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Multidisciplinary artist Mark Fell selects tracks featuring the curious “Jazz Org” preset. He writes:

The tracks here all feature a similar kind of sound: a sort of rounded bassy organ sound.
Most people will probably know this from “Show Me Love” by Robin S - the later StoneBridge and Nick Nice’s remix (1993)
to be more precise. Beyoncé’s recent release “Break My Soul” also features this sound, and this has prompted some
discussion about its history. I’ve been a bit fixated by this sound since the late 1980s. Many people refer to this as the
Korg M1 org stab, but I tend to refer to the Jazz Org Preset from the Yamaha DX100.

Both sounds are very similar and were available in the mid to late 1980s: The DX100 was released in 1986, the Korg M1 1988.
While the M1 is a sample-based unit, meaning its sound is based on a recording of some other keyboard, the DX100 uses
synthesis: an implementation of frequency modulation (FM) synthesis discovered by John Chowning, specifically a
“low-budget” 4-operator version of FM synthesis.

These smaller FM synths were favoured by early techno producers such as Derrick May.
Another very famous use of this sound is the Marc Kinchen Remix of Nightcrawlers’ “Push The Feeling on” (1995).
I bought this record when it came out because I was really into an earlier remix by May and Kinchen - Chez Damier’s
“Can You Feel It” (1992). I think this association with the early techno producers encouraged me to assume that Kinchen
had used the DX100 rather than the M1 on the Nightcrawlers remix… but that needs fact checking. Although the Jazz Org
preset is implemented on an FM synth, strictly speaking it is an additive system with no cross-modulation between its 4
operators: it is basically a series of sine wave oscillators in parallel at 1, 3, and 7 times the fundamental frequency.
Some years ago, when I worked with Chowning on a collaborative project, he gave me the email address of the person that
designed these presets. I asked them some questions about its development but didn’t get a reply.

The playlist is a reverse chronology, starting with Beyoncé and moving backwards through time and various releases. I think it’s interesting how this sound, and ones similar to it, have cropped up in a variety of different yet related styles: commercial pop, UK funky, bassline, UK Garage, rave, dubstep, bleepy stuff, house, techno and others. As we get to the early 90s and late 80’s I’ve included sounds that I think are perhaps more loosely related to the Jazz Org Preset. For example Todd Terry’s “Back to the Beat” (1988) features a sort of low resolution marimba or conga that I think is a kind of precursor to the jazz org, similarly I think A Guy Called Gerald’s famous “Voodoo Ray” (1989) explores the use of this kind of sound. The playlist ends with a track by Arthur Russell from the compilation “Calling Out of Context “ (2004). Released several years after his death it features recordings made between 1973 and 1992. I have an old note saying “Arm Around You” was recorded in 1985 butI can’t remember where this note came from.

Thanks to DJ Sprinkles, Winston Hazel, and Rian Treanor for helping with this list”.

This episode of UI Picks feat. Arthur Russell, Beyonce, Mounr Rushmore and more.

Intersymmetric Sequencer 1 - www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AnvTFW3GO8
Unsound talk: www.youtube.com/watch?v=A56zQuLkrQE
Bandcamp: markfell.bandcamp.com
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Tracklist:

01. Beyonce - Break My Soul
02. Katy Perry - Swish Swish
03. Donae’o - Move To Da Gyal Dem
04. J-Tay & Kevelar - Don’t Tell Me (Fourgan Mix)
05. Kym Myles - We Got A Love
06. Kylie Minogue - Cant Get You Out Of My Head
07. Joe Hunt - Every Freakin ‘Night
08. Bump & Flex - Long Time Coming (Original Mix)
09. Tina Moore - Never Gonna Let You Go
10. NightCrawlers - Push The Feeling On (Mk Dub Of Doom)
11. Robin S - Show Me Love (Stonebridge And Nick Nice Remix)
12. Mount Rushmore - The Vibe (That’s Flowing) (Lukas Pepperoni Slice Mix)
13. Reese Project - So Deep (Joey Negro Fruit Mix)
14. A Guy Called Gerald - Voodoo Ray
15. Todd Terry - Back To The Beat
16. Reese & Santonio - The Sound
17. Arthur Russell - Arm Around You

Beyonce - Break My Soul (2022)
Katy Perry - Swish Swish (2017)
Donae’o - Move To Da Gyal Dem (2011)
J-Tay & Kevelar - Don’t Tell Me (Fourgan Mix) (2007)
Kym Myles - We Got A Love (2006)
Kylie Minogue - Cant Get You Out Of My Head (2001)
Joe Hunt - Every Freakin ‘Night (Date??)
Bump & Flex - Long Time Coming (Original Mix) (1998)
Tina Moore - Never Gonna Let You Go (199)
NightCrawlers - Push The Feeling On (Mk Dub Of Doom) (1995)
Robin S - Show Me Love (Stonebridge And Nick Nice Remix) (1993)
Mount Rushmore - The Vibe (That’s Flowing) (Lukas Pepperoni Slice Mix) (1993)
Reese Project - So Deep (Joey Negro Fruit Mix) (1993)
A Guy Called Gerald - Voodoo Ray (1989)
Todd Terry - Back To The Beat (1988)
Reese & Santonio - The Sound (1987
Arthur Russell - Arm Around You (1985 — -?)