T Power

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T Power (born Marc Royal) is an English drum and bass record producer, from Bow, London.[1][2] Originally starting his production career in the UK hardcore scene, he moved into jungle. Wanting to avoid the increasing politics within the scene, he began to produce experimental drum and bass, culminating in the album, The Self Evident Truth of an Intuitive Mind. Following from this, came the next album Waveform. Less accessible, it carried his experimental tracks further into the left field.[3]

Partnering Shy FX, he released the album Long Time Dead,[4][5] and also started a record label named Digital Soundboy.[6]

T Power was half of the band Chocolate Weasel, with Chris Stevens. They released a single "Music for Body Lockers",[7] and then a funk and hip-hop album called Spaghettification in 1998.[8][9]

In 2004, in collaboration with fellow producer Andre Williams, Royal issued a couple of singles billed as Ebony Dubsters.[10]

On 7 March 2009, T Power reincarnated himself as Mr. Sofalumpkins, an electro/breakbeat/techno DJ, doing a live Ableton set at the Hush nightclub in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.[11]

Chart singles[edit]

Year Title UK Singles Chart[10][12] Billed as
1996 "Police State"
#63
T Power
2002 "Shake Ur Body"
#7
Shy FX and T Power featuring Di
2002 "Don't Wanna Know"
#19
Shy FX and T Power featuring Di and Skibadee
2003 "Feelin' U"
#34
Shy FX and T Power featuring Kele Le Roc
2004 "Murderation"
#59
Ebony Dubsters
2004 "Number 1" / "The Ritual"
#58
Ebony Dubsters

References[edit]

  1. ^ Strauss, Neil (11 January 1996). "The Pop Life". New York Times. Retrieved 17 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "T-Power : Long Time Dead". nme.com. Retrieved 17 April 2010. 
  3. ^ Laurence Phelan (7 January 2001). "MUSIC: CD REVIEWS". Independent on Sunday. 
  4. ^ Jerome Boyd Maunsell (20 January 2001). "New pop albums". The Times. 
  5. ^ Kitty Empire (24 November 2002). "Review: Critics: Music Releases: Pop". The Observer. 
  6. ^ "Digital: Soundboy site looks ahead to digital future". Music Week. 29 October 2005. 
  7. ^ James, Martin (28 February 1998), Music for Body Lockers, Melody Maker 
  8. ^ LIFE.young street, The Toronto Star, 5 May 1998 
  9. ^ Flick, Larry (11 April 1998), Wamdue continues to push the 'Rhythm' envelope., Billboard 
  10. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 177. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  11. ^ WHITBIRDLIFESTYLES present MR. SOFALUMPKINS (a.k.a. T.POWER) w/ Chamberlain
  12. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 545. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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