by Ben Boddez
Hot Tub – Sunrise EP
Despite standing at only four tracks in length, electronic musician Hot Tub’s debut EP is built to let the mind wander to many places over its short runtime. A house musician that veers closer to Daft Punk’s uplifting funk than the genre’s traditional repetitive fist-pumping mixes, Hot Tub presents a great mixture of in-your-face electronic hooks and quieter, more contemplative areas that sound like a relaxing come-down after the party.
Hot Tub is an accomplished guitarist and pianist, and impressively plays all his instruments live while adding his own dreamy, echoed vocals. Each track is an engaging slow build from start to finish.