If you're not already familiar with "Shackled" from Scuba's DJ-Kicks, it inhabits the hinterland between UK garage, deep house and dubstep, not too far from the borders from techno. Could have been a mess in most hands, but in the best traditions of Brit cross-hybridising, FitzGerald stitches it together seamlessly. Trippy synth swells weave in and out, a single repetitive note beeps away amid spattering handclaps before a breakdown that takes you to the edge and leaves you there.
"Feel Like" adopts a more classic UK garage feel, with plonking Tuff Jam keys, harnessing it to snapping techno drums and with dubsteppy vocal snatches dropped over it, eventually heading towards a super-emotive denouement. "Friends in High Places" doesn't quite set the pulses racing like its EP siblings, but there's no shame in dropping the pace down a notch. Instead, amid scrunched-up, almost tranceyish, analogue synths and finger clicks, FitzGerald allows himself the space to experiment with some complex tribalish drum patterns. This is the sound of a producer who's in the zone.