Over the course of the past decade or so, Pangaea has been a key player in the UK underground’s shift away from the fuzzy post-dubstep milieu towards the sharper, more techno-oriented sound which dominates today, charting a course via a slow but steady stream of singles and EPs on Hessle Audio and later his solo venture Hadal.
As Hessle prepares to celebrate its tenth birthday, Kevin McAuley is about to drop In Drum Play, which is- with the exception of his hugely popular contribution to the Fabriclive series- his first feature-length release.
Like much of his earlier work, In Drum Play posseses the elusive quality of sounding totally at home within its wider context- almost every track on the release could slot comfortably in to a DJ set- while maintaining a unique shimmer and deftness of touch that is entirely his own.
Pangaea’s equally singular talent as a DJ and selector is evidenced on his Crack Mix, which features cuts from Willow, Andrea, and Lena Willikens as well as label-mates Ploy and Pearson Sound. A whistle-stop tour through cutting edge techno from one of the UK’s very best.
In Drum Play is out on Hessle Audio on Friday 14 October