Hot Lipps Inc. - Trapped (Hot Lipps Records)

Hot Lipps Records has had a string of quality releases of late and this fifth and most recent offering continues the impressive path. Comprised of Toronto based producers Peter and Steve Primiani, formerly of 83 West Records and Camouflage Recordings, Hot Lipps Inc. open the EP with “Trapped” - a blistering cut with a vocal some will recognize from house music’s earliest days. A simple 808 drum machine, a saw-wave bass, and driving synths give the classic singing style a tasteful update. A superb remix comes from German based producer Daniel Solar who has flexed his muscles in the past on labels like Exploited, SleazyBeats, and his own Dikso. Providing a deeper interpretation suited for just about any time of the night, Daniel dubs out the original voice while making use of disco style claps, soft pads, and harmonious strings, all ready to keep even easily distracted ears hooked for the track’s full duration. The release is completed by two more excellent Hot Lipps Inc. originals. “In the Mix” is a slightly darker cut haunted by pulsing progressions while “Back Again” is a production from early 2012 that has finally found its home on the EP. Delayed, like its release, the melodies wind around the steady sub frequency.

Sunshine Jones (Dubtribe) - “Reworking the classic Jestofunk jam! It’s awesome and I’m gonna play it, but you’ve actually reminded me to break out the original. Rec N Pause for life!”
Ali Herron (OOFT! / Foto Rec.) - “It’s all about Daniel’s deeper rework for me.”
Jay West - “Dope!”
Erik Rug - “I like this early house vibe.”
Giom - “‘In The Mix’ and the Daniel Solar remix of ‘Trapped’ are cool.”
Denney (Hot Creations / 20:20 Vision) - “‘In The Mix’ is the stand-out for me here but liking ‘Back Again,’ too.”
Abicah Soul - “That Daniel Solar remix is really nice.”
Jevne (OneThirty Recordings) - “Solid tracks.”
diskJokke - “Daniel Solar is pushing all the right buttons.”
Al Bradley (3am Recordings) - “Another ace release from Hot Lipps Inc. Daniel Solar drops an absolute low-slung bomb … totally in my area and will get huge support. Likewise for ‘Back Again’ … really excellent beats with a superb build through the track. I love it.”
Bobi (Global Movement Radio Show) - “I love this release … three wicked originals and a wicked remix!”
Lee Jarvis (Do It Proper / MyCuppaT) - “Huge! I love both versions of ‘Trapped’ … will definitely support!”
Russell Deeks (This Is Why We Dance) - “A cool take on a proper classic.”
DJ Nova (Rodon FM, Greece) - “Daniel Solar’s remix of ‘Trapped’ is really big … it gets to that point between late ’80s early house boogie and the sound of today.”
Joey Silvero (Distant People) - “More chunky mayhem … great quality sound and rocking jams.”
Michael Fossati (Spirit of House) - “Superb EP featuring a truly wicked remix by Daniel Solar.”

Available now from Traxsource and Trackitdown.