Beatport Live

Perc joins Beatport Live on Friday, February 22

By Ross Jackson

On Friday, February 22, Beatport Live presents UK techno talent Perc. Having gained early recognition for his hit “Up” on Kompakt, Perc went on to catch the ears of Richie Hawtin, Luciano, Chris Liebing, Slam, John Digweed, Green Velvet, Erol Alkan, Steve Lawler, and many more. That critical and peer acclaim led to him being signed to bona fide techno powerhouses like Ovum, Drumcode, and CLR. As well, his own label, Perc Trax, has become a force in itself.

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Weekend Weapons…Perc

By zack rico

Alistair Wells aka Perc [a] smashed his way into my student bedroom back in 2004, with the massive ‘Ice Cream For Kenton’, and I’ve tracked the Londoner’s production career ever since.

A true underground head, Londoner Perc rarely steps out of the techno shadows, even though his productions have landed on some of techno’s leading labels like Kompakt, Drumcode, CLR, and Traum.

As expected, over the years Perc’s sound has changed. From tech flavoured progressive house, he dabbled in tech house, acid breaks, and melodic moments along the way, and more recently he has become adept at creating big room techno bangers such as 2007′s ‘Up’ (produced alongside Fractal), and the evil metalic shuffle of ‘Cylinder Swing’.

Today, Perc’s sound has moved towards the dark and heavier dub side of techno, as championed by the crew surrounding Berghain and Sandwell District.

His recent ‘Mathlete’ EP on Ovum Recordings – the 200th release for Josh Wink’s label – dragged its feet through sleazy machine-driven fog, and as these five Weekend Weapons show, Perc is refining the sound in his own unique way through his DJ sets, Perc Trax label, and productions.

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