This week the Disc Breaks guest mix series is very pleased to be bringing you a stompin’ set from rising tech funk star Perpetual Present!
This guy caught my attention with Girls & Devices, a slab of a wicked tech funk riding on a solid groove that just works every time. The next serving was Neutralize the Acid / Nothing Real which again clicked all the right buttons, Neutralize being my pic with it’s low slunk groove and bleepy hypnotic lead. If you’re a fan of breaks that sits firmly between tech and funk then make sure you’re tuned in for this guest mix.
Neil Gray (aka Perpetual Present) – English producer, DJ and performer for a variety of electronic music genres. Influences come from a wide spectrum of styles and eras but generally the louder, fatter and funkier the better.
Making noises and experimenting with recording techniques since the mid 90s, Neil formed several bands in his misspent youth, playing either guitar, bass or drums. After graduating Electronics & Music Tech from York University in 2005 and discovering the delights of digital broken beats, he went on to help shape the direction of young label Acidphonic records.
Debut release ‘Discoteca’ in 2007 gained some underground support and recognition and demonstrated the progressive tech-funk breakbeat sound that is now associated with the label. The aim was simple; to provide some unique, chunky, dirty beats and bass for the modern dancefloor and beyond.
Support in the scene has grown steadily, charting no2 on trackitdown & Djdownload with ‘Red Light On’ and achieving a no1 spot with ‘Girls & Devices’ earlier this year. With Dj support from Plump Djs, General midi, Leeroy Thornhill, Ils, James Zabelia, Hexadecimal, BSD, Kultur, Toni Jarvis, expect to hear plenty of fresh tunes and remixes in the coming months.
Cheers to Perpetual Present for the wicked guest mix – if you didn’t catch it live, never fear, the archive is here
01. Future Funk Squad – Zones [En:Vision Recordings]
02. Product.01 – Ready 2 Rage (Vandal Remix) [Dead Famous]
03. Kiwa – Dynamite [High Grade Recordings]
04. Attack Release vs. Robosapiens – Trip (Fisso & Spark Remix) [Dead Famous]
05. Parallax Breakz – Faith (RMS & Peak Remix) [Ego Shot Recordings]
06. Lady Packa – Destination Paris [VIM Records]
07. Jurassik – Like This (Llupa Remix) [Yellow Finger]
08. Youthful Implants vs. Tigerfunk – Heatseeker (LuQas Remix) [Dead Famous]
09. Freeflow 45 – Ear Fracture [Bombtraxx Records]
10. Future Funk Squad & The Crystal Method – Isolate (Eshericks Remix) [En:Vision Recordings]
11. Ghettface, Yanix – Wikked Wayz (BETA Remix) [Ridiculoud]
12. Leftfield – Phat Planet (Kouncilhouse Remix) [CDR]
Guest Mix – Perpetual Present
01. Quadrat Beat – Spike
02. Perpetual Present – Red Light On
03. NAPT – Fortune (12 inch dub mix)
Atomic Hooligan – I Dont Care (accapella)
04. General Midi – Apollo 8
05. Perpetual Present – Meow
06. General Electric – On The Run
07. Perpetual Present – Use Your Mind
08. Fisso,Spark – You Are Right (Luqas Remix)
09. Perpetual Present – Neutralise The Acid
10. Far Too Loud vs Code Zero – Blackout (Headphonics Remix)
11. Luqas – Replicant
12. Hedflux – Music Is My Weapon
13. Fischerspooner – Emerge (Perpetually Peasant Breaks Bootleg)