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It’s hard to believe that we’re approaching 2 years since the orignal version of Hot Natured and Ali Love’s ‘Benediction’ landed with all it’s anthemic glory…. Well, wake up people, cause it’s the second coming! The ‘Benediction Remix EP’ is shaping up to be a serious heater and this fresh remix from South London based producer, GRADES is no exception.

Available August 3rd via FFRR.

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We’re not ones to talk about mixes that aren’t ours (because they are all awesome), but I happened to come across one that I truly, madly and deeply love. This one comes from Gotta Dance Dirty’s aRod who’s somehow managed to put all of my favorite artists into this 15-track mix that includes the likes of Hot Natured, newcomer Luxry, Grum, Joe Goddard and Diamond Cut. Play this on a sunny or cloudy day in any and all situations regardless of whether you’re trying to get “turnt up” or just turnted.

Tracklist:
1. FKJ – Lying Together (Edward Newgate Remix)
2. Hot Natured – Planet Earth
3. Nadia Ksaiba – Virtual Lover
4. Badboxes – JSMN (Diamond Cut Remix)
5. Bondax – Giving It All (Joe Goddard Remix)
6. Luxry – J.A.W.S.
7. Crooked Colours – Moontan Nocturnal (Grafton Primary Remix)
8. Luke Million – Midnight (Grum Remix)
9. Skream – Rollercoaster (Jimmy Edgar Remix)
10. Hot Natured – Alternate State
11. Cyril Hahn – Perfect Form (KAYTRANADA Remix)
12. London Grammar – Strong (Jonas Rathsman Remix)
13. Daniel Avery – All I need
14. Breach – Everything You Never Had (Joe Goddard Remix)
15. Jim James – Know ‘Til Now (Pixelated Remix)

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Southern Shores craft blissful balearic dreamscapes that will transport you to a lush and haunting secret world, suspended someplace between past, present and future. Sweet escape, piercing nostalgia, romance, fantasy and reality swirl together in the faint breezes of their intoxicating harmonies. Fluttering strings, blaring horns and twinkling keys mingle with plaintive far-off voices as crisp drums rustle underfoot in intricate tracks that reach deep within.

They made us this mix.

This mix underwent a wonderfully organic evolution throughout its creation. Originally conceived as an exploration of early balearic influences, we found a strong impulse of classic 90s garage beginning to creep in after a particularly raucous house party DJ set. The result is a meeting point between the two ideas and is probably better for it. Talk Talk B-sides meet Gabrielle and man we had a lot of fun making it :)
-Southern Shores

Tracklist:

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Tangerine Dream – Love On A Real Train
Luke – Heavens On Fire
Hot Natured feat. Ali Love – Forward Motion
Gabrielle – Sunshine
Luomo – Tessio
Glass Candy – Beautiful Object
Jacques Greene + Tinashe – Painted Faces
Holy Other – Held (Fort Romeau Remix)
Close – O S C A R
Captain Planet – Bokazo
Airbird & Napolian – Special
Talk Talk – Happiness Is Easy (Paul Webb and Lee Harris Dub)

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It seems like each new remix of “Entertainment,” the lead single off Phoenix‘s wonderful fifth LP Bankrupt!, reveals another layer of the track’s pop brilliance. The cinematic production style of the original version, with its flurry of epic synth and drums, partially obscured the song’s lyrical depth and melodic ingenuity. Subsequent remixes – first from Dinosaur Jr, then Blood Orange, and now the London/LA production outfit Hot Natured – have given these features of the track new room to shine. The Hot Natured rework is a spacious, dubby excursion that evokes Norwegian cosmic disco pioneers Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas. Stream it below.