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LISTEN: Perc & Truss - Two Hundred
Laurie Tuffrey , July 24th, 2014 18:00

Title track of new collaborative LP, out now

Thump have got a first play of the opening track from Perc & Truss' new EP, Two Hundred, following up on last year's Spiker - take a listen above. Picking up on the tortured-squall vocals deployed on 'Take Your Body Off' from Perc's The Power And The Glory album this year, the track's as hardened a banger as you'd expect, drawing on YouTube clip of a ranting taxi driver for its sample, making for "the first protest song about getting on the London property ladder in dance music history", as Perc tells Thump editor Lauren Martin in the accompanying interview.

The pair also talk about the burgeoning "'UK techno sound'" and adopting a freer approach to recording, aiming to capture a track "warts and all" as it emerges. Says Truss: "Over the last two years I've been trying to write more 'mindlessly', as it were: to let instinct take over and not deliberate for too long over it all. However, in my solo stuff I've been trying to find a middle ground between that approach, and something a bit more considered. Some tracks I'll come back to after three weeks or so, and make changes as I see fit." Head to Perc Trax' Bandcamp to get hold of the record.

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