Aside from a slurry of EPs for important house and techno labels like Rekids Area Remote, Canada's Nathan Barato has become a fundamental member of Jamie Jone's Hot Creations crew, and that in itself is a sign of respect. The present Freak Beater is the man's fourth EP for the label, and "Stomp Change" kicks things into motion with an instantly penetrative, deeply engrossing groove that sits somewhere between tech-house and high-speed electro-juke; the tune is one to bang out at peak time, that's for sure. "Freaks Of The Industry" is no less abrasive and floor-proof, except that the groove is a lot more fluid, leaving more space for the percussion to mould around the track's freaky bass ensemble. Another pair of HC party starters.
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