Fatso – Asteria

Artist : Fatso
Track Name : Asteria
Label : Manual Music
Cat : MNL033
Release : March 31st 2014
Genre : Progressive House
Review by Ian French

The ever consistent Manual Music delivers a nice proggy release from Fatso. Many of you may ask who this guy is but according to Manual Music this guy is “part guy and part monster who lives by eating music” and after listening to the original version of “Asteria” you can understand why Manual Music have stated the aforementioned. Fatso’s original version of “Asteria” has a great mid set proggy feel to it with a great low end that would certainly move any underground dance music doubters onto the dance floor in a flash. The breakdown is simple but what it does it does very well. It has a nice build with subtle key changes that build nicely into what could be described as an all round dance floor proggy gem.

Next up we have a remix by Dustin Nantais. He is a Toronto based producer that has appeared on the This Is Progressive website before with several DJ mixes. Dustin’s take on the original is of the same ilk as the original, as he keeps things very much on the proggy tip. However he does add a few more stabs that certainly do lift the original nicely and he also adds a nice vocal sample that does add an almost old school vibe to the breakdown. All in all a very nice remix by an emerging talent. I hear rumours he is also due to release an EP on Manual Music soon!

Another very strong release from an almost faultless label. If Paul Hazendonk continues releasing music of this quality, dare I say, his label may well be up there with the likes of Bedrock. Bold statement I know but I like to cause a stir with my comments so what the hell.


Ian French
About the Author

Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about every genre of music from Breakbeat, to Drum & Bass, to Techno and Progressive House. If he was to describe his preferred style of music he would probably describe it simply as electronic music. Besides his love for music and DJing his other passions are fine cuisine, wine, and travel.