“The Wait Is Over. The World Is Over.”
After years of anticipation, Proxy at last presents his debut album, MUSIC FROM THE EASTBLOCK JUNGLES, to be released in two parts to showcase the prolific underground rave-czar’s awe-inspiring body of work. Beloved by top DJs and stadium crowds the world over, the undisputed master of the “Turn It Up to 11” movement has created a work that harnesses the spirit of pure rave culture, with over 20 tracks that span and elevate countless genres without regard for trends or ephemeral influences.
MUSIC FROM THE EASTBLOCK JUNGLES 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. Years in the making, it features a massive stockpile of new material, as well as Proxy classics both renowned (“Raven”) and unreleased (“Abyss”).
PT.1 opens the siege with flag-bearing marches (“Raja Ganja”), imperial air-raid bangers (“Raw”), and unhinged breakbeat madness (“Junk”), Meanwhile, PT. 2 forces an unconditional surrender with a mix of acid (“Audio 15”), ambient (“Nanomed”), Eastern-flavored pop (“Coke”), and hip-hop inflected head-nodders (“9000”). The disparate pieces converge like enormous tectonics recombining into a monolithic nation-statement, one worthy of one of the most talented producers of his generation.
MUSIC FROM THE EASTBLOCK JUNGLES PT. 1 out November 6th, 2012. PT. 2 out February 12th, 2013. Released internationally on Turbo Recordings, and on Dim Mak in North America.