nihil est means „nothing“ in latin. the title for sawfs new ep on code is law fits perfect for the unsearchable artist sawf with his mysterious essence and sound! since he’s howling with the “wolves” on the so titled sampler, sawf is back with his massive and unmistakable sound. nihil est comes to fill dark places and lost spaces with its ritual rhythm, surrounding twilight vocals and brings tripping parts as well as huge bass storms and killer synthesizer lines! this ep will blow minds – not only on the dancefloor!
vanila is a new born label based in athens greece, its purpose is to explore the relationship between sound, blashphemy and anomaly. the first release is coming from sawf, the athenian producer known from his releases on perc trax, modal ananlysis and code is law. the release includes four original tracks that capture perfectly the wide range of his production skills and the sound of a newly shaped scene in the greek capital.
sonic ep is the second contribution of sawf to the modal analysis catalogue. the greek producer, and core member of the modal analysis roster, delivers a mind-blowing 4-tracker with a clear intention to interpret an industrial-noise aesthetic from a techno perspective. sonic#1 is a cut from the intro of sawf’s live set, offering a powerful combo of processed vocals and distorted soundscapes. sonic#2 comes as a long and stepping beast that creates the uncomfortable feeling of a horror movie soundtrack. on the b side, sonic#3 blends blurry vocals with rhythmic industrial elements on a breath-taking bass-line, while sonic#4 presents sawf’s charisma on impro-noise compositions. *sonic#4 was recorded at ‘sonic shelter studios’ in athens.
the second of the three vinyl eps featuring tracks from perc trax’s ‘slowly exploding’ compilation groups together three of the label’s main artists and closes with a producer making his perc trax debut. the a1 slot goes to label boss perc, whose ‘hyperlink’ builds on the sound of the dancefloor tracks of his last album with a huge kick giving way to swooping 8-bit chords whilst sawf’s ‘goves’, already tried and tested by perc over the last few months is an unrelenting breakbeat monster. on the b-side truss delivers one of the stand-out tracks of this series, with the surgeon supported analogue juggernaut that is ‘brockweir. closing things off is drvg cvltvre, who lowers the tempo but not the intensity with one of his trademark 303 workouts.
and when he had opened the fourth seal, i heard the voice of the fourth beast say, come and see. and i looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was death, and hell followed with him. and power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. (revelation 6:7-8)
after his recent remix of radial s caveman we hereby present a full ep by the mysterious greek producer sawf, who has been on our radar since his impressive releases on perc trax. on this 43rd cut we are happy to present you three original tracks, completed with a remix by radial. supported by: luke slater, speedy j, chris liebing, xhin, exium, christian wunsch, pfirter, samuli kemppi, tommy four seven, inigo kennedy
the third modal analysis ep, sand, comes from the talented greek producer sawf, who has a number of releases on perc trax. sawfs two original tracks for ma expose the listener to a deep, industrial environment. offering a modular interpretation of sand #1 is belgian sound designer (and one-half of experimental duo sendai) yves de mey.
cronlog, new label by rocco caine starts straight away with two very special tracks somehow dark and deep but definitely groovy and, of course, in the best deep- and dubtechno style and thats not all, another extremely interesting track to come is a dub rework from sawf (perc trax). almost a dj tool for its functionality and remarkable elements, this track shouldnt be missing in any techno set!
full 11 track cd album from perc trax mainstay sawf. packaged in deluxe metal tin with card insert / foam insert to protect the cd. limited stock only. perc trax is proud to unveil the debut album from mysterious greek producer sawf. it was just over 2 years ago when sawfs first demo arrived at perc trax. the email contained little information and sawf claimed it was the first time he had ever sent his music to a label. from the first listen to those early tracks it was clear that sawf was something different. his music was tough and industrial with easily enough individuality to raise it above the then current glut of generic mnml and washed-out dub techno. after initial releases sawfs bloody minded take on techno was starting to build momentum. two further eps followed, each widening sawfs palette of sounds to take in house and broken beat influences without his sonic aesthetic ever being compromised. so now we find ourselves with >flaws<, 11 tracks of pure sawf. heavy rhythms, dense atmospherics and one mans crystal clear vision of how techno should sound in 2011. across the dance floor tracks, techno, house and broken beat rhythms fight for your attention as cut-up vocals and soundtrack string lines glide over the beats.
plastik people call on west country deep house veteran andy compton, who took a leaf through his box of dats to dig out some previously unreleased jams from the vaults that should get all lovers of classic feel good jams popping with glee. sawfunk is an infectious uptempo jam with a funky edge in the cheeky bassline coursing throughout. dark disc has a moodier flavour to it, with a bit of that us soul heat rubbed into its loins. will you wait for me gets into a twitchy garage swing and holds it down for the duration, organ stabs, dx7 bass and all.
meer is the experimental and ambient project of the techno rave producer ambre. in between industrial sonorities, occult rhythms, arabic references and electric guitar improvisations, meer aims to combine the occidental and oriental cultures. through dark atmospheres inspired by his north african roots, he composes his first ep on voidance recordings, -yawm alhissab, rabbok sayakouno aadowok ».
kondaktor, the athenian producer who made his debut last year at further records, releases music for the sixth modal analysis record. signal ep includes two original tracks signal #1 and signal #2 which were created through the manipulation of field recordings, that are structured as a collage of sounds delivering a deep and claustrophobic sensation. on the other side of the record, sawf and anfs construct two versions of the tracks taking a more industrial and rhythmic approach to the existing works
perc trax vs. polegroup is a collaboration between percs imprint perc trax and polegroup, in which each of the labels champions their recognizable dark techno sound, with their own clear identity and vision of the current techno scene.
for the second release on his young label, code is law, moerbeck has brought together four producers who all in different ways converge on the idea of >wolves<. eomac demonstrates his exquisite sense for harmonies, sawf spirals into the convolutions of your brain with his vocal track on >system< and the newcomers janzon and hound scales slip in their take on industrial sounds. four tracks with emotional depth that create a powerful pressure on your chest that you cant evade. … the wolves are coming
audio assault 42 sees the long awaited return of label-owner radial, who after his heavily supported material on labels such as numb, token, mote-evolver, perc trax and dole-gate, delivers the goods once again with an impressive release which has quality written all over it. besides the two original tracks caveman and vandal, which both have the well-known distinctive and subtile radial characteristics, theres also a remix by sawf, known for his excellent work on perc trax and audio assault co-owner bas mooy, who has had a very productive year so far. supported by the advent, ben sims, speedy j, luke slater, dave clarke, mark broom, tommy four seven, perc, gary beck, oliver way, chris finke, black asteroid
SLOWLY EXPLODING - 10 YEARS OF PERC TRAX 2004 - 2014 (2CD)
2 cds!! 10 years of perc trax !! cd2 mix by perc
• deluxe double cd package of exclusive new tracks for the perc trax 10 year anniversary celebrations !
• also includes a 60 minute, continuous retrospective dj mix of the label’s back catalogue from the man himself, perc
• vinyl releases of the new titles to follow these coming months
capsize recovery takes the listener on a ride through a very dark universe of gloomy sounds and atmospheres. the eight rather longish tracks of the album are characterized by senkings epic signature sounds - creepy hovering bass lines, clean and slowed down drums, paired with oscillating and sometimes fierce synth melodies and shots. with his extremely deep and dubby arrangements that explore the depths and abysses of bass heavy music, he again is able to create soundscapes that convey a subtle sense of unease or even fear, as if they were the soundtrack to a mysterious and disturbing film