T.Power ‎– Turquoise / Mutant Jazz

SOUR ‎– SOUR 020
Vinyl, 12"

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A1 Turquoise
B1 Mutant Jazz (DJ Trace Remix)
Remix – DJ Trace

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SOUR 020 T.Power Turquoise / Mutant Jazz(12", Promo, W/Lbl) SOUR SOUR 020 UK 1995 Sell This Version



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May 19, 2008
Dance music history is littered with 'seminal' tracks. Instances where producers and musicians have employed something borrowed or something new. In the case of the DJ Trace's remix of T Power's Mutant Jazz, the something borrowed adage is well documented with the added firmament of creating something new. The track starts off as a minimalist rolling tune with chopped up beats, breaks and atmospherics; bass isn't introduced until 1:33. The coup de grace, and the element that gives the track its seminal status is the gargantuan distorted 'Reese' bass sound which kicks in at 2:35, looping in and out of the track from thereon in. The introduction of this component became the yardstick for future techstep releases (it is the backbone of No U-Turn's Torque compilation of 1997) and served to crystallise techstep as a new and important subgenre within drum and bass.