Leeds may not immediately spring to mind as a dance hotspot, but the city's club culture has birthed far more than its fair share of talent.
Take Hot Since 82. Real name Daley Padley, the producer came of age in the house scene, in the sprawling network of clubs and labels which stretches across the North of England.
Gaining nationwide, then international, prominence, the producer is ready for a breakout. With the summer season fast approaching, many are tipping Hot Since 82 to make Ibiza his own during the long hot nights of 2014.
Launching his own imprint Knee Deep In Sound - echoing his own 'Knee Deep In Louise' smash - the aim is to focus on the physical artefact, as Padley explains:
"Knee Deep In Sound is something that I’ve always wanted to do - have a quality underground label that also keeps the vinyl dream alive. The idea came around after l was getting so much good music sent via facebook or twitter from artists that are just not getting the time of day from other labels’ Daley explains. ‘And that’s something that l’m purely about. Giving back, giving time and my experience to others that want to live the same dream."
Launching the label himself, new release 'Don't Touch The Alarm' drops on May 5th. Big room house with some subtle twists, the sun-bleached melodies are set to ripple out across the White Island this summer.
Pre-order the track HERE and check it out now.