The Canadian producer serves up a very floor-friendly EP on Foss and Jones's label
Instantly recognisable from the artwork, Hot Creations releases need to be approached with an open mind because, unlike some labels, you never know quite what you're going to get! This one turns out to be a collection of four filtered disco cut-ups which I'm happy to report are all rather tasty.
The opener, Santa And The Elf, is a bass-heavy, jive-talkin', solid groovin' whopper of a tune that features a female spoken sample about “faking the funk” over a lilting backbeat that'll make you want to move your body. Next we have High. Alive. And Dirty itself, another funk-fuelled affair that centres around a sample from a disco classic, thus passing it on for future generations to lose themselves in its infectious beat and rhythms.
Next up is Rawness - Beat 3, which features a clever piece of sampling: it sounds like someone speaking to a crowd in a native tongue, and them replying. Said sample is embedded in a repetitive, funky backbeat that's heavy on the percussion and features a North African wind instrument whose name escapes me. The last track is called Eerbawdy Wants To Deeezsko and again samples a disco track to great effect, looping it up and adding spoken female vocal samples which are the icing on a very flavoursome cake.
Another great release from Hot Creations, who don't look like running out of fresh talent or ideas any time soon.
Words: Danny Slade
Release date: 12 July
Review Score: 8