DJ Matt Black has arrived with “Tha Freak,” delivering a club-driven tech house bomb for the masses. Black wastes no time here, kicking off the track with a driving kick-snare pattern serenaded by a chugging bassline.
A long bridge builds the tension as the producer filters in punchy snares, ultimately culminating in a catchy house drop. It’s here where the groovy song really hits its stride, thanks to the clever use of cowbells and crisp open hi-hats.
“Tha Freak” does well to incorporate sounds of the underground as well as the modern tech house sound heard in many major festivals. A follow-up to his previous release “No Battery,” which arrived by way of the Italian techno record label Shake Recordings, Black took a deeper approach this time around, pulling inspiration from venerated imprint Dirtybird and house superstar Dom Dolla.