Fio Fa – U Drink, U Pay EP (PEAR009)
Fio Fa returns to his Pear imprint for U Drink, U Pay; his euphoric new EP of Prog-’e’ thumpers and Garage-y shufflers, all in his inimitable style.
U Drink, U Pay is Fio’s most ambitious track yet; patiently layering the prog with a steady finesse until its unbridled giddiness can’t contain itself. Inevitable climactic bliss ensues, before bringing us right back to do it to us all over again. The euphoria is firmly on tap, and it’s simply irresistible.
On the flip, Turizmo speeds ahead in a surprising 2-Step turn. Bright organ chords, a chunky bassline and hefty doses of swing amount to a sunny UKG belter in pure Fa style. Gateway To A 50 Bag then sees us out, a subversive rave-y skanker fit with killer melodies and sweeping synths before a delightful switch-up recalibrates its course in brilliant manner. A thrilling end to another knockout release from the boss-man.