Bontan will release his much-anticipated EP on Jamie Jones and Lee Foss’ label, Hot Creations. Featuring two tracks, The First Time will be his label debut. It will be available for purchase on March 31.
If you’ve seen Bontan spin within the last six months, you might recognize the title track of the EP. “The First Time” has been the UK-based producer’s secret weapon, with its upbeat tempo and rolling bassline keeping the club bouncing from wall to wall. Having the track in constant rotation long before its release has proven to be a creative feat within itself: Bontan says, “I’ve been testing it and tweaking it play by play!” The second cut, “Personal Question,” follows the addictive vigor of the first. A steamy vocal sample hovers over a subwoofer-loving, funked-up house beat, recalling the ambience of strobe lights and sweat at 3 AM.
Bontan caught his big break in 2013 after the release of his remix of Josh Butler’s “We Got a Feeling.” The remix went on to become the Beatport Remix of the Year, and today it is still the digital music retailer’s second best-selling track ever. Bontan’s has previously released music through Elrow Music, Cajual, Circus Records, 20/20 Vision, and others.
Experience it below for The First Time, and if you’re feeling it you can purchase here.
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