Review: Knee Deep In Sound chief Hot Since 82 is still riding on the success of his wicked '8-Track' LP, and not content to rest on his laurels, he's back in action with a single taken from the album - the dancefloor thriller "Tilted". A euphoric and mesmerising cut with progressive house influences, this one is sure to work the floor into a higher state of consciousness with its razor sharp bassline, neon-lit melody and altogether powerful groove. If that was not enough, Egyptian producer Raxon gets onboard with a riveting remix, taking the track down a slightly moodier and definitely adrenalised route with added dancefloor dynamics - it's a sure shot to drop right before the peak time.
Review: After starting his career like a whirling dervish, Hot Since 82 man Daley Padley has slowed down considerably in recent times. In fact, this expansive, eight-track collection of cuts is his most significant release for over two years. Padley hits the ground running with deep and picturesque tech-house shuffler "Vapours", before reaching for the wonky synth bass, Balearic house pianos and ricocheting percussion hits on "Tilted". A trio of typically tidy vocal cuts (including Jem Cooke-voiced former singles "Buggin" and "You Are The Light) follows before Padley unleashes the celebratory, sample-heavy peak-time madness of "Bloodlines". Cooke returns to speak seductively over some late night grooves on "Street Lights", while closing cut "Remains of the Day" is a near symphonic deep house rush.
Review: He's been Hot Since 82 and he's sure as hell still going if you ask us! Daley Padley returns on his esteemed Knee Deep In Sound imprint with his latest dancefloor detonator "Bloodlines" which we're fairly sure made a huge impression on The White Isle last summer - and is sure to be burning up the clubs worldwide for the remainder of 2018. A surefire weapon for the main room at peak time with its tough rolling rhythms, tunneling bassline and roaring diva vocals all making for that perfect vibe under the strobelight.
Review: UK tech house hero Hot Since 82 returns on his always reliable Knee Deep In Sound powerhouse: with yet more tough rolling grooves that are aimed squarely at the main room- at peak time of course! He recruits the amazing Jem Cooke here, who provided some terrific singing on fellow UK star Ki Creighton's "Love Is Here" last month. On "Buggin'", Cooke's vocal duties are complemented by an evocative yet adrenalised progressive house groove - which is perfect for late night elevation. For those of you not so keen on the vocals, the dub version up next acts as more of a handy instrumental.
Review: Hot Since 82 (aka Yorkshire's Daley Padley) has been a hot ticket since he first appeared on the DJ scene about 5 years ago. A cult hit for him has been deep tech-house roller "I Like You" which first surfaced on Mark Knight's Toolroom Goes Deep compilation about three years ago. Now Germany's Get Physical is releasing it alongside a mix by Paris Green. Where the original brandishes a contemporary swagger, this new mix highlights the current (cough) vogue for revisiting 90s house sounds. As a result the tune is taken on a long proggy journey that's reminiscent of Leftfield's iconic Song Of Life.
Evolve Or Die (Matthias Tanzmann remix) - (5:58) 124 BPM
Review: Knee Deep In Sound boss Hot Since 82 now steps up to release on Matthias Tanzmann's Moon Harbour. Daley Padley ascended through the ranks quickly and we all know he turns out a slick style of house and tech house. "Evolve or Die" is a peak time stormer with razor sharp arpeggios, fierce beats and ample blasts of white noise for good measure that will really push the crowd. The remix from Tanzmann is a deeper, more rumbling affair led by jostling kick drums and slick bass. The man from Leipzig creates it full of warmth and soul and it'll sure get you jiggling your body in that textbook Tanzmann way.
Review: Modern house hero Hot Since 82 (aka Daley Padley) can do wrong - slaying crowds around the world and having the likes of Pete Tong on speed dial. This one-off, one-track release, "Yourself" is purely built as a mid-set pacer, with a smooth and steady tribal house groove and suspended strings. Expect to hear this at the likes of DC-10 and Space all summer long!
Review: Knee Deep In Sound's debut release comes from Daley himself. 'Don't Touch The Alarm' embodies the vibe dancefloors across the globe yearn for that he never fails to provide, epitomising the sound that has made Hot Since 82 the hot property he is today. The remix comes from pioneering producers Booka Shade who work their magic on the track. The first release is a clear example that, in an industry where labels are not hard to come by, Daley continues to claim his place at the forefront of electronic music.
The label will give us an insight into Daley's production process as the Knee Deep In Sound imprint sees Daley take full creative control.
Review: Daley Padley's music draws on classic house and garage and re-presents these sounds for a contemporary audience. Irrespective of whether or not he is plundering old records, there is no doubt that he does it remarkably well. "Like You" is a typical Padley track, its dark riffs reminiscent of Nu Groove back catalogue and the rumbling bass inspired by early '90s UK progressive labels like Guerilla. The remixes follow a different direction: Audiojack turns the track into a stripped back affair with ricocheting percussion, sweaty vocals and wobbling bass prevailing and Exacta's version is a heavier, tribal affair. Best of all though is the Franck Roger version, its deranged horn riffs unfolding over broken beats.
Review: This UK DJ has put out music on some leading labels, so it's no surprise that he has signed tracks to German imprint Get Physical. "Like You" is a tribal affair, powered by incessant filters and a buzzing bass. Just when the listener (or DJ) feels that it is getting too intense, it leads into a dreamy break down. However, it can't compare to the title track; again, Hot Since 82 uses a powerful, throbbing bass as the foundation - the key difference is that this time, he is using it as an anchor for emotive vocals and swirling synth lines.
Review: Jaymo and Andy George's Moda Black returns with another one from Hot Creations crewman Hot Since 82. He's got Habischman on board for "Leave Me" and it gets the remix treatment by the legend that is Dubfire, taking the said track on a dark journey through progressive house. Secondly we have "Sundown" remixed by Audiofly aka Luca Saporito and Anthony Middleton who take things on more of a sublime, afterhours tech house tip on the "All Day I Dream" vibe.
Review: Daley Padley aka Hot Since 82 returns with a new single featuring London-based singer/songwriter Liz Cass. The release comes as Padley announces 'Recovery', his hotly anticipated new album which is set for release in the autumn. "Eye Of The Storm" follows the landmark single "Make Up" which dropped in April and marked the 100th release from the man. A deep, slinky and sensual groove that perfectly supports Cass's seductive vocal, it is perfect mood music for the early evening and a welcome change of direction for the Knee Deep In Sound chief.
Review: It's the season for giving, so Hot Since 82 and Shadow Child have decided to exchange presents - or, more specically, remix each other's tracks. The result is a four-tracker that features two original tracks and two remixes. Hot Since 82's snappy, tech-meets-electro house jam "Knee Deep In Louise" gets given a right Royal boot up the backside by bass music fiends Shadow Child - think rave riffs, gut-twisting sub bass action and 2012's most omnipresent electronic music attraction, the pitched-down vocal sample. Meanwhile, Hot Since 82 turn Shadow Child's Hypercolour-ish garage/deep house assault, "So High", into a strobelight house anthem with woozy, pitched down R&B vocal samples and swinging drums aplenty.
Review: Since arriving on the house scene about three years ago, Daley Padley aka HS82, has soared to some dizzying heights. Having already released a mix album with Pete Tong this year, he's now back with a solo one, 2015: The Review. Its full of fresh, upbeat house productions, some of our faves include Montel's disorientating "I Cant Remember", Sindey Charles and Sante's acid-pop stomper "Blade" and the retro 80s chaos of vintage jacker "Libertine" by Steve Lawler.
Review: Hot Since 82 brings out the big guns on Knee Deep In Sound: Miami 2017 Sampler and shows all the party animals just how you make main room/peak time tech house that rolls with the best of 'em! Tring's finest Huxley is back and appears here with the sleek and slinky groove of "Harissa" with as much bump and shuffle as you like, Germany's Mathias Kaden appears too with the druggy and adrenalised power of "Desolate" (which is sure to induce a headrush or two this Summer) and the label head honcho himself makes an appearance with the euphoric power of "Renegade" surprisingly the least heavy offering but equally as strongs as the other fine tunes here by Fluendte and Danny Serrano.
Hot Since 82/Habischman - "Leave Me" (Dubfire Playa remix) - (11:08) 123 BPM
Jaymo & Andy George - "Revisited" (continuous DJ mix) - (58:13) 123 BPM
Review: Jaymo & Andy George have etched out an impressive 15 year career, with demand for their 'texture heavy' releases on many big labels seeing their success grow to a global scale. Here they present a mix on their own Moda Black imprint, and just shy of an hour it's a concise snapshot of them doing what they do best: delivering deep, engrossing, synth-rich grooves. Highlights include the brooding, doom-jack of "Ghost" by Zeke Africa, the beguiling synth cascades of "Ratasta" by Upercent and Javier OrduA+a, and all 11 minutes of Dubfire's remarkable, blissed-out techno-disco rework.
Review: Since launching early last year, Jaymo and Andy George's Moda Black imprint has forged a reputation for delivering the sort of fluid, action-packed deep house that takes as much influence from synth-laden nu-disco as tech house, '90s garage and Visionquest-ish slickness. Here, the two bossmen curate a second label compilation featuring a mix of unreleased gems and recent hits. There's plenty to enjoy, from the classic late night wooziness of Eats Everything's "Jazz Hands" and Huxley's rolling, UKG-influenced "Diesel", to the Hot Creations-ish flex of Danny Daze/Maxxi Soundsystem collaboration "Karoline" and Medlar & Pedestrian's '90s US garage groover "TR Wilson".
Review: Bristol-based rising stars Jaymo and Andy George are regular collaborators. Here, they join forces again to launch Moda Music offshoot Moda Black with a compilation of previously unreleased material. For those interested in the new wave of British and European house, it should be an essential purchase. Some of the duo's own Bristol pals make an appearance, with strong contributions from Lukas (the darting "Best In Show") and Eats Everything & Idiotproof (an excellent, peaktime-friendly remix of The 2 Bears). Elsewhere, highlights include a grandiose new cut from the duo themselves, an organ-heavy garage-meets-cocaine house banger from Disclosure, and a cacophonous rinse-out from Hot Since 82.