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Video: Anchorsong – Remedy

Anchorsong plucks elements of jazz and udu drums on new single “Remedy”, taken from his latest LP ‘Mirage’. ‘Mirage’ is available to now via https://truthoughts.ffm.to/mirage.oyd

Anchorsong says: ““Remedy” has all the key elements of the album, which are wind instruments, choirs & subtle non-western touches, the udu drums in this case

Quantic – You Used To Love Me feat. Denitia

“You Used To Love Me” featuring Denitia is the latest single taken from ‘Atlantic Oscillations’, the highly anticipated album from world-renowned British producer Will “Quantic” Holland. New York-based singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer Denitia provides lyrics and vocals, interlacing a mystical bittersweet tale of lost love with Quantic’s quintessential electronic sound.

The instrumentation in “You Used To Love Me ft. Denitia” allows the emotional honesty of the lyrics to stand out, as Denitia uses the imagery of nature to explore the moment a couple realise their relationship is over.

The single release also features “You Used To Love Me ft. Denitia (Alfa Mist Remix)” which sees the gifted London-based pianist and composer rework the track with the addition of melancholic brass and keys, giving the original track a contemporary jazz twist. With this backdrop and the echo of Denitia’s voice, a sinister glaze washes over the track, highlighting the darkness and despair that comes with realising you have come to the end.

Released May 7, 2019

Video: J-Felix – Patience feat. Abi Flynn

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Producer, singer and multi-instrumentalist J-Felix first showcased the heavy ‘80s funk lilt and dubby rhythmic driving force of his then still-in-progress debut album with the “101 Reasons” EP, back in January. Now, with the full LP complete, he is ready to unveil more from the record; the first official single to be lifted from the upcoming album (also entitled ‘101 Reasons’) is the sultry, soulful “Patience feat. Abi Flynn” backed with the out-and-out booty-call funk of “Late Night SOS”, out 15th June as a digital double A-side on Tru Thoughts.

Brighton based Bristolian Joe F Newman grew up on a diet of D&B, hip hop and dubwise music, and was inspired by the approach of those he saw taking the DIY route in the electrically exciting scene of his hometown. After discovering the sources of so many of the samples he heard, he then fell in love with all things funk, jazz and soul, developing a particular taste for the P-funk and boogie sounds which now come through heavily in his music. “The 80’s wasn’t good for much, so I often hear, but when it comes to funk it was a fantastic decade!” he enthuses.

Video: Jonny Faith – Neon

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Here’s the official video for Jonny Faith‘s new single ‘Neon’, out now on Tru Thoughts. “Neon” finds Faith exploring 80bpm fast/slow footwork territory, with pitch-shifted, rhythmic and abstract vocals that shine colourful and bright; this immersive yet propulsive track showcases the deft touch that has brought widespread support for the LP, with airplay from the likes of Huey Morgan and Don Letts (6Music) to Jeremy Sole (KCRW) adding to spins, features and mixes on major Australian stations including Triple J and FBi and in-depth coverage in Clash, THUMP and DJ Mag, to name a few.

Released on Tru Thoughts in February, the ‘Sundial’ album announced Australia-based Scot Jonny Faith as a serious new talent in the sphere of electronic production with a sparkling, hip hop-rooted style that inspired comparisons to Flying Lotus, The Avalanches and Bonobo.

Video: Magic Drum Orchestra – Crunked Up

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Magic Drum Orchestra fuses a passion for Brazilian music, heavy drums and percussion with a love of modern dance beats. Their sound has influences from dubstep, drum & bass and hip hop fused with batucada, samba and afrobeat. With over 100 drummers and percussionists making their way through the studio to record these tracks, high quality, cutting edge production is a big part of the MDO sound, alongside the real human element that only live percussion and drums can bring – there is a truly free spirit feel to this music.

Watch the animated video for “Crunked Up” below. Buy Magic Drum Orchestra’s debut album on Tru Thoughts, here.

Video: Quantic feat. Alice Russell – You Will Return

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“You Will Return” is lifted from Will “Quantic” Holland’s Magnetica LP, out now on Tru Thoughts. It features Alice Russell, giving a beautifully wistful and potent vocal turn among Holland’s glistening layers of banjo, accordion and guitar, and a subtly driving beat.

Watch the official video below. Get Magnetica LP here.

Video: Werkha – Lapwing

‘Lapwing’ is lifted from Werkha‘s debut EP on Tru Thoughts ‘Beacons’. Out March 24. Werkha was snapped up by the label in late 2013 having been championed by Quantic and Gilles Peterson. Video directed by Josh Allott.