Me & You - Floating Heavy
Me & You - Floating Heavy
(CD/LP) Tru Thoughts TRUCD129, 2007-07-02
01. Me & You Intro (Skit A) 0:25
02. Brown Paper Bag 4:42
03. The Hoop Loop 5:36
04. Sneaker Thief 1:32
05. Brighton Request Line (Skit B) 6:07
06. Elephant Takeover 7:30
07. Wouri River 8:01
08. Last Night 6:54
09. Ze Zam
10. Brighton Request Line (Skit C)
11. Got Any R&B?
12. Random Search
13. One More Tune
14. Last Night (Last Heads)
23. Space Lizards (hidden track)
Note : Me&You is Rob Luis and TM Juke
Press Release :
TM Juke (solo artist and producer co-writer of Alice Russell) & Robert Luis (A&R and Co-Owner of Tru-Thoughts) are the joint force which is me&you. The duo collaborated in 2005 to write a one-off track to put in their DJ sets. In the summer of 2006 they were invited to play at Bestival and recorded a couple of tracks especially for their set. After an astounding reaction from the crowd they were inundated with enquiries through MySpace and the Tru Thoughts website so deceided to record a full-length album together.
From start to finish the album reaches out; slapping your auditory senses around the face, encapsulating the listener into a head-nodding, toe tapping dance floor stomping trance that won't let go until the climax taking you on a journey through an eclectic spectrum influences from breat beat, soul, jazz, dub step, broken beat, reggae, disco and drum and bass.
The first single, a double A side 7" with 'Brown Paper Bag' (a reggae cover of the Roni Siez/Reprazent d'n'b classic) and 'The Hoop Loop', has received a number of outstanding reviews and reactions as well as support from Rob Da Bank on Radio 1 and Danny Breaks who describes it as a track "that will never ever leave his record box".
This is followed by 'Sneaker Thief' with its infectious horns and disco, break beat style. There's even a litlle nod to Acid House but with Egyptian percussion being tweaked through the filters on 'Elephant Takeover'.
The album then takes a switch to drum and bass with the Afro influenced 'Wouri River' and then into Calypso drum and bass (!) with 'Last Night'. Look out for heavyweight remixes forthcoming on thse tracks by Redeyes (Bingo Beats) and Benny Page (now signed to Shy FX's Soundboy label).
'Ze Zam' is tempo changing Brazilian Batucada Battle Weapon and 'Got Any R&B?' is slightly noisier but still with a little twist.
'Random Search' blends dub step, reggae bass lines and some Bollywood grooves to make a rolling track. This groove is also the basis for 'Space Lizards' ther hidden tune (track 23) which finds Young Max from Dirty Diggerstaking on two rappers roles. The one on the phone is a conspiracy "fan" and Max responds by trying to argue the case that Paul McCartney isn't a lizard!
All of this results in a spectacular musical array of powderful dynamic tunes set to keep dance floors across the world buzzing, it is an archetypical summer album!
We are also going to do a limited MP3 promo of 'Brown Paper Bag' by Quantic Flowering Inferno (this is the name he is adopting for some forthcoming dub remixes he is doing). Let us know if you want to receive this.
Some reactions to the first single :
"Hoop Loop is a horny beast of a track - deep and dirty in all the right places!" - Freestyle Records
"10/10!! - Brown Paper Bag cover is amazing... absolutely perfect!" - DJ DRM "Doesn't get any better than this.. will be packing funky beats, loving dance floors far and wide over the coming summer... another future classic under Tru-Thoughts belt" - Itch Radio