Album Reviews, Dance / Electro — January 30, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Review: Hot Since 82 – Forty Shorty

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Artist Name: Hot Since 82
Title Name: Forty Shorty
Label: Get Physical Music
Reviewed by: Rory O’Maley

7

We’re keeping things steady and simple this week with a 2-track EP from UK upstart, Hot Since 82. Though I’m first to defend complex, syncopated layering and evolving melodies in electronic music, sometimes a four to the floor stomper just can’t be beat. On his first release through Berlin favourites Get Physical Music, Hot Since 82 delivers 2 simple, driven stompers made to push a sweaty midnight club hard in to the next day.

Proceedings start off with “Like You”, a floor filler that’ll test your PA’s low end. In the first fifty seconds you’d be forgiven for thinking “Like You” is going to be a light hearted, whispy number. Then a minute in that a huge bass line tears through the mix shaking off the ambient lead to uncover an absolute club destroyer. Smutty, simple and oh so deep, “Like You” is strictly for the night hours.

The second tune “Forty Shorty” brings some more harmony to the table, but stays grounded enough to keep with the simple, driving theme of the EP. Dropping the tempo slightly, the title track burns slowly, marrying various simple elements under a big room feel to create a tense, satisfying groove. “Forty Shorty” is a creeper, ditching feelings of cleanliness to create a dirty deep groove reminiscent of concrete and filth.

The EP is a nice, simple 2-track and a great choice for Get Physical to round of their 2012 GFM releases. Between this and his monster rework of Yousef‘s Beg, Hot Since 82 has given good cause for acclaim. Keep an ear out for the Leeds producer as he gets comfortable in his newly nestled place in the industry. 

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Hot Since 82 – Like You