Krunk Presents: Hotbox 12: Pangaea (UK), Oceantied & Alina | BLR
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- Deepak B
KRUNK Presents Hotbox 12 featuring Pangaea (Hessle Audio / UK)
Support: Oceantied and Alina
Venue: Koramangala Social
Date: Saturday, 15th February 2020
Time: 9:30 pm onwards
Pangaea, aka Kevin McAuley, makes electronic dance music that
draws its energy from the bleeding edges between sounds.
Steering clear of the self-perpetuating feedback loops that often exist within established scenes, his tracks instead express the elusive and innovative qualities that characterise club genres in their infancy. The result is music which ranks among both the strangest and most banging dance music to emerge from the UK in the last decade.
His vision is perfectly demonstrated on his critically-acclaimed debut album ‘In Drum Play’ which featured on numerous ‘best of 2016’ lists (#9 FACT, #4 Sister Ray, #27 Crack). As a DJ since the age of 14, his sets are acrobatic voyages that reach outward to integrate techno, house and exploratory UK styles into their rhythmic axis; an aesthetic captured on his 2014 mix for the Fabriclive CD series and at internationally-renowned clubs and
festivals around the world.
Last year his RA-recommended ‘Two Mixes’ record reworked
classic tracks by Nomad and Loleatta Holloway in his own style. It received wide support from DJs across the board in the second half of 2017, with Salsoul officially releasing the ‘Stand Up’ version.
In 2007 Pangaea established the Hessle Audio label along with Ben UFO and Pearson Sound, which has expanded over the years to become a unique and pioneering force in modern club music. The label's ethos is simple: to draw together original and
boundary-pushing music not being represented elsewhere. As a trio they've been at the forefront of a scene that's accelerated at an unprecedented rate, making their enviable ability to stay ahead of the curve all the more impressive with a roster that boasts the indisputable talents of James Blake, Beatrice Dillon and Call Super, Peverelist, Blawan and more.
The past year has been abuzz with news from Oceantied,
who has been steadily making a mark for himself both
internationally as well as in India. From performing at the
first Boiler Room session in India to playing at
two of the biggest European festivals, Outlook and
Dimensions festivals, the solo electronic project started
by Ketan Bahirat, Oceantied is a deep-dive into the artist’s
Apart from his constant involvement in playing live shows
at clubs, venues and festivals around the country - under
Oceantied as well as on guitar for ‘Until We Last’ - Ketan
Bahirat has co founded 'Dasta' in 2016. Dasta is the coming
together of 6 unique artists and creators as a platform
pushing culture, collaboration and community in India.
At 19 years old, Alina is a rarity in the modern dance music scene. She was mentored by Bangalore's house music duo Knique and Jeza at 15. With a gifted ear for underground sounds and always eager to push her sonic boundaries, she has opened for artists such as Stellar Om source, Carl Finlow, Valesuchi and more.
Pushing her sonic boundaries further and constantly evolving her sound, Alina was in the line up for Regenerate's Far out Left festival which partnered with Amsterdam's famous Red light fm, and was also in the line up for Bangalore's very own music festival, Echoes of Earth.
- Deepak B