Boomkat Product Review:
It’s debut album time for Panagaea, one of the pillars of Hessle Audio alongside Pearson Sound and Ben UFO, distilling a fine array of post-dubstep garage, grime and mutant techno variations with hardcore torque and hard-bodied production values.
Exploring the “feedback loop between the studio and the club”, Pangaea’s In Drum Play is rave music, if nothing else, tightening the screws at every angle in order to make everything affective and make you dance that bit better. Which is always a worthy endeavour.
Of its ten tracks we spy big dancefloor highlights in the pneumatic UK push ’n swing of Rotor Soap, the pendulous tribalist rolige of Lofty Can, and his big room steamer DNS, with slinkier, rugged pieces such as the grimy jag of Bulb In Zinc and the slower, serpentine Send It In lending the set an inimitably UK-rooted sense of trippy warehouse/basement darkness.