Review: Big one here this week on the ever reliable Knee Deep in Sound, with label chief Hot Since 82 teaming up with the legendary Miss Kittin on new single "Naboo" taken from last year's Recovery LP. The deep, late-night mood music of the original featuring Kittin's sensual vocal is backed up by Dance System's loopy and funked-up rework calling to mind DJ Sneak, Cecille label chief Nick Curly teams up with ascendant Londoner Jansons for a riveting funky house makeover reminiscent of the late '90s, and the surprising addition of Dorothys Fortress - who follow up their great release on Southern Fried last year here with a neon-lit synthpop rendition.
Review: Despite major setbacks such as a pandemic and economic decline, it's been another massive year for Hot Since 82 and the Knee Deep In Sound label. Just as it says on the tin, this is 2020: The Review - and where to start? Maybe with the label chief collaborating with acclaimed UK pop outfit Rudimental on the evocative acid drama of "Be Strong", the ever reliable James Solace with the infectious tribal house of "Time", Denney serves up the soulful melodic house epic "Reflections Of Time" and likewise Sam Holland provides some killer funky house on "Disco Dancer". Oh, and who could forget the punchy peak time tech house of ItaloBros' massive "Spacey".
Review: While dancefloors have largely stood still throughout 2020, it hasn't made much of a dent in Knee Deep In Sound's musical output this year. Label head Hot Since 82 - better known as Daley Padley - takes care of their latest sonic dispatch on his sophomore long player. While last year's '8-Track' was dedicated to the passing of a close friend, the recording of 'Recovery' was a similarly cathartic process, with Padley describing the process as a therapeutic experience that enabled a more positive headspace. From the deep and slinky mood music of "Eye Of The Storm" featuring the sensual vocals of Liz Cass, to some surprisingly wonderful collaborations: "Body Control" features fellow UK tech house royalty Jamie Jones and the legendary Boy George on the mic reminiscing on the scene's good ol' days, while acclaimed outfit Rudimental support Padley on the aci-washed deepness of "Be Strong".
Review: Toolroom is back with the second instalment of the 'House Party' series, with Chicago veteran Gene Farris, the enigmatic Wh0 and ascendant duo Raumakustik closing out the summer in style with their respective mixes. Featuring 80 tracks from leading international names including Carl Cox who goes for a minimal vibe on his remix of Hannah Wants & Kevin Knapp's "Call Me", Hot Since 82 serves up something different than usual on the summertime vibe of "Rise", Saved chief Nic Fanciulli gets some spiritual and life-affirming vibes in effect on "Virgo", Hamburg disco stu Tensnake gives Dombresky & Boston Bun's "Stronger" a neon-lit makeover and label boss Mark Knight impresses with the funky house anthem "Tonight" ft. Chenai and Mr. V.
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: With releases this year coming from Athea, Huxley and Hot Since 82, Knee Deep In Sound has been a go to portal for contemporary house and techno-isms. This compilation lifts highlights from the label's 2019 catalogue and pool of artists with label owner Hot Since 82 leading the way with "You Are The Light". Contributing deeper trance elements and bouncing basslines is "Tilted" also, while other ndeniable house, dub techno and vocal numbers come from Maxinne, Miane and Freddie Frampton. And with 2020 still not here yet, Huxley too delivers a delectable percussive number in "Evolution".
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: 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.
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: 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.
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!