Sam Coates is a relatively new producer, but the UK techno artist has already put out an EP on Spencer Parker's Work Them Records. This release on Len Faki's label is also sure to boost his profile further. It starts with the title track's trance-fuelled breaks and there is also the eerie ambience of "Transform". However, one gets the sense that these are appetisers for the main event. In this instance it focuses on the tough dance floor techno of "Lost Lakes". Like a more robotic version of vintage Peter Van Hoesen, "Lakes" and then the rolling, hypnotic drums of "Rain" mark Coates out as one of the most promising new techno producers.
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