Daley Padley almost quit making music before the Hot Since 82 project got a big break. In a 2014 interview, Daley confessed that he ‘wasn’t even quite sure if I was going to start producing music again’. Whatever caused the change of heart, we’re thankful, because the timeless catalog of Hot Since 82 has defined a generation of deep house. A true clublife success story, Noir found him behind the decks on the White Isle and the rest was history. Nods from the likes of Pete Tong paired with an original sound that revitalized deep house, Daley’s project is a household name in the dance community.
Buggin’ represents everything I love about club music.. driving, uplifting and a little hypnotic. It’s a real nod to that early 00’s house vibe that I adore!
Now that Daley has a label and Ibiza night of his own, the Hot Since 82 brand pushes the boundaries of house music and the traditional release structure. ‘8-Track’ is Daley’s latest concept album on Knee Deep In Sound. Broader than an EP but conceptually not an album, these eight new original tracks and is the latest in a string of major projects.
The album’s first track ‘Buggin’ is a classic Hot Since 82 cut of seductive vocals and warm bassline all framed on a foundation of house. Jem Cooke’s mesmerizing vocals in combination with Hot Since 82’s signature groove make for the perfect 3am journey through the dancefloor this summer. Stream the single and keep you ear out for more news on the 8-track project.