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Funkadelic - Reworked By Detroiters

Funkadelic - Reworked By Detroiters (CD/12"/3LP, Westbound, 2017)

Paris DJs' history with George Clinton & the Parliament/Funkadelic crew is a very long one… It culminated first in 2006 when we were asked to cook some exclusive remixes (including a mad dub rework from Grant Phabao, approved by the Dr. Funkenstein himself, you can still grab the free download here), then again in 2012 when the P-Funk management requested us for a revamp of the...

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Space Captain - In Memory EP

Space Captain - In Memory EP (Digital EP, Tru Thoughts , 2016)

Jazzy psychedelic soul drenched in hip hop-infused electronica and dreamy indie rock, from Brooklyn, NY. This combo might seem hard to pigeonhole today but a few years back we would have called it trip-hop, a catch-all "genre" that's been making a big comeback recently. The main piece here is the languid closing track 'Two', very reminiscent of NY's vibes today....

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Anchorsong - Ceremonial

Anchorsong - Ceremonial (CD, Tru Thoughts, 2016)

After a first record released late 2011, 'Chapters', Tokyo-born, London-based musician Masaaki Yoshida a.k.a. Anchorsong is back on Tru Thoughts with a new album, 'Ceremonial', showcasing some newly found 1960s/70s afrobeat/highlife and South East Asian music influences. Blending crisp tribal percussion, burbling electronica, bass-heavy tropical workouts, soulful strings, Anchorsong's music should...

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Werkha - The Invincible feat Alex Rita

Werkha - The Invincible feat. Alex Rita (Digital single, Tru Thoughts, 2015)

Always a great singles label, Tru Thoughts picks out of the 'Colours Of A Red Brick Raft' album released in june 2015 'The Invincible feat. Alex Rita' as the second single and it's a welcome choice. The tune blends electronic beats, worldly claps & percussion, jazz arrangements and a catchy pop song where you discover new things at every listen. The single is packaged with a funky modern soul...

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Harleighblu - Futurespective EP 2

Harleighblu - Futurespective EP2 (Digital EP, Tru Thoughts, 2015)

As promised by the first volume released earlier in june 2015, UK vocalist Harleighblu keeps on exploring the thin line between electronic production with her modern R&B/soul/hip hop compositions. From the in-your-face crunchy future beats and catchy hook of 'Real Good feat. Spectrasoul' to the synths'n'funk breaks of 'Forget feat. Captain Supernova' or the squelchy & slow-paced 'Another...

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Ulrich Troyer - Deadlock Versions

Ulrich Troyer - Deadlock Versions (12", 4Bit Productions, 2015)

It's nice to listen to some deep, hypnotic dub from Vienna, Austria, reminding us of those mind-blowing ~scape compilations from way back, and the whole dub techno scene unvoluntarily launched by the likes of Stefan Betke (a.k.a. Pole), Burnt Friedman or Maurizio. This is not reggae, more something deeply blunted for getting your head up there in the clouds. Four reworks of the ambient dub...

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The Seshen - Unravel Remix EP

The Seshen - Unravel Remix EP (Digital Single, Tru Thoughts, 2015)

We were introduced to this band by Tru Thoughts A&R Rob Luis on his january 2015 mix for Paris DJs , now 7-piece San Francisco live/electronic unit The Seshen get the remix treatment from labelmates Lost Midas and Jonny Faith along with a few others....

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Werkha - Colours Of A Red Brick Raf

Werkha - Colours Of A Red Brick Raf (CD, Tru Thoughts, 2015)

Manchester-based musician & producer Werkha's blend of afrobeat, jazz and techno, with both acoustic and electronic instrumentation, is the perfect soundtrack to a walk in a city with the headphones on. It has everything you need: enough soul to soothe yours, enough funk and pop to keep things steady and snappy, enough feeling to let your mind wander freely. 21st century soul at its...

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Manu Delago - Disgustlingly Beautiful feat Isa Kurz

Manu Delago - Disgustlingly Beautiful feat. Isa Kurz (Digital Single, Tru Thoughts, 2015)

Tru Thoughts Recordings fanatics are in for a surprise with this single from producer Manu Delago, one the world’s most famous Hang players. The "Hang" is a melodic percussion, a kind of steelpan that resonates (more info on wikipedia). Manu Delago has been playing the Hang with the likes of Björk, The Cinematic Orchestra, Anoushka Shankar, Andreya Triana, the London Symphony Orchestra,...

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Jonny Faith - Sundial

Jonny Faith - Sundial (CD, Tru Thoughts, 2015)

Edinburgh-born, Australian radio DJ/producer Jonny Faith is the latest finding by Tru Thoughts. With a strategy based on digital singles and CD/digital albums, the famous label from Brighton keeps on digging the newcomers scene relentlessly, hunting for the best, new, electronic soul, hip hop and beats. The snappy global downbeat of this 'Sundial' is no exception, with its chopped-up samples,...

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