Hot Since 82‘s immersive take on electronic music has led to a meteoric rise for the British DJ/producer; an ascent marked by two Radio 1 Essential Mixes, a Mixmag cover, a slew of No.1 dance chart releases and a DJ wish list of shows from Stereosonic to Coachella to Space Ibiza and beyond. His own recent event, Taken – which saw fans kidnapped, blindfolded and taken to a secret rave – sold out in 30 minutes flat, and attracted the attention of Time Out, Fact and others.
‘Knee Deep In Sound’ his mix album, a joint release on his own label of the same name, and ONELOVE in Aust / NZ. The album includes 4 Hot Since 82 exclusives, including Triple J favourite ‘Shadows ft Alex Mills‘ and latest show stopper ‘Restless’, once again featuring the stunning vocals of Alex Mills and premiered by Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1.
All this is a far cry from growing up on Barnsley’s South Athersley estate in the early 1990s, where Daley Padley would catch snippets of dance music that would boom out of his older brother’s stereo or the local boy racer’s red MR2 that would speed along his street. This era left a mark on Padley’s imagination that can be heard through his current single, the Black Box featuring club anthem, ‘Somebody Everybody’, premiered by Pete Tong on Radio 1. Daley started ‘Knee Deep In Sound’ back in March and has clearly revelled in the role. The label’s inaugural release ‘Don’t Touch The Alarm’, accompanied by a remix from Booka Shade, instantly achieved Essential New Tune status. A release from Okain & Cuartero followed, showing Daley’s keen ear for new talent, which has been extended into the remix package for ‘Restless’ with extended takes from Traumer, Philip Bader & Manu Gonzalez.
+ Hot Since 82 will be returning to Australia in November for his second National Stereosonic tour.
Restless is out now on Onelove via Beatport