Born and raised on Athersley South council estate in Barnsley, Daley was pretty much schooled for DJ success from birth. Growing up with four brothers and sisters meant an eclectic barrage of different genres in every room of the house. His dad also helped prepare Daley for house music stardom (or at least a high tolerance for punishing bass), inviting Daley to spend weekends at his workshop where he refurbishes VW Beetles… and fits them with monster sound systems. “Me and my brother always wanted to be in the garage, blasting out the music.”
“2003 was the first time I went to DC10,” he remembers, “by 2007 I had really got into a more underground sound.” Since then Hot Since 82’s trajectory has been nothing short of incredible. x4 Pete Tong ‘Essential New Tunes’, x2 BBC ‘Essential Mixes’, 2013’s groundbreaking ‘Little Black Book’, 2014’s Knee Deep In Sound mix album (on his new label of the same name), Top 10 Beatport seller of all time with his ‘Bigger Than Prince’ remix, Mixmag cover star, performing live accompanied by a string quartet, x4 sell out North & South America tours including Coachella, x3 tantalizing Ibiza seasons and most recently his best trick yet, kidnapping fans for TAKEN, one of the most unique clubbing experiences you will ever have.