Perc is one of electronic dance music’s reference points: an internationally touring DJ, label owner and one of the finest producers around. For London-based Perc, aka Ali Wells, his rise to prominence has seen him releasing atmospheric drone and premium techno since 2002. It was pretty clear that he was headed for good things when James Holden supported one of his early demos. As usual, Holden wasn’t wrong.
In 2007 things started to get seriously interesting when Perc was noticed by the tastemaking Kompakt records. With the release of “Up” to massive critical acclaim remix requests flooded in and Perc was invited by DJ Hell to remix “Buttersäure”.The result was an industrially fortified techno remix that sparked interest across the scene.Particularly for Adam Beyer who approached Perc to ask for a release on his Drumcode imprint. That year the brilliant “Sticklebrick” EP came out on Drumcode, which lead to another remix for a heavyweight, this time Trentemøller. By the end of 2007 Perc was rightly established at the forefront of global electronic music.
His label, Perc Trax, was started in 2004 as a way for Perc to release his own productions, but it’s organically evolved into much more than just that. Under Perc’s careful guidance it’s developed a cutting edge core roster of Sawf, Forward Strategy group, Perc, Donor / Truss with heavyweights like Samuli Kempi guesting. With parties in London, Miami, Glasgow, Mexico, it’s clear that there are people in every corner of the globe with an ear to the ground, listening for where the eclectic Perc Trax will go next.
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