"The sample chopping is really HATENA’s bread and butter on “PARADER”. Your attention is always spent on awaiting what little quirky variation the vocals will chop up into. I had a blast in visiting the musical carnival he’s operating up in here. Most of the tracks contain the same formula, but when it’s done with such humble, yet, quality execution, you just can’t help but fall in love. HATENA is a great dude, who is super active in the scene and community. With “PARADER”, we really see his passion for the sound of classic French House and Filter House come to life! I can not wait to see what the Australian producer cooks up next. keep grindin’ my man."
- Pad Chennington
"HATENA delivers what is, in my opinion, his best work yet. By far the best future funk album of 2019 so far (and I doubt anything can top it). With insane chopping skills and outstanding sample selection, I know this will on loop for at least a year. So hard picking a favorite track, I love them all so much!"
- Palm '84
"Damn this album is tight. From start to finish HATENA blesses our ears with some of the best chopping and mastering I have heard in a long time. Gonna be blasting this funky album all summer long."
"Hatena is slowly rising to the top, track by track, and Parader truly shows that future funk can’t be defined by its tacky anime aesthetic, but rather the heart and soul dedicated to it. An instant classic."
"HATENA's new album PARADER is a bouncy, high-energy, danceable future funk masterpiece of sublime chopping and screwing. You'll recognise many of the samples but not what they have become. Loving it!"
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released May 17, 2019