Download of the Week: Perc, Cash 4 Gold

The “Berghain techno” tag has given rise to a bunch of boring, boomy techno, but it’s also put industrial influences, which once hugged the edges of techno like a pair of fitted combat boots, back into play. Perc Trax has been a tireless champion of these scuffed up, belligerent sounds for a while now, largely on the back of label founder Perc’s (Ali Wells’) own soot covered catalog. While the label continues to set new high watermarks for itself in 2012 (the new Forward Strategy Group material, for example), this year also sees Perc release his first solo record since 2011’s Wicker & Steel. A New Brutality also happens to be the source material for this week’s download, Perc’s “Cash 4 Gold.” Rather than charge ahead in 4/4, the tune’s corroded broken beats attack from all sides, scraping against humming live wires. Listeners also encounter a wavering apparition of a melody, almost like a hallucination so realistic you reach out for it. That’s what you get for staggering around abandoned buildings alone at night. Our thanks to Ali for making this one available for free. The EP is out June 29th.

Perc, “Cash 4 Gold”

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brian  on June 29, 2012 at 5:06 PM

nice one! my favorite track on the EP.

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