It’s only been five years since Hot Since 82, the current hottest property in house music and the man behind some of Britain’s summer 2013’s biggest anthems and the album ‘Little Black Book’ for Moda Black/Ultra Music and playing Sound-Bar in Chicago on Saturday, February 8th, gave up DJing and producing forever. Back in summer 2007, Daley Padley was staying with his mates in a villa in Ibiza, playing regularly at Amnesia for Cream and basically living every young DJ’s dream. There was just one little problem. “I didn't like that music anymore,” remembers Daley, half smiling, half grimacing, “I actually hated it.”
His heart no longer in the music he had made his reputation playing, Daley stopped producing and stopped DJing. Thankfully for house music lovers everywhere, it didn’t last. In 2010 he “walked into the city centre of Leeds and just started going raving again. Good quality house music was back!” And it was a night out that got him back in the game.
“I went to Ibiza with the lads that summer, and we were at an afterparty and when the music stopped I put my iPhone in and a record I had made came on. It had just been lying on my hard drive for a couple of months - I hadn’t made it to release, or to start DJing again.”
The response on that night convinced him to try to release it, and he contacted his friend Danish DJ/Producer Noir, coincidentally, another of 2013’s brightest stars. “Let It Ride” came out on Noir Music on September 5, 2011. It hit number three on the deep house chart just as the new style of bass-heavy, garage-influenced ‘deep house’ was exploding. Hot Since 82 was born.
Since then tunes “Knee Deep In Louise,” “Like You” and “Houz This” on labels as diverse as Get Physical and Moda Black, remixes for Green Velvet (“Bigger Than Prince” Ibiza Anthem & Beatport No.1), Rudimental (“Right Here” Pete Tong’s Essential New Tune) and Yousef (“Beg”) – as well as his incredible first installment in Moda Black’s ‘ Little Black Book’ compilation / album series have established him as someone with an appeal across the board. Meanwhile, an Essential Mix and gigs at Richie Hawtin’s Enter in Ibiza, Footwork in Toronto, Watergate in Berlin, Warung in Brazil, We Love and Fabric, just in the past 12 months prove he’s one of the hottest DJ talents around.
With ‘Little Black Book’ the perfect showcase for his talents as a DJ and producer. The softly spoken Yorkshireman with a mischievous grin is only getting hotter. And having given it all up once before, he’s vowed to never turn his back on house music again.
Hot Since 82’s ‘Little Back Book’ is out now on Moda Black/Ultra Music.
Tickets are available now. General admission is $10 (excluding fees) on www.wantickets.com. Online pre-sale tickets end on Saturday, February 8th at 8 p.m.
Sound-Bar is located at 226 W. Ontario St in Chicago. For more information, please visit www.sound-bar.com or call (312) 787-4480.