Known by most for thundering main-stage sets that leave audiences trembling with excitement and exhausted from relentless dancing, Hot Creations have become firm festival favourites in recent years, but the story began nearly a decade ago in dark basements and dusty warehouses of East London. Jamie Jones and Ali Love first performed for Eastern Electrics organisers back in 2005. Five years later Jamie Jones’ infamous collaboration with Seth Troxler and Damian Lazurus at EENYE 2010 remains a point of reference in the history of the escalating underground house scene. Looking to the future, they continue to push boundaries with the launch of new project, Hot Natured LIVE. This audio-visual spectacular sees the distinctive vocal stylings of Ali Love as front-man on lead guitar while Jamie Jones, Lee Foss and Luca C unleash a veritable arsenal of synths, keyboards and pads to a multitude of lasers carving through crowds of uplifted hands. Continuing the alliance from modest beginnings, it is with particular poignancy that Hot Natured LIVE will headline Eastern Electrics Festival main stage on Saturday August 3rd.
With a program that reads more like a catalogue than a line-up, further artists have been announced across the weekend’s festivities. Paco Osuna started smashing dancefloors in his hometown Barcelona, quickly gaining attention from industry leaders with releases on Richie Hawtin’s Plus 8, residency at Ibiza’s Amnesia and place within the inner circle of Sven Vath’s Cocoon. Visionquest’s Shaun Reeves joins Friday’s billing while close consorts Tale Of Us will bring their deep, soulful sounds to Eastern Electrics’ arena on Saturday. Techno rebel Surgeon takes to the stage for LWE and Desolat powerhouse tINI completes Just Jack’s arena. Unstoppable garage-house duo Bicep will take to the main stage early on Friday for eager revelers.
With the UK’s biggest ever house and techno line-up in place, tantalizing details have begun to emerge of the wider festival production. Rumours of an Electric City offering a world of escape including roller disco, maze, dressing-up boudoir and plenty of surprises for those willing to explore. A 24 hour arena with cinema, bars and cafés will provide around the clock reprieve. In addition to the usual festival décor, an electric theme will run throughout the festival with a network of LEDs to beacon party-goers around the site.
Festival Director Rob Star said:
“Having been friends with Jamie and Ali Love for the best part of 10 years and Luca C and Lee Foss more recently, I was so pleased to confirm them as one of the headline acts at our first weekend event. The boys are all incredibly talented musicians and know exactly what it takes to move a dancefloor, as well as how to party! The fact that they have recently sold out 2 shows at Brixton academy, shows just how popular their sound is and I can't wait to see them close the main outdoor stage at Eastern Electrics on the Saturday night.”