British Columbia's deepest export Abstrakt Sonance has enjoyed spins and support from the likes of Mala and Cotti, Seven and J:Kenzo over the years. And it's really not hard to hear why with stark designs like these. "Open Heart" plays with space as AS throws down an array of unique designs and laces them together with off-beat funk, "Soldier" lives up to its name as its percussion militantly charges a rhythm with no relent, "Sometimes" is a warped skanker with a woozy bass purring beneath scant bouncy elements while "Harder Than AMF" hurls us into the fires of bass Hades with its uncompromised saw tooth savagery. No dubstep stone left unturned, there's something for everyone right here.
Just listen to that melody made of raw human cries on "The Beginning". If that hasn't got your spine-henched and your skin fizzing then you may need to consult a GP - the Canadian artist is on turbo innovation here. Other highlights include the classically arranged system shaker with bossman Hatcha on "Drop Switched", the faster ghetto electro of "Big Gunz", the loose-limbed machine mischief of "Going In" and the carnal tribal momentum of "Hidden". Primal yet way ahead in the future, this is one of the strongest Hatched EPs so far (which is saying something)