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 characterize 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 15 years.
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 monthly Rinse FM show, his Fabriclive CD, and at internationally-renowned clubs and festivals around the world.
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 Joy Orbison, James Blake, Anz, Call Super, Blawan and more.