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Mantis Radio 91 – Perc

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We’ve a big guest this week in the shape of Perc who dropped by our Darkfloor studio in London for a live showcase. Bringing with him a bumper crop of heavy techno hitters. In hour one, music from Acroplane, Objekt and Radiohead, Mark Archer and DMX Krew, Mobthrow, Aphex Twin, Butterz, Cooly G, and more.

Boyd Nice – BIRTHDAYBLOODBATH [unreleased]
Voltek – Midland Mainline [Acroplane]
Imminent Starvation – Aries [Ant-Zen]
Radiohead – Bloom (Objekt remix) [Ticker Tape]
wk[es] – Breed [Hz-records]
Cooly G – Phat Si [Hyperdub]
GabeeN – Lost Soul (George Lanham remix) [unreleased]
Drugstore – Udayan [Cicuta Netlabel]
Mat Lionis – Beat Runner [Dakoa Records]
Vegim – Libirium [Cicuta Netlabel]
Mark Archer – Frequency (DMX Krew’s Asylum Seekers remix) [Balkan Vinyl]
DJ Madd – Detroit Skank [Boka Records]
Doctor Jeep – Level II [Endfence]
Trim – Notice Now (Chemikal Recipe remix) [Butterz]
Mobthrow – Flashback [Mindtrick Recordings]
Chordata – Griffin [unreleased]
Kidchameleon + Casual Breakin’ – Songs of Praise [On A Break Records]
Aphex Twin – 54 Cymru Beats (Maily edit) [unreleased]

Perc – Pre-Steel (Tengui remix) [Perc Trax]
Developer – Programmer [Modular Recs]
Marcel Dettmann – Transition One [Ostgut Ton]
Raeyk – Asleep (Dario Xenker remix) [Varianz]
Andrea Di Rocco – Left Hand (Perc Tool) [IWW Music]
ASC – Capsule [Perc Trax]
Darkcell – Dusty (Perc remix) [Fluxus]
Planetary Assault Systems – Wriss [Ostgut Ton]
Hans Bouffmyhre – Closed Circuit [Perc Trax]
DJ Slip – Detroit Moves To Berlin [Kanzleramt]
Donor / Truss – Endo 3 [Perc Trax]
Northern Structures – Boltz [Sonic Groove]
Marcel Dettmann – Transition Two [Ostgut Ton]
Conrad Van Orton – Shattered [Key Records]
Truncate – Truncate 21 (DJ Hyperactive remix) [Truncate]
Exaltics – Creep Over [Bunker]
Sawlin – Painfull [Ten Label]
Conrad Van Orton – Shattered [Key Records]
Ancient Methods – Confused Voltage [Ten Records]
DJ Slip – Area Boys [Kanzleramt]
Perc – Start Chopping (Tommy Four Seven remix) [Perc Trax]
Sigha – HF029B2 [Hot Flush]

Featured Guest

No doubt any of you with the merest of interest in techno will be aware of who Perc is. An internationally touring DJ and with his debut album Wicker and Steel and a string of on-point tracks behind him, an ever-growing force in production. He also heads up the label Perc Trax which in the past 2 years in my opinion has really found it’s voice delivering consistently high-grade techno workouts with work from Sawf, Forward Strategy group, Perc, Donor / Truss together with heavyweights like Samuli Kemppi guesting.

his rise to prominence has seen him releasing atmospheric drone and premium techno since 2002. It was pretty clear that he was headed for good things when James Holden supported one of his early demos. As usual, Holden wasn’t wrong.

It was in 2007 that things started to get really interesting for Perc as the influential Kompakt took notice releasing Up with a invite to remix DJ Hell’s Buttersäure landing on his lap shortly after. Serving up an ‘industrially fortified techno’ remix produced yet more interest culminating in remix work for Beyer’s Drumcode and Trentemøller.

He’s played worldwide, from Mexico to Japan to the techno mecca that is Berlin’s Berghain.

Perc’s harddrive brims with tracks including his own productions and armfuls of tools. His sound? It’s a blend of the cream of current techno and choice selections from electronic music’s Birmingham and Detroit forefathers. When it comes to playing live Perc goes deep. He mixes purely his own productions both released and unreleased, reconfiguring them into driving sounds; drone becomes big room techno becomes broken-beat becomes groove. Perc creates DJ and live sets that are industrial landscapes optimized for the dance floor.

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