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Moonchild - Little Ghost
Moonchild
Little Ghost
2LP | 2019 | Reissue (Tru Thoughts)
17,99 €*
Release:2019 / Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Little Ghost (out 6th September) marks the return of LA-based trio Moonchild with their fourth album to date. Led by first single “Too Much to Ask” (out 19th July), the release sees multi-instrumentalists Amber Navran, Max Bryk, and Andris Mattson channel boundless sonic energy as they explore some of the most personal aspects of human relationships.

With a unique style of soul and new-school jazz that has cemented their spot in the LA music scene, Moonchild continue to intertwine lyrical concepts with expansive glistening melodies, harmonies and irresistible interludes. Taking its name from the most emotional of celestial bodies (in the eyes of the band), ‘Little Ghost’ follows the widely-praised ‘Voyager’ [2017], ‘Please Rewind’ [2015] and ‘Be Free’ [2012] which were shown love by DJs like Gilles Peterson, Don Letts and Huey Morgan (BBC 6Music) to Jamie Cullum (BBC Radio 2), Jamz Supernova (BBC 1XTRA) and Anthony Valadez (KCRW) alongside Jazz FM who named the band Soul Act Of The Year 2018.

The releases garnered press and online praise from The Fader, Echoes Magazine, Saint Heron, Kick Mag, KCRW and Okayplayer and racked up 8.5+ million streams on Spotify for ‘Voyager’’s “Cure” and 4.5 million streams on Spotify for “The List” – for which the video has also reached 7+ million views on YouTube – taken from the same LP. Moonchild have collaborated and toured with highly-respected names in the soul-jazz crowd including Stevie Wonder, Jill Scott, India.Arie, Leela James, The Internet, and built up a host of iconic supporters from Robert Glasper (who collaborated with Navran on his latest release with R+R=Now) and Laura Mvula to James Poyser, Jazzy Jeff, Jose James, 9th Wonder and Tyler, The Creator.
Seshen, The - Cyan Colored Vinyl Edition
Seshen, The
Cyan Colored Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Tru Thoughts)
19,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
CYAN’ is the third full length LP from San Francisco Bay Area-based band The Seshen. Taking its name from a colour that is both strong and soft, the LP unravels the progression that has been made since 2016’s ‘Flames and Figures’, both as a band and as individuals; “Since ‘Flames and Figures’, a lot has been taking place both internally and externally.” Lyricist and vocalist Lalin St. Juste recollects, “we were on tour for the last album during the 2016 US election. There was an intense heaviness, a familiar one, one that extends generations and it just sunk in even further.”

The battle to overcome this heaviness, felt as a result of political and social issues and through Lalin’s own experiences with combating depression, fuels ‘CYAN’. “I was at the edge of myself,” she confesses. “This album is about pulling back the layers of who I am in order to push through sadness and grab onto what’s underneath”. From the opening lines of the LP on “Take It All Away”, these ideas are displayed - “I think it’s been too long that I’ve been your puppet / Cut these strings, I don’t want any of it”, she sings. Led by exposed yet bold musical endeavours from bassist/producer Akiyoshi Ehara, the album sees The Seshen delve into uncharted eclectic realms; “I think that there’s a lot more rawness on this record” Aki muses.

Anchored by Lalin’s sly, silvery vocals (which draw frequent comparisons to Erykah Badu) and cerebral yet playful rhythms from producer- bassist Aki, The Seshen’s music pulls from a deep well of electronic influences, R&B, and indie rock. Drummer Chris Thalmann, keyboard/synth player Mahesh Rao, percussionist Mirza Kopelman and sequencer Kumar Butler make the music three-dimensional, blending live and digital instrumentation for a mercurial, transportive sound. Since 2012, the Seshen’s live show has earned them critical acclaim and a dedicated fanbase on multiple continents, as they’ve shared stages with the likes of Hiatus Kaiyote, Petite Noir, tUnE-yArDs, and Thundercat.
Bonobo - Animal Magic Limited Yellow Vinyl Edition
Hidden Orchestra - Dawn Chorus Black Vinyl Edition
Hidden Orchestra
Dawn Chorus Black Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Tru Thoughts)
22,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
On Hidden Orchestra's eagerly anticipated third album, 'Dawn Chorus', producer and composer Joe Acheson conjures an intricate yet expansive world of sound, built around a collection of birdsong and other field recordings captured over many years in diverse locations around the UK and abroad. Rich in detail and character, these snapshots intertwine with bass, drums, percussion and eclectic instruments - including piano, electro-harp, zither, Turkish mey and cello - for an emotive and transporting listen that Acheson describes as “a kind of personal audio diary, time capsule or memoir”.

More music from Hidden Orchestra! This time Joe Acheson delivers his first full length album in 5 years. Hidden Orchestra have a dedicated following for their live shows and their album sales are seriously impressive, we’re expecting big things for this release. To cater to their fanatical fans we have made some exciting products. The album’s artwork comes courtesy of Norman Ackyroyd (CBE, RA), who’s stunning prints have graced all the covers of Hidden Orchestra albums and whose artwork can be found in the Tate, The British Museum and The Natioinal Gallery of Art, Washington. The LP comes housed in a gatefold LP (+ download card).
J-Felix - Whole Again Hooligan
Zero dB - Party Girl Marc Mac & Fixate Remixes
Te'Amir - Abyssinia & Abyssinia Rise
Te'Amir
Abyssinia & Abyssinia Rise
LP | 2019 | UK | Original (Tru Thoughts)
17,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Pressed to vinyl for the first time ever, Te’Amir [pronounced Taahmer]’ s merges his recent two EPs into one body of work. The A-side holds the LA-beatmaker’s debut EP “Abyssinia EP”. Highlighting five tracks of beat driven, rootsy and soulful explorations, this EP is inspired by Te’Amir’s Ethiopian heritage and features the psychedelic vocals of Dustin Warren, strings from Miguel Atwood- Ferguson, harp lines from virtuoso Rebekah Raff, Randal Fisher on saxophone and more of L.A.’s finest creatives. Te’Amir explores and celebrates his connection to Ethiopia and its people, he explains: “My father is from Ethiopia. He would play me recordings of traditional music and hits from the Golden Era when I was a kid. I rediscovered some of his old tapes and records and began dissecting them. They were my connection to Ethiopia”.

The B-side of the LP is made up from the second EP “Abyssinia Rise EP”. This is an epic soundscape brimming with innovative shifts and colourful textures. Featuring four stand out tracks, the release takes the listener on an impactful metaphysical journey that weaves through the winding rivers and busy fields of the old Abyssinian empire before closing with an ascending sense of peace. “The project was a way for me to connect to Ethiopia. I’ve never been there so I use the music to take me there.”

Te’Amir’s practice is informed by his classical training and Afrodiasporic rhythms, along with the contemporary hip-hop and soul artists he has performed with over the last ten years. As well as playing with Aloe Blacc, Kendrick Lamar and Kamasi Washington, Te’Amir has performed with Kadhja Bonet, Ethio Cali, Mark de Clive-Lowe, YG, Kamaiyah, Kelis, Sahr Ngaujah (Fela! Musical Off- Broadway), Allen Stone, Shafiq Husayn, Quantic and Tewodros Tadesse. He also attended the Red Bull Music Academy in Barcelona.
Sly5thAve - The Invisible Man: An Orchestral Tribute To Dr. Dre
Anchorsong - Ceremonial
Anchorsong
Ceremonial
2LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Tru Thoughts)
23,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Anchorsong’s Ceremonial gets a well-deserved release on double vinyl, following the album’s huge success over the last year, including the #5 spot in BBC 6Music’s Albums of 2016.

‘Ceremonial’ is the second full album on Tru Thoughts from much-feted electronic artist Anchorsong - AKA Tokyo-born, London based musician Masaaki Yoshida. The album brings a richly textured tapestry of outward-looking sounds, blending modern electronica and retro music, whilst treading new ground with tribal rhythms fitting in seamlessly with all the wizardry you would expect from a first class 21st century composer.

We’re extremely pleased to announce this very special limited edition pressing of Anchorsong’s ‘Ceremonial'. This double 12” vinyl release comes off the back of a whirlwind 2016 for Anchorsong, which concluded with this album being awarded BBC 6Music’s #5 AOTY. The LP comes in a full colour sleeve and includes an album download card along with remixes from the campaign. Please get in touch to set the vinyl dealer price and also note that this is very small press, so we might not be able to meet everyone’s order numbers.
Moonchild - Voyager Black Vinyl Edition
Quantic - The 5th exotic
Quantic
The 5th exotic
CD | 2001 | EU | Original (Tru Thoughts)
16,99 €*
Release:2001 / EU – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
12 tracks
Rabii Harnoune & V.B.Kühl - Gnawa Electric Laune
Rabii Harnoune & V.B.Kühl
Gnawa Electric Laune
2LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Tru Thoughts)
19,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Preorder 08.05.2020
‘GNAWA ELECTRIC LAUNE’ is the magical collaboration between Moroccan Gnawa-master (maâlem) Rabii Harnoune and Frankfurt electronic producer V.B.Kühl. Recorded at Achim Sauer’s 7V-Studio, collectively Rabii Harnoune & V.B. Kühl have produced an LP which represents entirely new territory, building a bridge from old to new, from Africa to Europe, and from to person to person. This melange of traditional North African Gnawa music and modern club sounds results in a fascinating debut, cross-cultural friction which is electric and otherworldly.
Seshen, The - Cyan Black Vinyl Edition
Seshen, The
Cyan Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Tru Thoughts)
17,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
CYAN’ is the third full length LP from San Francisco Bay Area-based band The Seshen. Taking its name from a colour that is both strong and soft, the LP unravels the progression that has been made since 2016’s ‘Flames and Figures’, both as a band and as individuals; “Since ‘Flames and Figures’, a lot has been taking place both internally and externally.” Lyricist and vocalist Lalin St. Juste recollects, “we were on tour for the last album during the 2016 US election. There was an intense heaviness, a familiar one, one that extends generations and it just sunk in even further.”

The battle to overcome this heaviness, felt as a result of political and social issues and through Lalin’s own experiences with combating depression, fuels ‘CYAN’. “I was at the edge of myself,” she confesses. “This album is about pulling back the layers of who I am in order to push through sadness and grab onto what’s underneath”. From the opening lines of the LP on “Take It All Away”, these ideas are displayed - “I think it’s been too long that I’ve been your puppet / Cut these strings, I don’t want any of it”, she sings. Led by exposed yet bold musical endeavours from bassist/producer Akiyoshi Ehara, the album sees The Seshen delve into uncharted eclectic realms; “I think that there’s a lot more rawness on this record” Aki muses.

Anchored by Lalin’s sly, silvery vocals (which draw frequent comparisons to Erykah Badu) and cerebral yet playful rhythms from producer- bassist Aki, The Seshen’s music pulls from a deep well of electronic influences, R&B, and indie rock. Drummer Chris Thalmann, keyboard/synth player Mahesh Rao, percussionist Mirza Kopelman and sequencer Kumar Butler make the music three-dimensional, blending live and digital instrumentation for a mercurial, transportive sound. Since 2012, the Seshen’s live show has earned them critical acclaim and a dedicated fanbase on multiple continents, as they’ve shared stages with the likes of Hiatus Kaiyote, Petite Noir, tUnE-yArDs, and Thundercat.
Kingdem (Ty, Rodney P & Blak Twang) - The Kingdem EP Blue Vinyl Edition
Quantic - Atlantic Modulations
Rodney P - The Next Chapter / Recognise Me
Rodney P
The Next Chapter / Recognise Me
7" | 2019 | UK | Original (Tru Thoughts)
11,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Hip Hop
The return of the
godfather of British hip-hop, Rodney P aka The Riddim Killa, with his first
solo release in over a decade. Out on Tru Thoughts, the white promo 7”
represents the Rodney P of today. The two killer tracks embody and personify
the evolving music and culture of his heritage while paying homage
to his contribution to the UK hip-hop canon.
Seshen, The - Dive / 4am
Seshen, The
Dive / 4am
7" | 2019 | UK | Original (Tru Thoughts)
8,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
“Dive / 4AM” is the latest outing from San Francisco Bay Area-based six-piece, The Seshen. The 7” outlines thesteps the group has made since their critically acclaimed sophomore album in 2016, both as a band and as individuals. “Since ‘Flames & Figures', a lot has been taking place both internally and externally. We were on tour for the last album when Trump was elected. There was an intense heaviness, a familiar one, one that extends generations and it just sunk in even further”, singer/lyricist Lalin St. Juste explains.
Terror Danjah - Invasion Limited Handnumbered Vinyl Edition
Quantic - Atlantic Oscillations
V.A. - Shapes: Mountains Green Vinyl Edition
V.A.
Shapes: Mountains Green Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Tru Thoughts)
23,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
‘Shapes: Mountains’ is the latest in Tru Thoughts’ series of essential label compilations put together by A&R and coowner (and renowned DJ) Robert Luis. After 19 years of independently releasing music the ‘Shapes’ compilation series continues to encompass the best of the Brighton-based label’s eclectic and international roster. Featuring the best of Tru Thoughts’ recent releases, remixes and collaborations, this compilation is released on Limited Edition Green Double vinyl (with full 32 track download card).

Highlighting their eclectic roster, this collection stands as a marker in time, to take stock and celebrate the label’s rising stars, as well as some rare hidden gems from the catalogue. Repping Tru Thoughts new rising stars from across the pond, there are key tracks from LA soul trio Moonchild, the orchestral jazz/hip-hop phenomenon that is Sly5thAve’s tribute to Dr. Dre, as well as newer additions to the label such the lo-fi, North African inspired beats and melodies of Te’Amir. Closer to home the album sees studio versions and remixes from the likes of Uniting Of Opposites, Flowdan, Nonames and rising star Rhi.
Anchorsong - Cohesion
Anchorsong
Cohesion
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Tru Thoughts)
17,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
‘Cohesion’ is the third full album from Anchorsong – AKA Tokyo-born, London-based electronic artist Masaaki Yoshida. Taking inspiration from Classical Indian Percussion, and ‘70s and /80s Bollywood film soundtracks Anchorsong creates a journey of psychedelic, danceable and free-spirited compositions that blur the boundary between rhythm and melody.

It was whilst extensively touring his previous album, ‘Ceremonial’, that Masaaki became deeply fascinated with percussion, and shifted his attention away from the African drums present on his last record to the music of the Middle East, South East Asia, and then more specifically to the sounds of India.

“The Indian percussion was the one I was most fascinated with, so I began to dig into that genre deeper, I started with classics like Ravi Shankar, and the more classical Indian musicians. But then I began to explore the world of Bollywood and movie soundtracks which is another world and the more I listened to composers like Sapan Jagmohan, Rajesh Roshan and Kalyanji Anandji, the more the concept of the new record began to form.

Choosing to work with traditional Indian instruments like the tabla and dholak, Yoshida wanted to use instruments that possessed melodic qualities, and could be tuned to work in the context of electronic music. He found that when Indian percussions mixed with other instruments they began to sound like a melody that blurred the border between rhythm and melody. The concept of bringing together contrasting elements and cultures is evident from the album’s title, ‘Cohesion’. HereAnchorsong has brought together musical traditions and sounds from across borders, forging a truly unique body of work.

Having reached new heights with ‘Ceremonial’ through accolades such as BBC 6Music’s #5 Album Of The Year, ‘Cohesion’ looks to build on such successes through the coupling of a comprehensive European tour kicking off around the release of the album.
Animanz - Exotic Other
Animanz
Exotic Other
LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Tru Thoughts)
17,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Forging influences as diverse as funk, psychedelic rock, latin and electronica is never an easy feat, but ‘Exotic Other’ proves that this are band are more than up to the task.

‘Exotic Other’ is the debut album from London-based four-piece Animanz and Argentinian and Congolese vocalist Juanita Euka. Featuring nine infectious funk-infused tracks, the album is a dynamic journey through rocking exotica. Flavours from rhumba, cumbia and merengue to the punk attitude and electro energy of the club-funk sound of title track “Exotic Other” represent the fast-paced and diverse nature of their home of London.

Started as a collaborative project between childhood friends Max Rodriguez (guitar), Joshua Brandler (bass), Marc Goymour (keys) and Andrea Gucel (drums), Animanz was formed in 2013 when they threw themselves out into London’s multi-layered music scene. Since then the band have grown to encompass a genre smashing collective which welcomes guest performers from all over the world, and the musicians they’ve met along this varied path have provided the band with a vehicle to help them develop their multitextured approach to rhythm.

Animanz explain: “We write party tunes, so the groove and energy are the most important things. Everything else just fits around that.” The album is also very conscientious, and finds itself rooted deeply within our times, like London it is music to both get lost in and inspired by what the band call “a melting pot, an all-inclusive party for everyone”.

Inspired by the relationship between afrobeat and protest which Fela Kuti epitomised, Animanz use emblems of modern technology to theorise a systemised digital world. Tracks like “TV” and “Disconnect” deal with television screens and Wi-Fi as their subject matter, while “Speak Out” is a ballad to those who complain about politics but do nothing to implement change. “There are plenty of modern frustrations within the ever-changing world of technology” Animanz tell us. As a whole, ‘Exotic Other’ stands as a funk manifesto for the people, a shout to wake up and thrive.
Hidden Orchestra - Dawn Chorus Remixes
Hidden Orchestra
Dawn Chorus Remixes
2LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Tru Thoughts)
23,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Hidden Orchestra’s 'Dawn Chorus Remixes' follows the illuminating ‘Dawn Chorus’ album, reworking producer and composer Joe Acheson’s latest album of immersive field recordings and expansive soundscapes into an journey through electronica, deep house and ambient psychedelia. Fronted by “Wingbeats (Max Cooper Remix)”, ‘Dawn Chorus Remixes’ features reworkings from Max Cooper, Matthew Herbert, Throwing Snow, The Physics House Band, Nuage, Floex, Nostalgia 77, Wrongtom and Skalpel.
Space Captain - All Flowers In Time
Space Captain
All Flowers In Time
LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Tru Thoughts)
18,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
‘All Flowers In Time’ is the debut album from Space Captain, built around the themes of love and nostalgia with a pinch of bitterness and betrayal. With intricate arrangements of fluttering guitars, sparkly keyboards, and cyclical layers of background vocals, all bound together with dreamy indie-pop melodies for a sweet curve-ball of a finish, this beautifully crafted release takes the Brooklyn 7 piece to new heights.

Extensive influences range from Thundercat through Amy Winehouse to Bon Iver, but Space Captain are never anything but themselves, as this release shows. It sees the band moving away from the electronic and experimental sounds of their previous EP, instead taking them back to when they first formed, whilst also pushing the boundaries of their familiar R&B realm. For the band, ‘All Flowers In Time’ quite literally signifies the flowering of their careers and the work they have put in to get there.
Hidden Orchestra - Wingbeats EP
Quantic presenta Flowering Inferno - 1000 Watts
Quantic presenta Flowering Inferno
1000 Watts
CD | 2016 | UK | Original (Tru Thoughts)
14,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
‘1000 Watts’ is the third album from the tropical reggae- and dub-infused Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno project. This outing sees musical explorer Will “Quantic” Holland making a more concerted foray into pure reggae-roots territory, although flashes of Holland’s Colombian influences still shine through. A sun-drenched record, the LP is charged with atmosphere and a fitting tribute to dub music’s evolution.
Darq E Freaker - Ironside
Darq E Freaker
Ironside
12" | 2014 | US | Original (Tru Thoughts)
14,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Limited edition for Record Store Day 2014
Shapes Compilation - Shapes 11.01
Shapes Compilation
Shapes 11.01
2LP | 2011 | UK | Original (Tru Thoughts)
16,99 €*
Release:2011 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Everybody's on stage again: Nistalgia 77, Maddslinky, Quantic, Wild Cookie, Kinny, Hidden Orchestra and many more!
Belleruche - The Liberty EP
Belleruche
The Liberty EP
12"+CD | 2010 | UK | Original (Tru Thoughts)
12,99 €*
Release:2010 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
6 tracks plus 10 bonus tracks on CD ... that's one fine package!
Natural Self - The Rising Feat. Andreya Triana
Shapes - EP: Y
Shapes
EP: Y
12" | 2007 | UK | Original (Tru Thoughts)
11,99 €*
Release:2007 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
incl. PTH remix for Up Hygh, Bonobo remix for Alice Russel, a Quantic Soul Orchestra extended version and a fine Spengler tune!
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Tru Thoughts Vinyl, CD & Tape

“I genuinely don’t want Tru Thoughts to be an elitist record label” – Rob Luis (A’n’R and co-founder Tru Thoughts Records) Tru Thoughts is run by Robert Luis and Paul Jonas. The Brighton based label has been around since 1999 (although it was run from under Rob’s stairs!) and attempts to release as much quality new music as they can. In 2005 Tru Thoughts was named Label of The Year at Gilles Peterson’s renowned Worldwide Awards. After 11 years of releasing classic material by the likes of Quantic (and his various projects/monikers), Alice Russell, Nostalgia 77, Belleruche, The Bamboos, The Hot 8 Brass Band, Zed Bias aka Maddslinky and many more, Tru Thoughts are still all about originality, soul, creativity, trying to push music forward… and good hooks! In 2011, watch out for fresh new releases by e.g. Lanu, Nostalgia 77, Wildcookie (Freddie Cruger & Anthony Mills), Benji Boko and Zed Bias.

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