Turkuaz Performs Acoustic ‘Tiptoe Through The Crypto’ For ‘Sugarshack Sessions’


Powerhouse funk act Turkuaz shared an acoustic performance of “Tiptoe Through The Crypto” from their January set for the Sugarshack Sessions video series. “Tiptoe Through The Crypto” is the fifth song to be released from the group’s unplugged performance in Miami that was held before Turkuaz headed off to sea aboard Jam Cruise 17.

Turkuaz recorded the original “Tiptoe Through The Crypto,” which features Sammi Garett on lead vocals for their 2015 EP Stereochrome. JamBase premiered the studio version of the track just before Stereochrome was released. Unplugged performances of “Life In The City,” “The Question”, “European Festivity Nightmare” and “Desert Island” were previously shared by the Sugarshack Sessions team.

“The song title refers to ‘crypto-biotic soil,’ the stuff you’re not supposed to walk on,” Turkuaz’s Dave Brandwein told JamBase about the track in 2015. “It’s a slow, Sly Stone kind of groove with a vintage ’70’s drum machine in the background and lyrics describing everything from environmental awareness to a shaman-guided peyote trip through the desert. There’s a message underlying what seems to be sort of meaningless words, at times. I promise!”

Watch Turkuaz’s acoustic rendition of “Tiptoe Through The Crypto” below:

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