Teknicolor present Hot Since 82 (Exclusive Extended Set)
Thursday 21st November
Mint Club, Leeds
As another Thursday rolled round for Leeds mint club, Teknicolor brought more excitement than ever. With all the tickets sold out Hot since 82 had a very warm welcome, I don’t think I’ve ever seen the place so packed! Daley Padley is a Leeds based DJ & producer making some of the finest house music in the UK. He first came on to the scene in early 2011 with the underground hit Let It Ride on Noir Music, which became an Ibiza anthem picking up support left, right and centre. Now in 2013 he enjoys playing in some of the hottest clubs around the world, and playing exclusive extended sets for the likes of Leeds' Mint Club... I see Hot since 82 on so many line-ups these days, and it was the top of my list when I heard he was playing a teknicolor night, as I hadn’t seen him live before I was excited to hear his hearty sounds played by the one and only.
He opened his set with the brilliant Knee deep in Louise, the heavy four to the floor base picked up by the intense lighting of the mint club really scored a cheer from the crowd. His sound for the night brought a light and fresh face to Leeds, with up-tempo mixes that encouraged some serious dancing. With mixes of Martin Landsky - 1000 Miles (Gerd´s Geeeman Remix), Kiki - Good Voodoo (Subb An Remix) and his own sensational remix of Shadow child – So High created an intense atmosphere of unity amongst the crowd, this was not any old Thursday night with a mixed crowd, everyone had joined to experience the talent that they had heard so much about and it was clear he was not disappointing.
With a 5-hour set his mixes were long but thoroughly enjoyable! Like You was with played with confidence and of course everyone loved it. I feel that within Daley’s talent to perform he was also able to engage with the crowd and feel what we needed. There is always a song in the night that creates a thought provoking moment that lifts you out of the daze that you can some times find yourself in when listening to long sets, by this time it was half 4 and we needed a lift! When Daley dropped Hot since 82 vs Joe Vannelli – The End the crowd silenced, he smiled as he saw our enjoyment, with everyone’s arms in the air celebrating the unforgettable moment.
To finish us on a high Daley ended the night with a collection of well-known tracks leaving us singing along to what we love, with the likes of Dennis Ferrer’s – Mind Your Step, Ramp aft Meggy – Everything and ending perfectly with the blissful The xx – Crystalised (Edu Imbernon remix).
Review by Becky Stringer
Images courtesy of Thomas Bone