Hottrax is a well-established record label run by Jamie Jones and it’s the imprint that first introduced Patrick Topping to the world. The record label is a stripped-back and techy sibling to Hot Creations, which is Jamie Jones’ other label project. Now, the latest Hottrax release comes from the Italian artist Lorenzo De Blanck.
Lorenzo De Blanck first appeared on Hottrax in 2022, and he is making a much-anticipated return with this three-track EP titled Hey Baby. “Hey Baby” is the EP’s title track, and it kick-starts the release with fluttering synths and diva-ish vocals that are underpinned by the bumping notes of the bassline.
Next up is the tribal percussion and disco-infused track “Take Me High” which has a nice blend of textures and techy energy that also contrasts nicely with the clever use of a sampled disco loop that’s teased through the track. Closing out the release is the bouncy synth line of “Central Station” that’s characterized by its Run-DMC sample. This final track incorporates a hypnotic flow and a techy, infectious groove that you can’t help but shuffle your body to.