Originally tucked away as the B2 on a various artists EP on Don’t, Matt Whitehead’s ‘A Is For Acid’ has grown into a sleeper hit on the London techno scene, thanks to Truss and then Perc championing the track in their sets and Blawan playing it in his Boiler Room set from May last year. Now the track gets the full release it deserves on Perc Trax’s new club focussed sub-label. First up Perc takes the original mix and roughs it up distorting the acid lines, hihats and cymbals and sliding a layer of sub-bass under the kick, next Perc serves up a more radical interpretation, twisting the original’s acid lines around one of his trademark metallic percussive grooves. Ruling over the B-side is Avian / R&S star MPIA3 (aka Truss) who turns in a full cover version of the original, using no samples from the original mix. Based around his trademark hellish kick and jackin’ synth lines, all manner of drops and breaks demonstrate the MPIA3 sound at its most euphoric.
A1 Perc Redux:
A2 Perc Mod Mix:
B1 MPIA3 Definition:
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