PROXY, Collusion (EP)
With his new EP Collusion, veteran Russian dance producer Proxy brings you four songs with fellow conspirators DZA, Armadine, The Paxmen, and the world renown A.C. Slater for a variety of dance music flavours in the progressive and future bass genres. And I’ve gotta say that the joint experiences between Proxy and A.C. Slater are in full bloom on “Have Some Fun”, which is a no-brainer for clubs. It’s one rollicking progressive house track that doesn’t want to let up, reminding me of some songs by Australian duo The Presets. Proxy and The Paxmen also create a fun dance floor trip with “Fitness”, which offers up the humour you’d find in a Showtek track carried by infectious an infectious rhythm and a quirky female vocal that says the title as “feet-ness”. Proxy’s collaboration with Armadine, “No More”, is slick UK-influenced house, but “Poltora” with DZA misses with being a bit too obtuse for me. Proxy has proven himself over the years at many of the biggest worldwide festivals and although he’s never really been away from the scene, there’s no doubt that this EP will re-establish him with club DJ’s and attract many new fans.