Review: Canadian producer Nathan Micay follows up releases on Whities, 17 Steps and several editions of his own Schvitz Edits series with this energetic pair of tracks for Los Angeles based ESP institute. The Berlin by way of Toronto artist (formerly known as Bwana) further explores aesthetics of '90s trance music on the hypnotic and elevating acid express that is "Never Rhythm Game" followed by a deep, moody and introspective electro number in the form of "Team Player".
Review: Nathan Micay is best known for his work under the Bwana guise, which has yielded releases on Aus and Infinite Machine. For his Whities debut, he changes tact to work under his own name, with devastating results. "First Casualty" strikes a perfect balance between fragile melodies and jittery, complex rhythms. The whole thing is held together by waves of powerful bass that ebb and flow effortlessly. "Beginning Ballads" is more straightforward and sees Micay concentrate on the dance floor, thanks to a throbbing, acid-flecked bass and the kind of sleek but pumping groove that calls to mind vintage releases on Kanzleramt.