Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Great moments in Russian art:

- April 15, 1869: Leo Tolstoy submits final installment of War and Peace

- June 8, 1985: Mikhail Baryshnikov stars in the chronically underrated White Nights

- September 6, 1997: French musician Jean Michel Jarre connects directly to MIR space station during concert for 3.5 million in Moscow

- September 19, 2006: Tiga receives a copy of Destroy by The Proxy

 Destroy - Proxy [Most Fancied]

Proxy is a Russian electronic artist who's innovative raw bassy sound has been tearing up the blog-o-sphere for a while now. The song that's been most popular has been his song Raven which has been getting love from tons of other artists including Erol Alkan. Erol's been using it in his sets, and until now all you could find was a rip of Raven from one of his sets. Thankfully I found a good version with no cheering or other songs mixed in. This is the real thing.

Raven - Proxy [Most Fancied] 

Next is his song Dance in Dark where he shows more of that raw pounding bass. In this one he also shows off some sampling skills. This also got a remix from Hostage who I've been listening to a lot lately. This remix almost sounds like it could have come form Herve or Foamo, but instead it's Hostage who you may find to be just as good. I'm hoping I'll get around to posting more of his stuff really soon.

Dance in Dark - Proxy [Most Fancied]

Here are some more of his original work. It all uses a similar pounding bass-line with some wobbly electro sounds that work so well together. He using sampling again in some of 'em, and he does it well. All of these are top quality Russian electro, and I can't wait for his first album which I have heard does exist so hopefully that'll be out within the next year. There hasn't been an artist who's originals I've gotten so excited about maybe since Justice. Then again my memory has failed me before.

Now i know you're thinking this guy Proxy is amazing! He does such great stuff! He couldn't possibly do anything else! But oh boy, he does remixes. Yes he does. He hasn't done a whole ton of 'em, but enough to keep me happy. We already gave you a taste of his remixes in our Chromeo post, and were back with more.

First are his two remixes for Boys Noize, only one of which was actually on Oi Oi Oi Remixed. Although the Don't Believe the Hype remix wasn't on there don't ignore it. It's just as good if not better than the other Boys Noize remix. Both are really great, and you can tell that Proxy tried to really keep Boys Noize sound there while incorporating his own. And it works very well. I'd love to hear a collaboration from them, but hey if that never happens we've still got these.

Lastly is his remix for Moby of I Love to Move in Here. It's not quite as good as the Crookers remix, but Proxy still does his thing. t sounds almost like Proxy just took one of his originals and put it under the song, but it sounds really good. He used the original track well, but really kinda just took it apart, and almost made it his own track. It's very fun, and well made. He's also supposed to have some new remixes on the way, I believe one of Digitalism, which I'm excited for so I'll keep you guys updated on that.

One response to “Proxy”

Anonymous said...

the proxy track is a rip from someone else's mixtape, so its definitely not the real thing. fuck, its the best sounding rip ive heard! all you need to do is edit out the dude saying..."todddddddd" in the background during the massive build and youre set!