Available: 7th May 2021
House hero Miguel Campbell releases he debut single on the ever-consistent Hot Creations imprint. ‘Baby I Got it’ - a mouth-watering mix of sexy disco-tinged house cuts with a dose of murky business from Richie Ahmed in the remix.
Kicking off the EP, title track ‘Baby I Got It’ is a teasing disco-house work-out full of funky bass, and shimmering, cosmic streaks. Miguel’s retro bounce, richly weaved instrumentals and down-low b-line make ‘Baby I Got It’ a compelling introduction to Miguel’s future facing disco strut.
Next up, ‘Something Special’ flaunts a sultry R’n’B vocal infused with a garagey housevibe. Set against a glitterball backdrop, the velvet ripple of “Something special sexy wonderful” coursing through the tide of funk-laden disco grooves just oozes soul and sex appeal.
On remix duty, Richy Ahmed brings a dark and dirty edge to ‘Baby I Got It’. Drivenby a chugging, druggy groove and warped distorted melody, this is moody tech built for the after hours. A Hot Natured resident, and part of the British House renaissance, Richy is cutting through the hype and proving himself to be a truly gifted party-starter behind the decks and in the studio.
Miguel Campbell has run his own outcross records since 2006 as is currently working on an album for Hot Creations.
A1 Baby I Got It
A2 Something Special
B1 Baby I Got It (Richy Ahmed Remix)
Available: 19th February 2021
Hot Creations kicks off its 2021 release schedule next January with a stunning two tracker from Dateless. Titled Bee, the release marks the LA-based artists debut on the label, having previously released on offshoot imprint Hottrax.
The title track takes charge with punchy four-four drum patterns and an infectious lead synth. Driving kick-hat combos provide the overarching rhythm before groove-lead bell chimes come in and out, creating a peak-time dancefloor cut. Line In The Dirt takes things back to basics, blending stripped-back percussion with minimal-laced kicks and a powerful lyrical offering throughout.
Los Angeles’ Dateless is swiftly cementing his reputation as one of contemporary house music’s true heavy-hitters. Performances across major stages in the form of EDC Las Vegas, EDC Mexico as well as Claude von Stroke’s iconic Dirtybird Campouts have brought his unique sound to global audiences. Production-wise, his Cuando Mueves single recently amassed 1.6 million Spotify streams, whilst standout releases on Hottrax, Solid grooves and Viva Music have rightfully established his presence in the scene.
b1. Line In The Dirt
Available: 15th June 2021
Two of the UK’s most talked about producers will be releasing their maiden collaboration on Hot Creations this May, as James Solace and Jansons team up on the Portal EP. The three-tracker marks James’ return to the label, fresh from the sensational Mind Music last year, whilst Jansons makes his full release debut having remixed Ben Sterling’s Fantasee in 2019.
Portal sets the pace, as punchy kick-hat combos converge on shimmering synth stabs throughout. It’s a club-ready cut, taking us deep into heads down hands up territory with rhythmic claps and writhing percussion. Ba Dah Be Dah continues the late-night feel, marrying echoing vocals into a tough, low-slung bassline whilst tribal drum patterns stomp in the background before 54 brings things to a feel good close. It’s a summer anthem through and through, packed to the brim with warming keys and plenty of funk inspired rhythm.
Whether it’s releasing stripped back house under his Burnski alias or hard edged 2-step via his Instinct moniker, James Burnham AKA James Solace has become a UK-mainstay over the years. James Solace is the latest incarnation in Burnham’s story, one that has seen him release on several of the scene’s foremost labels including Hot Creations, Knee Deep In Sound, Last Night On Earth and many more besides. Jansons is swiftly cementing his standing as a leading talent in contemporary electronic music. A prolific producer, his back catalogue boasts releases on Circus, Knee Deep In Sound and Four Thirty Two to name just a few, whilst recent mixes for BBC Radio 1 have placed him as a firm favourite in the UK spotlight.
B1. Ba Dah Be Dah
Available: 16th April 2021
Solid Grooves favourite Blackchild is the next to land on Hot Creations with the Groove Dealer EP. The three-track release serves up heavy-duty club rollers, moulding Blackchild’s early influences with a contemporary flare.
Title track Groove Dealer kicks off proceedings with a heavy sub-bass and choppy hats as melodic brass tones add the key ingredient. Siempre is next up, following suit with elevating brass notes, punchy percussion and dreamy synths. Rounding off the EP, Inmydreams is a deep and dark cut built for the late-night hours, ignited by the blissful and hypnotic vocals.
Originally from a small island in the gulf of Naples called Ischia, Blackchild is the artist name for Italian artist Gennaro Filisdeo. Heavily influenced by his father’s record collection, he grew up listening to Hip-Hop, RnB, Disco and old school House music. He began to produce at the age of eighteen, but it was in 2019 that Blackchild joined the Solid Grooves roster, which led him to play at statement venues and festivals such as Printworks London, Auditorium Torremolinos Malaga and ADE Festival. 2020 saw chart success with his track Sexy Thing going straight to #2 in the Beatport Top 10 Tech House Chart and #5 in the Overall Top 10 Chart. 2021 looks set to continue in the same direction with a busy release schedule on the way.
a1. Groove Dealer
Available: 30th March 2021
Head To Toe boss Ninetoes is next up on the famed Hot Creations as he makes his debut on the label this March. Geared for the dancefloor, Same Same is a solid two track release that sees the German native at the top of his game.
Title track and A-side Same Same is a bonafide feel good anthem that packs a heavy punch. Uplifting vocal samples lead the way over the rolling, minimal undertones. On the flip, Feel It kicks in with a deep and swinging bassline as subtle vocals drift in and out amidst dark, melodic keys.
Hailing from Stuttgart, Ninetoes arrived on the house music scene back in 2013 where his track Finder took Ibiza by storm. Releases and remixes soon followed on acclaimed labels such as Moon Harbour, DFTD, Crosstown Rebels, Avotre, Saved, Suara, Mobilee and Play It Down to name a few and were supported by the likes of Loco Dice, Carl Cox, Jesse Rose, Luciano, Davide Squillace and Koze. 2019 saw Ninetoes launch his own label ‘Head To Toe’, where the break out track for the label became one of the top 10 Shazam’d tracks in Ibiza that season. This year shows no sign of slowing down with a string of new music on the way.
a1. Same Same
b1. Feel It
Availabe: 19th March 2021
Hot Creations continues its 2021 release schedule in February with a maiden EP from Disaia. The Spanish duo, who are swiftly rising up the electronic music ranks with previous releases on Kneaded Pains and Hector Couto’s Roush Label, make their debut on the imprint with the three-track Cubbe.
The traditional Hot Creations sound is heard right from the beginning, as four-four snare patterns converge on an infectious underlying groove in the title track.
Everybody ups the tempo, courtesy of a pumping lead bassline and whispering vocal offerings, paving the way for He Was Out to close with robust percussion and punchy kick-hat combos.
A prolific pairing in Spain’s thriving electronic music scene, Madrid-based Disaia have established themselves as an esteemed act in contemporary house with previous releases on both Riva Starr’s Snatch! Records, and Kevin McKay’s iconic Glasgow Underground, whilst their own imprint, Siena, acts as a platform to promote and expand their own sound, as well as that of rising producers.
B2. He Was Out
Release Date - 28th June 2019
Northern star Denney returns to Hot Creations with his West Coast Revival EP - a full power nod to the early days of his career, inviting Liverpool’s latest export Melé and Denver tech-house pioneer Hipp-e to provide the remixes.
Club Bad founder Melé makes his first appearance on the label with his remix. Heavy on the percussion, he creates a tribal ambience with a deep and driving bass that pushes it into peaktime party territory. With almost three decades in the business, Hipp-e is widely regarded as being one of the pioneers of the West Coast scene. He co-founded H -Foundation, which held a residency at fabric for eight years. His version steers the track into darker territory, creating an insatiable late-night aesthetic.
2018 was a huge year for James Denney, aka Denney. He produced a slew of releases for top imprints including Saved Records, Relief, Knee Deep In Sound, Moon Harbour and Pete Tong’s FFRR. His skills as a DJ have seen him tour globally taking in Brazil, Argentina and Australia as well as Europe and North America, where he held down a residency at Miami’s infamous Heart. He has also been a regular figure in Ibiza at DC10 and Amnesia. In 2019, Denney’s pace shows no sign of slipping with plenty of releases in the pipeline as well as plans to launch a series of events in his hometown of Middlesborough and his own label.
a1. West Coast Revival
b1. West Coast Revival (Melé Mix)
b2. West Coast Revival (Hipp-e Remix)
Release Date - 28th June 2019
German duo Raumakustik are next up on Hot Creations with Animal / Waves, a stunning two track release that features a re-edit from label frontman Jamie Jones.
Animal starts proceedings, as a bouncing reverberating kick gives way to a synth-filled build up. An echoing vocal sample states “acid feel”, before hitting once again with a choppy, swinging bassline. Next up, Jamie Jones delivers a re-edit of Waves, featuring tinny hi-hats, hollow pops and a bouncing arcade build up that is guaranteed to cause a stir on any dancefloor.
Having released their Raider EP on sub-label Hot Trax and Dem A Pree on Emerald City, Raumakustik make their first appearance on Hot Creations. Respected producers in the house and techno scenes, they have also released on the likes of Suara, Toolroom and Microtonal Records. Jamie Jones is someone who needs little introduction.
Founder of Hot Creations as well as the Paradise event series, there are few feats left for the Welshman to conquer. Countless esteemed releases coupled with a passion-lead vision have seen Jones become a true master of his craft.
b. Waves (Jamie Jones Re-edit)