Number 12 on the label sees Scotland's Austin Ato step up and drop a 'quadruple A-side' in the words of the label head, who famously 'couldn't pick a favourite'!
It's a top notch affair as we start off with the hi-nrg pump of "He Can Ride". Pairing a simple but effective three note riff to gliding bass and crisp drums, LFO filter tweaks and rising strings add to the sheer excitement and euphoria of this serotonin-releasing sugar rush.
"Dah Dah Dah" sees an authentic old skool house flavour revisited as a catchy vocal sample meets a conga-driven house groove and a trickski saxaphone noodle. Comparisons could be made with MCDE and a fair bit of Moods & Grooves' output but that would be doing a injustice to Ato who stands alone as a unique producer.
"Maelstrom" seems an apt name for the attack of wooden bass, rolling keys and rising strings that decorate a charged vintage acid house beat while "Ben's Groove" concludes proceedings - nodding its hat to Tiger & Woods and Shir Khan as it executes a timeless slice of chopped n looped disco-house music that'll keep the terrace jumping till dawn....