RECENZIJA: Hot Since 82 @ Hangar 2019 [SRB/ENG]

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Prošlo je dve godine od kako smo slušali Hot Since 82 na Dance Areni u Novom Sadu. Od svog prvog bookinga 2013. u klubu The Tube, postao je jedan od omiljenih DJ-eva i producenata kod nas. Malo ljudi može to da postane, jer je publika u Srbiji poprilično zahtevna.

Kada se u januaru 2019. najavio njegov dolazak, hype je bio očekivan i ljudi su zaista jedva čekali da ga vide i čuju. Hot Since 82 se vratio DJ-ingu nakon sedmonedeljne pauze, što je značilo da se totalno odmorio i da je spreman da da svoj maksimum.

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U Hangar smo stigli malo ranije, oko 23:30h, kako bi čekirali Pookia koji je deo IDQ-a i groovy tech house duo koji se potpisuje kao Wise D & Kobe.

Pookie je bio gladak, mračan i dubok sa savršenom količinom hipno synthova i vokala čime je postavio pravi ton. Pozvao nas je na ples uz pesme kao što su “Martin Landsky – Let Me Dance (Sebo K Remix)”.

Šteta što je Pookie bio slabo pojačan. Tehničari su ga postepeno pojačavali kako se bližila ponoć, iako je tu bilo zaista prostora da čujemo njegove stare i nove stvari.

Pookie Hot Since 82 Hangar 2019

Pustio je takođe nešto što bi mogao da bude potencijalan hit od IDQ-a, pesmu “Borderlands” koja je spoj starog Diynamica uz UK vokale, sličnim grupi Empire Of The Sun. Sve u svemu, Pookie je stvarno postavio dobar ton večeri i u potpunosti smo uživali u njegovom kvalitetnom warmupu.

Satnica nije kasnila, tako da su tačno u 00:30h Wise D & Kobe stali za DJ booth kako bi još malo ugrejali dancefloor. Oni su uglavnom poznati po svojim peak time setovima koji su slični onima koji možete čuti na Toolroom etiketi. Njihov poslednji set na zatvaranju Barutane je bio bomba, tako da nas je baš interesovalo kakav će biti njihov warmup za Hota.

Wise D & Kobe Hot Since 82 Hangar 2019

Od prve pesme krenuli su drugačije uz minimal/tech vibe koji je publika odmah sa radošću prihvatila. Bilo je poprilično rejverski od prvog minuta što nam je totalno ok, ali možda za nijansu jako za warmup. Svidelo nam se to što su neke rave himne pustili kao što je njihov edit pesme “Rez” od Underworlda iz 1993. Totalno su nas vratili u neka druga vremena. Takođe pustili su neke sjajne warehouse pesme kao što je “Rave Machine” od Franky Rizarda. Mi volimo Wise D & Kobea samo ovoga puta kao da je warmup bio prejak što može biti problematično za headlinera posle.

Bez obzira na sve, publici se to svidelo i svi su jedva čekali da vide Hota, tako da smo ga i mi sreli par minuta pre njegovog seta kod DJ bootha. Hot Since 82 nas se setio sa prethodnih žurki. Malo smo popričali i podsetili se starih dobrih vremena.

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Sat je udario 02:00h i Hot Since 82 nas je odmah oduvao sa nekom acid/progressive numerom. Uglavnom ne počinje sa tako snažnom pesmom, ali je to izgleda bilo potrebno. Zvuk je sada pojačan dodatnih 10-20%.

Hot Since 82 drops WORK masters at work REMIX ID???

Evo jedne bombe od sinoć! 💣 Kako ste se proveli i kakav vam je bio Hot Since 82? 🙂

Gepostet von Grotto – The Way Of Life. am Sonntag, 24. Februar 2019

Od tog trenutka pa na dalje groove se nastavlja, bio je mračan, glasan i mističan što nas je podsetilo na starog dobrog Hota. Pustio je neke ozbiljne dancefloor ubice kao što je njegova pesma “Buggin’”, Paco Wegmann – Majestic, Slam – Clap Your Hands i vrlo verovatno njegov neizdat edit pesme “Work” od Masters At Work.

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Dobro jutro! 😎 Kako ste se proveli sinoć? 🔥

Gepostet von Grotto – The Way Of Life. am Samstag, 23. Februar 2019

Hot je zaista uživao i čak se povezao sa publikom tako da je snimao i slikao malo, a to je nešto što do sada nismo primetili da radi.

Sve u svemu, isporučio je pravi “igraj-dok-ne-popadamo” set koji je ispunio očekivanja. Neki ljudi će reći da je mogao da ima više varijeteta kao što je imao na Dance Areni, ali zaboravljaju da je tada totalno bio drugačiji setup.

Na kraju, naš br. 1 Beatport techno producent – Andrew Meller je nstavio u Hotovom stilu, da pušta bombe kao što je Tomaz vs. Filterheadz – Los Hijos Del Sol, ali i njegov remix pesme “Born Slippy” uz novi edit Empire Of The Sun – We Are The People. Andrija je dečko koji bi svakako trebao da bude zvezda u godinama koje dolaze.

Andrew Meller Hot Since 82 Hangar 2019

Na kraju smo otišli kući mrtvi i pre kraja Andrijinog seta. Ali na osonovu onoga što smo čuli nije ni malo spuštao atmosferu do samog kraja.

Sve u svemu prepun Hangar, odlična i kompaktna produkcija sa dovoljno zvuka, svetla i toaleta su nešto što Blender uvek isporuči, a ako bi morali da ocenimo ovu noć ocenom to bi bila 8 od 10.

Na kraju, drago nam je da je Hot Since 82 ponovo došao u Srbiju i nadamo se da ćemo ga videti ponovo u skorijoj budućnosti.

ENGLISH VERSION

Two years passed since we heard Hot Since 82 with proper Dance Arena set in Novi Sad. Since his first booking in 2013. at the notorious club The Tube, he became one of the clubbers favorite DJ and producer. Not many people can do that since the crowd in Serbia is pretty tough with their taste.

So when in January 2019. his arrival was announced, the hype was real and people couldn’t wait to see him in cold February. Daley just arrived from his 7 weeks long vacation which meant that he is totally refreshed to play at his full potential.

We came a bit earlier, around 23:30h to check the warmup by Pookie from IDQ and groovy tech house duo Wise D & Kobe.

Pookie was smooth, dark and deep with just a perfect amount of hypnotic synths and vocals to set the tone right. He invited us to dance with him playing tracks like “Martin Landsky – Let Me Dance (Sebo K Remix)”. Too bad that Pookie was really on a low level with the sound. The technicians gradually turned him up around midnight but there was really much more space to hear his old and new stuff. He also played what might be the next hit from IDQ, the track “Borderlands” which is a blend of old Diynamic with a twist of UK vocals, similar to Empire Of The Sun. All in all, Pookie really set the tone for the night and we fully enjoyed the quality warmup from his side.

The timetable was not late, so precisely around 00:30h Wise D & Kobe stepped up to the DJ booth to heat up dancefloor a little more. They are usually known for their peak time sets with a sound similar to the one you can hear on Toolroom. Their last set we heard was a blast at the closing of Barutana, so we were curious how will they handle the warmup for Hot.

They started differently from the first track with minimal/tech vibe that crowd for sure liked it. It was really ravey from the first minute which was ok, but maybe too strong for the warmup. We liked that they dropped rave anthem in their edit Underworld – Rez from 1993. It really brought the memories. They also played some great warehouse tracks like “Rave Machine” from Franky Rizardo. We love Wise D & Kobe but they were maybe too strong for the warmup which can be a bit problematic if you have headliner after you.

Nevertheless, the crowd obviously liked it and everyone was eager to see Hot, so we met him just a few minutes before his set at the DJ booth. As classy as he can be, he remembered us from previous parties. We even exchanged some good memories from a few years ago.

The clock hit 02:00h and Hot hit us immediately with some acid/progressive/track as an opener. He usually doesn’t open with a strong track but it was pretty necessary. The whole sound went like 10-20% more loud as Hot stepped in.
From that point he just kept the groove rolling, it was dark, loud and misty that reminded us of good old Hot. He played some dancefloor destroyers like his track “Buggin’”, Paco Wegmann – Majestic, Slam – Clap your hands and probably his unreleased edit of “Work” by Masters At Work.

Hot really enjoyed and even engaged with the crowd filming them and taking their pictures a bit which is something that we never have seen before.

All in all, he delivered the proper warehouse, don’t-stop-till-you-drop set that fulfilled the expectations. Some people would say that his set could have more variety like the one on Dance Arena, but they forget that this was a totally different setup.

In the end, our no.1 Beatport producer – Andrew Meller continued in Hot’s fashion to drop some bombs like Tomaz Vs Filterheadz – Los Hijos Del Sol, his hit rework of “Born Slippy” and a new edit of Empire Of The Sun – We Are The People. Andrew is one of the guys that should be international stars in years to come.

Anyways we were dead tired from dancing, so we went home before the end of Andrew’s set. From the comments that we got, he didn’t disappoint until the end.

All in all the night was packed with a few thousand people dancing all around, production was good and packed, sound, toilets, and lights were installed in just the right amount. We would give it 8/10 if this was night could be rated.

We are glad that Hot came and we hope to see him again soon in the future.

Text: Vladimir Trifunović
Photos: Jelena Simonović & Blender
Video: Ana Simonović