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Various - Torque


1FierceNico Crystal
2Trace • NicoSquadron
3Nico Lo
Featuring [Vibes] – Fierce
4Ed Rush • NicoProton
Featuring [Vibes] – Fierce
5Ed RushTraceNico Droid
6Ed Rush • NicoTorque
7Ed Rush • NicoDefect
8Trace • NicoDamn Son


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
NUTCD01Various Torque ‎(CD, Album + CD, Mixed)No U-TurnNUTCD01UK1997
NUTLP01, NUTLP001Various Torque Sampler ‎(12", Ltd, Promo, Smplr, W/Lbl)No U-Turn, No U-TurnNUTLP01, NUTLP001UK1997
NUTCD01Various Torque ‎(CD, Album + CD, Mixed)No U-TurnNUTCD01UK1997
NUTCD01Various Torque ‎(CD, Album + CD, Mixed)No U-TurnNUTCD01UK1997


  • Design [3d & 2d]Rob Chapman
  • IllustrationToby Brace
  • Lacquer Cut ByPorky
  • Recorded By, Mixed ByNico


Made in London, England.

Disc 1 & 2 play at 45RPM
Disc 3 plays at 33 RPM


  • Barcode: 5 033983 000038
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): NUT LP001 A¹ A PORKY PRIME CUT .
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): NUT LP-̶2̶-̶ 001 B¹ PRIMED - ED!
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): NUT-LP-̶2̶-̶ 001 C¹ A PORKY PRIME CUT .
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): NUT LP-̶2̶-̶ 001 D¹ PRIMED ✔
  • Matrix / Runout (Side E): NUT-LP-̶2̶-̶ 001 -̶B̶-̶ E¹ A PORKY PRIME CUT .
  • Matrix / Runout (Side F): NUT LP 001 F¹ PRIMED ✔


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – No U-Turn Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – No U-Turn Records Ltd.
  • Distributed By – SRD
  • Published By – NKS
  • Published By – Westbury Music
  • Lacquer Cut At – Porky's Mastering



IDOL Distribution от лица компании No U Turn Records и другие авторские общества 1. Various Artists - This is Drum & 1997 10 Songs. Various Artists. Dance . Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. 10 tracks 70:35. To favorites 3 Download album. Listen album. Thrash Metal Groove Metal. USA ThrashGroove Metal. Songs in album Torque - Torque 1996. Torque - . Various Torque. Label: No U-Turn 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. Thrash Metal. Torque USA-1. Band's List Thrash Metal Torque USA-1 Torque. Add the album's lyrics. Add an audio file. Torque USA-1 : Torque. Type Album. Released date 1996. Labels Mascot Records. Music StyleThrash Metal. Members owning this album9. Torque was an American thrash metal band from the San Francisco Bay Area that was formed in 1994. The band consisted of Phil Demmel Machine Head, Vio-lence on lead guitar and lead vocals, Ray Vegas on rhythm guitar, bassist Deen Dell and drummer Mark Hernandez. Torque released three demos between 1994 and 1997 the self-titled debut album, released on Mascot Records in 1996, stands as their sole studio release

Various - Torque
Performer: Various
Genre: Electro
Title: Torque
Country: UK
Released: 1997
Style: Drum n Bass
MP3 album: 2426 mb
FLAC album: 2268 mb
Source: 3 × Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, 45 RPM, Compilation
№ Cat: NUTLP01
Label: No U-Turn

Isn't the last sound from Squadron the bass sound used by DRS in "Puppeteer"?
I really hate what techstep did the music. However looking back, I really do like this CD set and I now find it quite enjoyable. I just wish techstep could have been a sub style that was played along with the styles that came before it. Instead it became the only sound of jungle... the ONLY sound. That's what I don't like.
Gold Crown
Tech step was the healthy underground move to a scene which became a bit dull and formulaic with jump up after all. The predominant sound in UK Hardcore changed every year dramatically from 92 piano led more happy ravy vivbes to darkside in 93, ragga jungle in 94 and deeper stuff in parallel to jump in 95 / 96. I was really happy that all this ragga stuff and the boring modulated jump up basslines were fading away in 97.
I feel like it's the antithesis to what came before.. Completely devoid of the soul, emotion and togetherness that defined the early 90s. A sign of the times - The same trend was occurring in the London techno scene around the same time. I agree though, it did turn d&b into a bit of a dull affair. However the no U-turn crew had a way of creating atmospheres that kept the sound interesting to listen to.
watching to future
Industrial jungle beats, tearing Reese basses and haunting, futuristic soundscapes - if any collection of music signalled the end of the rave dream, it was this.Cold music for a decaying civilisation!
o well, and who ownz this one, tha'll b me!
absolutely essential album for all dnb heads. dark deep rollin bass and masterful drum programming by the masters of techstep themself.
"Proton" always reminds me of "Sonar", "Mutant Revisited", "Cutslo"... That time. Who was first?
Cutslo being an anagram of locust - hence a remix
locust from the grooverider prototype comp is also v v similar
Proton of course, since it was released in 1997 whilst Sonar was released in 1998.
i have a xtra copy with plate 3 having a different colour on the label side (dark red) than ,most of the pressings
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.
Still the best.
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.
true!! one of the best albums of all time.
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.
One of the most brutal, exciting and angry pieces of drum and bass ever produced.In my humble opinion the use of the word 'dark' in terms of modern drum and bass is wildly misleading. Beats which vary from sounding like a zombie trudging through a swamp to a relentless amen underpinned by a twisting typhoon of bass, Ed Rush and company rather effectively described the despair and decay of grim inner city life (no pun intended) in the most exciting and exhilerating way possible. Highly recommended listening after a bad day at work.