With the growing popularity of deep house in the United States, TomorrowWorld‘s organizers made sure not to leave fans high and dry. The Deep End Stage is chock full of top tier talent and promises to be a welcome haven from the snare rolls and electro lasers for those who like their music slower and soulful.
The Hot Natured group that began with Jamie Jones and Lee Foss as a DJ set, and later morphed into a live act with the additions of Luca C and Ali Love, have premiered a mix sampler showcasing five tracks off their forthcoming debut album, “Different Sides of the Sun.” The champions of accessible deep house have displayed a set of groovy cuts, including vocal tracks from Art Department’s Kenny Glasgow and Hot Creation’s favorite Anabel Englund. (more…)Posted by
The quartet that makes up Hot Natured — Jamie Jones, Lee Foss, Ali Love, and Luca C — has released their official music video for “Isis (Magic Carpet Ride).” The video follows a group of friends on an out of body adventure where gravity ceases to exist and turning into a demonic creature is neither impossible nor shocking. Find out how the friends reach this state of euphoria by pressing play.
Hot Natured’s debut album Different Sides of the Sun is due out September 2.Posted by
In celebration of reaching 100,000 Facebook fans, Hot Creations co-head and Chicago native Lee Foss shared a free download with fans in the form of “U Make Me Shy,” a track he “made a few years ago but decided to hold on to” until now. It’s not bridging any genres or recruiting sex kitten vocalists like some of his other work may have, but its variations in production, quirky mix outs, and bass lines give it enough weight to comfortably stand in Lee’s catalog as a sign of his growing fan base and possibly even crossover success.Posted by
They wouldn’t be the first DJs to get big off of singles, but deep house supergroup Hot Natured are ready to remedy that situation with the release of their first album. Having already toured and produced a handful of hits together, Jamie Jones, Lee Foss, Luca C and Ali Love have 12 brand new tracks that will be released alongside three familiar singles on Different Sides of the Sun. To celebrate, the quartet has released “Isis (Magic Carpet Ride)” as the first single, an Egyptian-flavored hot house groove. Speaking to Mixmag, Jamie Jones said the group went into the album with 45 songs and walked away with 30 to spare, meaning that their first album certainly won’t be the last. Eager fans still have a bit longer to wait, however: the full album will be released September 2nd. Click below the break for the tracklist, and head to iTunes to pre-order.
As co-heads of the acclaimed Hot Creations imprint, Jamie Jones and Lee Foss have been revealing their abilities outside the world of producing and DJing, showing they have an ear for A&R as well. Montreal-based Greg Pidcock hooked up with Jones and Foss just a year ago, and since then has been busy working on a full length album for the label. “Blame Game” shines light on Pidcock’s production abilities, laying out melodic deep house grooves that coincide with just the sound Hot Creations has been championing in recent years. Richie Hawtin-backed Minus artist Hobo provides two remixes dubbed ”Shamed” and “Named.” The two reworks breathe life into the original, adding an upbeat boost on “Shamed” and a darker techno guise on “Named.” The Blame Game EP is set to release June 17th.
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.