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 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
Pete Tong is back with his weekly Essential Selection, this time live in the studio, featuring a flurry of the best in house music and an exclusive interview with one of the top DJs on the planet, Seth Troxler. Seth lets his ridiculous personality shine through while discussing the new Visionquest 13 project and explaining why he has a tattoo of a kitty on a rocket ship. Complete Essential Selection breakdown, Troxler video and tracklist below.
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
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.
FCL’s “It’s You” is a vocal house tune so big it treads on even the popularity of Hot Natured‘s “Benediction.” The San Soda’s Panorama Bar Acca Version has surfaced on so many shows and monthly podcasts in recent memory that I’ve lost count, but you can bet it’s going to be a big tune when Defected Records picks up the release from We Play House Recordings. This version specifically is now out on the famed UK label with hints of more remixes to come in time for the Balearic summer and festival circuits. Stream and purchase below if you dig it.
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.