HOT STATION is yet another collaboration in between Japanese DJ 19 and HIDE from Hot*Dog and HIDEOUT. DJ 19 has recorded under the monikers AMBROZIA, VALID EVIDENCE and TRANCENTRAL STATION. The HOT STATION name comes from the combining of DJ 19's TRANCENTRAL STATION alias with that of Hide's Hot*Dog moniker. HOT STATION's influences are heavily based on funk music with soul, jazz, hip hop and house elements all coming into play.
They have released several singles focusing on vocals, which in turn gained attention from the pop music market almost immediately. Their single 'Sakura-No-Hanabira' gained the Number 1 chart position on Amazon's download site.
That was then, and this is now. "Muzik 4 The Boyz" is based on party grooves instead of pop melodies. It's for DJs, club punters and the home listener looking to have a smile put upon their face. Taking this idea up to the next level, HOT STATION has created what they call "Electro Hip Funk". Several track have already seen licenses to theatre productions and so forth.
'The Captain of Her Heart' was a single originally released by Swiss duo DOUBLE in 1986. The song was an international success, reaching #8 in the UK Singles Chart and #16 on the Billboard Hot 100. HOT STATION have covered this classic, featuring vocalist KEN SPECTOR aka LENS. He is well known for as a vocalist for his cover version of DEPECHE MODE 'Enjoy The Silence'. Even MARTIN GORE, who is DEPECHE MODE's chief song-writer, has given his approval to KEN's voice.