Premiere: Kai Rodriguez – Sum’ Bout [Hot Creations]

Kai Rodriguez makes his debut outing on Hot Creations, delivering his two-track ‘The Thrill’ EP.
With his late-2021 Hottrax debut ‘Underground’, DJ/producer Kai Rodriguez gave the house scene a first glimpse of what’s to come with the 25-year-old UK talent’s breakthrough release remaining in heavy rotation for head honcho Jamie Jones across the Ibiza season and beyond. Having since featured on bubbling US imprint Revival New York, he steps things up a level as he reveals his first material of 2023 and his Hot Creations debut with ‘The Thrill’.
“Empire of the sun have got to be up there as being one of my favourite electronic duos of all time. They had a huge influence on the EP and it’s inception. ‘Walking on a Dream’ is one of their more popular and classic tracks and resonates with me. 2022 was a year of successes within my musical career, and a sign that I am on the right path towards the things I want to achieve. I wanted to amalgamate that with a piece of music, and from this idea, ‘The Thrill’ came into fruition.
‘Sum’ Bout’ was a track that I’d be sitting on for a while. It was one of my first tracks that had genuine positive feedback from artists that I look up to, and felt that the sound really complimented ‘The Thrill’. I’m glad that it’s found a good home. I’d like to thank JJ again for believing in the sound and giving me this opportunity, I’m forever grateful.” – Kai Rodriguez
Lead track ‘The Thrill’ harnesses the iconic vocal known across the globe but switches things up, contrasting the vibrant tones with murky low-ends and metallic percussion for a no-nonsense cut main for main rooms, while ‘Sum’ Bout’ takes a drum-driven path as skippy hats and warped snippets ebb and flow amongst the mix for more peak time material.

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