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In Session

Perc & Truss

An exercise in unbridled techno

  • Mixmag
  • 12 February 2015

Perc & Truss' In Session mix is an exercise in unbridled techno.

Recorded during a set at the Ribbon Club in Terracina in January, it begins with the pair in full flow, their signature distorted kicks hurtling out of the trap as soon as you press play. And it doesn't let up for a whole hour, a tsunami of energy unleashed from the DJ booth of a venue situated in a picturesque Italian seaside town.

Actually, that's a lie. There are slight moments of 'downtime'. Like at the 48 minute mark, when a spew of high voltage electricity turns into a tightly coiled beat and begins to bang. It's as much of a lull in the brutal (but brilliantly fun) sonics as you're going to get and you can hear the crowd enjoying the gnarled drop, clearly mesmerised by what's going on, roaring their appreciation as Perc & Truss summon an ungodly hailstorm.

That's what they do and it's absolutely triumphant. No prisoners techno for those who want to bury their mind and body in searing productions that gallop at breakneck speed. Both have been releasing music since the noughties and have become bastions of a rough, tough British sound.

Last year saw Perc celebrate 10 years of his Perc Trax label, an imprint he's made sure is dedicated to unearthing and promoting some of the rowdiest dancefloor music around. 'Slowly Exploding', a two-disc CD compilation, was released to commemorate the landmark, serving up a slew of new music from the label's roster as well as Perc's first commercially available mix. The party continues this month in London, with a homecoming gig at which Perc and Truss will again join forces. If you like what you hear here, then you'll know where to go to enjoy the pair's next demolition session.

Catch Perc & Truss at the Slowly Exploding party at Corsica Studios on February 28, tickets here

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