Mainframe EP by Carlo Lio & Nathan Barato

Carlo Lio and Nathan Barato reinvent their Rawthentic imprint with a three-track collaborative release entitled Mainframe EP.

Mainframe EP by Carlo Lio & Nathan Barato Photo by Rawthentic

As solo artists both producers have enjoyed a lot of success in recent years; Nathan Barato’s releases have appeared on Hot Creations, Relief and Hottrax, whereas Carlo Lio’s output includes SCI+TEC, Mindshake, Intec and Kaluki. The last time the Canadians collaborated together was for 2016’s "Feeding The Rhythm EP" on Saved Records, however the pair’s next project sees them return to Rawthentic - their imprint renowned for its solid output during its initial decade-long run.

A rhythmic cut from start to finish, "Mainframe" is built on a cacophony of percussive elements as stuttering vocal samples operate through. Rumbling bass and sharp snares then form the high-octane "Tribe", making way for the energetic "Scratch That Itch" which combines rolling drums with muffled vox samples and distorted effects to conclude the release with a twisted aesthetic.

Carlo Lio & Nathan Barato - Mainframe EP
Release Date
March 2018
Label Rawthentic

1. Mainframe
2. Tribe
3. Scratch That Itch

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