Greg Beato - Apron EP
Slammin' house from a 19 year old Miami prodigy on Funkineven's Apron Records. Given the honour of being the first producer other than the boss to release on Apron, you kinda know this is gonna be a proper session. And it doesn't disappoint. Up top he romps dusty bleeps and bangs on 'Respect The 78' with all the pacey fervour and grit of his yung counterparts, Delroy Edwards, Kyle Hall, Manuel Gonzales or MCMXCI, leading us through trippy sequencer trickery to raw, naked truths of darkside techno and sputtering jakkbeat. Flipside, he comes out skippin' with the New Jersey flex and pop of 'Let Em Know' reminding of a lower-fi, rugged parallel of Anthony Naples, and '3' polishes off with a crusty, tracky kicker.