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Quantic presenta Flowering Inferno - A Life Worth Living feat U-Roy and Alice Russell

Quantic presenta Flowering Inferno - A Life Worth Living (feat. U-Roy & Alice Russell) (12", Tru Thoughts, 2016)

As a preview for '1000 Watts', the third album from his cumbia-reggae-dub project Flowering Infernow (out of a total of 17th full-lengths!) scheduled for mid-june, Quantic releases a month before on 12 inch vinyl a superb first single, with guests Jamaican deejay and godfather of the style U-Roy, and for the chorus, soul singer and long-time collaborator Alice Russell. A first, very successful...

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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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Hot 8 Brass Band - Sexual Healing Remixes

Hot 8 Brass Band - Sexual Healing Remixes (Digital EP) Tru Thoughts TRUDD159, 2015-12-11

First self-released in 2005, then reissued by Tru Thoughts in 2007, the Hot 8 Brass Band cover of Marvin Gaye's 'Sexual Healing' quickly became a DJ bag must-have for all the cool party DJs, an instant classic bringing smiles to many audiences, small or large. The band re-recorded the tune this year for their 20th anniversary celebration and album (full info here), and a digital single is released...

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Space Captain - Two

Space Captain - Two (Digital Single, Tru Thoughts, 2015)

A new Tru Thoughts signing, Brooklyn-based band Space Captain brings a bit of the New york indie rock spirit to Brighton, and it's a cool surprise! Starting off like a delicate Fairground Attraction song, deeply touching with its perfect evocation of fragility, before building up into a psychedelic indie-rock whirlwind reminiscent of Marco Benevento's rollercoasting melodies, 'Two' has a unique...

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Ed West & RTKal - The Frass EP

Ed West & RTKal - The Frass EP (Digital single, Tru Thoughts, 2015)

Between a rub-a-dub/hip hop dubstep stomper ('Frass feat. Serocee'), some mad rapping over dark minimal dancehall vibes ('Madover'), a hypnotic Jamaican hip hop piece ('Woah Nanna') and a stripped-down to more-or-less-massive drums hip hop freestyle & chorus tune, this is guaranteed sound system action!...

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Moonchild - Please Rewind

Moonchild - Please Rewind (CD, Tru Thoughts, 2015)

Always widening its musical horizons, Brighton label Tru Thoughs adds another band to its roster, this time coming from Los Angeles, a dreamy pop/jazz/R&B trio called Moonchild who'vealready self-released two albums, 'Be Free' in 2012 and 'Please Rewind' in 2014. The latter got picked by the english label, and reissued at the end of 2015. It's a marvelous morning music record, with angelic,...

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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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Hot 8 Brass Band - Vicennial - 20 Years Of The Hot 8 Brass Band

Hot 8 Brass Band - Vicennial - 20 Years Of The Hot 8 Brass Band (2LP/CD, Tru Thoughts, 2015)

Brighton's finest, Tru Thoughts Recordings, noticed in 2005 the (now classic) luscious brass band cover of Marvin Gaye's 'Sexual Healing by a brass band from New Orleans rather still unknown in Europe at the time, the mighty Hot 8 Brass Band. The English label licensed their self-released album 'Rock With The Hot 8' in 2007 and it's been a glorifiying alliance between the two since then, with two...

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Ghost Writerz - For The Love feat Amy True

Ghost Writerz - For The Love feat. Amy True (Digital Single, Tru Thoughts, 2015)

Already the 4th single extracted from the 'GWZ All The Way' released in july 2015, 'For The Love' is a dub/hip hop anthem ready to ignite the stages. There's even a wobbly remix by Matta for the more raving clubs. And a digital AA-side, with the dancehall/hip hop banger 'Wind Up Your Waist'. More of this is welcome anytime!...

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