A ‘Hot Take Intake’ curated celebration of Hint

‘Hot Take Intake’ (out on 24th February) is a curated celebration of highly respected underground producer, remixer, and DJ Hint, following the ten-year anniversary of his ‘Daily Intake’ album.

The announcement of the LP comes with the release of Hint’s ‘Retakes’ EP, featuring re-workings from the man himself under both his Hint and current Titeknots moniker, out now: https://truthoughts.ffm.to/retakes.OWE

Sitting alongside the ‘Daily Intake’ re-workings from Hint and Titeknots are remixes courtesy of Maddslinky, C.O.N.E, Darq E Freaker, Alphabets Heaven and LPZ plus a selection of unearthed gems and previously unreleased tracks. With previous supporters of Hint including Benji B, Tom Ravenscroft, Mary Anne Hobbs, and Huey Morgan (BBC 6Music), John Kennedy (XFM), Clash Magazine, DJ Mag, The Needledrop, Mr Scruff, Ben UFO and Rinse FM, this selection is unmissable for long-term fans and new crate diggers.

‘Hot Take Intake’ highlights Hint’s ability to pair vocal talent from across the world with influences drawn from dancehall, hip hop, UK house and bass music. Jamaican vocalist Natalie Storm comes through with thought-provoking club banger “Crash and Burn”, which sees reworkings from C.O.N.E., Darq E Freaker and a special Hint Warehouse Mix. Oakland duo Josie Stingray and 1-O.A.K. infuse the feel-good “Give It Up” with West Coast energy. The track gets a Hint Club Remix and is taken to new heights on focus track “Give It Up feat. Josie Stingray & 1-O.A.K. (Maddslinky Remix)” as Manchester-based producer, trailblazer, and UK dancefloor legend Maddslinky AKA Zed Bias takes the reins.

Hailing from Austin, TX, a teenage T-Fly provides vocals for Hint’s killer beat on “Aliens Enter”; “T-Fly really picked up on the more ‘far out’ elements of the beat. It’s off-key and peculiar. You feel that she gets really caught up in performing, and this is music as escapism, as something supernatural”, Hint adds. On ‘Hot Take Intake’, Hint’s reworking of the track enhances the boogie-style groove of the original and sits together with a remix from Jonny Wildey AKA Alphabets Heaven.

“Physical Stamina (Titeknots Remix)” heads up the release as the first of two previously unreleased tracks. The first move in connecting his older Hint material and the newer Titeknots output, the bass-heavy dancefloor spirit of the original remains as the track shifts to a more modern Broken Beat direction. Meanwhile “At The Dance (VIP Instrumental)” is a vocal-free version of one of the biggest Hint dancefloor tracks. After the original was released and promoted back in 2008, an instrumental was requested by a handful of DJs. It was never made available to the public beyond that until now as Hint offers up a fresh mixdown for 2023.

Pre-order/Pre-save ‘Hot Take Intake’ https://truthoughts.ffm.to/hottake.OWE