Trace • Nico* ‎– Cells

No U-Turn ‎– NUT019
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM


A1 Cells
AA1 Copies

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℗ 1997 No U-Turn Records Ltd.
© 1997 No U-Turn Records Ltd.

On sleeve:
Published by NKS/Westbury

On center label:
Published by NKS/Westbury Music

Design by TKG @ No U-Turn Art.

Both 'Cells' and 'Copies' contain dialogue sampled from the anime movie 'Ghost In The Shell'.
Sample appears with kind permission of Manga.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 033983 000069
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5033983000069
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A1, etched): NUT 019 A1 PR-CED C F.A.
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side AA1, etched): NUT 019 B1 PR-CED E

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
NUT 019 Trace & Nico Cells(12", Promo, W/Lbl, Sta) No U-Turn NUT 019 UK 1997 Sell This Version
NUT 019 Trace & Nico Cells(12", TP, W/Lbl, Sta) No U-Turn NUT 019 UK 1997 Sell This Version


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May 1, 2016
The breaks on Cells are unique - very stiff and slathered in reverb, but unlike any drums I've heard before. Reece bass near the end doesn't seem to fit, and seems to have been added in as an afterthought. But overall, cool dark vibes, and definitely cleaner-sounding than most of the stuff on Torque. 'Copies' isn't bad, a stepping, skipping drum pattern and subtle acid touches - kind of like Optical meets DJ Krust.


June 30, 2012

An awesome collaboration between DJ Trace and Nico with possibly one of the longest build ups in D&B history, on 'Cells', and what a 'Reece' drop too! 'Copies' is no slouch either.

The dialogue featured in both tracks is lifted from Masamune Shirow's 'Ghost In The Shell' anime movie.

A - 'Cells repeat the process of degeneration and regeneration'. 'All things change in a dynamic environment'.

AA - 'A copy is just an identical image. There is the possibility that a single virus could destroy an entire set of systems and copies do not give rise to variety and originality'.