"Hot Border Special serves up a spicy plate of red hot chilly peppers with no flea collars required!! Salsa Picante"
Shawn Lee (Ubiquity/Ping Pong Orchestra)
"These guys are scorching! Both live and recorded HBS deliver tropical treats like no other act around. Proper deepness!"
Dom Servini (Wah Wah 45s)
"The borders aren't just hot, they melted all the genres around them!"
Diesler (Buried Treasure/Tru Thoughts)
After releasing their eponymous debut long player in the summer of 2014 the south London five piece Hot Border Special established themselves as a fresh and rocking entity on the UK club scene. Playing their blistering, mysterious and psychedelic Afro-Funk fusion has left crowds happy and baying for more all over the country.
With this new release “Hot Border Special Live And Remixed” Paul Elliott (Percussion), Jamie Lawrence (Bass), Daniel Smith (Guitar), Daniel Hale (Drums) and James Beckett (Keys) now celebrate an exciting and successful year before entering the summer festival stages.
The band headed for the Kent countryside to the sublime analogue ‘Rimshot Studios’ to record and film three live favourites - “Shockheaded Sweetheart”, “El Frantico” and “Tibetan Space Rock” (videos of the session are found on the Hot Border Special Youtube channel). This digital EP release also includes a rousing version of “Montys Jaws” recorded live at the celebrated South London venue ‘The Hideaway’ as part of the London Jazz Festival 2014.
You thought that was it….No
man! This EP comes with incredible remixes from three of the best in roof raising, feet tapping, head nodding producers! Mr. Bird (BBE) adds his breakbeat swing, Virgil Howe (Little Barrie/Tummy Touch) takes us on a psychedelic disco excursion and new kids on the block Tendaji & Donje bring their African and house influences together, perfectly shaped for the cool and upfront summer dancefloors.