Deep, emotive, wandering techno with an underbelly full of bass, Norfolk’s Nathan Fake is a producer who has the skill to hold onto the melodies in a track while letting every other element spin out of the control. Like fellow countryman James Holden, whose influence he bears and whose Border Community imprint release his albums, Fake borrows sound cues freely from the late-90s Warp catalogue – think a 4/4 Board of Canada flirting with touches of more recent Aphex Twin – and melds them with the energy rush of progressive house. But Fake’s techno is just as equally defined by its menacing chords, syncopated breaks, swerving left turns. Getting his start in 2003 on Border Community with the “Outhouse” EP, in 2006 he released his first album, the highly acclaimed “Drowning in a Sea of Love”. It was named the second best album of that year by Mixmag magazine. In 2009, he returned with a harder and more grounded sound with his second album, “Hard Island”, which Resident Advisor described as “dizzyingly spun together”, a work that revels in an “almost manic state of exchange and change, with Fake trying to hold it all in focus around another of his fizzy horizontal melodies.” Fake is equally noted for his live sets’ ability to use spontaneity, noise filters, and demented sound rushes to boost the audience experience.