Utah Saints are an English electronic music group. The band's members, Jez Willis and Tim Garbutt, were joined on-stage by additional musicians when they played live from 1991 to 2001. Since then they have performed as DJs. The band had three top ten and another five top 40 singles in the UK Singles Chart in the 1990s, as well as number one dance tracks in the UK and USA. They were notable for their pioneering use of sampling technology – in particular, their practice of manipulating samples from mainstream pop and rock songs and combining them with contrasting dance beats, using the samples in an entirely new context. The band wrote, produced and mixed all of their own music.
Links to Peel
Peel played Utah Saints in 1992, when they released 'Something Good', featuring a vocal sample from Kate Bush, although he didn't enjoy her work. The song reached number 4 in the UK singles chart. In 1994, he played another track from the duo, called Highlander, remixed by C.J. Bolland, which was not a hit.
- 08 May 1992: Something Good (12") FFRR
- 14 May 1994: ‘Highlander [CJ Bolland Remix] (12 inch)’ FFRR
- 21 May 1994 (BFBS): Highlander (C. J. Bolland Remix) (12") FFRR