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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Newcastle Upon Tyne's fast rising star Christoph returns with nine tracks of sheer power for Hot Since 82's powerhouse Knee Deep In Sound. Starting out with the slinky and seductive progressive house of "Closer", featuring Jinadu's soaring and elegant vocal work. Lead single "Alone" gets really adrenalised with its powerful arpeggio fuelling this pre-peak time weapon and yet again featuring some great vocals. Other highlights include the moody atmospherics of "Absent Mentor", which is perfect for the late night and label head honcho himself Daley Padley turning in a typically explosive rendition of "Closer" like he only can!
Review: Christopher Costigan likes to refer to himself simply as Cristoph when he's making tech-house, and his sleek, effective beats are a perfect match for that moniker. After a series of successful releases through the likes of Defected and Viva Music, he lands on the lesser known but equally appealing and promising Knee Deep In Sound label. "Closer" features Jinadu as the vocal charge, but the tune is all about the progressive nature of its beat roll and wide-eyed sonic landscapes; it's the sort of tune that someone like Digweed or Sasha would promote. There's also a heavier, more introspective dub mix, and a more tech-heavy version by Hot Since 82 - check it!
Review: It's that time of year again, y'know the time to pack your passport, muscle-bearing white vests and lots of sun cream. Well, if you're not hitting Miami for the Winter Conference this year, Knew Deep In Sounds new MWC sampler will have to do. In fact it'll do very nicely indeed, with seven of their freshest cuts in a Hot Since 82 mini mix by - highlights include Montell's sparse, cool jacker "I Can't Remember" abd Cuartero's arpeggiated acid-electro-houser "Bring Back".
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.
Review: Toolroom Live 01 is a behemoth. At 61 tracks large, inclusive of three continues DJ mixes, this new concept by Toolroom, as they say, is to highlight key artists, present new tracks, and give their fans a taste of the live experience. On here there's music from Harvey Mckay, Gary Beck and Maison Sky, to Bat For Lashes, Hot Since 82 and label owner Mark Knight, and if you're looking to grasp the Toolroom Live concept (and other oddities you might not expect), while getting some bang from your buck, this release is a well informed start.