HOT SINCE 82 and ED GRAVES, “Sinnerman”
“Sinnerman” is a striking new slice of deep house from veteran UK producer Hot Since 82 (aka Daley Padley) and new vocalist Ed Graves. It’s culled from Hot Since 82’s latest album Recovery (which also features tracks with Boy George and Rudimental among others), as he continues to release music on his own Knee Deep In Sound label. While Ed Graves is new as a vocalist on this song, he is not new to the music business. He’s a respected producer (Alt-J, Liz Cass) and multi-instrumentalist from the US but based in England who co-wrote and plays guitar on “Sinnerman”. And the song is as mysterious as its title – after several listens, I have no idea what it’s about, but no matter. With dark-sounding synths and vocal effects creating its rich atmosphere, and Ed’s sometimes soulful vocal creating another major layer, it’s immediately memorable with a brisk pace belying its four and a half minutes in length, and will work well for late night sets in clubs when they resume business in most of the world.