Hot Since 82 returns on form with ‘Don’t Touch The Alarm’ [Preview]
For Daley Padley, the moniker of Hot Since 82 has become an unsuspecting industry standard to the remits of underground house music. After a successful stint under the guise of Moda Black, the Yorkshire house hero inaugurates his own Knee Deep In Sound imprint, taking the reigns of a sound that has sparked fascination from dance fans new and old across the continents.
True to the standard we have come to expect from Padley to date, “Don’t Touch The Alarm” is a murky house bomb of the highest caliber. It’s sharp grooves and firm low-end undertones play in a somewhat darker manner than that of his infamous and notably perkier output, but carries the same meticulous form we have come to expect from the UK luminary. Booka Shade’s mix comes with a more minimalistic edge, using subtle melodic builds and a stripped-back percussive core to keep their quirky club fundamentals buoyant on the modern market. The UK circuit’s hottest house luminary just turned things up a notch, making Knee Deep In Music a potentially game changing maneuver for this increasingly essential underground contender.
Release date: June 9th (Vinyl)