hottrax boss jamie jones teams up with nathan barato for a pair of killer cuts entitled cherrys revenge. nathan barato has been a staple on jamie jones hot creations imprint and paradise events ever since gracing both of them in 2014. reflecting on recent releases via saved records and cajual, the toronto native has continued rolling out releases in fine form, and his global gig schedule reflects his candescent reputation. on the other hand, jamie jones has been helming his multiple successful labels when not releasing on kerri chandler’s kaoz theory and dusky’s 17 steps, continuing to cement his name as one of the world’s most illustrious djs, producers and label owners. composed of intricate percussion and sporadic synth stabs, ‘cherry’s revenge’ sees jones and barato in fine form. the dancefloor focused roller blends rumbling bass and robust snares with chopped vox samples and whirling police sirens, forming a production destined to inject life into any situation. on the flip, cheating chester samples a sunset boulevard working girl discovering the cheating exploits of her pimp boyfriend and mashes it with mesmerising effects, tight hats, a purring baseline and distorted synths.
TAKING OVER ME
london-based producer cera alba pairs up with vocalist zahra for a pair of tough tracks on jamie jones’ hottrax this june featuring a remix from stockholms tiger stripes. since his humble beginnings several years ago the newcastle-born artist has cemented a reputation for consistency, with releases appearing on the likes of hot creations, moon harbour, viva music, avotre, madtech and gruuv. as a dj he’s been making regular appearances across europe, including venues such as watergate berlin, sankeys ibiza, brixton academy london, not to mention festivals such as hideout. taking over me is a dark and moody roller from the get-go. robust drums and mesmerizing atmospherics form its basis whilst zahras soulful vocals and a cavernous low-end rumbles throughout to its rhythm as a piercing vocal and metallic elements ebb in and out of the mix. tiger stripes then provides a crunchy remix of taking over me, distorting zahras vocals whilst incorporating tantalizing synths into his own stomping rendition.
CLOSER 2 U
german producer christian burkhardt teams up with fellow countrymen chris wood & meat for a three-track release on jamie jones hottrax this may. burkhardt has been flying the flag for minimalist electronic music for a decade now, releasing on labels such as cocoon, oslo and pressure traxx. likewise, freebase records founders meat + chris wood have been purveying deep and minimal cuts individually since the ‘00s, joining forces in 2009 before releasing on labels like desolat, housewax and tiefschwarz souvenir. between the three of them theyve continually garnered support from the upper echelons of house and techno, making regular appearances in the sets of names like ricardo villalobos, sven väth, seth troxler and jamie jones. intricate percussion and a compelling bassline make up the foundation of closer 2 u as an echoing vocal and tense strings operate throughout. meanwhile, plain is a more downtempo cut in comparison with its dusky atmospherics and distorted spoken word samples that subtly permeate throughout the mix. on the flip, trumpad is deep and dubby whilst integrating trippy synths and mesmerizing effects for a rhythmic conclusion.
WILD RAGE (DJ BONE, DENSE & PIKA REMIXES)
swiss duo me & her join the hottrax roster with a robust release featuring british duo dense & pika and detroit’s dj bone on remix duties. with recent appearances on deeperfect, natura viva and clarisse records, the rising duo has quickly cemented a reputation as ones to watch since making their production debut back in 2014. joining them on the release is dense & pika, who have been taking the world by storm whilst releasing on leading labels such as adam beyer’s drumcode, scuba’s hotflush, not to mention renowned uk imprint hypercolour. meanwhile, dj bone needs little introduction having paved the way for quality techno for over two decades including running his renowned subject detroit imprint. sturdy kicks and intricate effects drive ‘wild rage’ forward before introducing metallic snares and animated melodies. on the other hand, ‘thunderstruck’ is a dusky production composed of heady stabs and echoing elements that together generate a compelling groove. dense & pika’s shuffling remix of ‘wild rage’ shines a spotlight on a tantalizing synth as eerie nuances operate throughout, before dj bone concludes the package with a trippy and percussive reinterpretation of his own.
motion (newcastle) co-founder and resident richie steedman makes his debut on jamie jones’ hottrax imprint with three groove-centered productions this november. a key component in the north of england’s electronic music scene, steedman has had a deep-rooted passion for house and techno since becoming au fait with a pair of turntables at merely 12 years old. since then the british dj launched newcastle’s motion event series back in 2010, where he’s a resident alongside fellow hottrax producer patrick topping. he now joins a roster spanning the likes of yousef, harry romero, waff, mat.joe and more. echoing chopped vocals, crunchy percussion and a meandering bassline form the basis of ‘stitcher’ before undulating drums join a medley of squelches, pops and whirrs in ‘chance it’. concluding the package, ‘slip’ incorporates infectious open hi-hats and a stuttering vox for a moody and mesmerising finale.
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san francisco-based butane makes his debut on jamie jones hottrax with three hypnotizing productions this october. founder of alphahouse and little helpers, andrew rasse aka butane has been building a solid reputation as a respectable dj, producer and label owner for over a decade now. when not releasing his low-slung dancefloor focused cuts on his own imprints the multifaceted american has made appearances on sci+tec, crosstown rebels and moan. he now appears on hottrax joining a roster spanning waff, patrick topping, mat.joe, bunte bummler, raumakustik, dms12 and jamie himself. a gentle thud initiates addicted, making way for a throbbing synth that warps and distorts throughout the mix whilst a fuzzy bassline operates beneath it. lock and key focuses on intricate percussion whilst dusky atmospherics and a medley of nuances are introduced throughout before shark attack concludes the package with a rumbling low-end and compelling groove.
IM BEHIND YOU (ALAN FITZPATRICK REMIX)
circus recordings boss yousef teams up with renowned new york producer harry romero on jamie jones hottrax featuring a remix from 8 sided dice founder alan fitzpatrick. liverpools yousef has cemented a solid reputation as a reputable dj-producer whos released on cocoon, desolat, bpitch control and defected, remixed the likes of chaka khan, sven vath, moby, four tet and carl cox, and is also the brain behind distinguished events brand and record label circus. meanwhile, harry romero has been a force within house music for over two decades, with appearances on ovum recordings, subliminal and suara, whilst alan fitzpatrick has done recent remixes for prime numbers, hot flush and hypercolour when not releasing regularly on drumcode, cocoon and duskys 17 steps. arriving on hottrax, the artists join a roster spanning patrick topping, waff, mat.joe and jamie jones himself. a purring bassline drives im behind you forward whilst intricate percussion joins echoing notes to generate a low-slung groove. recent fabric mix series inductee alan fitzpatricks remix then ups the tempo by utilising heady piano melodies and piercing stabs before yousef concludes the package with a crunchy solo outing titled tightrope that boasts energetic drums and stuttering vocal snippets
originally from hannover, mat.joe are up next on hot trax with a release that is straight up raw techno at its best. german production duo delivers two killer new tracks for a great hottrax double-header. nonstop nonsense is a massive barnstormer of a track, thats been massive for jamie jones its a bit of a beast! dat cream is a refreshing bass driven rib rattler of a track grabbing you by the scruff of the neck and shaking you senseless. joining forces to create a formidable duo are best friends matze and johannes. after bonding over a mutual love for hip-hop, breakdance and skateboarding they soon started to produce music together. having previously released on defected, snatch! gruuv and off recordings among others this release is their debut on the grittier hot trax imprint.
following a year hiatus, hottrax returns to make serious impact with eno minimal from u.s. native dms12. veteran techno producer the model is also onboard to remix delivering a high energy cut of futuristic electronica. label boss jamie jones rediscovered the original track explaining i had it in a playlist in 2015 for ages and finally dropped it in my all night long session with seth troxler at the warehouse project. the place went crazy and seth asked me what the f..k is this? ive since played it on some huge stages and its insane, no matter where i am it grabs people and slaps them into space. dms12 is a dj and producer from new york. the model is a dj and producer from romania, founder and owner of the label adult central
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the first release of the year from hot trax comes from the german duo raumakustik, with jamie jones on remix duty. having had recent releases on a grain audio, ipoly & mangue records, raider is their debut on the hot creations subsidiary.
PURPLE TALK EP
just over a year ago hot creations sub-label hottrax released the massive puke it up from waff. making their debut on the label, mannheim natives bunte bummler follow up with a monster of a release, the purple talk ep. here they deliver three tech-house bombs directed straight at the peak time dancefloor. solid basslines, vocal snippets, sonic layers followed by hypnotic yet trippy fx, infectious melodies and ounces of energy make this an essential release for any record bag.purple talk is being heavily championed by jamie jones, richy ahmed, lee foss & patrick topping.
limited 2014 repress !!
jamie jones launches his new subsidiary label of hot creations, hottrax with a three track ep of upfront dance floor business. the label will be dedicated to a more underground dance floor orientated aesthetic, only for the headstrong!
limited special backstock !! hot trax is back with its third release 9 weeks, from first class female producer davina. injecting her sexy and seductive french touch she delivers two distinguished tracks aimed firmly at the dance floor holding onto a classic house vibe yet pushing creative boundaries and showcasing her immaculate production skills.
PUKE IT UP
inviting waff to play a couple of paradise gigs last year, jamie jones and co. are holding on to their wonderboy making him a resident at the night this season as well as bagging these essential new cuts for hot trax.
jamie jones has turned the heat up even further with the launch of his new label hot trax. a subsidiary to the mighty hot creations, it focuses on a more underground dancefloor orientated aesthetic with the first release from jamie himself naturally flying off the shelves. the second output sees newcomer patrick topping showcase his undeniable talent with a highly impressive debut releaseand double dance floor hitter, walk on