PERC – BITTER MUSIC REMIXED
Perc’s third album ‘Bitter Music’ pushed his sound to further extremes than ever before when released in April of this year, winning widespread acclaim and launching a worldwide tour to support it. Now the album returns with two EPs of interpretations from a diverse selection of remixers most of whom are new to Perc Trax.
This first EP of remixes takes in Head Front Panel’s constantly building, pulsating version of deep album moment ‘The Thought That Counts’, Hodge’s Bristol meets London meets Berlin stepping stake on ‘Chatter’ and a screwfaced broken version of album opener ‘Exit’ by rising Blackest Ever Black star Pessimist. Rounding off the EP is an experimental take on ‘I Just Can’t Win’ by the enfant terrible of the London avant-garde Dale Cornish.
The second EP opens up with Dax J, who has enjoyed a meteoric rise over the last few years and who here serves up an irresistible take on ‘Unelected’ fuelled by the driving energy his productions and sets have become famous for. On the B-side Stroboscopic Artefacts boss Lucy layers shifting textures over popping kick drums for a version of ‘Wax Apple’ that perfectly blends form and function. Closing these seven remixes is Matrixxman, himself another of the key break out artist of the last few years who takes control of ‘Rat Run’ and morphs in into a rolling drum track built on rolling toms and topped off with dubbed out elements of Perc’s original mix.
EP01 (release date: 15th December 2017)
A1. The Thought That Counts (Head Front Panel Remix)
B1. Chatter (Hodge Remix)
B2. Exit (Pessimist Remix)
Digital. I Just Can’t Win (Dale Cornish Remix)
EP02 (release date: 15th December 2017)
A1. Unelected (Dax J Remix)
B1. Wax Apple (Lucy Remix)
B2. Rat Run (Matrixxman Remix)