Dancing Astronaut presents Axis, Episode 040: Mixed by Hot Since 82
When we think of deep house, one name instantly comes to mind — Hot Since 82. The Leeds based producer has been churning out incredible productions in the past couple of months, including his remix of Yousef’s “Beg,” and recently released Hot Jams Volume 2 EP . His distinctive sound has brought a refreshing take to the EDM scene, and we’re excited to have him host the 40th episode of Axis. Click past the break for an exclusive interview and tracklisting.
1. Daniel Dubb – This 97 (Original Mix)
2. Gianluca Caldarelli – I Like You (Original Mix)
3. Mendo, Yvan Genkins – Shoyu (Original Mix)
4. Hauswerks – Drum N Bass (Original Mix)
5. Hector Couto – ID
6. Tuccillo – Forever Groove (Original Mix)
7. Topspin & Dmit Kitz – Hummel (Original Mix)
8. DJ Le Roi – Acid (Original Mix)
9. Jamie Anderson & Jesse Rose – Jack Your Body (Body Jackin)
10. Hauswerks – Shake Your Body (Original Mix)
11. David Glass – Lost (Original Mix)
12. Hot Since 82 – Mr Drive (Original Mix)
13. Hot Since 82 – Hurt You (Original Mix)
You had 4 top 100 tracks on Beatport, including #5 overall, last month. How do you explain the sudden success having taken a few years off from producing?
Indeed l had a bunch of tracks in the Beatport Top 100. It was very nice to see so many selling so well at the same time. As you can imagine it’s not been an overnight success, but has definitely been worth the wait.
With the Hot Since 82 sound it just came naturally, no idea, no formula just pure having fun in the studio.
You just released Hot Jams Volume 2. Talk about the relationship with Noir Music and the 4 track EP?
Well myself and Rene from Noir music go way back and l was actually one of his first artists to release on the label way back.
When l had “Let It Ride” on my hands it was a natural choice to give it to my good friends at Noir Music, it’s one of the many things in my life that I’m truly happy with. It really was the defining moment in my career.
Your original productions have been on point, yet you still managed to produce two of the biggest remixes in recent memory with Yousef’s “Beg” and Shadow Child’s “So High”. Did you know right away that you had a pair of hits?
Well for me to send the final masters in I guess I have to know l have a solid rework on my hands. The Shadow Child was tough as the original was so damn good, and the Yousef remix took me a while to really get the groove down. The first draft was a little lame so l went back to the studio and came out with the number 1 hit you all know.
Talk about your new radio show on Evolution? How did that come about?
Ok so every Friday night l have my show on Evolution & Evolution 101.7 in Boston. It’s been going for about 3 months now and I’m so excited about it. It’s great to showcase my new tracks, remixes and promos each week to the United States. The whole EDM scene has really blown up over there so l guess l’m just doing my thing and trying to teach them the sounds of more deeper, slower records.
Thoughts on the dance scene in the US? Commercial house has had a stranglehold for the past two years; do you think that’s starting to change?
I really can’t comment too much on the commercial side of all this as I really don’t know anything about it. I don’t hate it nor do l love it. I’m busy spreading my sound and happy with that. If the states love it it then fair play, as long as people are dancing not shooting!
When can we expect you in New York and stateside for that matter?
Hopefully after summer I’ll be stateside – can’t wait!!!
Thoughts on the “press play” debate? Do you think the art of DJing is dying?
Well all l can say is that l love mixing. I’m passionate about a live mixing performance, but the last few months l’ve seriously considered going digital. The things you can do now are just immense, l love the idea and really breaking down my productions and remixing them live in the club. I’m chatting with Native Instruments as we speak and if l do it will be completely with these guys, they are totally on the ball.
Vinyl or CDJs?
Do you produce on the road or in the studio, what sort of software/ plugins do you use?
I wrote the rough draft of ‘Like You” on the road, but everything is done in the studio. The Arturia stuff is just awesome and all over my productions. It’s not what you use, it’s how you use them.
Favorite track growing up?
Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On
Producer or artist you would like to work with in the future?
Booka Shade, M.A.N.D.Y & my boys Audiofly.