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Phil Kieran – Going There / Getting Away (HFT032)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 12, 2014 by J.D.

Phil Kieran - Going There  Getting Away (HFT032)Accomplished producer, Phil Kieran, makes his Hotflush debut with a two-track ode to hedonistic flight. “Yes I’m going there” goes the lead track’s refrain. Where ‘there’ is, who knows? But you can enjoy a soundtrack of sun-kissed piano chords and heraldic horns on the way. As Kieran ‘gets away’ on the A2, the mood takes a turn for the dark. Lost in the early hours, pockets full of miniature plastic bags and no money…thank fuck for the throb of that kick in these lonely but exciting times.

Richy Ahmed and Ryan Elliott, offer their interpretations of Kieran’s bacchanalia on the B-side with the former creating a barnstorm of minor stabs and attitude, and the latter tearing it up, down, left and right with his broken beats and wailing vox. Gone there. Got Away.

Phil Kieran
Going There / Getting Away

A1. Going There
A2. Getting Away
B1. Going There (Richy Ahmed Remix)
B2. Getting Away (Ryan Elliott Remix)

Release date: February 24th 2014

George FitzGerald Announces Debut US Tour – Releases ‘Magnetic'(Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 19, 2013 by J.D.

gf_magnetic_tour.1George FitzGerald Gets Magnetic
New Single And Debut North American Headlining Tour

Over the course of the last six years George FitzGerald has channeled disparate elements of techno, dubstep, house and garage into a cohesive and singular sound. His range is evidenced by a release history that encompasses such diverse and heralded underground tastemaking labels as Hotflush, Aus and Hypercolor, Fitzgerald’s own ManMakeMusic, and in 2013, his new home base, indie-powerhouse Domino.

FitzGerald’s most recent release, his debut on Domino, ‘I Can Tell’, broke new ground for the producer. His forthcoming release ‘Magnetic’ offers further evidence of the maturation of FitzGerald’s sound, and yet also a return to the underground parties where he made his name.

Lead single ‘Magnetic’ is the first time George uses his own vocals on a track rather than samples, though the woozy refrain ‘Feel Magnetic’ is more an ominous siren-song to dark warehouses than any bid for pop-stylings. His tracks are some of the hardest working on the dancefloor, yet for all their menace, FitzGerald is able to imbue them with warmth. It’s a unique tenet of his work, and with the addition of his own vocals, Magnetic offers literal evidence, that FitzGerald is developing into one of the most unique voices in underground dance music.

While Magnetic may evolve FitzGerald’s use of vocals, B-side ‘Bad Aura’, takes a completely different approach, with the producer unusually opting to forgo all vocals on the track. Instead listeners are treated to stabbing synths and acid squelches that sit atop a brooding bassline.

B-side ‘Bad Aura’

Magnetic will be released on November 18.

Tour dates below:
Dec 6th – San Francisco @ Monarch
Dec 7th – Chicago @ Spybar
Dec 8th – Miami @ Treehouse
Dec 13th – Toronto @ 794 Bathurst
Dec 14th – Denver @ Norad
Dec 15th – Los Angeles @ Medussa Lounge
Dec 19th – NYC @ Output
Dec 20th – Philadelphia @ Dolphin
Dec 21st – Washington DC @ U Hall

SCB – Rope / Technique (HF042)(Preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 4, 2013 by J.D.

Scuba to release new SCB single
on Hotflush in November –
HF042: ‘Rope’ / ‘Technique’

‘Update’ album to get worldwide release on 2nd December


Hotflush announce new SCB single to be released in November / Scuba ‘Update’ out 2nd December

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 29, 2013 by J.D.

HF042_Sleeve_DIGScuba to release new SCB single
on Hotflush in November –
HF042: ‘Rope’ / ‘Technique’

‘Update’ album to get worldwide release on 2nd December

On 11th November DJ, producer and Hotflush label head Paul Rose is bringing his SCB alias back to the label with new single ‘Rope’ / ‘Technique’. This will be followed by the worldwide release of ‘Update’ in December after its US release earlier this year, compiling a selection of material from Scuba’s burgeoning discography as it looks in 2013.
On the new single, Rose delivers two deep, dark and meticulously honed dance floor productions as SCB. ‘Rope’ is led by its focused percussive drive, letting layers of twisted ambience and decaying synth stabs wrap themselves around the nuanced rhythmic evolution as it penetrates the ether. On the flip, ‘Technique’ offers a looser counterpart as Rose offsets the shuffling groove against the mesmeric swing of the chords that lap against it.
The new single is the latest in a series of SCB releases this year, including original production ‘Dissipate’, which featured on the Nonplus ‘Think And Change’ compilation, and remixes for Jimmy Edgar, Arkist and Wraetlic, which Rose has dropped around a busy touring calendar, packed Hotflush release schedule and remixes of Jimmy Edgar and CLOSE as Scuba.
On 2nd December, Hotflush Recordings will then present the worldwide release of their first album compiling a retrospective of Scuba’s productions, titled ‘Update’. Here old and new fans alike will have the opportunity to get there hands on 12 of the label head’s most critically acclaimed tracks, including music from each of his three albums to-date as well as select singles.
Meanwhile, the Hotflush label has continued to tirelessly push out top quality releases from the likes of South London Ordnance, Locked Groove, Sepalcure, George FitzGerald and Dense & Pika, with Paul Woolford’s utterly infectious single ‘Untitled’ dominating the clubs and airwaves, hitting No.5 in the Beatport top 100 and successfully soundtracking the summer.
A1: Rope
B1: Technique
For more info on Scuba / SCB, please visit:

Recondite Hinterland

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on September 12, 2013 by J.D.

hinterlandA year on from his acclaimed excursions with the 303 for Acid Test, Recondite arrives on Ghostly International for a full-length album of startling maturity. Set for release on November 11th, it shows the artist looking towards his homeland of Lower Bavaria for inspiration, seeking to capture “the area’s mentality and natural environment” within the 10-track LP.

Utilising local field recordings taken during a number of stints in the German region, he depicts the “emotions of the four seasons” and “characteristics of people’s minds” throughout the record, an approach that finds him exploring the celestial angles of a sound that has been developed throughout a recording career still shy of half a decade.

That said the Berlin-based producer has already amassed a covetable discography, with releases on the likes of Hotflush, Dystopian and his own Plangent Records imprint garnering him a formidable reputation amongst the most discerning of music lovers, and seeing his tracks being championed by everyone from Dixon to Marcel Dettmann.
Never one to rest on his laurels, his debut for Ghostly International finds him at his most arresting, exhibiting a refined palette that masterfully adheres to the concept he’s devised for himself. Notably coherent, the harrowing timbres of ‘Floe’, punishing weight of ‘Stems’ and rousing motifs of the Pitchfork premiered ‘Abscondence’ display the full breadth of his imagination, earning himself a distinct place on the established roster whilst chronicling what looks to have been a remarkably personal journey.

Artist: Recondite
Label: Ghostly International
Title: Hinterland
Release Date: 11th November
Format: CD/ 2X LP / Digital
Cat.No: GI-190

01 Rise
02 Leafs
03 Still
04 Riant
05 Stems
06 Floe
07 Abscondence
08 Clouded
09 Fey
10 The Fade
11 Grove (Bonus Track)

“Basically, this is the album that had to come out of Recondite eventually. It is Recondite.”

George FitzGerald – ‘Thinking Of You’ (Out 18th March on Hotflush)(Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 12, 2013 by J.D.

HF040_George FitzGerald - 'Thinking Of You'George FitzGerald
“Thinking Of You”
(Hotflush – HF040)
Release Date: 18th March 2013

Following acclaimed excursions on Hypercolour (‘Needs You EP’) and Will Saul’s Aus Music (‘Child EP’) last year, George FitzGerald is preparing to make his return to his Hotflush home for the first time since 2011. Premiering in FitzGerald’s debut Radio 1 Essential Mix last month as part of the ‘2013’s Future Stars’ series, ‘Thinking Of You’ is scheduled to drop as a Beaport exclusive on 18th March, with full physical release and accompanying tracks to follow in May.

Having displayed his innate understanding of how to craft a musical narrative with the Essential Mix, ‘Thinking Of You’ turns to the darker realms of the dance floor imbued with the same kind of precision-tooled grooves, nuanced melodic touch and emotive shades that have garnered him such praise in the past.

The last twelve months have been extremely busy for FitzGerald as he continues to capture the attention of industry heads and fans alike with his refined and emotive homegrown club music. Releasing music on his regular home Hotflush, as well as Will Saul’s Aus Music imprint and the acclaimed Hypercolour stable, not to mention his own burgeoning ManMakeMusic imprint, FitzGerald’s flourishing discography continues to grow steadily but impeccably.
George FitzGerald

Scuba – Talk Torque(Preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 8, 2012 by J.D.

Having released his critically acclaimed third album ‘Personality’ earlier this year, Scuba has announced news of a brand new single ‘Talk Torque’. The one-sider ‘Talk Torque’ will be released through Hotflush digitally on October 29th, with a limited edition marbled vinyl to follow on November 12th,
Check for more HERE
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Scuba announces ‘Talk Torque’, out 29th Oct on Hotflush(Releases first preview of his new live show)

Posted in News with tags , , , , on October 5, 2012 by J.D.

Having released his critically acclaimed third album ‘Personality’ earlier this year, Scuba has announced news of a brand new single ‘Talk Torque’.
The one-sider ‘Talk Torque’ will be released through Hotflush digitally on October 29th, with a limited edition marbled vinyl to follow on November 12th, and will coincide with the world premiere of Scuba’s live show on November 3rd in London.
Not one to rest on his laurels, Scuba has been busy this summer DJing at countless European festivals including Off-SonarSW4HideoutPrimavera, closing Bestival on the Saturday and making his debut at Ibiza.
Hotflush Recordings has blossomed into a veritable juggernaut in underground electronic music, releasing everything from techno (SighaGeorge FitzGerald) to some of the most experimental and important music of the past few years by artists like Joy OrbisonUntoldMount Kimbie and Sepalcure.
Having cemented his place at the cutting edge of electronic music with ‘Personality’, Scuba now turns his attention to the live scene. Scuba’s debut live show promises to be nothing short of spectacular and is not to be missed.
A1: Talk Torque


World Premiere – Scuba Live Show
Sat 3rd Nov @ Shoreditch Warehouse, London
Scuba (live & DJ set), George Fitzgerald, Lando Kal, Locked Groove and Chris Stanford
10pm – 6am
For tickets: 
Upcoming DJ dates
Sat 13th Oct – The Rainbow, Birmingham
Fri 2nd Nov – The Twisted Pepper, Dublin
Fri 9th Nov – Motion, Bristol
Fri 30th Nov – Shindig, Newcastle
Sat 1st Dec – Warehouse Project, Manchester
Fri 7th Dec – Stealth, Nottingham
Sat 8th Dec – The Stiff Kitten, Belfast /

Jack Dixon – E / Find Shelter on Hotflush November 5th

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on September 26, 2012 by J.D.

Jack Dixon follows a string of critically acclaimed releases for Apollo (R&S), Take and Losing Suki (Hypercolour) with his debut outing for Hotflush. Influenced by the sparse atmospherics of Wolfgang Voigt, the playful intricacy of Autechre beats and the off-kilter grooves of UK garage, the Berlin-based producer is unconstrained by genre or place, pioneering a modern, progressive sound that’s already garnered him a glowing reputation.

In turns colourful, ambient, melodic and driving, his new EP feels right at home on Scuba’s label. Beginning with a deceptively clean and minimal rhythm, ‘E’ slowly gives way to lush glacial drones, skittering beats and huge euphoric drops to form a bold production that sits somewhere between the early morning techno dancefloors of Berlin and the murky sweatbox raves of late-night South London.

On the flip, he delivers the soulfully taut ‘Find Shelter’. Warped vocals weave in and out of an insistent, jazzy house groove, backed by a tapestry of glitches, vinyl crackle and live drum flourishes. It all leads to one of the most delirious and ecstatic drops you’ll hear this year.

Release date: November 5th 2012

Recondite – DRGN / Wist 365 (HFT025)(preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 21, 2012 by J.D.

Following up his recently-released remixes of Scuba’s single ‘The Hope’ on Hotflush, Plangent Records boss Recondite returns to the label, this time with a solo 12″ titled DRGN / Wist 365.

More info here