Perc Trax present three new tracks from techno junkie, Drax. The 3rd Decade sees the release of Drax’s first new material since 2002. The tracks are heavy, driving techno cuts which can’t help but remind me of Trainspotting’s heavy soundtrack. The three tracks on this 12” would be a fine soundtrack to the heaviest of ‘90s fuelled raves and they act as the pulsating highlight to any DJ’s techno playlist. Awesome stuff.
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- PTL005 / Limited clear vinyl 12" in poly-bag with insert on Perc Trax Limited. aka Thomas Heckmann!
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If you were a techno head in the mid 90’s you’ll know full well that Thomas Heckmann’s Drax releases on Trope used to properly do the business on the danceloor. I for one have fully lost my shit to ‘Phosphene’ ‘Amphetamine’ etc. innumerable times. So it’ll please both weary ravers and techno fiends anew to discover that after Perc Trax served up some remixes of ‘Phosphene’ there’s three new cuts from Heckmann out on Perc Trax Limited on clear wax.
‘Acid Brick’ is that good olde acieed Grandma used to bake - yet there's nothing particularly retro or regressive happening here. The twisting and warping, searing 303 action, reminding me of Woody McBride, Mike Dearborn’s stuff on Djax and a bit like ‘Squeeze’ from Neil Landstrumm’s ‘Brown By August’ but unmistakably a Heckmann production for 2015.
‘Razorblade’ gets busy with rock solid funked up drums, thunderous bassline, alarm like bells, fizzing synths and the sound of a pissed off malfunctioning ED209.
Meanwhile ‘Low Machine’ is a chunky slab of heavy, futuristic, screeching electro that’s been getting spins from Dave Clarke. After 20+ years in techno, Heckmann still knows how to rock a party and proves he’s as relevant as ever. Huge sound to all three tracks with absolutely pristine production - The man's a wizard in the studio.
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