Our first guest mix for this month comes from Ukraine, courtesy of the latest signing to the Project Mooncirclelabel: Pavel Dovgal. Regular listeners will remember the name from recent shows by myself and Primus Luta, where we aired previews of his debut album for the label ‘Cassiopeia’. To celebrate the release of the album, which drops worldwide today, the man put together an exclusive mix for us entitled ‘Parade Your Planets’ – handily continuing the cosmic theme started by his album.
Pavel is definitely one of the more interesting producers to have touched our ears in recent months, with a sound that floats effortlessly between electronic hip hop and more folk and world music influences, all the while retaining a solid sonic identity – something which isn’t always the case in today’s hyper connected world. He’s drawn comparisons with the likes of Prefuse and fellow label mate Robot Koch, not bad for a new artist and definitely not far off either. His sound is obviously rooted in hip hop, and this mix reflects this with a majority of his own productions alongside Rhythm Inc favourites like Shigeto and Rustie.
‘Cassiopeia’ is available today from PMC – you can buy it directly from the label hereor at via any self respecting online shop.
For more on Pavel hit up his myspace or soundcloud and stay tuned for more extracts from his album in November shows. Next up this month we’ve got guest mixes from Japan courtesy of Eccy and Yosi Horikawa as well as a few other surprises and of course our regular shows. Stay tuned and for now just turn up the volume and enjoy an astral trip courtesy of Pavel. Don’t forget to go cop the album if your ears like what they’re getting.
Tracklist: 01. Pavel Dovgal – Intro 02. Pavel Dovgal feat. Fancy Mike – Los Angeles (V.3) 03. Ski Beatz – S.T.A.L.L.E.Y (feat. Stalley) 04. Pavel Dovgal – Unknown Track 05. Pavel Dovgal And Gala Clo – Happy Face 06. Pavel Dovgal – Cut Hardha / Unknown Track 07. Pavel Dovgal – Sacred Chants of Shiva(Pavel Dovgal Remix) 08. How To Dress Well – Ready For The World 09. Robot Koch – Patience 10. Shigeto– And We Gonna (Samiyam Chopsticks Remix) 11. Pavel Dovgal – Is on Fire 12. Rustie – Dragonfly 13. Dakha Brakha – Divka Marusechka (Pavel Dovgal ReEdit)