Hot Since 82’s “Buggin” Perfectly Captures 2000’s Dancefloor Nostalgia

Hot Since 82’s “Buggin” Perfectly Captures 2000’s Dancefloor Nostalgia

Hot Since 82’s “Buggin” Perfectly Captures 2000’s Dancefloor Nostalgia

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After a notable absence, British superstar producer Hot Since 82 (real name Daley Padley) made a welcome return with Buggin,’ released on his own hugely successful Knee Deep In Sound label. The release is the first offering from his 8-track album scheduled to follow later this fall and features the vocals of singer Jem Cooke, who has previously worked with Kate Simko and Cristoph, amongst others.

The infectious track has become an instant hit by shooting straight into the Beatport Top 10 during its first week of release and has received the honor of being named Pete Tong‘s Essential New Tune for the last week of June.  Brilliantly sampling Goldtrix and Andrea Brown’s 2002 dance hit It’s Love (Trippin’), which was a number one hit on the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart and peaked at number 6 on the UK singles chart, Buggin’ uses the same groove which made It’s Love (Trippin’) so unforgettable, but slows it down a bit while taking the listener on a deep journey complimented by Cooke’s mesmerizing, spoken vocal.

In his own words Padley stated, “Buggin’ represents everything I love about club music.. driving, uplifting and a little hypnotic. It’s a real nod to that early 00’s house vibe that I adore!”

Taken over 12 months to complete, 8-Track is one of Hot Since 82’s  most ambitious projects to date and will feature 8 brand-new productions inspired by and tested during his weekly Labyrinth residency at Pacha, Ibiza. In addition to extensive touring, he has also released his second documentary short in his ‘Even Deeper’ series which you can watch here.

Listen to the track below and let us know what you think!

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