HOT SINCE 82 has kept himself busy this year.
At the end of last month he dropped his debut full length studio album, Recovery on his highly regarded Knee Deep In Sound label. The project was largely recorded during the lockdown period from his home studio.
The 13-track release is characterised by a long list of star-studded collaborators, including UK cultural icon Boy George and Jamie Jones, Rudimental, London singer-songwriters Liz Cass and Temple, amongst others also on the project.
As well as running the highly influential Knee Deep In Sound imprint and Labyrinth club residency, ‘Recovery’ follows last years acclaimed ‘8-track’ project, which amassed more than 30 million streams to date, with all proceeds donated to mental health charity MIND following release. He told The Night Bazaar in a recent interview:
“I simply based Recovery on what l was feeling emotionally. After 8-track, I wanted to create something that reflected the positivity I was feeling, and how I am now looking forward rather than back. I also wanted to produce something that anyone could listen to. It wasn’t aimed at a specific genre and that’s why there are so many different styles on there.”
To mark the release of the album HS82 aka Daley Padley took to the skies to play a very special set from a hot air balloon.
“It’s one of those things that’s cool to tick off your bucket list and, trust me, my list is huge!!!! It was beautiful but a little scary too. I’m not afraid of heights but not being strapped in was very nerve racking. Super happy we managed to pull it off and live another day.”
Watch and listen to his sky high set below.
We caught up with him to talk more about Recovery, the collaborations on the long player and why mental health is an important issue for him to highlight which you can read in full HERE.
He also talks us through an exclusive playlist he has compiled for us of music that inspired the making of the album which you can listen to below.
Majid Jordan – King City
“A great slow groove with a happy vibe! I love this band.”
Gat Decor – Passion
“Pure Ibiza vibes and something that I always try to channel into my own music.”
Bicep – Glue
“I have always loved Bicep’s records. It’s a great mix of house and old skool breaks!”
Maya Jane Coles feat. Karin Park – Everything
“I love Maya’s records. They are always haunting and deep.”
Sasha & Emerson – Scorchio
“This track is driving but melodic. It’s a classic! I tried to capture that progressive sound on my record ‘Rules’ from my new album Recovery.”
Todd Terje – Inspector Norse
“A total summer record and totally unique.”
Jamie Woon – Night Air
“His first album was insane! I can’t skip a record from it. Great voice.”
Deep Dish – Stay Gold
“One of my all time favourites. I love how Deep Dish used vocals with a classic deeper influence. Pure sunshine.”
Mathias Meyer – Infinity
“The perfect combination of a driving groove and a cheeky well worked sample.”
Kate Simko – Go On Then
“Effortlessly vocal with a techy, bass and deep production. It features Jem Cooke who I also love to work with and features on my new album.”
Hot Since 82 – Recovery is out now.