Culprit is thrilled to be releasing the second EP, ‘Equilibrium’ from Hot Natured, Jamie Jones and Lee Foss’ white-hot production alias. Hot Natured’s debut EP for Culprit ‘h.e.a.d.s.’ showcased their funky hypnotic house sound, something they have further refined, explored and evolved on ‘Equilibrium’
Since their debut release Hot Natured have gone on to release much vaunted takes on MGMT’s ‘Electric Feel’ via Wolf+Lamb, unveiled their new label, Hot Creations, and further showcased their sound with a debut live performance at Culprit’s WMC label bash and at their own stand-out parties at both DEMF and WMC. The titular track from this EP was featured on Ewan Pearson’s lauded ‘We Are Proud Of Our Choices’ mix-CD for Kompakt earlier this year.
This EP showcases much of Hot Natured’s signature cosmic techno with distorted vocals layered over wonky synths to produce warm sexy spacey funk.
Wintertime – a very impressive stretch for Hot Natured, leaving their patented disembodied vocals and a more ominous vibe behind, in favour of Carl Craig-like warm synth builds and a steady rising feel. This references classic Detroit techno with a modern take - an epic track that throws up its biggest surprise with a second bassline halfway through that takes the track to another level. Equilibrium - A chugging bassline underpins this track, which Hot Natured build upon with vocal snippets, sleazy struts and layers of synth sounds: the edgiest track of the three and the most nocturnal, a bit playful while containing a more dangerous, darker edge. ‘Equilibrium’s’ nagging synth sound will not leave any dancefloor unmoved.
Keys To The Garage – Fantastic use of percussion is the heart of this track. Hot Natured layer stripped down percussive and metallic sounds before introducing a sexy vocal and shimmering synth chords guaranteed to get hips and hands swaying.
Published: 9th June 2010