‘Shapes: In Space’ is the latest in Tru Thoughts’ series of essential label compilations put together by A&R and co-owner (and renowned DJ) Robert Luis. Encompassing the best of the Brighton based label’s eclectic and international current roster, as well as some classic cuts and three exclusive tracks.
As well as the sonic variety, this collection also highlights the diverse origins of the music on the label. From the UK, there are the soulful, forward-looking and beat-laden offerings of rising stars Werkha, Bryony Jarman-Pinto and Harleighblu, while from the USA there is Moonchild, Lost Midas, The Seshen and Space Captain. Repping the authentic New Orleans sound, Grammy-nominated Hot 8 Brass Band have continued to win more and more fans across the world since they first started working with Tru Thoughts a decade ago.
This compilation comes on 2xCD and a 2xLP, including a download card.
Exclusive tracks on the compilation are:
Contours – Gato
Gold Dubs - What!
Ed West & RTKal - Style Pon Target feat. Ghostwriterz (Esgar Remix)
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A1. Werkha - Dusk (feat. Bryony Jarman-Pinto)
A2. Moonchild - The Truth
A3. J-Felix - Patience feat. Abi Flynn
A4. Space Captain - Remedy
A5. Harleighblu - Mmm feat. Dr. Zygote
B1. J-Felix - 101 Reasons (El Train Remix)
B2. Werkha - Sidesteppin’ feat. Bryony Jarman-Pinto (Henry Wu Remix)
B3. Anchorsong - Oriental Suite
C1. The Bamboos - On The Sly (Jonny Faith Remix)
C2. Gold Dubs - What!
C3. Ed West & RTKal - Style Pon Target feat. Ghostwriterz (Esgar Remix)
C4. Rodney P & DJ Die feat. Indigo Kid - Holes In The Building
D1. Lakuta - Bata Boy
D2. Titeknots - Hummingbirds
D3. Jonny Faith - Firefly (Clap Clap Remix)
D4. Dizz1 - Higher feat. Frank Nitt (DJ Manny Remix) Available from 05.08.2016