Cat. #: PDS001
Release Date: 03.03.2023
1) Geekin’ (Radio Edit)
2) Geekin’ (Original Mix)
Jamie Jones launches new label Paradise, with the first release from LA-based talent Dateless
Building on Jones’ globally recognised event series, the label will showcase and represent the Paradise boss’ early musical inspiration and the roots of the series’ concept while also looking to the future, with Dateless’ ‘Geekin’ out on 3rd March 2023
Jamie Jones, the world-renowned DJ/producer, label boss of seminal imprint Hot Creations, and member of the cross-genre band Hot Natured, launches a new label project this March as he adds a musical side to his longstanding Paradise event series by welcoming Los Angeles’ Dateless for the imprint’s first release.
Building on the lauded success of the brand’s iconic Ibiza events at DC10 and Amnesia, plus shows across the globe and throughout Miami Music Week, ADE, and Sonar OFF Week, the label looks set to showcase Jones’ early musical influences and the music behind the party’s roots, while unveiling a glimpse into its future with records made for iconic moments.
Speaking on the concept, Jones notes, “People sometimes ask me why I called the Paradise parties, Paradise… Well, it was named after the Paradise Garage. I’ve always dreamt of what it would be like to attend one of Larry Levan’s famous parties. And when the opportunity to do a party in Ibiza came along, I envisioned an eclectic, colourful party as the morning sun came up filled with different types of people. No one caring about anything except for the unity, the vibe, and the journey of the music”.
He adds, “With Paradise records, I wanted to go back to the original vision and release records that can be played in those special moments when the vibe is thick, and the energy is right”.
The first release comes from rising US talent Dateless, following releases via Jones’ own Hot Creations and Hottrax imprints alongside Solid Grooves, VIVa, Saved, and his own label Thanks For Sending, as he unveils the vibrant sounds of ‘Geekin’.
“‘Geekin’ (my story in a nutshell, if you will) comes from the feeling of necessity. I found myself unmoved by the general house scene, so I started listening closer than ever to the house music that still moved me. One of the artists that helped elevate my craft at the time was Toman; maybe we’ll be friends after this. What do you think, Toman!? Haha. I’m sure those who know me can feel my personality come out in this record. Whatchu know ‘bout this? Huh!” – Dateless.
A funk-fuelled cut combining resonant bass licks, shuffling organic drums, and signature hooky vocals, ‘Geekin’ unveils a melting pot of house and disco influences, both new and old, providing visions of sun-soaked terraces and bustling dancefloors.