As with many underground UK producers, Hot City's true identity remains shrouded in mystery. Yet this shadowy figure's tunes, often powered by bouncing beats, chopped vocal snippets, and dirty piano melodies while sounding something like the bastard child of Todd Edwards and the early days of MTV's The Grind, continue to light up DJ sets on both sides of the pond, which is why we lured the elusive producer out of his rave cave to assemble this exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series. Tomorrow night, intrepid London fans can also find Hot City coming out of hiding and performing as part of the How's My Raving? VIP Crew alongside the legendary Egyptian Lover. Check this video for more details, or just dig into this party-starting mix of infectious house and garage selections.
01 Hot City "What Am I Doin"
02 Terrence Parker "Why After All This" (Seventh Sign)
03 Karizma "Neccessarry Maddness" (R2)
04 Justin Martin "Beat That Bird With a Bat (Donk Boys Remix)" (Dirtybird)
05 DJ Zinc "Because" (Bingo)
06 Mike Dehnert "Umlaut2 (Levon Vincent NY Basement Mix)" (Clone)
07 Shams "Watch You Foam at the Mouth and Try to Swim Today" (Vicious Pop)
08 Cubic Zirconia "Josephine (Egyptrixx Remix)" (Don't Cry)
09 Grevious Angel "Move Down Low (VIP Mix)" (Soul Jazz)
10 Hot City "Another Girl"
11 Tolfrey/Ramirez "Bounce To Me (Lauhaus Remix)" (Phonica)
12 DJ Assault "In The Club"
13 Black Box "Ride On Time (Zombie Disco Squad Remix)" (AATW)
14 Jay Robinson & Screama "Down (Original Mix)" (Monkey Beats)
15 The 2 Bears "Be Strong" (Southern Fried)
16 Nochexxx "Sandspur"
17 Jodey Kendrick "Dirt Devil" (Rephlex)
18 Jimmy Edgar "B There" (Hypercolour)
19 SBTRKT "Laika" (Brainmath)
20 Harmonimix "A Milli" (Harmonimix)
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