As Croydon was to dubstep, and Atlanta to Trap, Brighton is fast becoming the hub of bass House. One of the bright sparks leading this movement is Hot Goods, with his new single ‘Substance’ out now on Bingo Bass, things are only ramping up for him.
Previously introducing himself to Bingo fans with ‘The Realest’ and ‘Pursuit’, followed by this years ‘Time’s Up’ and ‘Music Culture’, he’s becoming part of the label, whilst still finding time to flex his muscles for UKF, Night Bass, Medium Rare, and Punks.
Hi Hot Goods, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
Thanks! I’ve been good. Really busy, but good.
Can you talk to us more about your new single, ‘Substance’?
The track is on Zinc’s Bingo Bass imprint, a label I’ve worked with quite a bit already. It’s a 4×4 banger that was definitely made with the club in mind. I wrote it about eight months ago so it’s nice to finally get it out.
Any plans to release a video for the single?
How was the recording and writing process?
Most of the creative part was done in one session. I often find the tracks that turn out the best are the ones that get done in one sitting. I was just messing around with sound design, made a patch I liked and got the melody down pretty quickly. The track pretty much wrote itself after that. I normally program my drums first, so once I get an idea going I can just run with it creatively, which I find helps a lot.
You’re known for taking on other people’s music and bringing your own spin to it – do you tend to take a different approach when working on your own original work?
For sure. When I’m doing a remix I normally have at least a vague idea about what I want to do with it before I start, but with an original I generally don’t know what direction the track is going to take until I’ve been working for a little while.
With the success from both your originals and remixes – do you feel any sort of pressure when putting out new material?
Not really with an original, but I definitely feel some pressure with remixes, especially if the original is a tune I love. It’s motivating though.
Does the new single mean we can expect some new material – how’s that coming along?
Yeah, I’ve got a new EP dropping next month and a remix coming out later this month. I’ve also got a few other bits on the go that I can’t really talk about just yet.
Any tentative release date or title in mind?
The EP is called ‘Snapple’.
Any plans to hit the the road?
I’ve got upcoming shows in Brighton, Paris and Bristol.
What else is happening in Hot Goods’ world?
I’ve been working really hard lately on improving my technical knowledge, especially regarding mixdowns. Obviously studying is never as fun as actually making music, but I feel like it’s equally important and definitely makes me feel more inspired.