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Not-So-Bitter Music: Ali 'Perc' Wells On His Favourite 13 Albums
Tonka Tonka , May 10th, 2017 09:26

We've sent that young rascal Tonka to interview Ali Wells about the albums that made him Perc, from Huey Lewis & The News to Pete Swanson, Aphex, and how Iron Maiden made his kick drum mockery-proof


The Micronauts - Bleep To Bleep
The Micronauts were a Paris duo, who came to my attention during the rise of Daft Punk and the Chemical Brothers. Their sound was a slow pummelling of distorted drum machines and acid lines. They made me realise than you can have power in music without speed. Bleep To Bleep is their only album as a duo, and at the time was one of the most extreme things I had ever heard. The fact that it was signed to Virgin's Science label made it all even more enticing. At a time when a lot of drum & bass acts were getting signed to majors and often softening their sound or adding a lot of vocals to make their music work as an album, The Micronauts went completely the other way. It's machine music at its most raw and grinding.