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Tru Thoughts 10th Anniversary
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(3xCD boxset/2xCD) Tru Thoughts TRUCD201/TRUCD200, 2009-10-12

This year, Tru Thoughts celebrates a fantastic 10 years in the game, and on 12th October the label releases the 3CD limited edition Tru Thoughts 10th Anniversary compilation, featuring two 'Best Of' discs, and a third disc of completely new, previously unreleased music. A covetable premium package, presented in a hardback booklet boasting all three CDs and 24 pages stuffed with glossy photos and juicy tales, this comp is simply a must-have for the ardent army of Tru Thoughts fans, and for those less familiar it is a catch-all introduction to one of the UK's foremost independent record labels. The 2CD 'Best Of' part of this compilation will be available as a stand-alone release, also on 12th October.

Tru Thoughts 10th Anniversary
Various - Tru Thoughts 10th Anniversary
(3xCD boxset/2xCD) Tru Thoughts TRUCD201/TRUCD200, 2009-10-12

Tracklisting CD1 - DOWNTEMPO :
01. Bonobo - Terrapin
02. Nostalgia 77 - Quiet Dawn feat. Beth Rowley
03. Alice Russell - Hurro On Now feat. TM Juke
04. Natural Self - The Rising feat. Andreya Triana
05. Milez Benjiman - Chop That Wood
06. Hint - One Woman Army feat. Laura Vane
07. Quantic & Nickodemus feat. Tempo & The Candela Allstars - Mi Swing Es Tropical
08. Bonobo - Kota
09. Lizzy Parks - Raise The Roof
10. The Limp Twins - Sunday Driver
11. Hot 8 Brass Band - What's My Name? (Rock With The Hot 8)
12. Flevans - The Notion feat. Sweet Laredo
13. The Nostalgia 77 Octet - Musical Silt
14. Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno - Cuidad Del Swing
15. Kinny - Desire feat. Nostalgia 77
16. Freddie Cruger aka Red Astaire - Pushing On feat. Linn

Tracklisting CD2 - CLUB :
01. Saravah Soul - Nao Possa Te Levar A Serio
02. The Quantic Soul Orchestra - Super 8
03. The Bamboos - Step It Up feat. Alice Russell
04. Quantic - Transatlantic
05. TM Juke - Come Away feat. Sophie Faricy
06. Lanu - Dis-Information
07. Natural Self - Shake Down
08. Belleruche - Northern Girls
09. Alice Russell - All Over Now
10. Quantic - Mishaps Happening (Prins Thomas edit)
11. Nirobi & Barakas - Bungee Jump Against Racism
12. TM Juke & The Jack Baker Trio - Party Favours feat. Gecko Turner
13. Kylie Auldist - Community Service Announcement
14. Quantic - Don't Joke With A Hungry Man feat. Spanky Wilson
15. Me&You - The Hoop Loop
16. The Broken Keys - The Witch

Tracklisting CD3 - EXCLUSIVES :
01. Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno - Time Is The Enemy
02. Domu - We Can
03. Flevans - The Second Bite
04. Azaxx - Disco Bimbo
05. Hint - Tape Packs
06. Quantic - Only a Little While Here
07. Saravah Soul - Alforria
08. The Bamboos - Turn It Up feat. Lyrics Born
09. Freddie Cruger aka Red Astaire - Boogie Down Hagsätra
10. Barakas - Spitfire
11. Stonephace - Singularity
12. Kylie Auldist - No Use (Acoustic Version)

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Press Release :
Tru Thoughts' 10th Anniversary 3CD compilation - Celebrating 10 years and 200 releases of quality independent music.

Tru Thoughts Recordings released its first ever 12", the dancefloor-directed "Alarming Frequency" EP by Steady, on 1st September 1999, from an 'office' under Robert Luis' stairs in Brighton. Luis and co-founder Paul Jonas were inspired to follow their dream and start the label by a phenomenal response to the wide-ranging musical policy of their renowned Brighton club nights, phonic:hoop and Shake Yer Wig. Now, 10 years, an incredible 200 releases, and an upgrade in company premises later, comes this celebratory limited edition triple CD compilation. Featuring a two disc 'Best Of', packed with the Tru Thoughts classics, and an extra-special bonus disc of previously unreleased music recorded especially for the occasion, this limited edition release comes in a covetable premium package with a 24-page booklet bursting with glossy photos and juicy tales. Quite simply a must-have for the ardent Tru Thoughts army of fans, and for those less familiar it is a catch-all introduction to one of the UK's foremost independent record labels.

"Tru Thoughts celebrates its 10th anniversary with its ideals intact … synapse-shorting, psychedelic electro-jazz fusion and fierce bassline/dubstep DJ cuts, alongside a steady diet of jazz, funk and soul." -

"Tru Thoughts is the type of label that inspired me to own and run a record label. Like so many of my favourite labels from the past, Tru Thoughts represents a brand. The same way you felt when you saw great branded record labels like Atlantic, Stax or Motown, back in the day. When you see the Tru Thoughts Logo you immediately get a feeling of excitement, knowing that whatever record you will be hearing was created with integrity, honesty and a high level of quality." - Neal Sugarman (owner of Daptone Records and head Dap King with Sharon Jones)

"Tru Thoughts, Brighton - that's what it's all about!" - Gilles Peterson (BBC Radio 1)

"I love the Tru Thoughts label" - Laurent Garnier

"Tru Thoughts has gone from strength to strength in its ten years, establishing itself as one of the leading independent labels in UK right now. Here's to another ten." - Simon Green aka Bonobo (Ninja Tune)

Tru Thoughts 10th Birthday

In addition to the fruitful stream of up-and-coming artists that Tru Thoughts has developed over the years, nurturing and guiding many to become renowned as leading lights in their musical fields (Quantic, Alice Russell, Bonobo, Nostalgia 77), recent times have seen an influx of established musical figures flocking to the label. National treasures of contemporary jazz and experimental music, Keith and Julie Tippett, collaborated with Nostalgia 77 on the widely acclaimed 'Sessions' album; and Stonephace - the supergroup featuring Working Week's Larry Stabbins and Portishead's guitarist Adrian Utley - brought their groundbreaking album into the fold, releasing it in May '09 to immense praise from both high brow jazz commentators and club DJs alike. Alongside these high profile releases, Tru Thoughts continues to seek out and promote fresh talent, giving each artist the freedom to express their musical vision and allowing the music to speak for itself.

Playing like a who's who of the current Tru Thoughts rooster, including Quantic (in his many musical incarnations), Belleruche, The Bamboos, Hot 8 Brass Band, Stonephace, Nostalgia 77, Lizzy Parks, Flevans, Domu, Hiny, Natural Self and Kylie Auldist; alonside previous acts such as the mighty Alice Russell, Bonobo and TM Juke; the music on this compilation paints a colourful sonic picture of the history of the label. Tru Thoughts' staff and artists were asked for their choices, and the selection that you see here have all been pivotal tracks in different ways; some were big sellers, many reflect the producers or vocalists perfectly, some have been massive tunes in clubs and others are simpy the songs that are never far from the office stereo - the ones that are guaranteed to raise a smile no matter how many hundred of times they're played.


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