Perc returns to Perc Trax with Dirt, one of his most raw and uncompromising works to date. Across three versions of the track, one remixed in collaboration with rising US star EAS, Perc fuses together dry looped techno with caustic industrial sounds and just a splash of rave euphoria.
Opening up the release is the original mix of ‘Dirt’ layering searing top end percussion over cropped breakbeats before dropping unexpectedly to an unmistakable classic piano riff. The riff has been completely replayed and re-recorded rather than sampled and provides the kind of sudden jolt that Perc’s productions are famous for.
On the B-side Perc teams up with Los Angeles DJ and producer EAS who returns to the label for the first time since his devastating remix of Perc’s own ‘Dumpster’ in early 2021. Perc provides the beats and EAS serves up the 303 lines, as the hedonism of the original mix’s piano drop is swapped for a screw faced slice of warehouse acid. Rounding off the release is Perc’s own ‘Crowd Mix’ which focuses on the beats with additional layers of percussion and atmospheric crowd samples filling the space taken by the piano hook and acid lines of the first two mixes.
Dirt will be released as a hand-stamped white label release. This is the first ever white label release in Perc Trax’s history and is a one-time experiment which perfectly reflects how this track was put together.
The release was mastered by regular Perc Trax mastering wizard Matt Colton at Metropolis studios with Adult Art Club handling the visual presentation and design.
1. Dirt (Original Mix)
2. Dirt (Perc vs EAS Mix)
3. Dirt (Crowd Mix)