'House Record' by Steve Lawler is now available on Juno.
Rounding out 2014 in spectacular style, VIVa boss Steve Lawler has been called upon for the last Hot Creations release of this year. The title track takes its cues from the 80s house sound, plying on synths and soaring vocals that transport your mind and you r ears back in time. Yet it retains a clear modern sensibility, the quality of this production won't let you forget that it was crafted in 2014.
Its been yet another solid year in terms of output and Steve Lawler delivers an absolute killer EP to solidify just how good 2014 has been. The energy levels are perfect for main room dancefloors, ensuring that this record will be played out in clubs worldwide over the winter months.
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Luca C & Brigante make their first release on Hot Creations with their second collaboration with Roisin Murphy, titled “Invisions”. Roisin tends to lend serious weight to everything she touches and Invisions is no exception, her distinct caramel tinged vocals are accompanied by warm italo disco melodies and a deep, driving bassline.
The accompanying club edit sharpens the edges a little and reshapes the track to fit the floor. Label boss Jamie Jones steps in for the first remix,tellingly titled as “Jamie Jones Submerged Mix” his direction takes the track psychedelically deep. The second remix is delivered by heavy hitter Luke Solomon, making his debut appearance on Hot Creations. Luke takes the track even further out there, distorting the bass and cutting into the vocal to create a track entirely different form the original mix.
Pleasure State represents a collaboration of three different but creative minds. Comprising of MK, Lee Foss and Anabel Englund the former on DJ and production duties, whilst Anabel lends her vocal talent to the project. After a debut live performance at this year's We Are FSTVL they have made their first official release “Ghost In The System” available on Hot Creations.
On the title track “Ghost In The System” all three artists influence can clearly be heard throughout, with Anabel's spectral vocal rising clearly to the top of the production. MK and Lee Foss have a very natural collaborative style, often both producers work can be identified in their style and approach to the track.
Track two “Subject Matter” isn't as straight forward, with the melody hovering over everything, only breaking for vocals every once in a while. The release is rounded out by Carl Craig's remix of “Electricity”, the track that formalised the union made between Pleasure State. Carl choosing to dial back the vocals and let the track breath on bass and melody alone.
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Pleasure State is a project driven by the group’s unusual implosive chemistry along with a vision to create melodic and impassioned house music. Their style is dark and sensual with haunting vocals, pulsing beats and uncensored subject matters. Successful in their own right, MK, Lee and Anabel bring a wealth of talent, experience and creativity to this new and exciting group and Pleasure State acts as a natural extension of who they are as individuals.
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New York duo Eskuche & Sky are joining forces with Hot Creations to bring out “Acid Jump”. A two sided release showcasing two vastly different sides to their music. A side “Acid Jump” delivers on the promise of its title, full of familiar acid synth sounds that build into a dancefloor destroying combination, Jamie Jones has been laying it on ravers all summer and watching the high energy effect it has on peak time club crowds.
B-side “The Future” finds itself on modern territory with a notable reliance on the lower frequencies, although the track seems to constantly twist and turn as it progresses, never settling on a specific melodic direction instead preferring to add and remove elements as it moves along.
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