The only thing better than a tropical vacation escape from winter’s icy grasp is a tropical electronic music festival themed vacation. This January, Mexico’s BPM Festival will bring 10 days of good music, good weather and good vibes to Playa Del Carmen for it’s 7th year of deep beats in the Mexican heat. Today, BPM has released phase 2 of their all-star lineup, which features Danny Tenaglia, Pleasurekraft, Luciano, Hot Since 82, and hundreds of other acts to make for the hottest winter dance music festival in North America. Grab 3 day, 7 day or 10 day passes here and watch the official teaser video to get an idea for what’s in store.
Daley Padley, better known as Hot Since 82, is celebrating the release of his debut LP, Little Black Book, on Moda Black/Ultra Music. In mid-October, the Englishman kicked off his North American tour, beginning in New York, where he also celebrated his album release party. Being supported by the likes of Seth Troxler, Pete Tong, and Richie Hawtin is no easy feat, yet Daley has managed to gather the support of these deep and tech house pioneers. With Little Black Book, he explores his deep house roots providing listeners with an album, mix compilation, and remix package, each compacted into one LP.
Opening the show with Thomas Gold‘s new Axtone release ” I Remember,” Pete Tong is back playing his top selection of dance music hits from around the globe. Jacob Plant‘s “Can’t Hold Back,” deadmau5‘ “Suckfest 9001,” and The Chainsmokers remix of Cash Cash’s “Take Me Home,” help to open up the progressive section of the show. In addition Pete speaks of the festivities taking place at ADE and the abundance of new music that is about to hit the scene.
This week’s Essential Tune of the Week is Gotham’s “Requiem” replacing last week’s selection Alesso & Calvin Harris’ “Under Control.” Nic Fancuili takes this week’s Goodie Goodies showcasing his UK tech-house ear for talent while the legendary Paul Oakenfold is knighted into Pete’s Hall of Fame. Pete chooses Brooklyn’s deep house Walker & Royce as his Future Stars and ends the show with a Weekend Hot Mix featuring his own favorite selections from ADE.
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Hot Since 82 is back on his marketing game — sharing now his second brand new original from the forthcoming Little Black Book complication/album hybrid, due out on Jaymo & Andy George’s Moda Black on October 22nd. “Transitions” as it stands is a 3:25 minute clip on YouTube, and although it’s unclear whether or not this is the extent of the record it really only feels like it heats up in the last 30 seconds of what we hear. “Transitions” is lighter on its feet than most of Daley’s distinct sound, but the classic vocal samples and eerie topline are replaced by a menacing bassline. Stay tuned for more previews in the coming weeks.Posted by
It didn’t take a successful inauguration to Pete Tong’s Essential Mix archives to assert that Hot Since 82 was a new school leader of the underground sound scope. Back with vengeance for Yousef’s Circus Recordings, his latest remix steps up to the task of giving Green Velvet’s “Bigger Than Prince” a remodel worthy of his current global opulence. That unapologetic affinity for bass is out in full-effect, matched with slicked-back grooves and an eerie manipulation of the originals melodic core to hit home an upfront masterpiece from the Leeds-based producer. Hot Since 82 may not quite be bigger than the man behind “Purple Rain,” but in deep house terms this remix owes to a fine example of why Padley continues to scour global club space like few of his generation.
Essential Mix Review: Hot Since 82 looks back on meteoric rise, cements validity of hit-making powers
Hot Since 82 – whose real name is Daley Padley — only made the switch to his distinguishable pseudonym two years ago. When his first production “Let It Ride” came out on Noir Music, he blasted off into the house music spotlight. His follow-ups included records on renowned imprints like Defected and Get Physical — bringing to fruition monster releases like his remix to Yousef’s “Beg” and the Forty Shorty EP. More recently, his distinct bass line work was called upon for remixing by Rudimental and Green Velvet – tracks that are seeing constant rotation amongst the industry’s top talents. He used his invitation to Pete Tong’s legendary Essential Mix to stray from the obvious crowd pleasures and don on his personal musical exposition — playing cuts from acts such as Dixon, Agoria, and unreleased material from the man himself.
Deep house poster boy Hot Since 82 is back on the remix front, this time taking on the forthcoming Circus Recordings release, “Bigger than Prince,” by Green Velvet. The Leeds-based producer implores his signature punchy bass line work on top of Green Velvet’s quirky vocal laden track — transforming it into a dance floor weapon, of sorts. The remix package will also include a remake from The Martinez Brothers. Release date has not been set, but expect this track to see heavy rotation among the underground’s top talents.Posted by
The Danish legend Noir, recently off a successful Essential Mix, has just released a new mix on Defected Records with fifteen exclusive tracks — a laundry list of some of his favorite producers at the moment, as well as a fantastic mashup of two megahits Noir & Haze’s “Around ” with Ron Costa’s remix of Compact Grey’s “Bane.” The mix features a new track from Hot Since 82, several new remixes from Noir himself, and work from Nice7, Supernova, Deep Future, and Gorge. When asked to describe how he selected tracks for this mix, he explained these were records he was listening to mostly while running so instead of choosing based on artist name or reputation he was simply “using his ears” to put together the mix. This resulted in a collection both truly representative of his taste in dance music and a compilation that really shows no weaknesses. Enjoy a preview of the tracks below and purchase on iTunes from Defected Records.
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For his first-ever “Essential New Tune” on BBC Radio 1, Hot Since 82 returns to the remix circuit taking on Rudimental’s “Right Here.” It’s a classic example of Hot Since 82 remix work — swirling bass lines, flickering hi hats, and a underlying mystery and drama that only he has seemed to really lock down. Outside of a basic skeleton of the track, Rudimental’s songwriting is morphed beyond recognition, and once again Mr. Daley Padley has made a remix his own.