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Release Date:

11/02/2013

ARTISTS:
Proxy

VIBES:

After years of anticipation, Proxy at last presents his debut LP, MUSIC FROM THE EASTBLOCK JUN- GLES. Beloved by top DJs and stadium crowds the world over, the undisputed master of the “Turn It Up to 11” movement has created an album that harnesses the pure spirit of legit rave culture, with 15 tracks that span and elevate countless genres – notably inflected by classic bass and DnB – wi- thout regard for trends or ephemeral influences.

The album is the product of an artist who forged a sound in complete isolation, with visa problems leading him to entrench himself in the middle of nowhere in his native Russia, continuing in the UK rave tradition of his Essex-spawned idols, The Prodigy.

From acid (“Audio 15”), ambient (“Nanomed”), and sample-based pop (“Coke”) to flag-bearing marches (“Raja Ganja”) and breakbeat madness (“Junk”), the LP’s disparate pieces converge like massive tectonics recombining into a monolithic nation-statement, one worthy of one of the most talented producers of his generation.