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Ali Love debuts on Hot Creations with Prince Andre on ‘Da Da On’


Ali Love debuts on Hot Creations as he partners with Prince Andre for the vibrant ‘Da Da On’.

An artist with a rich history within modern house music and longstanding ties to Hot Creations, Ali Love makes his solo debut on the label with collaborator and Brazilian rapper Prince Andre. Ali takes on production duties here, and the result is a pretty unique slice of Brazilian hip house. ‘Da Da On’ brings a driving bassline, samba-inspired percussion, whistles, and Prince Andre’s effervescent rhymes. This is an explosion of energy built for Carnaval. The dub highlights the track’s rolling drums and Carnaval atmosphere. Remixes are to follow on Hot Creations.

One of the premier songwriters of contemporary UK dance music, Ali Love has released material via Crosstown Rebels, Keinemusik, and Defected in recent times, and collaborated with The Chemical Brothers, Justice, Camelphat and Róisín Murphy, amongst many others. It was, of course, on Hot Creations, where Ali collaborated with Jamie Jones, Lee Foss and Luca C as Hot Natured, and whose ‘Benediction’ has now become a contemporary dance music classic. This is Ali Love’s long-awaited return to the imprint.

Ali Love comments: “This is the first solo record I’ve released without my lead vocals, so I think it shows that I’m more than just a vocalist. I was a session musician way before I even started singing, and I’ve always produced my own solo music. It’s also the first record I’ve released on Hot Creations since ‘Benediction’, and it was wicked to A&R the tune with Jamie at the end. His feedback resulted in the tunes massive samba drum breakdown (JJ beatboxed the samba drum idea down the phone!) then me and my co-producer Freek re-created it using his voicemail as the guide. It started off as a laugh, but in the end, it really took the track to the next level.”

“The whole track is a family affair. My girlfriend Naomi is Brazilian, and we took our baby girl (Juno Love) to Brazil for the first time to meet the family. The vocalist is actually my girlfriend’s youngest brother (one of 6 boys). He’s an amazing rapper from Bahia. We recorded in Florianópolis and then in Bahia at the actor Fabricio Boliveira’s pad (another family member), with all the cousins doing background vox. A lot of fun, and it came together so quickly. You can feel the heat in the music. It was also the perfect way to meet all the family and mark the occasion with something tangible.”

Ali Love & Prince Andre ‘Da Da On’ drops via Hot Creations on 10th February – we premiere on Data Transmission today, grab it here!

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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