** Support from Untold, Lucy, Terence Fixmer, Forward Strategy Group, JD Twitch, Truss, Bas Mooy, Misc, Go Hiyama & more **
Mick Finesse returns to Perc Trax after the great success of his Tunnel Vision EP which with its floor wrecking remix from boss man Perc became quite the chart botherer earlier this year. Since then the Denver dweller has released an EP on Scottish art/noise powerhouse Broken20 and helped promote another successful Perc Trax showcase in his home city.
Now Mick returns with The Disaster Began During A Systems Test, 4 tracks of dense, filmic techno characterised by smudged atmospherics and buried vocal samples. From the string refrain of opener Meltdown to the 4/4 beats of Hatch 2A9 and Jettison this EP covers a lot of ground yet maintains a cohesive sound aesthetic.
Closing proceedings is a remix from Perc Trax new boy Pinion, another US based producer who is making waves thanks to his recent Engage 12 on Perc Trax. Adding beats that sit halfway between classic electro and vintage industrial, Pinions remix gives Meltdown a floor friendly edge without ever straying near to club techno clichés.