Monday, October 13, 2014

Ian Place - 'Control' HNHEP048



Ian Place - 'Control EP' HNHEP048
Released: 10.20.2014

Tracklisting:

1. Control
2. Old Fashioned
3. Control (Bob Citrus Remix)
4. Control (Tone Chaser & Commodore 69 feat. Fansea Remix)

We're proud to present our 48th release featuring Ian Place. 

Ian Place is a 24 year old producer working out of Washington, DC. Growing up in Cape Elizabeth, ME, Ian appreciated an eclectic mix of music throughout his childhood and early teenage years but never seriously pursued production. As time passed and his musical preferences expanded, production became an integral part of Ian's life. Drawing on his musical background and eclectic influences (Pink Floyd, A Tribe Called Quest, People Under The Stairs, Radiohead, Kerri Chandler, etc..) Ian's sound is a unique blend of classic and modern house music (with a little Baltimore Club thrown in there). Ian has forthcoming/current releases on Hot n Heavy Records [US], Silence In Metropolis [US], 50/50 Records [UK], Fresh II Death Records [UK], Semper & Solum [UK], and more.

He has received support from artists such as Tom Shorterz [Rinse FM, UK], Pete Graham [Four 40 Records, UK], DeMarzo [Hot Creations, UK], Newbie Nerdz [Gruuv, UK], Baunz [Pet Recordings, UK], Mark Starr [Dirtybird, US], Rico Tubbs [Dim Mak, US], DeMarzo [Hot Creations, UK], Jamie George [Rinse FM, UK], David Heartbreak [OWSLA, US], Lazerdisk [Mad Decent, US], Golf Clap [Country Club Disco, US], and many many more.  We asked Ian our '6-pack' of questions to get to know him better and this is what he has to say.

1. Q. Where were you born?

A. I was born in the lovely city of Portland Maine. I lived in Cape Elizabeth Maine most of my life though.

2. Q. When did you first get into electronic music?

A. It's kind of hard to say when I first got into electronic music. I've always been a huge fan of Pink Floyd and considering they were one of the pioneers of "electronic" music I guess I've always been into it. But in regards to modern electronic music I'd say I've been into it for about 7-8 years now.

3. Q. What other types of music influence your sound?

A. Jazz, Hip Hop, Indie, and Electronic (as ambiguous as that may be) primarily influence my sound but I honestly love everything (except country... but if that's what floats your boat that's fine by me)

4. Q. What's your favorite childhood memory?

A. I'd say my favorite childhood memory is sailing across the Atlantic Ocean with my father. He's a captain/engineer on private yachts so I've been lucky enough to sail around on some pretty epic boats. The trip lasted just under two weeks and it was pretty wild to say the least.

5. Q. Musically, where do you see yourself in 5 years?

A. In 5 years I see myself taking my music to crazy new levels (whatever those may be). Everyday/everytime I get in the studio it's a beneficial learning experience. All of the time you spend trying to perfect and master your craft definitely pays off if you truly work at it. In 5 years I also see myself committing the music full-time and taking a step back from the 9-5 life. Either way, life will be good and I'm excited to see what the future holds!

6. Q. Any shout outs?

A. Absolutely, I wanna give a shout out to all of my family and friends, but since you all know who you are I don't need to be throwing names around. However, I do want to give some shout outs to homies that have been essential in my musical endeavors: Alex Johnson, David Riker, Chris Brassard, Jeff Witherall, Trent and Chad Bechard, Jackson Ryland, Justin Nouhra, Andrew Vilar, Jack Naglieri, 
Sam Peterson, Lucas Milowsky, John Salzman, and Ryan Renaud. There are lots of other awesome people I've met along that way I'd love to give a shout out to but once again, you know who you are.

For all the latest and greatest on Ian Place, follow the links:

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/IanPlaceMusic
Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/the-sonic-technician
Twitter - https://twitter.com/IanPlaceMusic

Monday, September 1, 2014

Whiskers Po - 'Yes' HNHEP047


Whiskers Po - 'Yes' HNHEP047
Released 09.01.2014

Tracklisting:
1. 'Yes' (Original Mix)
2. 'Rift' (Original Mix)
3. 'Yes' (Corporal F Remix)
4. 'Yes' (Principal Dean Remix)


We're proud to present our 47th release featuring Jersey City resident Gregory Evgrafiev aka Whiskers Po. Plus two smashing remixes from the likes of HNH's own Corporal F and Principal Dean of Symbols Recordings.


Press Release by Nicholas Concklin:
The @HotNHeavyRecordings family grows by one with the debut release from Jersey City DJ & producer Whiskers Po. Known for his lush Juke and cheeky Jersey Club flips as part of the hyper-relevant #TOMCREW and DICKSQUAD collectives, "Yes EP" upholds the San Francisco-based label’s reputation for finely-tuned Garage House and Bass Music and displays the young producer's versatility with House & Techno.
Opening track "Yes" is a light, uplifting Deep House cut, contrasted nicely by the dark Deep Techno throwback "Rift". Anchored together with chopped diva vocals and nostalgic sensibilities, the two oppose one another.
Removing the “Deep” element from the equation, Hot N Heavy staple @CorporalF flips “Yes” on its head, turning it into a Latin Bassline banger with a fiesta attitude. Vermont’s @Principal-Dean takes us the other direction, dismantling “Yes” into a dreamy, broken beat Bass number.
"Yes EP" is out September 1st, 2014 on all fine digital retailers.
Early support from Tittsworth, My Nu Leng, Rico Tubbs, Coco Cole and Reid Speed.

Featured on XLR8R http://www.xlr8r.com/mp3/2014/09/yes

 We asked Greg aka 'Whiskers Po' our "6-Pack" of questions to get to know him a little bit better and this is what he has to say:

HNH Q. 1. During the writing process what was your vision for these tunes, like the vibe and feel?

A. When I set out to make these tunes I wanted one to be nostalgic and longing and the other to be a bit darker. "Yes" is more melodic and the female vocals make me want to be in some Parisian nightclub at 4 am dancing with a girl I like. I've honestly never even been to Paris but that's something I imagine in my head for some strange reason. As for "Rift", it's a bit more dark with the lurking bassline, it's a bit mischievous. The focus in "Rift" was more on the rhythm. However, I was still hoping to keep consistent with the soulful aesthetic and keep some vocals so there's some color in there.

HNH Q. 2. What's the story behind the name Whiskers Po? It wouldn't be cat related would it?

A. Absolutely. I'm a fan of cats, but also by extension I'm a fan of most whiskered animals (we often forget even dogs have whiskers!). I'm just a sucker for animals and cute things in general. As for the "Po" part, I actually legally use my mother's last name since I came into the US from Russia with her when I was little; with Po, I'm paying homage to my dad's last name which begins with those two letters.

HNH Q. 3. What other types of music influence your production style?

A. I've been listening to and making a large variety of genres. I love RnB, Jersey club, soul, old school hiphop, footwork, bossa nova, jazz, baile funk, emotional trap music… I go back to classic rock once in a while as well - the list truly goes on. I've been trying really hard to avoid being pigeon-holed into any musical category because I have so much love for different types of music and want to explore as many sounds as possible. It's probably super tough to market sounds to my audience if I'm pushing this musical ambiguity thing but I'm hoping my listeners will be open to most things and that I'll be recognized as a versatile producer.

HNH Q. 4. You're a very active social networker, is it hard to balance that with making music?

A. I just like to post amusing things, troll around, and try not to take the internet too seriously. I'm sure some people are very active online because they feel obligated to keep social momentum for networking purposes or whatever but I just have fun and try to share content I find personally interesting. If I find a picture of a cat wearing shades and a piece of lettuce for a hat (it's an actual picture), I'm going to post it regardless of what my audience thinks. I guess for that reason it's not very hard at all to balance because I enjoy making music and posting fun things and I don't ever feel like I have to do one or the other.

HNH Q. 5. If you could use one word to describe you and your music what would it be?

A. Diverse!

HNH Q. 6. Any shout outs?

A. I'm always get worried I'll miss someone and feel like a complete ass. There are way too many people to name that are dear to my heart so I think I'll just give a shoutout to love, knowledge, and friendship!


=^. .^= / =^. .^= / =^. .^= / =^. .^= / =^. .^=


*Mixed and Mastered by Michael Harms at MegaSonic in San Francisco, CA.
*Album Artwork by Gregory 'Udachi' Pesochin 





As featured on XLR8R September 2014


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Monday, April 7, 2014

CDBL - 'Come On' HNH046



CDBL - 'Come On' HNHEP046
Released 4.28.2014

Track Listing:

1. Come On
2. Watch Out
3. Come On (Mark Starr Remix)
4. Come On (Hybu Remix)
5. Watch Out (Tanka's Longparish Dub)
6. Watch Out (Commodore 69 Remix)


We're proud to present our 46th release featuring CDBL. The duo hailing from France have been on an absolute tearout with one quality tune after another and this next release on HNH is no exception. Come On is prime dance floor, club, weaponry while Come On is geared more towards the underground warehouse rave.

 Plus we've got stellar remixes from the likes of Mark Starr (Dirtybird, Sounds of Sumo, OWSLA) Hybu (Sounds of Sumo, HNH) Tanka (HNH, 877 Records) and Commodre 69 (HNH, Formation Records) to round it out. Enjoy!



*Mixed and Mastered by Michael Harms at MegaSonic in San Francisco, CA.
*Album Artwork by Gregory 'Udachi' Pesochin.




Lux Groove - 'Another Day' HNH045




Lux Groove - 'Another Day' HNH045
Released 3.24.2014


Track listing:

1. Another Day
2. On The Corner

We're proud to present our 45th release featuring the sounds of Lux Groove from New Britian Connecticut, USA. With recent releases on Worthy's, Anabatic Records and Perfect Driver Music he's been turning heads with his deep and chunky booty bass tracks and gaining support from the likes of Kill Frenzy, Brodinski, B.Traits, Worthy, Tom Budden and Wood Holly to name a few. Watch this space!

There's plenty of lush garage vibes and bass heavy house to go around with Lux Grooves debut on HNH. Another Day is a soft and dreamy number while On the Corner is a darker club stomper guaranteed to make your booty shake.

*Mixed and Mastered by Michael Harms at MegaSonic in San Francisco, CA.
*Album Artwork by Damascus






EPLP - 'Did You Ever' HNH044


EPLP - 'Did You Ever' HNH044
Released 3.10.2014


1. Did You Ever
2. Her Eyes
 


Greetings, we are proud to present our 44th release and first of the year featuring the deep, sexy and oh so delicious, garage and bass sounds of EPLP.

His latest single for HNH titled 'Did You Ever' is a playful number with lush synths, sultry vox and garage vibes, then B side, 'Her Eyes' takes it a bit darker and more mysterious with eerie snapping synths and atmospherics, and finally we have 'Leave Me as a FREE DOWNLOAD track for your pleasure to blog, give to a friend, auntie, grandma, dad or whatever and spread the word of Future Club Muisc.

Deep Garage and bass vibes are plenty on EPLP's latest release for HNH, this is music for friends and lovers.


*Mixed and Mastered by Michael Harms at MegaSonic in San Francisco, CA.
*Album Artwork by Nate Khouli at Damascus Apparel, San Diego, CA.



Monday, December 9, 2013

MAJORA - 'Questionable Logic' HNHEP043


Majora - 'Delicious' HNHEP043
Released 12.30.2013

As we approach the end of another great year in music, we're proud to present our 43rd release featuring the Deep House and Garage vibes of Majora. His latest new single called 'Delicious' is laced with a smooth melody, lucious vocal hook and sexy bassline to make for a floor filling jam, while B side 'Questionable Logic' is deeper and darker UK Funky affair.


 Remixes of Questionable Logic are provided courtesy of Corporal F who delivers a chunky house rework, while Morcee comes through with a big Grime flex and finally Jaquo George who turns out a melodic Garage rework.


*Mixed and Mastered by Michael Harms at MegaSonic in San Francisco, CA.
*Album Artowork by Waylon Horner



Friday, December 6, 2013

Tanka - 'Salwa' Remixes and Make Me VIP




Tanka - 'Salwa' Remixes HNHEP042
Released 12.16.2013

Tanka's highly acclaimed 'Make Me' get's the VIP treatment plus bonus remixes of 'Salwa' by Bob Citrus aka Rico Tubbs (Bass = Win), Corporal F (HNH), Mark Starr (Dirtybird, OWSLA, SOS) and Commodore 69 (HNH) and are now up for preview.




Monday, November 18, 2013

Ana Sia - 'The Glass Delusion' / 'Ad-Out' HNH041



Ana Sia - 'The Glass Delusion' HNH041
Remixes by CDBL, HxdB & Subcorr
Released 11.25.2013 exclusively on Juno Download, then full release on 12.02.2013


We are proud to present our 41st release featuring the “authentic and informed takes on house and techno.” that is the sound of Ana Sia.

For her HNH debut we've selected two of her finest tunes to date including, the title track 'The Glass Delusion' which takes you on a journey into deep and driving Detroit Techno fueled dance floor extasy while 'Ad-Out' delivers a darker and more minimal approach with a heavy tech-house rhythm, carried by a descending murked out synth and eerie penetrating vocal.

Also featuring solid remixes of 'Ad Out' from France's CDBL (Sounds of Sumo), and Vancouver Canada's HxdB & Subcorr and finally the stellar remix of 'The Glass Delusion' by Mite of Embassy Recordings out of Atlanta Georgia.

We've brought back our '6-Pack' of questions that we ask to get to know our artists a bit better and here's what she has to say.

HNH Q.1. Where were you born?

A. I was born in a suburb of Minneapolis named Coon Rapids.

HNH Q.2. When did you first get into electronic music?

A. I reached my 18th birthday, moved to New York City, & just caught the tail end of the super crazy club scene in the mid 90's. That was pretty much the beginning of everything.

HNH Q.3. What other types of music influence your sound?

A. R&B/Pop/Classical/Hip Hop.. i like it all.

HNH Q.4. How long have you been producing and what's your favorite DAW?

A. 2 years producing & have been using Ableton as a backbone for that & dj'ing & editing tunes for 7 years.

HNH Q.5. If you were stuck on a deserted Island what musical instrument would you want to have with you and why?

A.  For obvious sentimental reasons, the 6ft Baldwin Walnut Wood Grand Piano that i learned to play on & still sits in my parents house.

HNH Q.6. Any shout outs?

A. Shout out all my dudes that double as my mentors, bff's, & cat sitter. and Prince.

*Mixed and Mastered by Michael Harms at MegaSonic in San Francisco, CA.
*Album Artwork by Waylon Horner

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

BSN Posse - 'Rum & Coconut' HNH040



BSN Posse - 'Rum & Cocnut' HNH040
Released 10.30.2013

Reviewed by Juno Download:

Review:
BSN Posse, who have appeared previously on the Slime imprint, land on their feet for Hot N Heavy with a blistering two-tracker, reminding us not to take the winter so seriously. "Rum & Coconut" merges 4/4 kicks with majestic, warm chords and gentle female vocals riding in the background. "You Know The Way" speeds up the tempo but retains the cloudiness and mystique of the previous track, giving us an uplifting, quasi-garage anthem for the coming months. Blissful.


The duo hailing from Málaga Spain otherwise known as BSN Posse is a project that saw the light of day in the beginning of 2011, being the result of the musical fusion between two members of the group MMC: Sergio Ruiz (Stay Puft) and Enrique Gervilla (Broken Lip).

Since their formation, the two musicians have continuously edited tracks, coordinating various styles of electronic music in order to create their own sound: Future Garage, Melodías Purple, Dubstep, Glitch, Soul, Dub, Witch House, Uk Funky etc...

All these styles have had a great influence on the two musicians and given them the freedom to unleash songs in which manually recorded e-guitars combine with synthesizers which evoke times long gone and atmospheric depths to let your mind escape.

BSN Posse is a way of understanding life, It is music with a soul.

*Mixed and Mastered by Michael Harms at MegaSonic in San Francisco, CA.
*Album Artwork by Waylon Horner






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Thursday, September 12, 2013

MAKO - 'SEARCH1' HNHEP039




MAKO - 'SEARCH1' HNHEP039
Released 9.23.3013

Tracklisting:

1. SEARCH1 feat. Truthos Mufasa

2. Step Back

3. Next to You

4. Roll Out

5. Gutter Butter

6. MAKO & Sparkz - Take A Chance feat. Alaina Gabriel


*Mixed and Mastered by Michael Harms at MegaSonic in San Francisco, CA USA.

*Album Photo and Artwork by Alex Morgan, UK.


MAKO returns to HNH with 6 fresh new Intergalactic UKF Spacefunk jams full of applebottom vibes and garage soul.

The title track 'SEARCH1' is a bashy affair and features the wonderfully lush vocals of Truthos Mufasa which are complemented by hints of rhodes and happy little synths for extra flavour.

Track 2, 'Step Back' features a heavier 2-Step vibe that is upbeat and layered in ravey synths and a classic vocal sample that will have the floor stomping.

Track 3, 'Next to You' again with the bashy 2-Step beats, swung synths stabbing their way over a wonderfully tricked out vocal sample.

Track 4, 'Roll Out' is on a darker more upbeat vibe that starts out with a 2-Step shuffle and works it's way into a 4x4 beat reminicient of minimal house.

Track 5, 'Gutter Butter' is a grimier affair with twisted bass and sci-fi synths layered over a chunky shuffling 2-Step beat.

Track 6, 'Take A Chance' is co-produced by Sparkz and features the lovely vocals of Alaina Gabriel which are chopped and warped into the sleek synth work which keeps the tune fresh, warm and inviting.

For fans of Deep Beats and Rude Boy Riddimz!

MAKO - 'SEARCH1' EP (Preview Clips)



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