- Release Date 2019-08-16
- Label Proton Music
- Catalog PROTON0443
Legendary owner of the Hookah Records imprint, Diego Calderon has been at the forefront of the Mexican underground dance scene with his Hot TuneiK moniker. Responsible for iconic party events that have included the likes of Kastis Torrau and Santiago Garcia, weekly performances in the Hookah lounge have seen Diego reach audiences with his mesmerising DJ sets. Running in tandem, an impressive production career has seen the Hot TuneiK name allied to a host of impressive imprints that include the likes of Balkan Connection, Sound Avenue and Undergroove Music.
A regular across Proton Music since a debut remixing Andre Sobota in December 2017, the twin-track "Revival" EP in April 2018 stood as a high watermark before the outstanding "Circles of You" saw a polished original combined with remixes from Peter Makto and Gregory S and Sebastian Sellares. Now returning, a Hot TuneiK remix full of maturity creates a crisp new rhythmic shell and smooth rolling bassline to showcase Rudy's sublime melodic lines in "Real You". As the familiar piano refrains ripple across the breakdown, a new arpeggio blends into proceedings to create soaring sonic sonata.
A renowned DJ and producer based in San Francisco, Mark Slee has seen a 15-year long association with dance music flourish with performances in South Africa, Mexico, New York City and Burning Man alongside such icons as Danny Tenaglia, Danny Howells and Lee Burridge. A contemporaneous production career has also seen Slee curate and host the Heron sound and Manjumasi Music shows on Proton Radio. The latter has also found Slee creating a highly successful record label alongside fellow San Franciscan, Atish, also becoming a vehicle for the duo to release their own production material alongside a host of star names. Moreover, Mark Slee's work for the likes of Looq Records, Seven Villas and the Visceral compilation series has seen his stock rise ever skywards.
Working his magic across both Particles and Proton Music, a series of remixes have showcased Slee's remarkable talent and innovative approach to his craft, not least through his interpretations for Kobana, Oliver Lieb and Navar. Now returning, the Mark Slee the remix of "All Things Fade" is a masterful affair that creates a rich, deep house context in which a syncopated rhythm and sumptuous delayed chords provide the perfect framework for Rudy's beautiful piano motifs to sit. Building with ease and subtlety through the glorious breakdown, Slee's incredible attention to detail has hit the mark with rare ingenuity and technique via his aptly titled 'Forever Dub Mix'.
Even though "All Things Fade", remixes from Hot TuneiK and Mark Slee has seen Rudy remain in sharp focus.
Directed by Jay Epoch
AandR by James Warren
Mastered by Cid Inc.
Design by Ben Mautner
Text by James Warren