FACT mix 426: Perc

The Perc Trax boss toasts his superb new album with a high-octane session for FACT.

Ali Wells has been releasing music for the best part of a decade, but The Power and the Glory may be his finest moment yet. Described by FACT’s Angus Finlayson as “exploring various states of intensity with skill and subtlety”, it’s a million miles from the legions of run-of-the-mill industrial techno spods doing the rounds, countering the sexlessness of many of Perc’s supposed peers with sweat, instinct and urgency.

Perc’s FACT mix centres around producers that he, presumably, feels an affinity with – it’s easy to draw the links between his music and the burnt-out 4×4 of Blacknecks and Container, after all – but there’s plenty of light in amongst the darkness here too. After all, what’s two hours spent grinding your teeth if you can’t chuck your hands in the air at the end of it?



Tracklist:

1) Pino Donaggio – School In Flames (Carrie OST) – United Artists
2) Max Cooper – Impacts (Perc Remix) – Fields
3) Perc – Take Your Body Off (Tessela Remix) – Perc Trax
4) Eschaton – Kali – Token
5) Young Male – Finesse – Work Them Records
6) Paul Mac – Grand Statement – Teng Records
7) Miss Modular – Reflector Pack (4/4) – Her Records
8) Paul Du Lac – Backstreet Boy – Bio Rhythm
9) Liss C – Concepts – 030 Recs
10) Perc – 405 (Unilever Dub) – Pole Group
11) Furfriend – Endless September (Perc Remix) – Perc Trax
12) Alien Rain – 4A – Alien Rain
13) Blacknecks – Hotline – Blacknecks
14) Exium – 96.1 Mhz – Nheoma
15) Adam Beyer – Tasty Bits A1 – Drumcode
16) Nitzer Ebb – Murderous (Phil Kieran Remix) – Mute
17) Ritzi Lee – Detect Signal – Belief System Records
18) Perc – Dumpster – Perc Trax
19) UHF – UHF – XL
20) Container – Complex – Liberation Technologies
21) Forest Swords – Onward – Tri Angle