Sapphirecut doubles as the alias of Philadelphia-based physician/vocalist/composer Megan Taylor and the progressive trance group she formed with keyboardists Dave Shaffer and Jake Knights. The Pittsburgh-born artist studied chemistry and music theory in college before pursuing a degree in medicine, but it wasn't until she bought a keyboard for her children that she decided to begin composing. After Taylor teamed with Shaffer and Knights in 1997, Sapphirecut became a reality. In December of 2001, Taylor brought dubplates of the group's track "Free Your Mind" to the Winter Music Conference in Miami and handed them out to all of the DJs she admired. Months later, Danny Tenaglia contacted her, looking to license the track for his Back to Basics collection. Sapphirecut didn't have a label, so Tenaglia introduced them to Rob Di Stefano, owner ...
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