Green Velvet – Bigger Than Prince (Hot Since 82 Remix)
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.