Perseus Traxx – Ethereal Journey [K006]

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Analog Superhero Perseus Traxx, known for his live performances and releases for Bunker, Chiwax, BOE, M>O>S> & Snuff Trax finally makes his way to the city of Chicago via Jordan Fields’ Klapmaster Records label. This was created based on a real life occurrence in Robin Hood’s Sherwood Forest.

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Perseus Traxx – Ethereal Journey [K006]

Perseus Traxx – An Apparent Horizon [CYBERDANCE016]

Cyber Dance Records are back on the attack with a fresh release from Perseus Traxx aka Nigel Rogers, a 4-track EP entitled after recent scientific developments ‘An Apparent Horizon’. It’s a firmly machine-based and totally jam-packed affair reflecting diverse sounds from the UK’s own rich history of electronic dance music, with elements from the classic Warp “deep space sound” prominent as much as the more usual 303-jacking acid house grooves in the vein of Baby Ford or Bam Bam. ‘Lost Dreams’ opens the record with a floaty dream-like hipnosis from the depths of space and sets the tone in magnificent style, followed up on Side A with the irresistible roll of ‘Reverse The Trend’ that takes the groove harder, further and deeperstraight off to the beyond. Dark strings reminiscent of old LFO, B-12 or Autechre vinyls from the early 90s propel us into Side B on ‘Darkness Stalks’, and then we’re transported onto the concluding track on the EP, ‘Distances’; an epic closer that opens with beautiful reverbed claps and acid squelches before diving into an inky black void of timeless space-travelling and slow-building tension that could surely echo hauntingly around any M25 rave in the depths of a late 1980s night.

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Perseus Traxx – An Apparent Horizon [CYBERDANCE016]

Sir Leon Greg – Warehouse Classics #3 [WAR003]

Sir Leon Greg (another incarnation of Perseus Traxx) jams out then reinforces some edits of forgotten classics with a raw & personal analogue treatment for a devastating full effect on the dance floor, that is a far cry from the proliferation of over-produced squeaky-clean software edits. These are basic, raw ideas thrown down quickly and capturing the energy on 1/4” tape.

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Sir Leon Greg – Warehouse Classics #3 [WAR003]

Perseus Traxx – Circuit Control (The Crystal Issue Cycle 2) [SOM/CIC002]

Solar One Music is back with their “The Crystal Issue” series. After Mantra’s debut now Nigel Rogers better known as Perseus Traxx presents his authentic chicago house on this series. Moody synths, rattling drum machines and bubbling Acid at its best. Two tracks for the dancefloor and for your mind.

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Perseus Traxx – Circuit Control (The Crystal Issue Cycle 2) [SOM/CIC002]

Operator Tracey / Perseus Traxx ‎– Nothing To Do With Us / Across The North Sea [F-Flash004]

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Unlike most other labels, Future Flash is identified by a medieval style wax seal bearing the label’s logo, meaning the records can only be played on one side. As such they are highly sought after collectors items and vanish from the market place very quickly. All vinyl comes stamped with the wax seal, and an ink stamp detailing the Artists and tracks, all contained within a paper sleeve and a disco bag. The fourth release includes two tracks by mysterious Operator Tracey and label man Perseus Traxx.

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Operator Tracey / Perseus Traxx ‎– Nothing To Do With Us / Across The North Sea [F-Flash004]

Nite Vision – Rise Above [PONR1301]

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The Nite Vision project from Craig Stainton and Nigel Rogers (aka Mantra/Myriadd and Perseus Traxx) returns for their third release to help kick off things for the Brand new label, Point of No Return. Rise Above is a 4 track 12 inch release thats takes inspiration from a dive to the depth of the 80s Chicago house. Each track brilliantly explores melancholy, and futurism with a strong sense of rhythm, while classic drum tones embrace the beauty of strings and pads, served with melodies that the heart will not forget. A classic, and definitely a must have record.

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Nite Vision – Rise Above [PONR1301]

Perseus Traxx – Goddesses Of Inspiration [FLR006]

The Muses are the nine Goddesses who promote literature, science and the arts; the personifications of inspiration. Though only named and assigned characteristics as recently as the Roman era, they were revered by the ancient Greeks, who documented that them as having been recruited by the Egyptian God Osiris as he passed through Ethiopia prior to embarking on a tour of Asia and Europe to teach the arts of cultivation to mankind. Its with this in mind that Perseus Traxx, makes his first release on Newcastles Flight Recorder label, delivering an ode to four of them directly rather than the forms they have inhabited while they visit him. Bubbling and cutting, heavy synths and dusty tones are jammed out live to tape, ranging from the playful to the stark as they characterise the appropriately named tracks. An ordered tangle of wires and patching in a unique set of acid-free sonic experiments, that sometimes feel as cold and edgy, as they do warm and carefree.

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Perseus Traxx – Goddesses Of Inspiration [FLR006]

Perseus Traxx – Deep Penetration Of The Feeble Mind [B3098]

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New and improved Bunker / Panzerkreuz Records! A 4 inlay with artwork by Perseus Traxx himself + red Bunker stamp! More drug-induced deep house for more deep penetration of that feeble mind, and as usual mr. Rogers delivers with the most authentic chicagoan ‘eighties’ jackin’ sound the year of the Lord 2013 may witness…

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Perseus Traxx – Deep Penetration Of The Feeble Mind [B3098]

Perseus Traxx – Bunker 3099 [BUNKER3099]

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Finally out of little Britain, ahum, sorry, out of little Paxton, Mr. Rogers is currently thriving on his newly acquired medication of high-quality codeine, all thanks to the benign blessings of the pharmaceutical industry: His house is definitely jackin’ it deeper and browner than ever before, almost sounding like a Ron Hardy shooting up at the end of a hard day’s night back in the days of the warehouse.

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Perseus Traxx – Bunker 3099 [BUNKER3099]

Perseus Traxx – Tales From The Night Sky Part 1 [MOS018]

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After his excellent and well-received Coded Emotion EP on the MOS label in late 2011, analogue fetishist Perseus Traxx returns for another MOS outing. It finds the producer in similarly classic mode, exploring the deep down depths of house and techno in his own fuzzy and hugely atmospheric way. ‘Gorgon’ has widescreen synths, tightly coiled synth lines and jagged beats all tussling with each other, whilst ‘Poseidon’s Monster’ is about chattering claps hanging above a synth line that twists and turns, implodes and explodes at whim. It’s focused and forceful at the same time as sounding some how human. On the flip, ‘Return To Seriphos’ is another dense soundscape, but one that invites you into its core thanks to the freeform analogue lines, contrast of rough with smooth and generally classy Chicago vibes. ‘Stranger Shores’ is less troubled and more reflective with bright melodic chords glowing from the centre of the track as warbling, swollen sub undulates all around them.

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Perseus Traxx – Tales From The Night Sky Part 1 [MOS018]

Perseus Traxx – A Girl Named Rebecca [CHIWAX007]

With releases under a range of pseudonyms (Orpheus, Sir Leon Greg, Nite Vision), once again Perseus Traxx unashamedly shows his nature on this release. Thoughts, feelings and emotions are by far the most important influences on music, and capturing moments then translating into a musical form he once again documents the more personal elements of his life, taking you deep. Perseus weaves a rich tapestry of emotions and desires using heavily weighted bass tones and skipping percussion that thread together with expansive strings and pads. These are married with more detailed melodies and modulated tones that shimmer in and out of the psyche as he uses analogue boxes and their warmth like a loom. This collection of music ranges from the deep and dreamy, to total transcendence within steady dance floor rhythms clothed in a warm yet spacious fabric of sound. Deep House, sometimes with a real sense of urgency that juxtaposes with itʼs inherent flights of fancy.

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Perseus Traxx – A Girl Named Rebecca [CHIWAX007]