Actif depuis 2007, Pangaea est l’une des trois têtes pensantes du label Hessle Audio, aux côtés de ses amis Ben UFO et Pearson Sound rencontrés alors qu’ils étudiaient à l’université de Leeds. En tant que producteur, Pangaea est passé par plusieurs labels prestigieux comme Hemlock Recordings ou encore Hotflush Recordings. Sa musique mêle Garage, Expérimentale foisonnante et Bass Music pour s’aventurer jusque dans les territoires Techno.
As one third of the team behind Hessle Audio, it’s fair to say that Kevin McAuley’s had a notable impact impact on the world of modern electronic music over the past 5 or so years. Writing music as Pangaea, his early tracks like ‘Router’ distilled an ear for picking swirling vocal samples into a sort of broken 2-step, creating hauntingly beautiful tracks that hit heavy on a dancefloor with their swung drums and heady melodies.
His sound has continued to mutate, with his second extended work Release marking him out as one of the more ruffneck producers out there in the post-everything swamp that dubstep left behind. Infusing his music with the bombastic confidence of burly jungle and hardcore records and leaning little on the templates of what other producers are flirting with, you’ll almost certainly recognise a Pangaea record when you hear it. His DJ sets reflect that sort of celebrated outsider standing perfectly.