Various ‎– Torque

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Torque
Trace* • Ed RushNico (4) Droid 6:31
Ed Rush • Nico* Sector 3 5:58
Ed Rush • Nico* Proton 6:37
Ed Rush • Nico* Mothership 7:05
Trace • Nico* Amtrak 6:51
FierceNico (4) Crystal 6:56
Ed Rush • Nico* Torque 6:20
Ed Rush • Nico* Technology 8:09
Trace • Nico* Damn Son 8:49
Trace • Nico* Squadron 7:24
The Live Ed Rush Mix
Trace • Nico* Amtrak 3:49
Ed Rush • Nico* Technology 6:22
Trace* • Ed RushNico (4) M.D.M 4:28
Ed Rush • Nico* Proton 4:57
Trace* • Ed RushNico (4) Droid 4:06
Ed Rush • Nico* Neutron 6:14
Trace • Nico* Damn Son 5:35
FierceNico (4) Crystal 4:29
Ed Rush • Nico* Mothership 4:28
Ed Rush • Nico* Torque 4:26
Ed Rush • Nico* Comatone 5:10
Nico (4) Lo 5:43
Trace • Nico* Squadron 4:39
Ed Rush • Nico* Technology (Boymerang Remix) 8:36

Versions (5)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
NUTCD01 Various Torque(CD, Album + CD, Mixed) No U-Turn NUTCD01 UK 1997 Sell This Version
NUTLP01, NUTLP001 Various Torque Sampler(12", Ltd, Promo, Smplr, W/Lbl) No U-Turn, No U-Turn NUTLP01, NUTLP001 UK 1997 Sell This Version
NUTLP01 Various Torque(3x12", Comp) No U-Turn NUTLP01 UK 1997 Sell This Version
NUTCD01 Various Torque(CD, Album + CD, Mixed) No U-Turn NUTCD01 UK 1997 Sell This Version
NUTCD01 Various Torque(CD, Album + CD, Mixed) No U-Turn NUTCD01 UK 1997 Sell This Version

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johannes.janeczek

johannes.janeczek

October 21, 2016
referencing Torque, 3x12", Comp, NUTLP01

absolutely essential album for all dnb heads. dark deep rollin bass and masterful drum programming by the masters of techstep themself.
soundbound_88

soundbound_88

September 2, 2016
referencing Torque, CD, Album + CD, Mixed, NUTCD01

Classic drum and bass. I don't have much more to say then what was allready said.
Great atmospheric music, at its best when mixed. It lade the blueprint for the later dark/tech d'n'b.
sicxx

sicxx

July 21, 2016
referencing Torque, CD, Album + CD, Mixed, NUTCD01
The whole album is absolutely flawless. Beautifully crafted, razor sharp production, every tune is light-years ahead of its time.
Sector 3 though, come on, this tune is straight up malicious. Spaced out, minimal... and brutal. Those sonar robotic horns, seriously, absolutely evil. This is drum & bass
krunchtime

krunchtime

April 11, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Torque, 3x12", Comp, NUTLP01

"Proton" always reminds me of "Sonar", "Mutant Revisited", "Cutslo"... That time. Who was first?
rebel78

rebel78

November 22, 2015
referencing Torque, 3x12", Comp, NUTLP01

i have a xtra copy with plate 3 having a different colour on the label side (dark red) than ,most of the pressings
drexcia2

drexcia2

May 7, 2015
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Torque, 3x12", Comp, NUTLP01
This needs no introduction. The best Techstep album ever created and dare I say one of the best Drum and Bass albums ever regardless of what genre. The other label being Emotiff which pumped out some awesome Techstep in my opinion Doc Scott was instrumental in the early development of the sound on account of Drumz and Shadow Boxing. He would of been a clear inspiration for many artist of the genre.
techstepper

techstepper

June 6, 2013
referencing Torque, 3x12", Comp, NUTLP01

The final word in techstep, this really is the ultimate collection of dark Drum & Bass. Every tune can be considered a classic, but stand outs have to be Lo and Damn Son, the latter in particular being a deliciously evil example of tension and release. The delayed drop is a master stroke, the Reece bass possibly the thickest and most indulgent of all NUT releases, the beats clatter and roll, like being in a cement mixer filled with rocks.

All in all, it's a fucking lethal album.
no_id

no_id

February 7, 2013
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Torque, 3x12", Comp, NUTLP01

This 3*12" is simply one of the best record of my collection, all genres included. Ambiences are f*cking enjoyable, heavy, nervous, all that in a really subtle way (no flood/unnecessary noise). Darker and more penetrating than many recent or "harder" stuff.
lastmarine

lastmarine

October 30, 2012
referencing Torque, CD, Album + CD, Mixed, NUTCD01
If you were there, you were there. If you weren't then sorry these days are gone! But fear not, you've stumbled across probably the best possible stop over for digusting underground tech-filth in existance :D! Torque is unquestionable, quintessentially D N B. unmatchable and completely timeless, No-U-Turn days wrapped up into one neat little album. Although there's plenty of massive chunes missing from the album, there's no better place to start.
Welcome to the darkside!