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|Tags:||idm electronic experimental electronica drum n bass jazz drum and bass ambient warp|
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Tom Jenkinson, Chelmsford, Essex, England. In the mid-90s, this UK DJ was one of a number of artists who attempted to create more integrated dance music in the midst of a splintering scene. He began playing the bass guitar and drums as a teenager, inspired by his fathers collection of dub records. From there he became interested in 70s jazz fusion artists such as Stanley Clarke, Weather Report and Chick Corea, and later, the music of Miles Davis, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. When he was 15 Jenkinson switched on to electronic music having heard LFOs LFO (1990) and the music of Carl Craig. As the Duke Of Harringay he released a number of tracks on the Zoom Records spin-off Spymania, including the Conumber EP and Alroy Road Tracks. The latter set the tone for Squarepushers style, which blends virtuosic bass guitar, electronic sounds and complex jungle, jazz and funk drum grooves, often structured with chord sequences....