On Friday Feb. 7, rising British DJ and producer known as Hot Since 82 delivered a resurging set of deep, underground soulful house, as swarms of New Yorkers grooved to the artist's debut at Pacha NYC well into the early morning hours the following day.
Upon entering the venue, the music made clear why so much buzz has been increasing around this artist. Diverging from your typical EDM performance that showcases a cacophony of electronic noises and thumping beats, Hot Since 82 managed to revive the foundation of electronic music origins by pushing groovy vocals and simple house rhythms to the forefront, encompassing a sound all his own.
At the backdrop were deep, ominous undertones that the artist skillfully layered upon one another amidst the course of the evening interchanging lead soulful vocals with a hint of funky vibes throughout. Holding inept grasp over the crowd, Hot Since 82 as a performer mixed each track with such ease and grooved between each layer with a laissez faire composure.
His performance, lasting well into the early hours of the morn, resulted in a growing dance floor that appeared more crowded at 3 a.m. than it did at 12:30 a.m., creating an atmosphere so grasping making it almost difficult to leave.
As commercialism continues to brandish the EDM industry, and artists become lured toward the appeal of the mass-market it supports, Hot Since 82 maintains solid-ground in becoming a performer distinguished in a bracket all his own. With a dedicated base of fans that continues to grow in time, the performer preserves that rare, underground sound that warrants any dedicated house fans' attention.
Daley Padley, most commonly known as Hot Since 82, is an emerging DJ & Producer from the U.K. who has released tracks on Get Physical, Noir Music, and Moda Black record labels. With support from Richie Hawtin, Pete Tong, and Seth Troxler to name a few, his latest EP, Little Black Book has been recently released on Moda Black, Jaymo & Andy George's mega label. For more information on the artist and his recently announced tour in England and Ireland, please visit the following links.
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