Art Of Hot bio
Art Of Hot is Chris Demetras (DJ Demetras) a DJ, musician, composer and producer. Art of Hot started out in 2002 playing live shows and DJ-ing many parties and clubs around San Francisco. His first vinyl single was “Disco Break” which was released on Looq Records in 2003. After countless hours of methodical study and practice, Art Of Hot returned in 2009 and set out to put out a new release each month that year. Art Of Hot has now celebrated numerous solid releases covering everything from tech house to dubstep and drum and bass. Art Of Hot’s passion, energy and eclectic interest in electronic melodies and sounds has enabled him to carve out a unique niche in the ever growing dance music market. Constant determination and hard work has helped Art Of Hot to go from bedroom producer to full-time music maker. Art Of Hot’s objective is to make great quality dance music.
Art Of Hot is continuing his steady rise in 2012. So far this year, he has production and remix work released on SubSensory Recordings, Soraya, Mu.Too Records, Morfologica, and Mizumo.
Art of Hot interview with Dancefloor Mayhem
What artist(s) first got you interested in electronic music?
There are a few but let me start with Brian Eno, Skinny Puppy and Tuxedo Moon. Three major artists which I feel contributed to the expansion of electronic music. All very different and unique, they each had a great impact on my interest in making music. The electronic part of it comes from technology – the synthesizer, drum machine and computer. These tools have been constantly evolving and influencing the landscape of music.
If you could work with anyone on an album, alive or dead, who would it be and why?
Nick Rhodes, Mozart and Brian Eno. All very influential in the history of music making.
Describe for us a really memorable DJ gig or live show.
The most amazing show I was ever involved with was a live show for LOVEFEST 2008 I did with DRC as “ARS NOVA”. We played a live set together on the back of a float in the middle of the Civic Center in San Francisco. There must have been 150,000 people at this event. Our setup was a keyboard, cd player, mixer and mic and DRC sang on all tracks including a cover of Berlin’s “Metro” which was quite a crowd-pleaser.
What was your favorite cartoon character as a kid?
The Pink Panther.
If you could take a dream vacation, all expenses paid, where would you go and what would you do?
England to visit friends and to see london once again.
What is it, at this point in your career, that fuels the passion to continue down your path as a producer?
My interest in technology and ability to adapt.
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