Perc @ La Cheetah, 19 Nov

Preview by Calum Sutherland | 28 Sep 2011

Pounding pounding techno music comes to La Cheetah this week in the form of bass throbbing tub-thumper Perc. With releases on Kompakt, Adam Beyer’s Drumcode and in his role as head of influential label Perc Trax as well as one of CLR’s main men, UK born Ali Wells established himself as one of modern techno’s safest pair of hands long ago. Fortunately for all, that safe pair of hands can do some pretty terrifying things to a soundsystem and the cochleae of all those in the surrounding area. 

With a sound that is generally seen as something of a driving, relentless force, embodied by tracks from the likes of Perc Trax signing Sawf, Wells has never been afraid of experimentation and has continually twisted the expectations and perceptions of the global community. By meandering from the bare bones industrial sounds of techno’s origins to the dubbed out broken beats he’s able to contort the dancefloor into shapes only thought up in the dimly lit rooms of afterparties (and coming to an area near you soon!). His debut album Wicker and Steel hit the ground running earlier this year and the widespread response to the release has seen this 4/4 behemoth go from strength to strength. Expect fireworks (not literally, it’s a club).

La Cheetah, 19 Nov 11pm - 3am £10 on the door, £7 adv