With the sweetest of sounds coming from the speakers of the Ticket Arena office it would be mighty selfish of us to keep them to ourselves, so we thought we’d let you in on what our staff use to soundtrack a hard day’s work. Now a weekly feature with the intent of bringing your attention to wonderful new sounds every Monday, our Album Of The Week looks at releases from the best in the game, whether fresh new acts about to hit the big time or established artists reminding the world of their continued talent. Simply put, it’s just the best in music that we think you should hear.
Returning after a two-year break and some heavy touring, Hot Since 82
aka Daley Padley, has released a brand new album titled 8:Track
, that goes against usual expectations. The international dance music superstar has showcased his strength as a producer through this album, with the featuring of vocals from UK vocalist Jem Cooke.
Tracks on the album feature almost all elements from the roots of deep house, with a mix-up of upbeat tempos as well as the low, deeper basslines paired together with glistening vocals. 'You Are The Light', captures the entire feeling of the album, with pitched down vocals alongside an upbeat, thumping bass. 'Tilted' features a catchy melody, over a Knee Deep In Sound like feel to the track. 'Bloodlines' is another stand out, with a funky beat casting over the deep house track. Rather than being tracks designed to be slammed out on the dancefloor, Hot Since 82 has driven in a different direction with a rather emotional take on these productions, creating emotive anthems and a brilliant showcasing of his house music producing talent.
Catch Hot Since 82 at these upcoming events:CreamfieldsWarrington, UK
22nd-25th AugustMint Festival Warm Up Party: Hot Since 82Mint Warehouse, Leeds
25th August Terminal V Festival - The ReckoningRoyal Highland Centre, Edinburgh