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.
Equally adept in the studio, on the decks and behind the mic, Kevin Knapp has emerged from the bustling Bay Area dance music community to international attention, with support from the likes of Matt Tolfrey, Richy Ahmed, Seth Troxler, Jamie Jones, Eats Everything, Claude VonStroke and Audiojack. It was only a matter of time before Knapp heard the call of the global techno capital, relocating to Berlin in early 2013.
He’s also become a fixture on the international circuit, gigging across the globe, from Detroit to New Dehli, San Diego to Seoul, and appearing at industry-leading events like Movement (DEMF), ADE and Off-Sonar Week. His releases and collaborations can be found on the likes of Leftroom, Dirtybird, OFF Recordings, Defected and now Hot Creations.
Hot Creations deliver their first artist album of the year with the Parisien luminary Popof's, 'Love Somebody'.
Jamie Jones & Lee Foss' Hot Creations imprint has successfully straddled the gap between underground house & techno and more crossover vocal led disco-infused dance music since it was launched in 2010. The fourth artist album to be released on the label, Alexandre Paounov AKA Popof's long player elevates the chic beats and smooth rolling melodies of house music to new heights, opening the world to fresh palatable tastes through tracks such as 'Your Eyes' and 'Lidl Girl'.
Maintaining a grasp on the dancefloor, tracks like 'Pack n Rollin' and 'Going Back' strike back to Popof's roots as a former member of the free-party underground collective ‘Heretik System’ in Paris. While ‘Words Gone’ has already found great favour through remix treatment from Luciano, Marc Houle and Jamie Jones and the second single ‘Going Back’ features remixes from Eats Everything, Lee Foss, Oxia & Miss Kittin and Luca Donzelli & Mar T.
Sublimely captivating and with the right balance of emotion, 'Love Somebody' is a statement of intention for an artist with a heavy artillery of experience, ready to fire in new directions. This album is the perfect combination of hooky house rhythms, understated techno production and evocative vocal melodies that you'll hear everywhere this summer.
Artwork by Alghossein/Interesting Times Beirut: on.fb.me/1gcATGy
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.
Capturing the essence of Ibiza, title track ‘Fallin’ on You’ hits with tribal percussions and a heady groove. DC10 favourite David Squillace picks up the pace with his remix and Riva Starr teams up with DJ Pierre for ‘Acid Train’, a funked-up ride of sonic sounds.
Naples native Riva Starr and founder of Snatch! Records has released on the most esteemed underground labels, from Dirtybird and Saved to Hot Creations. His famed 'Rechunk' re-edits have given his fail safe touch to names like from Daft Punk and London Grammar. Collaborator Santos aka Sante Pucello Italian producer and DJ is a respected artist with four albums under his belt and releases on the likes of Saved, Snatch!, Desolat and Crosstown Rebels.
Part of the Better Lost Than Stupid power team alongside Matthias Tanzmann and Martin Buttrich, Davide Squillace is one of the biggest recognized names in the industry and a regular at Circo Loco. Quintessential Acid House producer DJ Pierre has produced more than fifty house anthems ranging from Phuture's ‘Acid Trax’, ‘The Creator’ and ‘Your Old Friend’ to Photon Inc.'s ‘Generate Power’.
A1. Riva Starr & Santos - Fallin' On You
A2. Riva Starr & Santos - Fallin' On You (Davide Squillace Remix)
B1. Riva Starr feat. Dj Pierre - Acid Train
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 Jones & 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.
B2. Smooth Early
Hot Creations deliver ‘Words Gone’, the first single from the forthcoming artist album ‘Love Somebody’ by Parisian luminary Popof.
Featuring the handsome voice of Arno Joey, ‘Words Gone’ is a stunning slice of electronic music with crossover appeal, giving us a taster of what is in store for the album. Cadenza boss Luciano’s remix dives into tribal percussion, while main man Jamie Jones flips into a new gear, introducing a new melody, deep pads and emotive keys. Canadian techno legend Marc Houle is last to remix, using a bright synth melody to add a new groove.
Voted Best Newcomer artist at the Ibiza DJ Awards in 2009, Popof has gained notoriety for his work with Cocoon, and remixing the likes of Depeche Mode, Chemical Brothers, and Moby. One of the most downloaded artists in techno music, he was appointed the official mentor of the Paris Techno Parade 2013's fifteen year anniversary, a great honour he shared in front of 300.000 participants.
One of the biggest names in dance music, Luciano has released on labels such as Perlon, Transmat and Lo-Fi Stereo. Aside running Hot Creations, Hot Trax and Paradise, Jamie Jones is this year launching his new imprint Emerald City alongside Lee Foss. Another huge name in the business, live artist Marc Houle can be found on imprints such as Richie Hawtin’s Minus and his own Items & Things.
A1. Words Gone feat. Arno Joey
A2. Words Gone feat. Arno Joey (Luciano Remix)
B1. Words Gone feat. Arno Joey (Jamie Jones Remix)
B2. Words Gone (Marc Houle Remix)