The second split release on the Tokyo-based 10 Label features an insert with an unidentified woman looking out at a cloudy horizon. It looks like a typically Utopian 50s image, and is in stark contrast to the music that the accompanying record contains. With just one exception, Replay is home to a mix of tracks that skirt sideways around modern conventions and popular tropes. The sole contribution that feels like it belongs to another time is Steven Porter’s “Fundamental Belief”. It is realised with a typically contemporary noisy undercurrent, but the slow motion hip hop beats, bugged out vocal sample and sluggish sensibility that the arrangement exudes reminds this writer of trip hop from the late 90s
The UK techno producer will release his second album through his own Perc Trax label in February.
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Tuning into contemporary electronic music must have been a bizarre experience for Einstürzende Neubauten over the past few years. The German act, which was founded in Berlin long before the wall came tumbling down and acid house swept in, would be forgiven for pinching themselves in disbelief at some modern techno artists’ forays.
Perc, Matthew Herbert and Dalhous all feature on the second transmission from the Kyoto-based label.
The German industrial legends and Perc will supply the first release on the experimental-focused Perc Trax sub-label.
Two of industrial techno’s most recognisable names, Adam X and Perc, team up for a new project called AX&P.
Donato Dozzy, Bookworms, Perc & Truss, Beautiful Swimmers and Mark Fell provided some of this week’s notable highlights.
Leading into the impending release of Perc and Truss’ first collaboration, we have a 12” copy of Spiker to give away, plus a whole stack of other Perc Trax vinyl and CDs.
The pair talk to Juno Plus about their first collaboration on the Perc Trax Ltd sub label.
After close to a decade of running Perc Trax, Ali Wells finally succumbs to the temptation of expanding operations to include sub labels. Given the mother ship’s unpredictable path and its role in championing new artists, it’s no surprise that the first release on Perc Trax Ltd does not come from a household name.
It’s time for a rewind. Back during the dark days of loop techno, Paula Temple stood out against the tide of one-note bores. Why? Because in 2002, she released The Speck of the Future on the Materials label. That may seem like a minor detail, but don’t forget that she was the only artist apart from owner Chris McCormack to release on the imprint and that the searing industrial fury of “Contact” was eventually licensed by Jeff Mills for his 2004 Exhibitionist mix.
Public Information have announced a compilation of contemporary artists reinterpreting the music of early electronic pioneer F.C. Judd.
Perc Trax announce a new dancefloor specific sub-label, Perc Trax Ltd, with a second noise and experimental sub-label prepped to launch in June.
It’s payback time for Perc as he shifts roles from label A&R to remixer – but can his work across three remixes match up to the Factory Floor remixes of Forward Strategy Group? It’s hard to answer, not least because the reworkings from Butler, Colk and Gurnsey of tracks from Labour Division were subtle and insidious, while Perc chooses a more upfront approach to repay the favour.
Perc Trax have announced a new EP from rising techno talent Truss, featuring remixes from Skirt and label boss Ali ‘Perc’ Wells.
Here’s some news nobody was expecting: two of British techno’s most uncompromising producers appearing on one DFA release.
Probably the highest praise for artists of a certain disposition is that it’s impossible for their audiences to tell whether they are being serious or simply taking the piss. This kind of ambiguity is prevalent among all the great alternative artists from New Order/Joy Division, The Fall and Throbbing Gristle to Larry Levan, Regis and Shed.
Just when you thought that it was settling into a discernible path, Lucy’s label surprises again with the launch of the Stellate series. Available in metallic tins as well as in digital formats, it marks another fresh approach from the Berlin-based label. Whereas SA’s main modus operandi had focused on dub-influenced electronic music as well as the broken beat/abstract approach on its Monad series and album projects, Stellate heralds a new chapter in the label’s evolution. The compilation sees SA go ambient with a small a. If you’re looking for whale mating sounds set to sonic bleeps then this collection is likely to disappoint, but if you have a yearning for something more than the pounding austerity of contemporary techno, then Stellate is for you.