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Pcm biography

PCM were formed in 1990 by Neil Harvey and Nik Wells in Birmingham,UK Starting life as PCM Soundsystem, they began hosting parties in warehouses and empty buildings in the B'ham area and travelling to free festivals and outdoor parties with their sound. Playing an eclectic range of music from acid to hardcore to early jungle and often performing their own material live, they soon built up a large following in the emerging underground dance scene in the Midlands. After a nationwide clampdown on illegal parties in 1993, PCM started the infamous "CHAOS" club at local venue, the Moseley Dance Centre later moving it to the Circus club in Balsall Heath. With themselves as residents and playing hosts to guests such as Hyper On Experience (moving shadow), Dj Edge (edge/rabbit city), Ratty and Fallout, the club ran till '96 and achieved near legendary status as a mecca for those who liked their drum n bass dark and heavy. In 1995, PCM remixed "The End" by SCORN for their remix album "Ellipsis". Despite being relatively unknown and in the company of such luminaries as Coil, Meat Beat Manifesto, Autechre and Bill Laswell, the PCM mix gained excellent reviews both in the UK and abroad. This led to an ongoing relationship with Mick Harris which has seen PCM play with Scorn in France,Holland,Belgium,Germany,Czech Republic,Austria and Switzerland as well as a 12" ep on Harris' now defunkt Possible records and a solo project with Neil Harvey on Sub Rosa entitled 'Shortcut to Connect". Since then, PCM have had releases on labels like Law and Auder, Domino, Manifold and EST and have done gigs with Mike Paradinas, Aphex Twin, Luke Vibert, Scanner, Gary Clail, D'arcangelo, Zion Train, Lords of Acid and Test Dept whilst individually Harv has completed solo remix projects for Sub Rosa Records and international reggae artists Steel Pulse as well as touring the US with Scorn, Pigface Dead Voices on Air and FM Einheit. Nik has Dj-ed with the likes of Roni Size, LTJ Bukem, Nicky Blackmarket,Randall and is a resident at legendary techno club, House of God. PCM have also done several projects with Birmingham Jazz including the finales of Artsfest (massive annual Bham arts festival) in '98-'00 and a project called Edge of Motion with various Bham Jazz musicians (inc. Chris Bowden-ninja tune). PCM continue to play live on a regular basis. Recent live performances for local promotion organisations Capsule and Drop Beats Not Bombs have produced critical aclaim from the Independant online and The Wire magazine. This summer sees PCM making a debut appearance at The Glade Festival, with an appearance the week after at the now legendary Supersonic Festival with DJ Food and The Bug.

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