Hot Creation, Visionquest, Jamie Jones and DJ T all have impeccable taste in electronic music, and all love a bit of Leeds producer and DJ Daley Padley, the man that is Hot Since 82.
Headlining May’s i-D MIX night alongside label mates Jaymo and Andy George, Hot Since 82, aka Daley Padley ignited some serious movement on XO bar’s dance-floor. Moving infectiously to his self-produced, expertly mixed beats behind the booth, totally in his element, Daley’s long awaited return to the house music scene is setting things off. Well respected, experienced and reassuringly in control of his drops and builds, his track ‘Let It Ride’ has been blitzed from sound-systems the world over. Working on his latest release, the Hurt You EP, due for release in July, Moda Black is already receiving affirmation from the ultimate hypebeasts Jamie Jones and Lee Foss. i-D online caught up with Jaymo, Andy George and Daley to find out what we should be listening out for, from all of them, soon. Lock into the exclusive Hot Since i-DJ mix, look right.
Andy George: What is the key to getting your records heard?
Daley Padley: The key is to just enjoy it, there’s no real formula. I like to sit down and play with samples, listen to a lot of things, put everything in folders and then when I’m in the studio, I’m just picking inspirations from everywhere. I’ve been on the scene for quite some time and with this project I’ve just got back into the studio and it’s been so natural. I think that’s where the success lies with this.
AG: It’s a good time for house music right now, it feels like a special time.
DP: And you’re both releasing a new compilation on Moda?
Jaymo: We have sourced 15 exclusive tracks to create a new compilation to launch our new secondary label Moda Black. Moda is the primary label, which is mostly disco and indie, bits and bobs like that and Moda Black is for the more underground club and dance stuff.
AG: The compilation showcases 15 tracks from taste-makers like Tim Green down to fresh talent, such as Hot Since 82, Disclosure and Celsius. Hot Since 82 has produced a track called Knee In Louise. What’s the story behind that?
DP: The short version of the story behind the track’s name is that there is a Madonna sample on that track and her middle name is Louise. Obviously, I’ve never been knee-deep in Madonna, but for sample reasons the track worked. When Moda Black asked me to work on an exclusive track I was on-board from day one. For me, it’s a nice way to thank Jaymo and Andy George for supporting me on Radio 1 and in the clubs. I think this is actually the biggest track I’ve played, it does the label justice.
J: It’s the same with Let It Ride, your tracks just make so much sense in a club. When the crowds go mad for a track they haven’t heard before, that’s a big deal. There’s only a small selection of tracks that can get that kind of reaction right now. Most people just want to hear a track they know and if they’re up for getting down to something new, that’s the acid test.
AG: The compilation drops in the second week of July.