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Trust/Lanzarote Howl (Remixes)
Lanzarote Howl (Mano Le Tough remix) - (6:03) 67 BPM
Trust (Mano Le Tough dub) - (5:52) 89 BPM
HFT 084R
11 Mar 22
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Lanzarote Howl
Lanzarote Howl - (3:30) 134 BPM
19 Nov 21
Deep Dubstep
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Womb (Cinthie Remix)
03 Nov 21
Funky/Club House
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Fish (Perel Remix)
24 Sep 21
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Tango (Harry Romero Remix)
10 Sep 21
Minimal/Tech House
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Hotflush On The Floor 4
Kiimi - "Breaking My Mind" - (5:24) 127 BPM
Scuba & Felsen - "Speed This MF Up" (Truncate remix) - (6:06) 132 BPM
Braille - "Constellation Conversation" (160 edit) - (4:01) 160 BPM
Scuba - "Never Forget" (Baltra remix) - (6:00) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Pleasure Jail, Braille & Heathered Pearls - "No Justice No Peace" - (4:39) 157 BPM
Kiimi - "Ritual" - (4:16) 130 BPM
Glaskin - "Stalactite Cave" - (6:23) 143 BPM
Scuba - "This Is For You" (Luke Slater Short version) - (8:11) 126 BPM
Nightwave - "Mescalito" - (4:24) 130 BPM
ESs - "The Airplane Track" - (8:30) 122 BPM
Locked Groove - "Hyperdrive" - (6:51) 133 BPM
Isaac Reuben - "Mr. Flangers" - (8:23) 131 BPM
Anfisa Letyago - "Electrifying" - (6:29) 133 BPM
Glaskin - "Konsumfusion" - (4:53) 140 BPM
Isaac Reuben - "UntitledPEWA" (Asquith Power remix) - (6:50) 137 BPM
Locked Groove - "CMD Delete" - (6:05) 89 BPM
Bakongo & Spectr - "Close Call" - (5:09) 132 BPM
Lawrence Hart & Casually Here - "La Mode" - (6:02) 116 BPM
TML - "Cell ID" (Alden Tyrell remix) - (5:56) 128 BPM
Review: Hotflush unveils a diverse, dance floor-focused compilation full of original productions and high-quality remixes. Kiimi's "Breaking My Mind" and the Baltra take on label owner Scuba's "Never Forget" are vocal, dusky house tracks. Meanwhile, Truncate's take on the Hotflush owner's "Speed This MF Up" and the string-soaked "Hyperdrive" by Locked Groove both offer fine perspectives on deep techno. On "Mescalito", Nightwave drops a rolling tribal track, while underlining the diversity on offer on this compilation, Alden Tyrell's remix of TML's "Cell ID" from the 2019 Tensor release also features. It's a gnarly electro workout that sounds like it crawled from a sewer in the Hague.
03 Sep 21
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Breaking My Mind/Ritual
Breaking My Mind - (5:24) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Ritual - (4:16) 130 BPM
Breaking My Mind (Jacques Greene remix) - (4:40) 132 BPM
30 Jul 21
Minimal/Tech House
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04 Jun 21
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Love Has Boundaries
Love Has Boundaries - (4:52) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Promises Promises - (4:45) 178 BPM
No Justice No Peace - (4:39) 157 BPM
Lockdown - (4:15) 152 BPM
HFT 082S
12 Mar 21
Drum & Bass / Jungle
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Close Call
Close Call - (5:09) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Off Guard - (5:20) 135 BPM
HFT 081S
29 Jan 21
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HFRMX014 (Remixes)
Scuba & Felsen - "Speed This MF Up" (Truncate remix) - (6:06) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
TML - "UND0" (Henning Baer remix) - (5:58) 132 BPM
HFRMX 014S 2
15 Jan 21
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This Is For You (Remixes)
This Is For You (Luke Slater Short version) - (8:11) 126 BPM
This Is For You (L.B. dub Corp remix) - (5:08) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
This Is For You (Luke Slater Long version) - (22:48) 126 BPM
HF 054IS
27 Oct 20
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Power Plants
Power Plants - (4:24) 140 BPM
Unconditional - (6:13) 135 BPM
Mescalito - (4:24) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
La Selva - (6:56) 135 BPM
Played by: Ell Murphy
HFT 080S
18 Sep 20
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Forgive Me
Forgive Me - (5:39) 127 BPM
Scuba & Felsen - "Speed This MF Up" - (6:58) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Forgive Me (edit) - (3:51) 127 BPM
HF 055S
17 Jul 20
Funky/Club House
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Never Forget (Remixes)
Never Forget (Baltra remix) - (6:00) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Never Forget (Effy remix) - (6:52) 126 BPM
15 May 20
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This Is For You
This Is For You - (7:49) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Suction Reduction - (5:31) 125 BPM
HF 054S
10 Apr 20
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Electrifying - (6:29) 133 BPM
Push - (5:54) 130 BPM
Technology (James Welsh remix) - (6:02) 132 BPM
Technology - (5:56) 133 BPM
Push The Button - (6:15) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
13 Mar 20
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Never Forget
Never Forget - (7:16) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Forget Tool - (7:22) 127 BPM
HF 053S
31 Jan 20
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Dansa - (5:51) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
La Mode - (6:02) 116 BPM
Resolve - (1:54) 158 BPM
HFT 077S
06 Dec 19
Funky/Club House
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Satellites (Club mix) - (7:04) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Oumuamua - (6:07) 126 BPM
Satellites (dub mix) - (6:47) 128 BPM
HF 052S
15 Nov 19
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Pudding (Ouri remix) - (5:18) 129 BPM
SUN 007S
15 Nov 19
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Sunset Service (Remixes 2)
Do Not Freak (Skream X Scuba remix) - (7:39) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Out Of Orbit (Lawrence Hart x Scuba Four2TheFloor Mix) - (5:16) 124 BPM
Review: It would be fair to say that this second selection of remixes of tracks from Locked Groove's brilliant "Sunset Service" album will not go unnoticed. For starters, both mixes are collaborative affairs, with the unifying factor being Hotflush label boss Scuba. He first teams up with fellow big name Skream to deliver a brilliantly punchy and weighty breakbeat version of "Do Not Freak" that makes great use of rumbling, low register bass and spacey synth stabs. He then joins forces with Lawrence Hart to take on "Out of Orbit", re-imagining it as a four-to-the-floor stomper rich in sparkling synthesizer lines and sweet female vocal snippets.
SUN 006
08 Nov 19
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Expectations - (6:13) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Voices - (6:22) 124 BPM
Burn Out - (5:47) 124 BPM
Review: A marked difference from his most recent Scuba originals, 'Expectations' signals a contrasting path for sonic exploration by the Hotflush chief - covering house, garage and rave sounds. He references classic Stateside house of the early '90s on the title track to stunning effect, before heading down an introspective route on the evocative acid epic "Voices" (including Rose's own vocals) and going deeper on the glassy-eyed and melancholic vibe of "Burn Out" - calling to mind his earlier output several years ago under the SCB alias. It also features recordings of live acoustic riffs by the artist. Cover art by Lando (Decadence Comics).
HF 051
25 Oct 19
Minimal/Tech House
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NRO - (6:00) 131 BPM
Rouz - (6:11) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Pastel Trax - (5:14) 132 BPM
Review: Isaac Reuben's music has already graced Hotflush owner Scuba's Fabric mix and now he gets a full release on the label. The fast rising producer shows his diversity and smart programming skills across NRO; the title track is a solid tribal banger, underpinned by tough kicks and sharp percussion. Meanwhile on "Rouz", he opts for a more stripped back approach, with a lean rhythm, subtle, dubbed out effects and rickety hi-hats combining to create a deep dance floor track. Last but not least is "Pastel Trax", a sample-heavy looped banger that calls to mind 90s techno projects like User.
HFT 076
04 Oct 19
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NRO - (6:00) 131 BPM
Rouz - (6:11) 128 BPM
Pastel Trax - (5:14) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
HFT 076S
20 Sep 19
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Eb & Flow
Eb & Flow - (7:05) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Green Pastures - (7:16) 133 BPM
Moon & Sun (Yves Deruyter remix) - (7:25) 131 BPM
Eden (TML remix feat Stella) - (5:17) 135 BPM
Review: Tim Van der Meutter has been in fine form this year, offering up a string of must-check releases including his Locked Groove debut album "Sunset Service". This EP, which boasts two fresh jams and a couple of previously unheard remixes of album tracks, is similarly essential. Opener "Eb & Flow" is superb: a shuffling, loose-limbed chunk of loved-up techno rich in glistening piano riffs, looped strings and rushing electronic positivity. "Green Pastures" is similar uplifting, though Van der Meutter's choice of sounds, riffs and electronic elements give the track a distinctive neo-trance feel. Elsewhere, Yves Deruyter re-imagines "Moon & Sun" as a creepy chunk of trance-influenced early morning techno, before TML re-imagines "Eden" as a ludicrously heavy breakbeat hardcore smasher.
SUN 005
13 Sep 19
Deep House
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Hotflush On The Floor 2.2
Agoria - "Helice" - (7:12) 124 BPM
SCB - "Extinct" (ANNA remix) - (6:08) 127 BPM
Glaskin - "Groundwork" - (6:35) 128 BPM
SCB/Reset Robot - "Arp" (Wehbba remix) - (6:28) 129 BPM
SCB & Wehbba - "Survival" - (7:25) 130 BPM
Recondite - "Channel" - (6:08) 126 BPM
Mind Against - "Explorer" - (8:22) 124 BPM
Scuba - "Ruptured" (Surgeon remix) - (6:38) 142 BPM
Glaskin - "You Are Simply A Machine" - (5:51) 131 BPM
SCB - "Rope" - (10:07) 125 BPM
Trevino - "Derelict" - (5:44) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Reset Robot - "Conflux" - (7:57) 127 BPM
TML - "Export" - (4:56) 132 BPM
SCB - "Traffic On The Hyperway" - (7:15) 127 BPM
Mount Kimbie - "Vertical" (SCB edit) - (8:59) 125 BPM
Glaskin - "Structure" (Marcel Fengler rework) - (6:06) 132 BPM
SCB - "Intelligence Fetish" (Rebekah remix) - (5:40) 88 BPM
Glaskin - "Oscillating Particles" - (6:46) 135 BPM
Isaac Reuben - "Lucid" - (5:48) 142 BPM
TML - "Cell ID" - (5:32) 128 BPM
SCB - "20_4" - (6:47) 127 BPM
Review: Following on from the recent 2.1 compilation, Hotflush again shows why it is such an essential dance floor label. It features established artists like Agoria, who drops the discordant tones and spiky minimalism of "Helice" and Recondit with the deep, dubbed out "Channel" , alongside emerging producers like Glaskin with the twisted acid of "You Are Simply A Machine". No Hotflush compilation would be complete without its owner Scuba's input; here it takes various forms, including a broken beat remix of "Ruptured" by Surgeon, and the SCB sub-project dropping the sub-bass led "Rope". If that wasn't reason enough to buy Floor 2.2, there is also a fine techno track from the late, great Trevino.
30 Aug 19
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Hotflush On The Floor 2.1
Lawrence Hart & Casually Here - "Wanderlust" - (5:37) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Recondite - "Pour" - (6:08) 126 BPM
Locked Groove - "From Beyond" - (6:57) 126 BPM
Glaskin - "Groundwork" (Ryan James Ford remix) - (6:00) 132 BPM
Yotam Avni - "If You Still Want Me" - (7:13) 127 BPM
SCB - "Test Tubes" (Mind Against Celestial dub) - (7:18) 126 BPM
Locked Groove - "Never Not Raving" - (5:12) 124 BPM
Scuba - "Nineteen Eighty" - (7:22) 124 BPM
Yotam Avni - "Luna" - (7:06) 124 BPM
Mind Against - "Mirage" - (6:36) 125 BPM
Scuba - "Cepheid" - (3:19) 138 BPM
SCB - "Five Degrees" - (6:30) 124 BPM
Lawrence Hart & Casually Here - "Ochre" - (4:49) 120 BPM
Glaskin - "Pulse B" - (5:16) 132 BPM
Kessel Vale - "Coil" - (7:19) 122 BPM
SCB - "3_5" - (6:57) 125 BPM
Isaac Reuben - "UntitledPEWA" - (6:28) 129 BPM
Locked Groove - "Soma" - (5:10) 124 BPM
Trevino - "Slide Away" - (6:02) 126 BPM
Markus Suckut - "Shoreditch" - (6:45) 126 BPM
Juxta Position - "Soon" - (5:24) 126 BPM
Review: The latest compilation from Scuba's label features some of dance music's most distinctive producers. Recondite delivers "Pour", a throbbing, spaced out groove that will leave listeners mesmerised. Locked Groove, another Hotflush regular, also focuses on the deeper end of techno with the hypnotic, flowing "From Beyond". The compilations also includes "If You Still Want Me", an evocative house cut from Yotam Anvi, where plaintive vocals unravel over a dubbed out groove, while Scuba himself impresses with the synth-heavy "Nineteen Eighty" and, working as SCB, drops the steely, stepping rhythm of "Five Degrees". Floor 2.1 is an essential release for anyone with even a passing interest in forward-facing techno and house.
16 Aug 19
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Sunset Service (Remixes)
Out Of Orbit (Anastasia Kristensen remix) - (7:08) 139 BPM
From Beyond (Alan Fitzpatrick remix) - (6:13) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Eden (feat Stella - Prequel Tapes remix) - (7:13) 134 BPM
Review: Hotflush has commissioned some of techno's most talented producers to rework tracks from Locked Groove's debut album from earlier this year. "Out of Orbit" gets turned into a frenetic, rolling club track by Anastasia Kristensen, with the original's shiny synths incorporated into breezy filters. On his version of "From Beyond", Alan Fitzpatrick diverts from his usual big-room sound to drop a lazy, hazy break beat piece that is sure get dropped during Balearic sunsets. Striking a note of discord is Prequel Tapes, who turns "Eden" into a dark, droning banger led by pile-driving kicks and wave upon wave of percussive dissonance.
SUN 004
02 Aug 19
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Stand Still
Stand Still (extended) - (5:42) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Igloo - (3:23) 126 BPM
Needs (extended) - (5:42) 120 BPM
IOU - (3:17) 138 BPM
Played by: Claptone
Review: Four years on from his last outing under the alias, sometime Sepalcure member Praveen Sharma has finally delivered a new Braille EP. Astonishingly, it marks his first appearance on Hotflush since 2011. Perhaps the most striking thing about EP opener "Stand Still" is how deep, dreamy and picturesque it is, with Sharma peppering a snappy rhythm track with drowsy vocal samples, woozy chords and a wonderfully warm bassline. "Igloo" is, if anything, even sunnier - a tactile sample patchwork that sounds like Sepalcure after an afternoon on the beers at a Croatian festival. Elsewhere, "Needs" is a sweet and piano-heavy chunk of glassy-eyed, leftfield house brilliance, while closing cut "IOU" alternates between skittish breaks, booming sub-bass, twinkling pianos and mangled vocal samples. Like the rest of the EP, it's brilliant.
HFT 075
19 Jul 19
Deep House
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Red Planet
Survival - (7:25) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Red Planet - (6:33) 127 BPM
New Culture - (6:40) 130 BPM
Green Planet - (6:08) 123 BPM
Review: Label boss Scuba dons his SCB alias to deliver this split release with Wehbba, who has previously released on high-profile labels like Drumcode and Tronic. That hypnotic, big-room sound is audible on "Survival", where steely drums are fused with wild acid pirouettes. The title track is less intense, and sees the duo deliver a pulsating groove that's framed by steely percussion and ponderous vocal samples. "New Culture" is more stripped back, with this unlikely pairing focusing again on those steely drums, underpinned this time by an insistent filter. "Green Planet" is similarly focused, as rolling, Palstikman-style percussion and acid drones unravel over solid kicks.
HFT 074
05 Jul 19
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Explorer - (8:22) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Mirage - (6:36) 125 BPM
Forevermore - (8:01) 125 BPM
Review: Acclaimed Italian duo Mind Against return with a four-track EP of spiralling, hypnotic techno on acclaimed label Hotflush - for the second time since "Elysium" / "Pulsar" (with Locked Groove) in 2015. From the tunnelling adrenaline rush of the title track which is sure work the floor under the strobelight, there's also the brooding heads-down factory floor stomp of "Forevermore" and a bit of material more familiar of the duo on the epic dance floor drama of "Mirage" - complete with its wonky bass line, intoxicating melodies and euphoric pad layers all geared for some moments of pure zen in the main room.
HF 050
14 Jun 19
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Innocent/Swimming Up
Innocent - (4:20) 120 BPM
Swimming Up (extended) - (7:16) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Ochre (Model Man remix) - (4:31) 120 BPM
Review: Following two admired single-track salvos on Hotflush, George Fitzgerald collaborator Lawrence Hart (AKA Duncan Tottill) and Algebra Records boss Nic Neill AKA Casually Here join forces for their most expansive release to date. Predictably, they begin in confident mood, wrapping woozy vocal samples, simmering strings and hazy, sun-kissed electronics around a crunchy, off-kilter rhythm on the rushing bliss of "Innocent". The pair moves effortlessly towards techno territory on "Swimming Up (Extended)", where fluid ambient electronics smother a chunky dancefloor groove, before Model Man delivers a fuzzy, piano-sporting rework of previous single "Ochre" that benefits greatly from intergalactic electronics, jazzy samples and distorted bass.
HFT 073
31 May 19
Deep House
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Never Not Raving
Never Not Raving - (5:12) 124 BPM
Moon & Sun - (6:03) 128 BPM
Soma (Reset Robot remix) - (7:02) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Soma (Carlton Doom remix) - (5:57) 129 BPM
SUN 003
31 May 19
Progressive House
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End Of Time
Reset Robot - "End Of Time" - (7:04) 127 BPM
Reset Robot - "Idiolect" - (7:16) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Arp (Wehbba remix) - (6:28) 129 BPM
Review: Dave Robertson aka Reset Robot returns to Hotflush after last year's Conflux release. The focus here is on tough club tracks with varying de-grees of abrasive sound. The title track is a chugging rhythm that is based on a potent update of the Hoover bass, which provides the basis for filtered riffs and a series of incessant bleeps. Despite this, its step-ping rhythm means that it maintains a sense of funk. "Idiolect" sees Robertson dive off into the noisy abyss with a grainy take on acid tech-no, while Wehbba keeps up the pressure with a stomping take on last year's Reset Robot / SCB collaboration, "Arp".
HFT 072
03 May 19
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Sunset Service
Pudding (feat Nate Brown) - (6:16) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Do Not Freak - (5:35) 128 BPM
From Beyond - (6:57) 126 BPM
Out Of Orbit - (7:54) 124 BPM
Zillion - (6:00) 128 BPM
Soma - (5:10) 124 BPM
Oscillate - (6:26) 126 BPM
Swimming Upstream - (6:36) 125 BPM
Round And Round - (5:33) 128 BPM
Sunset Over Coku Tau 4 - (7:32) 128 BPM
Whistle - (7:16) 128 BPM
Eden (feat Stella) - (4:35) 128 BPM
Review: Tim Van de Meutter aka Locked Groove's debut album is a product of its surroundings. A Belgian native, the Hotflush artist draws on his home country's rich electronic music heritage to create a unique soundtrack. Rave is represented by the uplifting break beats and time-stretched vocals of Nate Brown on "Pudding", on "Out of Orbit", he draws on the tripped out, hypnotic sound of New Beat and "Oscillate" is a sublime slice of Belgian trance. On other occasions, Van de Meutter takes inspiration from classic house - witness the Lil' Louis-style "Do Not Freak" - or deep techno jams such as "From Beyond", but in the main, this is truly a Belgian affair.
HFLP 015
22 Mar 19
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Out Of Orbit
Out Of Orbit - (7:54) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Wally's Groove World - (7:04) 128 BPM
Review: Following an acclaimed EP series that saw Locked Groove exploring Belgium's musical heritage such as EBM, new beat, trance, rave and techno (all through a contemporary lens), this edition marks the final step towards his debut album Sunset Service - on Scuba's Hotflush label. It is said to be an amalgamation of a diverse and carefully studied musical history, so keep your eyes peeled. Features the euphoric cut "Out Of Orbit" with its classic rave motifs and "Wally's Groove World" - a tribute to the beloved Antwerp record store which explores sounds of the '90s Belgian underground.
SUN 002
15 Mar 19
Minimal/Tech House
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Pour - (6:08) 126 BPM
Channel - (6:08) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Silk - (5:56) 125 BPM
Review: Three fine tracks here from Recondite that will delight those in search of some atmospheric yet muscular techno grooves. 'Silk' itself opens with hard-hitting 4/4s, but before too long it's the dubwise bassline that's taking centre stage, as the track develops into a dubbed-out, heads-down number aimed at 3am dancefloors. 'Channel' is even harder-hitting, indeed almost industrial-sounding, in the kick drum department but is otherwise quite a sparse, otherworldly affair that comes locked and loaded with ominous synths and atmospheric FX galore, before the more sprightly and funk-fuelled 'Pour' rounds out an excellent package from Hotflush.
HF 049
01 Mar 19
Minimal/Tech House
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Do Not Freak
Do Not Freak - (5:35) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Attack - (5:32) 130 BPM
Review: Preceding the release of his highly anticipated debut album, Locked Groove presents Do Not Freak: a two-track EP applying his own interpretations to the classic sounds of the Belgian underground that continue to influence his sound - namely new beat and rave. These tracks come in advance of his new album Sunset Service. Written over a one year period with a combination of analogue and digital equipment at his Berlin studio, it documents the synthesis of a carefully studied musical background into one coherent body of work. With its elevating piano progressions and glistening organ arpeggios over strict machine rhythms - you would think it is the second summer of love all over again on the title track. Fast forward a few years later, he delves into the darker effects of ecstasy on the UK hardcore influence with its fierce breaks and rolling bass on "Attack".
SUN 001
15 Feb 19
Minimal/Tech House
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Tensor - (4:25) 132 BPM
UND0 - (5:03) 134 BPM
Cell ID (Alden Tyrell remix) - (5:56) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Export (dub) - (4:30) 132 BPM
Review: TML aka Peter Lansky returns to Hotflush with Tensor , his fourth release for the label. The grainy drums and gritty acid lines that dominate the title track would sound more at home on a label like Creme or one of the Clone platforms, so Scuba deserves credit for signing it. "Undo" is of a similarly raw disposition, but this time the US producer has upped the tempo and drops wild 303 spirals against a dark, stepping rhythm. "Export" sees Lansky return to the same approach as the title track, with rough acid unravelling over gut-busting subs. Retaining this deeply underground approach, the label has drafted in Alden Tyrell to deliver a rough electro-techno take on another TML track, "Cell ID".
HFT 071
08 Feb 19
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HFT 070
21 Dec 18
Minimal/Tech House
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Slippery Jack - (6:51) 127 BPM
Conflux - (7:57) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: Alert
Review: Reset Robot aka Dave Robertson is best known for his work on Adam Beyer's Truesoul imprint, and now makes his debut on Hotflush. "Slippery Jack" is a mesmerising tech house cut that revolves around a building electronic riff and a pumping groove, while on the title track, the UK producer opts for a different approach. Dramatic chords swirl in like storm clouds over a relentless, hammering rhythm, while the break down is bigger than a motorway tailback on Black Friday. By contrast, "Arp" is a deeper affair, led by layered chords and a buzzing groove. Meanwhile, Scuba's own take on the title track offers another perspective, with its steely drums cutting through Robertson's chords.
HFT 069
30 Nov 18
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SUB:STANCE In Retrograde
Rolling Hitch - (5:41) 142 BPM
Ants - (4:59) 138 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Gyroscope - (5:09) 138 BPM
Buzzsaw - (3:14) 140 BPM
Karakter - (5:21) 140 BPM
Cloves - (4:50) 137 BPM
Lay - (3:42) 138 BPM
Cepheid - (3:19) 138 BPM
Weberwiese - (5:30) 138 BPM
Entrospect - (5:01) 140 BPM
Review: Within UK dance music's expansive circles, there are few who have offered as much as Scuba over the years, who here returns to his beloved Hotflush household for a stunning new project by the name of 'In Retrograde'. This project sees him traverse a complete spectrum of electronic music, with a half time dubstep feel being the central yarn in its tapestry. From the distorted utterings of 'Buzzsaw' and funky inspired flavours of 'Gyroscope' to the more soundscape led compositions of 'Entrospect' and 'Ants', this project boasts a wealth of musical expertise, showcasing a depth of dubstep influences and offshoots.
HFLP 014
16 Nov 18
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A Mutual Antipathy Revisited
Systematic Decline (2018 remaster) - (4:23) 70 BPM
Hard Boiled (2018 remaster) - (5:44) 71 BPM
Tell Her (2018 remaster) - (4:44) 70 BPM
Disorder (2018 remaster) - (4:55) 71 BPM
Ruptured (2018 remaster) - (5:35) 71 BPM
The Upside (2018 remaster) - (4:18) 70 BPM
Twitch (2018 remaster) - (4:40) 71 BPM
Stolen (2018 remaster) - (3:33) 71 BPM
Poppies (2018 remaster) - (5:27) 71 BPM
From Within (2018 remaster) - (4:58) 71 BPM
Suck (2018 remaster) - (6:09) 71 BPM
If I Dub (feat Amp Fiddler) - (5:01) 93 BPM
Ruptured (Surgeon remix) - (6:38) 68 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Poppies (Substance dub version) - (6:03) 66 BPM
Twitch (Jamie Vex'd remix) - (4:04) 79 BPM
The Upside (Martyn's Down mix) - (7:03) 67 BPM
Hard Boiled (SCB edit) - (8:51) 63 BPM
From Within (Marcel Dettmann remix) - (7:00) 64 BPM
02 Nov 18
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I Need An Exit
Raw Stack - (4:51) 89 BPM
Sandboxing - (5:58) 133 BPM
Export - (4:56) 132 BPM
Clear Data - (5:44) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Minneapolis producer Peter Lansky has previously excelled on Hotflush Recordings, delivering a pair of EPs heavily influenced not by his native dance music culture but three decades of UK bass music. While these inspirations are still evident on "I Need An Exit", the EP's two most arresting dancefloor cuts - the rapid-fire machine percussion, slamming bass-weight and psychedelic, acid-fired electronics of "Raw Stack" and "Export" - are closer in feel and style to Miami bass, Chicago Juke and the most bombastic Detroit electro. In comparison, "Sandboxing" is deeper and far more druggy, with Lansky flitting between elongated analogue bass and skittish bouts of hardcore breakbeats, while closing cut "Clear Data" wraps hushed ambient chords and creepy electronics around a blazed and blunted post-dubstep rhythm.
HFT 068
19 Oct 18
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Fish Tubes
Fishbowl (Mor Elian remix) - (6:00) 130 BPM
Test Tubes (Hammer remix) - (6:49) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Turquoise Shade - (4:58) 122 BPM
Fishbowl - (5:36) 124 BPM
Review: Remixing Scuba's SCB project must be a daunting task, but Hammer and Mor Elian both rise to the occasion. Hammer's version of "Test Tubes" is led by a pulsating bass and epic synth lines that are inspired by horror disco and joyous Italo in equal measures. Meanwhile, Mor Elian's take on "Fishbowl" goes down a different route; underpinned by rough, rolling 808s and menacing low end, it reinforces the fact that the Fever AM founder is one of the most talented electro artists to emerge in recent years. The original version of "Fishbowl", also included here, is a reflective slice of deep techno, while on "Turquoise Shade", Scuba surprises again, this time with a mellow, blissed out house groove.
CAI 004
05 Oct 18
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Wanderlust - (5:37) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Chimes - (5:21) 119 BPM
Review: Fresh off some terrific remixes of label boss Scuba's Caibu LP, Hotflush presents some emotive tech-house from some London based multi-instrumentalists: the classically trained Lawrence Hart (aka Duncan Tootill) and Algebra Records boss Casually Here. The incredibly evocative "Wanderlust" carries similarities to Hart's work with long time collaborator George Fitzgerald with its rich tapestry of sparkly synth textures and skippy drums. "Chimes" on the other hand is a bit tougher and has more bounce to it - its title refers to its hypnotic and resonating melody between interludes of sublime and heady ambience.
HFT 067
21 Sep 18
Minimal/Tech House
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Test Cut
Test Tubes (Mind Against Celestial dub) - (7:18) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
The Cut (Locked Groove remix) - (8:36) 128 BPM
Hexagon - (6:42) 125 BPM
Test Tubes (Caibu Adjustment) - (6:42) 122 BPM
Review: Following previous remixes of SCB's recent LP Caibu by the likes of Rebekah and ANNA, Hotflush are back with the third edition - which ups the ante considerably. The track "Test Tubes" appears in its original industrial edged form, but receives a rework by men of the moment Mind Against - the Italian duo take the track into deeply entrancing territory in the same vein as their acclaimed releases on Life & Death and Afterlife. Label staple Locked Groove from Belgium delivers a spiralling rendition of "The Cut" which is properly geared for some moments of tunnel vision under the strobe light. Finally, embrace the raw power of the functional "Hexagon" a steely techno number scraped straight off the factory floor.
CAI 003
14 Sep 18
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Degrees Of Intelligence
Intelligence Fetish (Rebekah remix) - (5:40) 88 BPM
Intelligence Fetish (Isaac Reuben remix) - (7:19) 142 BPM
Five Degrees - (6:34) 124 BPM
Traffic On The Hyperway - (7:15) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Scuba's socially conscious SCB side-project continues to impress with its latest missive. "Traffic on the Hyperway" is a pulsating, electronic groove that resounds to filtered percussion and tough kicks. Elsewhere on the release, the Hotflush owner's material gets the rework treatment. Rebekah turns "Intelligence Fetish" into a pummelling, broken beat workout, its lone bleeps and steely drums conjuring up a bleak atmosphere. Isaac Reuben's take on the same track resounds to a break neck tempo and is powered by insistent kicks as well as some atmospheric drops. Meanwhile, rounding off the release in a more reflective approach is a new version of "Caibu" from the SCB album of the same name, where spiralling acid lines suggest a slightly more optimistic vision of the future.
CAI 002
10 Aug 18
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Grey Lines
Objects - (5:32) 130 BPM
Paralysis - (6:16) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Grey Lines - (4:36) 85 BPM
Heliosphere - (6:34) 133 BPM
Alienated - (5:29) 128 BPM
Review: Brothers in techno the Brockelmanns aka Glaskin return to Hotflush after last year's debut, Debris Disk. The pair kicks start Grey Lines with the militaristic swagger of "Objects", where spiky riffs and straight, marching drums give off an austere, cold sensibility. "Paralysis" sees the pair opt for a different approach, but it still retains a menacing undercurrent thanks to the severe, metallic percussion and brooding chord builds. The tempo and mood mellow somewhat on the title track, as robust break beats support chilling strings, but soon enough the German duo return to intense form with the pounding kicks of "Heliosphere" and the accompanying tranced out riffs.
HFT 066
03 Aug 18
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