If the story is true, Bryn Jones predated UK hardcore by about five years.

JD Twitch’s Optimo Trax will release a split EP featuring Muslimgauze and mysterious Italian duo Underspreche.

According to press materials, Muslimgauze (aka Bryn Jones) sent JD Twitch several CD-Rs of unreleased material before his death, including the track featured on the EP. Allegedly, the track was made in 1985, which would put it about five years before the UK hardcore sound that it features, “made all the more remarkable by the fact that he never used samplers but rather worked extensively with tape loops.”

Twitch has very slightly edited ‘Untitled 1985’ to make it more club-playable, and he enlisted Victor Shan and Gerd Janson to give it a hoover-filled “rave mix.” The AA side of the EP features an Underspreche track that turns field recordings of Kenya’s Mukunguni tribe into psychedelic techno and more.

Preview the EP below. It will be available on 12″ vinyl and digital on January 15, 2016.

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