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Hot Border Special

by Hot Border Special

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    regular, full album vinyl LP - last box ...

    Includes unlimited streaming of Hot Border Special via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    edition of 300  2 remaining
    Purchasable with gift card

      €12 EUR or more 


  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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      €7 EUR  or more


  • LP plus full album CD
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Vinyl album plus full album CD in cardboard sleeve. Vinyl tracklist is:

    A1 The Early Bird
    A2 Shockheaded Sweetheart
    A3 Mulartoo Deetoo
    A4 Patience Goes To Beimeni
    A5 El Frantico
    B1 Tibetan Space Rock
    B2 Montys Jaws
    B3 Wei Wu Wei
    B4 Give Tilly Some Yes
    B5 Hot Border Express

    Includes unlimited streaming of Hot Border Special via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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El Frantico 03:20
Montys Jaws 03:45
Wei Wu Wei 03:40


"Strong album with influences from all around the globe, transforming a great psych sound into modern anthems." - Renegades Of Jazz (Agogo Records)

"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)

"These guys know what they're doing and they're doing it good!" Virgil Howe (Killer Meters/Little Barrie)

"Joyful, deep afro funk and high life vibes from a band clearly enjoying every second of making this music" - Mr. Bird (BBE Records)

"Really enjoying this album. A clever and effective fusion of authentic rhythms and percussion with some quite seriously beautiful psychedelic guitar shapes. Mulartoo Deetoo (although a shocking pun) is everything i loved about Thievery Corporation at their best, and Shockheaded Sweetheart sounds like the best summer you could have distilled into 4 minutes of refreshing herbal tonic." - Ed Meme (Breakin' Bread/The Impellers)

"The borders aren't just hot, they melted all the genres around them into this incredible album! Loving Monty's Jaw & Hot Border Express." - Diesler (Buried Treasure/Tru Thoughts)

"Super heavy funk weirdness from the boys - you need this!" - Malcolm Catto (The Heliocentrics/Strut Records)

"Psycho-Funk Bang!" - Jasper The Vinyl Junkie (Kane FM)

Take a blisteringly energetic and danceable trip with London's Hot Border Special and their eponymously titled debut long player - There really isn't anything quite like it.

With Influences ranging from afrobeat to rock, highlife to funk, and even a hint towards samba, listening serves to affirm this LP's effortlessness, it's an uplifting and joyous audio mystery tour - marvellous surprises seem to be hiding around every corner.

The musicianship is tight - raw, rootsy and percussion heavy rhythms underpin lush interwoven guitar melodies - and its seriously rich, so rich in fact that you don't even notice the absence of a vocalist!

This 10 track affair takes you on an exhilarating ride of light and shade - up tempo bangers like “El Frantico” and “Hot Border Express” get the bodies moving, while the more dark and sinister tracks like “Mulartoo Deetoo” and 'Wei Wu Wei' transport your soul to an iboga style trance.

With a killer live band to boot you'll be hearing more from/about Hot Border Special.


released August 1, 2014


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