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
Verboten has teamed up with HARD events to bring together an all-star lineup of underground talent. Jamie Jones, Lee Foss, and Infinity Ink will take the stage at Terminal 5 on July 6th, marking the US debut of their live show. The deep house super group currently has fans on their toes waiting for the impending release of “Reverse Skydiving,” a track you’re sure to hear played out at the event. Although we’re not sure what kind of surprises the Hot Natured crew have in store, we’re hoping a live Anabel Englund performance is one of them.Posted by
Hot Creations co-head Lee Foss takes on Rudimental’s “Waiting All Night” — giving it the poppy deep house touch he’s been championing for the last few months. He takes on the London-based group’s track, looping Ella Eyre’s vocal over a poignant guitar sequence that builds to a transformed mellow groover. The EP releases April 14th with Clean Bandit, Kidnap Kid, Andy C and Skream on the remix package.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.
Pete Tong is back this week with another Essential Selection featuring a flurry of the best in house music across the dance music spectrum. English producer Michael Woods, known best for work with Deadmau5 and Chris Lake, showcases his favorite tunes at the moment, including his newest release, “Platinum Chains,” and Vince Moogin’s “Love Me Right.”
Last week’s Essential New Tune, Hot Natured & Anabel Englund’s “Reverse Skydiving,” was succeeded by Footprintz “Fear of Numbers,” a Montreal-based synth-pop duo signed to Visionquest Records. Progressive lovers were treated to Tiesto’s new remix of “Clarity” as well as Lazy Rich’s “Insomnia,” Jeremy Olander’s “Let Me Feel,” among others.
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.
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.
Hot Creations boss Lee Foss teams up house legend MK to offer up a remix to Dillon’s “Thirteen Thirtyfive.” Dillon’s original version lends itself beautifully to a more dance-friendly remake. Lee & MK inject slabs of deeper nu-disco — a move we’ve seen from them a lot in recent months. The enhancements make for a track full of gloomy chord sequences that are both edgy and bizarre.
Lee Foss & MK are churning out deep house cuts that are truly danceable — making them palatable for those just beginning their exploration of the depths of the prevailing world of underground dance music. Take a listen below and purchase the track, out last week on BPitch Control.
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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.
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.