Born in the Russian port city of Vladivistok, near the North Korean and Chinese borders, then moving near Moscow as a teenager, Proxy makes dance music that’s relentless and brutal, but just on the right side of the line to keep you listening. He’s also a delightful character, making pronouncements like, “Men are disposable and weak. Why must art and dance music always seek to affirm that they have such great value? They do not, and will receive no such validation from me,” as he told MTV Iggy. The second half of his two-part debut album, called Music from the Eastblock Jungles (a Prodigy reference), comes out next week via Dim Mak and Turbo Recordings, and it’s a dark, raving monster.