Review: One half of Hot Creations Chicago's Lee Foss sure is a rolling stone. Not content with running the label, there's Hot Natured as well as his other project with MK known as Pleasure State and he's now started another label named after his famed White Isle shindig: Repopulate Mars. In the words of the man himself, its mission is "alien funk for the generation that will repopulate Mars"and we couldn't have thought up a more apt description. 4th Measure Men & Sonny Fodera's "Don't Touch Me When I'm Dancing" is going to be anthem on Ibiza this summer with 'that' bassline and it's deep, sexy and overall sleazy vibe that'll make the walls sweat. The deep and boompty tech house of Eskuche & Nu Sky's "Ninety Nine" is reminiscent of the classic Jamie Jones/Freak 'N Chic sound that's made a comeback due to young guns such as Jey Kurmis while Flavio Acaron's "Matters Of The Soul" is indeed quite soulful with its mild Detroit aesthetic, mainly in the funky acid bassline and emotive strings that has great dancefloor impact.
Review: New York based DJ and producer Max Eskuche has appeared previously for the likes of Repopulate Mars, Deeperfect and VIVa MUSiC - so he definitely has the credentials. The Gradus Records boss now spends most of his time on The White Isle and that sure is evident on his new killer for Hot Creations. The sleazy late night bounce of "Activator" is perfect to set the mood when they turn the lights down the low - and sweat starts to drip from the walls. Second offering "Pleasure Beat" is a more powerful and jacking affair, with a certain acid house influence throughout and sure to work on the dancefloor - it's definitely our pick of the two.