Boomkat Product Review:
Tuff and moody dance trax from Mexcio City’s Wasted Fates, drawing on his experience volunteering during the 2017 Earthquake, as well as his country’s ongoing Narco War, with tense yet diffuse drum programming and shifty atmospheres in his debut LP for the NAAFI powerhouse
Joining the likes of Debit, Paul Marmota and Lechuga Zafiro on the keenly watched label, Wasted Fates follows the more playful styles of his football-themed ‘Mundialero’ EP with a increased sense of purpose and barely-restrained aggression in ‘Turbio’, gradually escalating the seething tension from the slow start of ‘Clinica’.
The glaring darkside bass of ‘La Excavación’ follows, before really cutting loose and uptempo with the fierce drums of ‘Voltaic’ and toggling the tension between noisy jabs in ‘Odalisca’, a proper grimy scudder named ‘Implosión’, and a fusion of balletic rhythms and dramatic synth arrangement in ‘Mortifero’ feat. NAAFI label boss Lao, then burning darkly until the end with cinematic synth strokes in ‘Trastorno’, and the bolshy energy of ‘Bestia’.