[Release] The Hot Waves series from Hot Creations has easily been pinpointed as one of the hottest compilation releases, always impressing with instant cult favorites and hits. It’s something about that Hot Creations sound baby. They just get it and they give it to you right. Fourth in the Hot Waves compilation series kicks off the new year in style with some hot, hot licks! The Hot Creations offshoot has gone from strength to strength and this Hot Waves volume does not disappoint.
The A side features Leed’s legend Buckley combing with Ives St. Ange on vocals to produce the most infectious slice of genre defying hip-house you’ll hear this year, ridiculously hooky you’ll be humming it until summer! Buckley shares the A side with house stalwarts Simon Baker and Rob James as they combine with England Brooks to deliver a slice of hot house pie best served straight up… no chaser!
On the flip and hot on the heels of the huge ‘Pain ‘n’ Love’ EP released on Hot Creations early in 2012, HNQO teams up with Bip for the hotly anticipated ‘City Lights’. Already highly sought after and heavily championed this is another sure-fire hit from Henrique. Next up is house hero Lil Mark, previous recording for Classic and Disco 45, Mark delivers an ice cold a slice of killer house. ‘Fate & Destiny’ is a truly timeless piece of house that is simply devastating on the floor!
The C Side witnesses another house legend; Filthy Rich deliver the monstrous ‘Do It Again’. Rich has been releasing records since the mid 90’s and this is testament to his skills as a producer, proper chi-town business. Also featured on this side is Jamie Jones edit of Alexis Raphael’s ‘Rave’. Another huge record that will have you jacking like a maniac, proper rave!
Finally, the fourth side of this salubrious double pack features LA-based band Human Life teaming up with Anabel England, who sang on Lee Foss’ recent Electricity track with MK. ‘Falling’ is an emotive electronic torch song with Anabel’s stupendous voice. Tom Ruijg produces a dirty jacking, break beat colossus on the last track, ‘S For Sticky,’ and it is another absolute killer to round off this fantastic release.
It’s too hard to pick a favorite when every track is so sublime, but, personal standouts include: HNQO – City Lights / Blond:ish, Bastard Love, Balcazar & Sordo – Island Eyes. As always with Hot Waves compilations, every track on here is seriously divine — amazing work from all the artists involved. This is a must purchase for any music library!
Artist: Various Artists
Title: Hot Wave Vol 4
Label: Hot Waves
Release Date: Vinyl January 21 / Digital January 28