Review: Leeds-born Daley Padey, aka Hot Since 82, is known for many things but humility isn't one of them (just read his bio!). Currently standing at the top of the commercial house food chain, Padey reaffirms this anointed position with a sample of the sounds his Knee Deep In Sound label will be treating the White Isle to this summer with a fine sampler. Highlights include Lewis Boardman's sinister and deep "Lose Control", the sunnier uplifting vibes of Dee Montero's "Vedra" and Landmark's sleek and catchy "Lost In The Club".
Review: In the decade since it was established, Solomon's label has gone from underground outfit to the home of Boiler Room-leveling anthems. The most notable thing though is that it hasn't lost its identity along the way -and it still puts out killer underground house. Dee Montero's "Halcyon" is a classic Diynamic tune, with soaring, dramatic strings taking off over a building electronic groove. It's exactly the kind of tune that the label is known and respected for. On Thyladomid's "Exit", the mood changes - crashing percussion and underpinning a cacophony of acid-led trippiness, while Raxon's "Nebular" is a menacing, minimal affair, resounding to rolling snares. Closing the release is Lopezhouse's "Dark Place", which resounds to an acid-soaked throbbing groove.
Review: Here it is, the definitive review of the year that was 2018 by Hot Since 82 & Co. Featuring all the surefire dancefloor weapons that soundtracked one terrific year and that will no doubt burn up dancefloors for many more years to come. Highlights include the epic "Buggin'" by the Knee Deep In Sound head honcho himself, fellow Leeds heroes Audiojack on the funked-up "First Flight", the Hot Creations affiliated Richy Ahmed on the tough rolling tech house of "Technique" (D'julz remix) and Spanish veterans Chus & Ceballos delivering a wickedly deep dub for the back room on "Ain't Nobody" - among many others.