swedish producer tiger stripes, the alias of mikael nordgren, brings his techno touch to hot creations for his debut ep on the label this summer. jack my yum is a heavyweight three-parter that sees the swede invite hot creations stable mate, matt tolfrey, to provide a stellar remix. opening track jack my yum is a warped and heavy roller with a smattering of dark vocals. haunted brings with it a bass that you can feel reverberating off the concrete walls of a darkened club, interspersed with an eerie melody. following his recent release americas on the label, leftroom records boss matt tolfrey brings his groove and a bouncier bassline to proceedings with his version of the title track. dunjacka completes the ep, with nordgren sewing together a techno beat with broken vocal stabs, underpinned by a throbbing groove throughout. tiger stripes has collaborated with legendary names such as kerri chandler, adeva, leroy burgess, riva starr and jerome sydenham, with his brand of deep and futuristic techno seeing releases on some of the underground’s biggest imprints including desolat, drumcode and cajual.
hot creations favourite and paradise resident patrick topping is back onboard the seminal imprint with the hotly anticipated, two track release, be sharp say nowt. road tested on the world’s biggest stages and at the most notorious parties, title track be sharp say nowt encapsulates patrick’s signature sound and has proven to be his biggest track of the year. the gospel vocal from lashun pace is amazing! says patrick, i m so happy to have it finally come out on hot creations. on the flip, track change offers a contrast and a slightly different side to patrick’s sound, spearheading the new wave of electronic music producers coming from the north of england, patrick topping has made a name as a prolific producer, securing seven different beatport number 1s since his debut release in 2013. his accolades also count two dj awards for best newcomer and track of the season for forget, as well as dj mags best tune in their best of british awards. last year he rounded things off with his first dj mix album, paradise on earth vol 1
THEME FROM S-EXPRESS (TUFF CITY KIDS & DETLEF REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK17.10.17
following the monumental 100th release on the label from jamie jones, hot creations are set to deliver a heavyweight remix package of the no.1, chart topping theme from s’express from s’express. originally released in 1989, the acid house classic is remixed by tuff city kids aka gerd janson and phillip lauer and hot creations artist detlef.
influencing the electronic landscape since 2010, hot creations has gained notoriety through pioneering a new and unique sound. also recognised for tirelessly pushing boundaries of house, techno and disco across it’s ever growing and innovative catalogue. one hundred releases later, the label is stronger than ever, celebrating with a mammoth ep from co-founder jamie jones. an ultimate summer jam with elevating synth lines, sound of music is a cover version, originally released by nookie and features chart topping artist katy b on vocals. kooky chords is a dance floor bomb, with melodic breakdowns sure to set any dancefloor on fire. next, positive pressure features label favourite kevin knapp, deep and gritty, the bassline swings with spacey layers. last up, parallel universe is a deeply infectious chugger with vocal cuts. “i m so honoured to be releasing the 100th record on hot creations. it’s been an incredible journey to reach this point and i can t wait for the next 100. as i opened up with the first release on the label, i thought why not start the next 100 on the same foot.” - jamie jones co-founded with lee foss, hot creations was the start of an empire, which went on to include sister labels hot trax and emerald city. jamie also runs paradise at dc10 in ibiza, standing today as one of the most popular nights on the island, it enjoys a close connection to the label. remaining at the forefront of the dance world, hot creations continues to break new talent and play host to well established producers. releases have come from artists such as patrick topping, richy ahmed, route 94, waff and roisin murphy amongst many others including pop group hot natured. critically acclaimed albums by miguel campbell, digitaria, popof and phil kieran have all been highlights on the label. reaching this impressive milestone, it seems only right that jamie jones is the one to deliver the 100th release.
BLINDED BY THE SUN (REMIXES 1 - ROMAN FLUGEL / ANDREW WEATHERALL)
12" Vinyl UK01.03.17
roman flügel and andrew weatherall supply two outstanding remixes of phil kieran recent album ‘blinded by the sun’, which david holmes claimed is “one of the best electronic dance inspired records in recent times.” mixmag described phil kieran as “one of those producers that impresses with every release” so it comes as no surprise that two music heavyweights have jumped on board for remix duty. kieran accounts flügel and weatherall to both having a heavy influence on his career. german dj and producer roman flügel is easily one of the most revered names in the dance music spectrum. his take on ‘no life’ is a masterclass in production. flügel has created a track that is powerful whilst also superbly intricate. flügel holds over twenty years of experience, extensively releasing on a number of labels whilst also co-founding ongaku, klang and playhouse recordings. uk born dj and producer maestro andrew weatherall remixes ‘finds love’ and reminds the listener of how beautiful electronic music can be. combining cosmic layers with the ethereal vocal, this is a lesson in what a remix means. weatherall has been experimenting with techno since the 90s, and well regarded as one of the world’s most influential djs. kieran created a ten track narrative in ‘blinded by the sun’, inspired by his experiences in the industry. it was met with high acclaim globally and this remix package further imprints his vision on pioneering imprint hot creations.
hot creations launch the new ‘paradise on earth’ dj mix series with the first installment coming as a mexico special from paradise residents and label regulars nathan barato and patrick topping. here is a 12” only sampler ahead of the full album featuring two tracks each from nathan barato and patrick topping.
patrick topping returns to hot creations with his taking libz ep and demonstrates why his reputation carries such weight with three special tracks that act as a master-class in how to create music that will consume dance floors. first up is brayed which takes the listener on a loopy and enriching journey, whilst howk is a classic foot-to-the-floor number. concluding the ep is taking libz, the title track that sees topping firmly hold onto his crown with this unstoppable cut. i-d magazine described patricks style that is characterized by punchy,chugging baselines that have become weapons in the sets of many a dj. started his career djing at the club night motion in newcastle, he was quickly snapped up by jamie jones, for hot creations. releases on the label and a residency at paradise dc10 in ibiza soon followed and 2014 saw him release get beasty, forget and voicemail featuring green velvet and concluded with a hattrick of awards including winning the dj mag best newcomer, track of the season and best tune awards in their best of british awards.
elgian in origin, igor vicente and dka join forces to create two monster tracks for their haus boo ep on hot creations. championed by jamie jones, lee foss and richy ahmed it arrives hot on the heels of hot creations’s paradise events series announcement for ibiza 2016, this is music made for those heady nights on the dc10 terrace. on the a-side is haus boo which the guys created after being inspired by the all time classic the house master boyz and the rude boy of house house nation . taking the release into a much darker realm is shady with a seriously addictive beat, endless high-hats and relentless snares. infatuated with music from a young age, igor vicente founded the belgian wildfamily parties in which jamie jones, seth troxler, dinky and matthew styles among others have all played. some years later he formed one half of ultrasone, and has released on get physical, mobilee and hot creations multiple times. these days you can catch him playing at one of his two residencies in belgium, cafe d anvers and fuse, and founding the label state of flow. dka has his roots firmly placed in the house music scene and has taken his sounds all over europe, whilst releasing on get physical music, mobilee records and play label records to name just a few.
one of the most exciting up and coming artists of recent times, detlef makes his debut on the mighty hot creations with his kinky tail ep featuring three jacking bombs plotting a riot on the dancefloor. in a short space of time detlef shot into the limelight with releases and remixes for well-respected labels including knee deep in sound, moon harbour, and defected. equally at home behind the decks as he is in the studio, the unique party vibe that he brings to his live and dj sets quickly earned his place as a regular viva warriors resident. often billed on the same line-up with industry giants and with releases and remixes forthcoming on edible records, hot trax, emerald city and moon harbour, detlef is definitely one to keep an eye on.
crowned best newcomer at the dj awards 2015, cuartero returns to hot creations, following his dioneli ep smash release last year. fresh on the table, the disarm ep ups the stakes and sheds new light on the talented producer.
a firm favourite in the hot creations camp, jey kurmis is back on board the label following his recent kari ep with another killer release in the form of the not too flabbeh ep. the release features two-standout originals, with a heavy duty re-edit of a third original from label boss jamie jones not too flabbeh features belgium producers nukov & yelmet, creating a bona fide hit! complete with tongue in cheek, catchy vocals, rolling bass, and infectious groove, its a winner! jamie jones steps up again, this time to do a reedit of farno, a four to the floor edgy killer. last up is monkle with its tripped vocals and old school stabs!
jey kurmis is amongst those at the forefront of the new wave of artists emerging from the north of england. following his huge debut ep on hot creations last year, the talented producer gets set to release the mighty kari ep featuring a jamie jones re-edit and a co-production with shannon
mark jenkyns and christopher sylvester have joined forces as 12 stories to release the heavy duty night obscure ep on hot creations. the ep features two original and unique no nonsense club weapons plus an equally solid remix from bunte bummler.
reaching almost a decade of high-hitting productions, jamie jones unveils the mighty siberian express on his own hot creations imprint. featuring three distinct and varied tracks, this release sees jamie at his best and proves once again why he is still riding high at the top.
GOING BACK (OXIA & MISS KITTIN, EATS EVERTHING AND LEE FOSS REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK02.09.15
parisian popof releases the second single from his stunning artist album love somebody on hot creations. going back feat. arno joey is also a collaboration with animal & me with a feast of remixes on offer.
sidney charles & sante have teamed up again to forge the forever ep on hot creations with russ yallop on remix duty. those that have witnessed their epic sets playing together will know the vibrant energy they create and this latest offering stands stead to them
texas-bred, san francisco-schooled and berlin based producer, dj and vocalist kevin knapp makes his first solo appearance on hot creations. already a massive summer anthem for the hot creations and paradise crew this is shaping up to be one of the singles of the summer.
household name riva starr teams up with long time friend santos to make their debut on the mighty hot creations, featuring original chicago legend dj pierre and accompanied by a davide squillace remix.
talented spanish producer cuartero masterfully combines house and techno to deliver four of his best works to date for the mighty hot creations. this heavy 4 tracker has been getting heavy support from jamie jomes & richy ahmed ever since they signed it. making a serious impact, title track ‘dioneli’ is a rolling monster with raw, dominant percussions, while ‘liquido’ follows suit as a heavy duty weapon. on the flip ‘manipulated’ is a melodic masterpiece with a bouncing bassline and sultry vocals. completing the package ‘smooth early’ rounds off with more sonic bassline action. spanish bred cuartero began producing at the tender age of 15, launching his first release in 2009. releases soon followed on labels such as, desolat, viva music and moon harbor recordings
new york native david berrie makes a welcome return to the hot creations fold this april. the latest recruit to join as a resident for jamie jones’ paradise night in ibiza, berrie gifts us with three heavy hitting tracks, sure to set dance floors alight across the globe. airplane to madrid opens the ep with its steady groove and funk elements, underpinned by a tribal drum and old school vocal hook that culminate in a jazz influenced breakdown. on talkin’ bout, berrie utilises a fast-paced beat and bouncy, ghetto-house style vocals that lead into another intriguing breakdown. closing the ep, the bassline of acid souls gurgles beneath the female vocal building to an insatiable drop before plummeting back into the heady bass. raised in the musical melting pot of new york, david berrie draws influence from a variety of genres to create his signature style. he’s released on a number of prominent labels including cuttin’ headz, play it say it and hot creations. last year’s collaboration with jamie jones broke into the top 5 in the beatport charts and his music has been supported by some of the industry’s biggest names such as carl cox, marco carola, the martinez brothers and seth troxler. 2019 is set to be a big one for berrie, with a residency for paradise at dc10 and fresh music due to be released.
jamie jones joins forces with new york’s david berrie for an electrifying two track release on hot creations. doctor zouk is the result of a friendship spanning many years, and is set to be unleashed this autumn. title track doctor zouk is a bumpy, chuggy roller with a prominent percussive break and heady tribal undertone. future society uses thumping drum pads over a growling bassline with unmistakable high hats weaved together over futuristic synths. jamie jones is one of the industry’s most in demand and recognised djs. he heads up one of ibiza’s most treasured parties, paradise at dc10, and now takes it to all corners of the globe. his revered hot creations imprint has put out more than one hundred releases as well as playing a major part in launching the careers of patrick topping, richy ahmed and detlef. spending his formative years in new york, sneaking into the city’s diverse and flamboyant nightclubs and heavily influenced by a broad spectrum of genres, it wasn’t long before david berrie took to the turntables. he released on jones’ hottrax label last year and has had a number of releases on nervous and monique sp é ciale. he commands regular slots at bpm festival as well as at the paradise nights.
rogue d is the new solo project from danny minchella. under this new moniker he delivers the eagerly awaited chains. set to be one of the biggest tracks of the year, its a high octane, club-ready number with abundant driving percussion. unstoppable force patrick topping is also back on home ground for the remix. chains was inspired by jamie 3:26s and cratebug’s edit of loretta holloway hit n quit - i wanted a simple, raw track, killer bassline and a soulful vocal. the process was very fast and i made the majority of the groove in one morning. i dug deep in my collection, looking for that special vocal and came across steve silk hurleys chain of fools (with aretha franklin on the original vocal), and it just made the record pop! - rogue d as an artist minchella has played some of the worlds most esteemed establishments and released on a wealth of high profile labels. he now aims to use his rogue d guise as a means to express his forward thinking and personal tastes in sound- from techno to old school garage to the sounds of detroit. he’s already released on dftd as well as providing a remix of soul claps misty on classic music company. in his relatively short career so far, label favourite patrick topping has made the cover of mixmag, won a coveted dj mag best of british award and made the resident advisor top 100 djs. hes released some of the biggest tracks on hot creations and is resident for jamie jones paradise at dc10. on his rework of chains, topping isolates the vocal and adds a tribal bounce to proceedings.
amsterdam based luuk van dijk is welcomed into the hot creations fold this july with his heavy-hitting parallax e.p. chicago production wizard dj skull is also on board to rework the b-side. title track parallax is set to cause a serious stir at festivals and clubs alike this summer. the smattering of high-hats elevate the track as the space-like beeps and blips add another facet. on the flip, dimension applies an ominous vocal stab as the bass rumbles — perfect for low ceiling basement raves. on the remix, dj skull adds a touch of chicago class via some softer vocals, dubby chords and a pounding bass. at the tender age of 22, luuk van dijk has been signed to acclaimed labels such as viva music, roush, food music, sanity and lost records. championed by stalwarts such as steve lawler and eats everything, he has taken his sound to some of the world’s most prestigious events. ron maney aka dj skull became known for being one of the first djs to play the new sound coming out of chicago, honing his craft at the infamous music box and power plant. releasing records since the early 90s, he later launched his own labels hypnotic tones and wax candy records. recent releases have appeared on chiwax, domina trxxx and mentha records.