The release precedes Mason’s performances at ARC Music Festival
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Manchester dance music talent Mason Maynard has linked up with Chicago house legend Gene Farris on new single ‘Make It Hot’, out 3rd September.
A seductive house jam, ‘Make It Hot’ sees Farris deliver his sensual vocal delivery amidst the most infectious of 303 basslines. It follows ‘Propane’, Mason’s collab with another Chicago legend Green Velvet.
“I’m super-excited about our record ‘Make it Hot,’” Gene enthuses. “Mason is like a little brother to me and we have been talking about doing something together for such a long time now. I’m very proud of this project.”
“‘Make It Hot’ started as an instrumental I’d play out just before the pandemic hit,” Mason adds. “After that, with all the extra time I found myself having, I went back to it and tried to build and expand on it as I knew it could be bigger. Around the same time Gene and I were already planning to work together, so I sent it to him and he came back a few days later with the hook and from there came the finished product which has been abusing sound systems in the gigs we’ve both had since!”
Backed by BBC Radio 1 tastemakers Annie Mac, Pete Tong and Danny Howard, who bestowed the accolade of ‘One To Watch’ upon the Manchester-born DJ, Mason continues to cement his reputation as one of dance music’s fastest rising talents. Following on from the success of his McLovin’ EP on Hot Creations and ‘The Feeling’ on Repopulate Mars, which was heavily supported by Annie Mac and saw him deliver a mini mix, and remixes for the likes of Fabrikate on Nervous Records, Rudimental and Michael Bibi, it’s safe to say that Mason’s continuing to go from strength to strength as one of the new generations most prominent house figures.
A global ambassador of Chicago’s classic house sound, Gene Farris is known as one of the finest artists to emerge from the city’s second wave of dance music excellence. Inspired by Lil Louis, Gene developed a unique sound at a young age, later setting up his own Farris Wheel Recordings label.
Another collaboration with one of the most respected names in dance music, ‘Make It Hot’ is evidence of Mason Maynard’s rapid ascent through the electronic ranks.