The Indian summer has waned and autumn is upon us. In these inclement climes Hot Creations release an EP of post summer treats to warm our soul and move our feet. The first part of two samplers, it includes the debut release by Infinity Ink (the new project by Ali Love & Luca C), a Hot Creations debut from New York’s M A N I K, and finally a new release from Northern Irelands Bubba (from Scooper & Bubba fame). A hot triumvirate indeed … A great three-tracker antidote to post summer blues… cant wait for part 2 now.
Ali Love needs no introduction, having produced two artist albums; several hit singles, and provided the vocals on hits by The Chemical Brothers, Justice, M Craft and Hot Natured. Along with long-term friend and cohort Luca C, formally of Luca C & Brigante, the new Infinity Ink project looks like it’s destined for big things. Although they worked together on ‘Different Morals’, after years of working on individual projects, this is the first time they’ve properly come together to work on their own burgeoning project. ‘Games’ is there debut release and is a superb slice of low-slung, italo-boogie. The incredibly hooky groove underpins Ali’s heartfelt trademark vocals, simply superb.
Next up is M A N I K, after recent releases on Ovum, Culprit, Poker Flat and his latest great ‘House Of Flies’ release on Hot Waves 2, Chris now graces Hot Creations with a slice of dubby, psychedelic disco with ‘Body High’. Whispered disengaged vocals sit embedded amidst the bubbling synth lines and bumping bass. Finally on the flip we have Bubba ‘Dance With Me’. Bubba is Jonny Smyth of Scooper & Bubba fame (Classic, Glasgow Underground). Here as a sols artist he has produced a storming slice of jacking house pie, complete with murky disco strings, over layered vocals samples, looped sub-siren, huge sonic washes and a 90’s house piano break in the middle eight… bumping! [info from ab]