- Release Date 2015-09-28
- Label Upon You Records
- Catalog UYD024
Balancing right on the thin line between TechHouse and more technoid musings the opener Close Windows sets things straight for the pumped crowd. Muscular drums, sharp closed hi-hats and thrilling percussive elements meet tripped out minimalism and sparse, dangerous synths suitable for the darkest hours of the night
With the title track Hat's N Drive we see Frag Maddin revealing his love for tripping, yet forceful drums, ecstatic vocal samples, super functional echo wizzardry and uplifting, oldskool-reminiscing stabs a recipe created to cause havoc on the dancefloor for a reason. Where's the whistle crew?
The journey continues with Sicker, another stripped down killer tune that fuses brutal, minimalistic House grooves, low-end sickness, gooey Acid lines and extremely twisted, heavily warped melodic synths hooks for the peak time. A tune that surely makes a difference hammered through a properly set up P.A. rig.
Finally Psycho Chiller caters the needs for super dry percussion settings fused with spine-tingling strings, danger-inducing bass notes and psyched out, crystalline melodies - a tribute to the jackin' zone with classic, uber-seductive male vocals serving a genuine ChiTown feel for those who know. Not a chiller but a killer.