Must-listen: Hot Since 82 releases debut studio album, ‘Recovery’
After a lengthy career that’s already cemented him as a premier artist in the deep house scene, Hot Since 82 has shared his first full-length studio album. Released via Hot Since 82’s own label, Knee Deep In Sound, Recovery is a personal reflection on the period following the suicide of one of the Yorkshireman’s close friends, according to a press release.
The LP follows the commercial and critical success of Hot Since 82’s 2019 project 8-Track, and takes some cues from its predecessor, the producer explained. Hot Since 82 stated,
“After [8-Track], which was a deeply personal project for me that really told a story…most people understand the philosophy behind it all. I actually genuinely feel [that] if you listen to the album from start to finish, it does really take you on a journey and tells a story, and that’s just what I’ve tried to do again with Recovery. Funny enough, it was called ‘Recovery‘ well before the global pandemic, and it seems a bit more fitting that it’s called Recovery now, as well. [I’m] just telling my story like I always try to do with my music.”
Recovery is chock full of features from artists spanning an array of genres. For example, one of the album’s standout tracks “Body Control” features the modern house talent of Jamie Jones along side ’80s icon Boy George. Additionally, Miss Kittin picks up a feature on the Star Wars-inspired “Naboo,” UK drum ‘n’ bass stars Rudimental feature on “Be Strong,” and Liz Cass supplies impassioned vocals on two tracks. “Sinnerman” is a dark and emotionally charged collaboration with English producer and musician Ed Graves. Meanwhile, Temple, whose first and only track to date landed during the 2020 summer season, assist on the record’s opening and closing tracks.
Hot Since 82 will be celebrating Recovery‘s release with a live set from a hot air balloon, airing at 3:00 p.m. EST / 12:00 PST on November 28 on his YouTube channel. In the meantime, listeners can hear Hot Since 82 go into further detail about the inspirations and creative process behind Recovery in an album interview below.
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