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Quantic - Apricot Morning
Quantic
Apricot Morning
2LP | 2002 | UK | Reissue (Tru Thoughts)
21,99 €*
Release:2002 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
With his debut singles championed by global tastemakers such as Gilles Peterson, Mr Scruff and Jazzanova, Quantic was quick to follow on the initial success of ‘The 5th Exotic’ Like Tru Thoughts label-mates Bonobo and Jon Kennedy, who went on to record with Ninja Tune and Grand Central respectively, Quantic took his inspiration from sleepy 1990s chill and his enviable collection of funk 45s. Apricot Morning, Quantic's ambitious sophomore full length, is built upon the achievements of its esteemed predecessor. Plentiful strings find themselves in friction against the hoots & parps of afrobeat brass, the loping percussion is tasked with drawing these elements together into a cohesive whole. Some inspired instrumentals were further fleshed out by the wonderful vocal contributions of EQ, Bristolian hip-hoppers Aspects and the majestic Alice Russell.
Sly5thAve - What It Is Purple Vinyl Edition
Sly5thAve
What It Is Purple Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Tru Thoughts)
22,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Out 18th September, ‘What It Is’ is the second LP from Brooklyn- based multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger and producer Sly5thAve; his first new music since the critically acclaimed project ‘The Invisible Man: An Orchestral Tribute to Dr. Dre’. The recording had been first devised as a benefit concert in LA which was attended by Dr. Dre who took to the stage to express thanks for Sly5thAve’s arrangements. Having spent the past three years performing the project with orchestras around the world, ‘What It Is’ sees Sly5thAve retain the high-quality that fans and critics alike have come to expect from him while stepping out with something considerably different, delving deeper into the worlds of hip hop, jazz and soul. Celebrating not only his own versatile musicianship but that of his collaborators and friends, ‘What It Is’ is a collection of tracks showcasing the best of the multi-faceted musician. A sought-after collaborator himself, Sly5thAve has attained much respect from his work with a host of highly fêted musicians including; Prince (as a member of the New Power Generation Band), Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, The Dave Brubeck Quartet, Taylor Swift, Janelle Monáe, Freddie Gibbs and Quantic.
Quantic & Nidia Gongora - Curao
Quantic & Nidia Gongora
Curao
2LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Tru Thoughts)
22,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Curao' is the first full collaborative album from world-renowned British producer Quantic and Colombian folklore singer Nidia Góngora – who has regularly fronted Quantic’s high profile live ensembles in recent years as well as contributing to some of his most popular tracks.

With infectiously danceable rhythms, captivating songwriting and up-to-the minute production, ‘Curao’ brings a new and highly original interpretation of the unique, rich and mystical musical traditions of the Colombian Pacific Coast. Combining Quantic’s trademark electronic production with the distinctive traditional rhythms of Pacific music the album presents itself as a captivating body of work.
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 | 2015 | UK | Reissue (Tru Thoughts)
19,79 €* 21,99 € -10%
Release:2015 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
New Orleans' Hot 8 Brass Band toast their 20th Anniversary in typical roof-raising style, with a series of releases and live dates to celebrate this significant and incredibly hard-won milestone. At the centre is 'Vicennial - 20 Years Of The Hot 8 Brass Band', a special album mixing brand new tracks with newly recorded classic Hot 8 material, this jubilant LP finds the band on the form of their lives.

Across three albums - 2007's 'Rock With The Hot 8', 2012's Grammy-nominated 'The Life & Times Of ...' and 2013's 'Tombstone' - with a host of standout singles, including their iconic version of "Sexual Healing" alongside several other covers and equally impressive originals, Hot 8 Brass Band have told the story of their lives and their city like only they can.

One of the great New Orleans acts, Hot 8 have pushed on through a barely imaginable series of trials. The devastation of Hurricane Katrina, the separate deaths of four of their band members, and the horror of trumpeter Terrell "Burger" Batiste losing his legs in a car crash, conspired to test these men almost to breaking point. They honour their fallen friends and help to work towards the future of their community by putting their energies into positive projects at home as well as touring as much as they can. They march together and they play their music - a rambunctious yet elegant and super-tight mix of jazz, funk and hip hop - not merely as though, but because their lives depend on it.

The recording sessions for "Vicennial ..." saw Hot 8 Brass Band welcoming former members back into the studio, as well as featuring performances from family members of their fallen bandmates (from siblings through to grandparents), giving even more meaning and poignancy to each track, whether new or a revision of one of their classics. Across the album, the vibrant new recordings capture the spirit of a community and make a strong statement of the band's longevity, vitality and constant progress.
Quantic - Atlantic Oscillations
Bonobo - One Offs … Remixes & B-Sides
V.A. - Tru Thoughts Covers 3
Bryony Jarman-Pinto - Sour Face - Dego & 2000 Black Remixes / Fish Factory Sessions
Bryony Jarman-Pinto
Sour Face - Dego & 2000 Black Remixes / Fish Factory Sessions
12" | 2020 | UK | Original (Tru Thoughts)
14,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
dego & 2000Black Remixes / Fish Factory Sessions” features two remixes from renowned broken beat innovator dego and 2000Black of “Sour Face”. One rooted in Brazilian funk and boogie and the other delving into a deeper Bruk realm, the reworkings showcase the versatility of the original track. Taken from Bryony Jarman- Pinto’s critically acclaimed debut LP ‘Cage and Aviary’, “Sour Face” focusses on the wider frustrations of everyday life; “of break ups, environmental issues, the album and myself” she confesses.

Alongside a selection of beautifully recorded as-live sessions of album tracks from the songwriter and vocalist, performed with a full band at London’s legendary Fish Factory Studios. “The sessions were meant to feel live, like a performance.” Bryony explains, “All the musicians have put their ideas into the songs, transporting them to somewhere beyond the album versions and allowing them to take on a new life”.

Released last summer, the much-anticipated ‘Cage and Aviary’ was written over the course of three years and created with long-time friend, collaborator and Tru Thoughts label-mate Tom Leah AKA Werkha. Tying together personal reflection to wider social issues, the album gives an intimate insight into what it means to come of age in today’s world. Sophisticated song writing layered with jazz, soul and elements of folk charmed many major tastemakers including Gilles Peterson, Jamie Cullum, Lauren Laverne, Tony Minvielle, Toshio Matsuura, Laurent Garnier, Clash, The Telegraph, Bandcamp and Earmilk
Sly5thAve - What It Is Black Vinyl Edition
Sly5thAve
What It Is Black Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Tru Thoughts)
19,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Out 18th September, ‘What It Is’ is the second LP from Brooklyn- based multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger and producer Sly5thAve; his first new music since the critically acclaimed project ‘The Invisible Man: An Orchestral Tribute to Dr. Dre’. The recording had been first devised as a benefit concert in LA which was attended by Dr. Dre who took to the stage to express thanks for Sly5thAve’s arrangements. Having spent the past three years performing the project with orchestras around the world, ‘What It Is’ sees Sly5thAve retain the high-quality that fans and critics alike have come to expect from him while stepping out with something considerably different, delving deeper into the worlds of hip hop, jazz and soul. Celebrating not only his own versatile musicianship but that of his collaborators and friends, ‘What It Is’ is a collection of tracks showcasing the best of the multi-faceted musician. A sought-after collaborator himself, Sly5thAve has attained much respect from his work with a host of highly fêted musicians including; Prince (as a member of the New Power Generation Band), Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, The Dave Brubeck Quartet, Taylor Swift, Janelle Monáe, Freddie Gibbs and Quantic.
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
‘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.
J-Felix - Whole Again Hooligan
Bryony Jarman-Pinto - Cage And Aviary
Bryony Jarman-Pinto
Cage And Aviary
2LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Tru Thoughts)
22,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
‘Cage & Aviary’ is the much-anticipated debut album from songwriter and vocalist Bryony Jarman-Pinto. Written over the course of three years, the album ties personal reflection to wider social issues, giving an intimate insight in to what it means to come of age in today’s world. Sophisticated songwriting is brought to life with Bryony’s harmonious vocals, layered with jazz, soul and elements of folk, creating a melodic sound that has charmed many major tastemakers, including Gilles Peterson (BBC 6Music), Jamz Supernova (BBC 1Xtra), Robert Elms (BBC Radio London), John Kennedy (Radio X) and Tina Edwards (Worldwide FM).

‘Cage & Aviary’ was created with long-time friend, collaborator and Tru Thoughts label-mate Tom Leah AKA Werkha, highlighting their capacity for musical exploration. “The album is built around my contemplations on life, love and myself and tying that in with wider global issues.” Jarman-Pinto explains, “lyrically I have circled around the theme of family and securities I felt at a younger age, measured against my insecurities now and personal desires to my own femininity and personhood”. This lyrical struggle is best represented in “Emerge”, a track written at a time when Jarman-Pinto was experiencing her biggest lack of creativity and insecurity around her writing; she describes a breakthrough in writing, willing for one to come.

The LP is fronted by lead singles “As I’ve Heard” and “Saffron Yellow”, both tracks honing in on feelings of freedom, escape and anticipation. “As I’ve Heard” tells the story of the moment when elation and normality collide, walking home with a smile on your face after being out all night, whilst “Saffron Yellow” is about the battle not to give in on the things that make us anxious but to instead take a moment to discover the excitement of everything again.
Nostalgia 77 - Fifteen - Best Of Nostalgia 77
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!
V.A. - Shapes: Sideways
V.A.
Shapes: Sideways
2LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Tru Thoughts)
24,69 €* 25,99 € -5%
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
‘Shapes: Sideways’ is the latest in Tru Thoughts’ series of essential label compilations, compiled and curated by A&R, label co-founder, and renowned DJ Robert Luis. After 21 years of independently releasing music, the‘Shapes’ series continues to encompass the best of the Brighton-based imprint’s wide-ranging, eclectic, and international roster. ‘Shapes: Sideways’ features the finest Tru Thoughts classic cuts, recent releases from the new generation of the roster, stirring remixes and world exclusive tracks; released digitally and on limited edition, hand-numbered run of 500 vinyl (that includes a download card with all 32 tracks).
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.
Kingdem (Ty, Rodney P & Blak Twang) - The Kingdem EP Blue Vinyl Edition
Rodney P - The Next Chapter / Recognise Me
Rodney P
The Next Chapter / Recognise Me
7" | 2019 | UK | Original (Tru Thoughts)
11,39 €* 11,99 € -5%
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.
Quantic - Atlantic Oscillations
Natural Self - The Rising Feat. Andreya Triana
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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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