When did you first go to DC10? What was it like back then?
Jamie Jones: About 2000. It was completely raw. Free for everyone to get in, an after-party for about 200 people. Inside it was just bare... I remember the first time I went, being sat on a cardboard box next to a bassbin for four hours nodding my head.
How did you end up getting involved with the people that run it and getting a gig there?
JJ: It was through Clive Henry, I became friends with Clive and then got introduced to them through him. They all knew my face because I’d been going there for years, every week, and I got to know them a bit more. Once I started making more music and DJing more they asked me to play there for a closing party, then two or three times the next year, four or five the next and then about two years after I became a proper resident.
Can you remember playing there for the first time?
JJ: Yeah, it was inside for their closing party. It was a bit of a nightmare because I’d just moved over to Serato back then and it sort of kept going wrong, but I pulled it off and it was cool.
How did you hook up with Lee Foss? I believe it was in Ibiza?
JJ: Yeah, we met in Ibiza about ten years ago in about 2001, we were both working in San Antonio. We got on really well and decided to live together the following year, so we spent a season living together in San An, and then lived together in Playa D’en Bossa the following year.
And how did the whole Hot Creations thing happen?
JJ: It started off as Hot Natured when we were in Miami. WMC in 2008. We were hanging out at the house we’d rented on the Monday [after WMC had finished] playing disco and stuff. We just had a break from house, and we said, “Next year we should do something where we can all just hang out together, with all our mates, just doing this.” So we did the first Hot Natured the year after, on the Sunday night and it went on from there. We decided to make some music together, he was in LA using the studio of some friends of ours [Droog owners of Culprit] and we just started making some tunes together, that’s how Hot Natured started really. Then we started the label [Hot Creations] about a year and a half after that.