- Bwana isn't afraid to go in. The Berlin-based Canadian, real name Nathan Micay, has touched on trance, post-dubstep and vocal house, moving nimbly between styles and nailing each one. Even beyond hearing his music, you get this sense from the labels he's worked with: Mad Decent, Aus Music, LuckyMe, Infinite Machine. Not only do they span a range of genres, but they're each big forces in their respective fields. Dusky's 17 Steps is the latest home to Micay's party bangers, which this time combine electro with his flair for trance.
Three Way Is The Hard Way's title track is the star. A bright and acidic electro stomper, its huge bassline and blasting chords make a big-room impact. Avalon Emerson cools the source material to a simmer, adding spoken vocals and quirky embellishments. On the B-side, we get a moodier and softer feel. "On Patrol For Their Control," a swollen electro cut, wraps its chunky arps in sad, unfurling chords. On "Hell Is Other Robots," the beat is dark and heavy, but it exists in a kind of dream state—the atmosphere shimmering, the trance patterns floating high in the clouds.
A1 Three Way Is The Hard Way
A2 Three Way Is The Hard Way (Avalon Emerson Remix)
B1 On Patrol For Their Control
B2 Hell Is Other Robots