rounding out this week’s dose is the recently released seven minute adventure from Flight Facilities.
If you missed any of last week’s more remedial productions, make sure to check out Deadmau5′s remastering of “Arcadia,” Digitaria’s new Hot Creations release Shine EP, and the Miguel Campbell and Maceo Plex remixes of Butch’s “Highbeams.” For five tracks to make your morning a bit more imaginative, click past the break.
Brazilian duo Digitaria are known for their feel-good, mellow house vibes. They return to the Hot Creations imprint with the highly anticipated Shine EP, and it’s just as sexy and awe-inspiring as you’d expect. The title track on the EP fits the label’s mold of deep disco grooves around Daniela’s alluring vocals. The track comes with a remix from Morgan Geist – better known as Storm Queen – who transforms the track with futuristic percussion work. The lead track also gets the remix treatment from Waff, a relative newcomer generating significant buzz in the underground world, who puts his rhythmic progressive flares on top. On the flip side of the release is “Mystic Flow,” featuring gloomier undertones made out to be a perfect late-night track. (more…)Posted by
Butch’s latest Hot Creations release gets the remix treatment from chart-topping producers Miguel Campbell and Maceo Plex. The emotive vocals from Benjamin Franklin lay the groundwork for the deep house heavyweights to rework the tracks, each offering their own unique styling. Campbell — who recently released a full length LP on Hot Creations — returns to the imprint with his deep disco grooves and funky basslines. Ellum label boss Maceo Plex offers a deeper cut, using light percussive tricks and a grizzly, whirling bassline to give it that Barcelona flair.
Butch feat. Benjamin Franklin – Highbeams (Miguel Campbell Remix)
Butch feat. Benjamin Franklin – Highbeams (Maceo Plex Remix)
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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
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.
Berlin-based production duo Benoit & Sergio make their debut release on the highly acclaimed Hot Creations with the two-track Bridge So Far EP. The Jamie Jones and Lee Foss co-owned label has been relentless with their outings of late — find a happy median between the world’s of deep house and nu-disco.
The package showcases Benoit & Sergio at their finest — holding in place their signature melodic sound with catchy rhythms and sensual vocals. The title track “Bridge So Far” is rich in feel good vibes with its propelling chord play and disco styling. On the B-side, “$100 Bill” goes with the same approach but its bottom line is a bit deeper. Preview clips and purchase links are after the break — this is a package your music libraries will welcome warmly.
Still don’t know who Hot Natured genius Jamie Jones is? This morning we think it’s officially time for you to make that journey into the depths of eighties-inspired house as Jamie was just announced in the Coachella & UMF line-ups. Known best for, “Benediction,” together with Lee Foss and vocalist Ali Love – the unofficial anthem of the White Island this summer – and recent single,“Assimilation,” Jamie solidifies the soulful Ibiza summers and East London winters that made him famous. It’s rumored Jamie started out handing out flyers on the island only to become one of the world’s hottest DJs a few short years later. How’s that for morning inspiration?
Want more? Head over to Boiler Room to watch a live video of this man create magic as he spins vinyl. No track list this on this one.