Tune Of The Week: Hot Natured ft Ali Love - Benediction // Hot Creations
So here’s the latest hotly anticipated single from the Hot Creations crew. Lauded as the unofficial Ibiza anthem of the summer, ‘Benediction’ is a Jamie Jones, Luca C and Lee Foss co-production supergroup (under their moniker Hot Natured.)
This incredibly well produced and infectious track seems to be sounding the death knell for the underground house world as we have come to view it, and some of the more embittered commentators have accused the Hot Creations boys of selling out. Jones addressed this recently, remarking correctly that ‘selling out is making music that you don't particularly like purely for money, we just make songs we love (this will never change) and it seems that a lot of people like them.’
Controversy aside, the track is great - it’s a ubiquitous deep house hit for a reason. It’s euphoric and it’s cheese laden; Ali Love’s vocals bring just the right level of suave to proceedings, and Jones and Foss have done a brilliant job on production. It’s relaxed and brooding; the beats are understated and the string samples transport you to that heightened realm of pure summer that we’re all trying desperately to picture now November has arrived. The Hot Creations label is unparalleled in their abilities for discerning, disco tinged sweetness, and ‘Benediction’ is no exception. As one witty Youtube commenter remarked, ‘I’m Ben-addicted.’
The release also contains a smashing remix by legendary house connoisseur MK of 'Forward Motion'. That in itself is enough for you to click on buy!
Released: Oct 2012 // Label: Hot Creations
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