The Hot Creations imprint continues its hot streak with the latest single “Words Gone”, from Parisian luminary POPOF in advance of his forthcoming artist album Love Somebody out on June 29.
Featuring the handsome voice of Arno Joey, “Words Gone” is a stunning slice of electronic music with crossover appeal, giving us a taste of what is in store for the album. Cadenza boss Luciano’s remix dives into tribal percussion, while main man Jamie Jones flips into a new gear, introducing a new melody, deep pads and emotive keys. Canadian techno legend Marc Houle is last to remix, using a bright synth melody to add a new groove.
“‘Words Gone’ is the perfect summer track. It’s a great slice of electronic music with crossover appeal. The mood and the vocals distillate this chilled-out summetime vibe perfect for dancefloor bliss.” -POPOF
One of the biggest names in dance music, Luciano has released on labels such as Perlon, Transmat and LoFi Stereo. Aside running Hot Creations, Hot Trax and Paradise, Jamie Jones is this year launching his new imprint Emerald City alongside Lee Foss. Techno luminary and live artist Marc Houle can be found on imprints such as Richie Hawtin’s Minus and his own Items & Things.
POPOF (nee Alexandre Paounov) first gained notoriety as a former member of the free-party underground collective “Heretik System” during the Parisian ‘90s rave scene. Since then, his work as a producer led to remixes for the likes of Depeche Mode, Chemical Brothers, singles, a few crucial EPs, and being signed to Sven Väth’s legendary Cocoon records. He launched his own label ‘Form’ in 2009 and was voted ‘Best Newcomer’ artist at the Ibiza DJ Awards. As one of the leading ambassadors of the Parisian underground scene, POPOF was appointed the official mentor of the Paris Techno Parade 15 year anniversary in 2013 in front of a 300,000 audience.
Co-owned by Jamie Jones and Lee Foss, groundbreaking independent dance label Hot Creations has gained global notoriety in recent years through pioneering a new and unique sound born of it’s founders deep affinity with old disco records, underground house, soulful beats and cutting edge techno. The label has championed the music and incredibly successful talent of Miguel Campbell, Digitaria, Denney, Richy Ahmed, Patrick Topping, wAFF, and of course Jamie Jones and Lee Foss themselves. The label is home to the Hot Natured live band as well
Popof feat. Arno Joey “Words Gone” (Hot Creations) is out now on 12″ vinyl and exclusively on Beaport.