Next up on Hot Creations local London hero Alexis Raphael comes to the fore with two original tracks that display the producer’s intricate and diverse underground house style. Tried and tested on a multitude of dancefloors, ‘Into The Light’ is now unleashed to the masses with a quality business remix from the label heads Hot Natured.
‘Into The Light’ has been tantalizing Hot Natured followers since it first entered the sets of Jamie Jones and Lee Foss in the summer of 2011. Restrained and stripped back to the bassline, the moody groove is spliced with vocal snippets and enveloped by shards of eerie FX and murky synth stabs, all leading up to a massive crowd-moving drop and intensified sexy female vocal.
On a totally different tip, ‘I Know’ has a far softer shell, still infused with a pulsing heartbeat but carried by swirls of euphoria and sensual samples. Building up the sonic textures over the melodic bassline, Alexis has created a beautifully spacious yet hands in the air record fit for poolside and terraces.
On remix duty, Hot Natured take the reigns on ‘Into The Light’ throwing characteristic bumps and bleeps into the mix with punchy no-nonsense attitude and that dark sinuous bassline. The Hot Natured duo strikes again with their unfailing ability to inject a dancefloor with signature brooding funk and sex appeal.
A true aficionado of the house scene, Alexis Raphael has been bubbling underground for the past 12 months, fusing funk, soul and sultry vocals with an emblematic club aesthetic. His after-party gem ‘Spaceship’ was swiftly picked up by Jamie Jones and Lee Foss’ Hot Waves imprint, flying straight into the Beatport top ten and a consequent release on burgeoning label Lower East ‘Kitchens and Bedrooms’ provided a bona fide summer anthem. Alexis also runs the popular London clubnight Crèche alongside Cozzy D where he holds a residency.
Published: 22nd March 2012