14/12/16
Hot Cakes are delighted to announce the signing of mysterious producer GHSTGHSTGHST to the agency roster.

This enigmatic studio genius has been racking up plays globally. You may not know who he is but you’ve definitely heard his music.

His productions have seen support from Flava D on Kiss Fresh, Tom Shortez, Roska and Marcus Nasty, on Rinse FM, Anna Lunoe on Apple Beats, Das Kapital on 5fm in South Africa, Hara from Hyper Juice in Japan and Shantan Ichiban on Triple J in Australia and his mixes have been aired on London’s Reprezent, Radar and Rinse FM radio stations .

Born and raised on a healthy diet of Pirate Radio in East London, GHSTGHSTGHST's music is a fusion of Grime, Garage, Jungle and Techno all served at a healthy 130-140BPM. An accomplished DJ, this year has already seen him close sold out shows for Stormzy, DJ EZ and Kurupt FM.

To start a conversation email Ben@hotcakes.info.




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14/12/16
Hot Cakes is delighted to announce the signing of Leeds-born, London-based UK Bass icon Wittyboy.

Wittyboy's sound is influenced by a blend of Speed Garage, Hip Hop, House and Dancehall. Originally an up North ambassador for the Grime movement, he gained respect as an MC, featuring on BBC 1Xtra and receiving airplay from Mary Anne Hobbs.

The 4x4, House and Garage resurgence in 2002-2007 led Wittyboy into producing uptempo beats with melodic bass patterns, a sound which would become known as "Bassline". It wasn't long before Wittyboy became one of the key players in the scene, with a residency at the infamous Niche nightclub in Sheffield and key contributions to compilations such as Ministry of Sound: The Sound of Bassline, Pure Garage, Fabric Live and Pure Bassline. With a string of successful underground releases, official label remix work began to arise from the likes of Roll Deep, Craig David, Toddla T and Nitin Sawhney.

Wittyboy has featured on a number of guest mixes on BBC Radio 1Xtra and continues to receive regular airplay on Rinse FM, BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, Reprezent and Kiss Fresh. His new UK Bass-influenced sound has been making serious waves, with Preditah recently opening a Boiler Room set with the massive 2016 anthem Warlord.

Support from Shift K3y, Preditah, EZ, Vato Gonzales, Dj Target, Toddla T, Foor and more with recent headline shows at the 02 Academy in Sheffield.

To start a conversation email ben@hotcakes.info.


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16/08/16
Huge props to all those who represented this weekend at Boomtown Fair. From Hybrid Theory destroying tens of thousands at Bang Hai Palace, to Rico Tubbs blowing up the Wrong Side of the Tracks stage in the Wild West zone, to Mafia Kiss at the Spaceport, our artists were all over you like a Craig David-themed rave poncho.

Also at Spaceport on Saturday night, Nu Era, Jurassik, Nina Wilde, Final Conflict and Hypho mounted an all-night takeover, and we were stoked to see the place stacked til the end. Thanks to all who made it down and we hope to see you next year.
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16/08/16
If you're in need of some fresh sounds for your ears, the mighty Serial Killaz have dropped their latest podcast on Soundcloud, this one featuring new remixes and exclusive tracks from T.I., Turno, Upgrade, Leaf, The Force, Wilkinson, Drumsound & Bassline Smith, Hybrid, K Jah, Bladerunner, Vital Elements & Micky Finn, Dez and many more including the boys themselves.

Meanwhile, Jay Robinson starts a new live stream every Friday night at 8 - 10pm on www.dirtyhousepartyradio.com, pushing house bass and garage vibes.

Last but by no means least, Final Conflict is live for the Hot Cakes show every last Wednesday of the month 3pm - 4pm on Digitally Imported.


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09/08/16
Hot Cakes are delighted to announce the signing of Punks and Night Bass don Jay Robinson.

Jay's latest release for Night Bass, the Sixteen EP, is currently at number eight on the Beatport house chart and number 15 on the Juno Download UK garage chart. It's won support from the likes of MJ Cole, Billy Kenny, Laurent Garnier, Chris Lake and Wolfgang Gartner and got features in Mixmag, DJ Mag, Kiss FM, Rinse FM and more.

The bass maestro is currently working on a collaboration with breakbeat heroes the Stanton Warriors and just remixed the duo's track "Hoping" that drops September 5th. It already has support from Chris Lake, Stanton Warriors themselves and Fake Blood.

Jay is a main player on the Stanton Warriors' famous Punks imprint, and has collaborated with dance music heavyweights such as Eats Everything, Stereo MCs, Hervéand Sinden. His productions have won support from Armand Van Helden, Moby, Fake Blood, Shadow Child, AC Slater, Zinc and Toddla T on Rinse FM, Kiss FM, BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra.

He recently played back to back with legendary French DJ Laurent Garnier and man of the moment Jackmaster.
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09/08/16
Massive thanks to everyone who made it down to the Hot Cakes BBQ at Lockside Lounge on July 23. Our annual gathering of the Hot Cakes, Jungle Cakes and Hot Cakes Bass tribes was sold out two days in advance, and the weather blessed us with glorious sunshine.

DJs Deekline, Ed Solo, Hybrid Theory, Hypho, Rennie Pilgrem, Jurassik, Nina Wilde, Ray Keith and many more made sure the beats kept coming as the BBQ guys slung another one on the barbie.

Roll on the 2017 edition!


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04/08/16
Hot Cakes are absolutely stoked to announce our return to Boomtown, once again taking over Saturday night at the infamous Spaceport lounge.

This year we're bringing Four40 heroes Hybrid Theory and Nu Era to the futuristic rave zone, along with Hot Cakes artists Nina Wilde and Hypho.

Residents Jurassik and Final Conflict will also be dropping the fearsome low end hype as we take you all the way through to 3am in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Hybrid Theory

These guys have been blazing the UK bass scene in style since they started now infamous Four40 imprint in 2010. Regulars on BBC 1 and 1Xtra, the duo are currently taking their show to the festival circuit, with appearances lined up at Boomtown, Secret Garden Party, Beat Herder and Made among others this summer alone.

Nu Era

In 2013 Nu Era debuted their sound on Four40 Records, their house and garage-influenced beats gaining support from some of the scene's finest including Crookers, DJ EZ, Shift K3y, Marcus Nasty as well as key tastemakers on BBC Radio1, 1Xtra, Rinse and Capital.

The duo can boast past releases on AC Slater's Party Like Us label and Kissy Sellout's San City High – as well as having produced official remixes for the likes of Chris Lorenzo and collaborations with Crown Duels and Four40 Bosses Hybrid Theory.

Nu Era have a busy summer ahead with guest mixes for 1Xtra and Kiss Fresh and an EP due for release on Four40.

Hypho

Manchester-based young gun Hypho trades off brazen grime stylings, lush garage interludes and dubbed out bass riddims with fearsome snatches of ragga energy.

An incredibly prolific producer who’s still in his early 20s, he has already picked up support for his inimitable style of production from the likes of Deekline, Endor, Majora UK, Marcus Nasty, Mark Radford and many more.

Nina Wilde

Flying the flag for female-led bass culture right now is Nina Wilde, a prolific young producer from the underground mecca of the UK midlands who’s fast entering next big thing territory.

With two EPs on the mighty Hot Cakes Bass, Nina is ready to take her sound out of the UK underground and into the big rooms. Support for her raw yet hugely accessible tracks has come from major players on Radio 1, 1Xtra, Rinse FM and Kiss FM

Jurassik

London producer Jurassik is one of the new wave of artists combining jungle, garage and breakbeat flavours into the rich matrix of roughneck riddim that is UK bass music in 2016. Named by Beatport as one of the iconic dance music site's producers to watch, this badman student of the dancehall cooks up material on Deekline's celebrated Hot Cakes imprint. He also finds time to run the popular Hot Cakes club nights.

Final Conflict

Final Conflict's sets take you on a sonic journey through the worlds of Bass, Breaks, House, Garage, Grime, DnB and back again with an impeccably natural flair. A true DJ right to the core, he has taken to the decks with icons such as Ratpack, Gorgon City, The Stanton Warriors, Deekline, Ed Solo, The Scratch Perverts … the list just goes on. Final Conflict has released a string of acclaimed tracks on Atomic Zoo, Top Draw Digital and Let's Go Records
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01/06/16
Nina has been known by many other names in the past, but her current alter ego is our favorite. Her vibey, bottom heavy tunes have been making the rounds in a major way over the last year grabbing her releases on Dim Mak, Perfect Driver and now Hot Cakes Bass.

The Fix Up gets things started hot n’ heavy on the bouncy bass tip featuring an infectious vocal by Keyz and some seriously jacked up drums. This one is for the ravers.

The bass onslaught continues in We Be Gunnin’, a colab with Libra that is gangsta AF. Things get a little darker here with a constantly evolving bassline that’s is just as dirty as the warehouse vibes it calls to mind.

Turnt closes out the EP, with Nina flying solo and showcasing her penchant for snappy drums and some serious old school flava. The walking bassline will have you shuffling for days.

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01/06/16
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Our boy Hybrid Theory has been on a tear lately, smashing dancefloors across the land, laying waste to remixes like the one he did for the Plump DJs on Punks (the video went viral last week), and pummelling bassbins with his production magic.

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His own imprint 440 Records is also doing big things, namely taking over Sian Anderson’s show on BBC Radio 1Xtra each Wednesday Evening in April from 22.00 – 01.00. He provided the sonics for the first takeover and they are everything that you would expect from this stalwart captain of bass. Check the tracklist below and listen to and download the mix straight from his Soundcloud Page.

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Track List:
AWOLNATION – Woman Woman (Hybrid Theory Dub Mix)
Jack Beats – Intermission
Killjoy – Shock
Andrew Diggs – The Ghost
Hybrid Theory – The Edge
Blank Kanvas – Badass
Underground Traffic – PPH (My Nu Leng I Believe In UFOs Edit)
Carmada feat. Noah Slee – Realise (Cause & Affect Remix)
Nu Era – Rush
Shift K3Y ‘Like This’
WATSN – Lux
KLIENT – Fragment
Midnight Phulin – Nose Bleed
Destructo – 4 Real ft. Ty Dolla $ign & ILOVEMAKONNEN (Chris Lorenzo Remix)
Hybrid Theory – Fatality
Distro – The Drum Feat. Dread MC
Beacon – Jiggly
Marc Spence – Nasty (Original Mix)
Skelecta – Touch
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01/06/16
March is upon us and that means one thing, ditching the shitty UK weather for bass and debauchery Miami style. The yearly Miami Music Week?Winter Music Conference is less than 2 weeks away and the Hot Cakes fam is going to be rocking the beats by the pool during the day and at the club until the wee hours of the morning.

There are always a few things you can count on Miami: It’s a world wide affair so expect to see the greatest DJs and Producers in the game hanging out by the pool, walking down the street or even grabbing some late night grub at the nearest pizza joint. The drinks will be flowing non stop, but will be terribly expensive so don’t be afraid to have a couple at the hotel room before you hit the streets, but don’t get to happy unless you want to end up like this girl:

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​Seriously though Miami is always blast and it’s one the only chances all year that the world wide dance music community gets together in one place to celebrate the music we love so much. And of course that’s really what it’s all about, Miami is one non-stop party, and the Hot Cakes crew is coming out full force this year making appearances at all the best ragers Miami Beach has to offer. Here’s a rundown of where we will be.
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