DiY ‎– Hothead EP

Warp Records ‎– WAP 31, Warp Records ‎– wap31
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP

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A1, AA1 & AA2 engineered at Squaredance Studios.
Published by Copyright Control.
Mastered at The Townhouse.
Made in England.
℗ 1992 Strictly for Groovers, under exclusive licence to WARP Records
© 1992 Strictly for Groovers/WARP Records

Cat number variations:
WAP 31 - Disc labels
wap31 - Rear cover

Hothead (DiY Halfamix) was originally released under the artist name "Alabama 3" on the 12" promo I Shall Be Released on Strictly 4 Groovers.

Rear of sleeve features pictures from the 1992 Laxton Free Festival.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 021603 031067
  • Barcode (String): 5021603031067
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching A): WAP-31-A₁
  • Matrix / Runout (Etching AA): WAP-31-AA

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WAP 31CD DIY Hothead(CD, Maxi) Warp Records WAP 31CD UK 1993 Sell This Version
WAP 31P DIY Hothead(12", Promo) Warp Records WAP 31P UK 1993 Sell This Version
WAP31CDD DIY Hothead(4xFile, WAV, RE) Warp Records WAP31CDD UK Unknown


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December 6, 2016
I first heard this track in Philadelphia, one of the Special K parties. In 1998 I travelled to Quito, Ecuador with a bag full of records and ended up playing a number of nights at a club there. Given I only had a bag of records it quickly played out. Luckily for me, the resident DJ at this club was from the UK and had a few crates. I discovered this tune while digging his crates and quickly slipped it in my bag. I know. Justification at the time was he was too busy being coked out of his mind and fucking some Columbian chick. I cherish this record, anytime I put it on it always lifts me up.


October 24, 2014
edited over 2 years ago
A belting tune, and one that most proggy fans from around '93 should recognise. As noted in the comments above, the original version of this track first appeared on Alabama 3 - I Shall Be Released. What isn't mentioned is that the original version is a full 2 minutes longer, so if you want to appreciate this tune in its full original glory then its worth tracking that vinyl down. The intro is several bars longer, all beats, and the outro extends quite a bit, fading to a beatless vocal loop. Much better for mixing if you're still into that kinda thing. Brilliant tune though, no matter which version you get.