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Shapes 12:01
~ Various Artists

  • Label: Tru Thoughts
  • Cat Number: TRUCD264

WAS: £5.00

* + free album MP3 download.

Tracklist

Arrow Icon Nostalgia 77 - Sleepwalker (Ambassadeurs Remix)Buy MP3 £0.50
Arrow Icon Belleruche - Wasted TimeBuy MP3 £0.50
Arrow Icon Mark de Clive-Lowe - The Why feat. nia andrewsBuy MP3 £0.50
Arrow Icon Anchorsong - DarkrumBuy MP3 £0.50
Arrow Icon Skeletons - Adam And Eve feat. Alice RussellBuy MP3 £0.50
Arrow Icon The Bamboos - The Wilhelm Scream feat. Megan WashingtonBuy MP3 £0.50
Arrow Icon Wildcookie - HeroineBuy MP3 £0.50
Arrow Icon Maddslinky - Further Away feat. Tawiah (Falty DL Remix)Buy MP3 £0.50
Arrow Icon Zed Bias presents Yannah Valdevit - Gotta Keep Me GoinBuy MP3 £0.50
Arrow Icon Hidden Orchestra - ReminderBuy MP3 £0.50
Arrow Icon Kylie Auldist - Changes (Lanu Extended Mix)Buy MP3 £0.50
Arrow Icon Benji Boko - No.1 Sound feat. Ricky Rankin (Beta Hector Remix)Buy MP3 £0.50
Arrow Icon Wrongtom Meets Deemas J - Crime TimesBuy MP3 £0.50
Arrow Icon Quantic Y Su Conjunto Los Miticos Del Ritmo - Get UR Freak OnBuy MP3 £0.50
Arrow Icon Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno - No Soy Del Valle feat. Nidia Gongora (Nickodemus & Zeb Remix)Buy MP3 £0.50
Arrow Icon Kinny - Big Fat LiarBuy MP3 £0.50
Arrow Icon Quantic & Alice Russell with the Combo Barbaro - Here AgainBuy MP3 £0.50
Arrow Icon Quantic & Alice Russell with the Combo Barbaro - Magdalena (Behling & Simpson Remix)Buy MP3 £0.50
Arrow Icon Zed Bias - Fairplay feat. Jenna G (Zed Bias Old Skool Mix)Buy MP3 £0.50
Arrow Icon Nostalgia 77 - Sleepwalker (Lanu Remix)Buy MP3 £0.50
Arrow Icon Drumagick - Swing SambaBuy MP3 £0.50
Arrow Icon Hint - Crash & Burn feat. Natalie Storm (Hint Club Mix)Buy MP3 £0.50
Arrow Icon Sleepin Giantz - BadungdengBuy MP3 £0.50
Arrow Icon Cottam - Hit The Wall (Frustration)Buy MP3 £0.50
Arrow Icon Omar & Zed Bias - DancingBuy MP3 £0.50
Arrow Icon Randomer - ZabuBuy MP3 £0.50
Arrow Icon Maddslinky - Special feat. Omar (MJ Coles Back To The Future Remix)Buy MP3 £0.50
Arrow Icon The Colonel - Can I Get Some feat. MC DRSBuy MP3 £0.50
Arrow Icon Riz MC - All Of You (dBridges Sound System Mix)Buy MP3 £0.50

Description

The latest in Tru Thoughts’ series of essential label compilations, compiled by A&R and label owner Robert Luis, “Shapes 12:01” is out on double CD, double LP and digital now!

Vinyl Tracklisting (Different from CD version):

SIDE A

Nostalgia 77 - Sleepwalker (Ambassadeurs Remix)
Anchorsong - Darkrum 
Mark de Clive-Lowe - The Why feat. Nia Andrews 

SIDE B

Freddie Cruger & Anthony Mills are Wildcookie - Heroine
Zed Bias presents Yannah Valdevit - Gotta Keep Me Goin'
Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno - No Soy Del Valle feat. Nidia Gongora (Nickodemus & Zeb Remix)

SIDE C

Zed Bias - Fairplay feat. Jenna G (Zed Bias Old Skool Mix)
Nostalgia 77 - Sleepwalker (Lanu Remix)
Riz MC - All Of You (dBridge's Sound System Mix)

SIDE D

Hint - Crash & Burn feat. Natalie Storm (Hint Club Mix)
Drumagick - Swing Samba
Kinny - Big Fat Liar 

 

The compilation brings the best of the current sound of the label, with a handful of upfront exclusives and cuts previously only available on other formats, as well as a few classic sounds for good measure.

Artists include Quantic & Alice Russell with the Combo Bárbaro, Belleruche, Zed Bias (aka Maddslinky), Mark de Clive-Lowe, Hint, The Bamboos, Lanu, Anchorsong, Wrongtom, Omar, Hidden Orchestra, Sleepin’ Giantz and many more. The music and artists on this compilation have seen recent support across the full gamut of musical and cultural print and online press, as the profile and standing of Tru Thoughts as one of the UK’s foremost independent labels continues to rise. Daytime and specialist radio play, sessions, interviews, mixes and features have this year featured on: BBC R1, BBC 1Xtra, BBC R2, BBC R3, BBC 6Music, Choice FM, XFM, BBC Scotland, BBC London, The Selector, Ministry of Sound Radio, Solar Radio, BBC R4, NPR, KCRW, Pulse Radio, Solid Steel, Monocle 24, Resonance FM and many more.

Robert Luis elaborates on some of the the delights to be found within this collection, in his liner notes:

This 29 track compilation features the latest sounds from Tru Thoughts covering a variety of styles and tempos.

The first CD opens with Ambassadeurs taking the deepness of Nostalgia 77 into an electronic soul direction. Then come much-loved songs from Belleruche and Mark de Clive-Lowe’s excellent albums, followed by idiosyncratic electronica from Japanese artist Anchorsong, and a disco flavour with Lanu’s Remix of Kylie Auldist. There’s raw soul from Skeletons and The Bamboos (covering James Blake), and Quantic covers Missy Elliot Cumbia style. On a reggae influenced tip, there is music from Wrongtom, Flowering Inferno and Benji Boko. Zed Bias features on the production of the talented Croatian singer and string arranger Yannah Valdevit, plus you’ll find a big track from Hidden Orchestra’s second album.

The second CD has a more club orientated feel, with Behling & Simpson reworking Quantic & Alice Russell for those heavy and deep club sessions while Zed Bias takes his own Soul II Soul cover down the UK Garage route; Drumagick add an authentic Brazilian take to the UK’s bass music genre whilst Hint brings Jamaican vocalist Natalie Storm to an East End warehouse rave. Cottam gives a building groove of relentless Afro house goodness, and Omar & Zed Bias’s carnival anthem is impossible to stay still to, as is the hugely in demand Sleepin’ Giantz track.

“The home of top quality music… every single release seems to be extraordinary”JOHN KENNEDY (XFM)

“Eclectic and vibrant…This week’s label of love is the excellent Tru Thoughts” – HUW STEPHENS (BBC RADIO 1) 

 “Tru Thoughts has become one of the most stellar leftfield independent labels around” – ARTROCKER 

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