The stunning debut of Kylie Auldist – working here with some great help from The Bamboos! Kylie's sung with the group in the past, and the album's produced by Bamboos mainmain Lance Ferguson – who also plays on the record too – but the style is much more complicated than that ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
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Slinky modern funk & soul from The Bamboos – the fourth album from the leading light of he Austrailian deep funk scene, and in the top tier the world over! The Bamboos greatest attribute is the way they combine the deepest, truest love for the full range of old school funk & soul ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
Man, these guys just keep on cooking and cooking and cooking – at a level that's easily made them one of the best contemporary funk combos going – and which makes this album a delight all the way through! There's a lean, mean, nitty gritty groove going on here – one that comes ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
No side-stepping these grooves – as they're right, tight, and very much on the money – work that shows a real evolution in the sound of The Bamboos, and one that takes them strongly into deep soul territory! These guys have always had a great ear for classic funk, but this time around ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
Steven Bamidele —
Summing Up ... LP Tru Thoughts (UK), 2023. New Copy ...
The first we're hearing from Steven Bamidele, but we're guessing it won't be the last – as this debut has a wonderfully well-crafted vibe from the start, which comes from both Steven's great ear for production, and his snakily sensual vocals! There's a laidback quality to his singing that's ... (Neo Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the sharpest groups on the British scene, stepping forth here with maybe their greatest album so far – a record that really blends live jazz musicianship with some of the fuller structures and experiments that marked the London environment a few years back – maybe carried out ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sweetly glowing grooves from Ebi Soda – a set that features some really fantastic keyboards on most tracks, making their way along electric rhythms that have a beautifully laidback vibe! The approach is almost a 21st Century reworking of classic jazz funk – more sophisticated, and less ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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A wicked little remake of the Snoop Dogg tune – one that takes the track into firmly acoustic, heavily brassy territory as the theme for the Hot 8 Brass Band! As with all their other work, the sound here is really tremendous – light years from any brass band cliches you might have ... (Deep Funk) read more12-inch, Vinyl record
One of the most tuneful sets we've heard on Tru Thoughts in a long time – served up in a mix of funky samples, jazzy instrumentation, and playful vocals! Some of the best tracks here are awash in great hooks – mixing bits of soul with more focused production, at a level that could make ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
Solo soul from Kinny – the vocalist who was last heard in the company of Espen Horne, as part of Kinny & Horne – but who's working here with a host of different artists on the Tru Thoughts label! Kinny's got a nice dose of deep soul in her vocals – one that puts her in the ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
A killer batch of blue eyed funk – one that takes the Quantic Soul sound to the next level! The Limp Twins are Will Holland, of Quantic and Quantic Soul fame, plus vocalist Russell Porter – a singer with a sweetly compressed style that works perfectly with Holland's funky backings! ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
A stunning debut album from Melonyx – the duo of Georgia Copeland and Nadia Latoya, a pair we're sure are going to really be adding a lot to the world of underground soul in years to come! There's a criss-crossing of modes here that takes the sounds past that of some of their contemporary ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
Man, these guys keep blowing our minds again and again with each new album – stretching out even farther than before, yet still hanging on to all the best elements of their sound! This time around, Nostalgia 77 still have the bolder jazz style forged on their previous experimental recordings ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
One of the deepest records ever from Nostalgia 77 – a set done in close collaboration with Brit jazz legends Keith and Julie Tippett! The album's even more jazz-based than other recent Nostalgia 77 work – and both Tippetts figure heavily in the sound – Keith on sharp-edged piano ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
Rare work from one of the hippest groups around – Nostalia 77 in both incarnations of the combo – their groundbreaking original version, and their later jazz-based octet! Both takes on the group are great – and together, they create a rich tapestry of music that's awash in ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
Another winner from Benedic Lamdin and his ever-impressive Nostalgia 77 – a group you'd think looked rearward, given the name, but are always a foot ahead of the pack in creative momentum – here with possibly their best, deepest work to date! This might also be the most organically ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
A great batch of slow building funk and hypnotic mood music from Nostalgia 77 – and another gift from future funk generators at Tru Thoughts Records! Nostalgia 77 takes the sort of inward, not necessarily downtempo, but definitely more cerebral tack of later work by DJ Shadow and others to a ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
An amazing step forward for Nostalgia 77 – working here in a live setting as an expanded octet, and jamming in a jazz-based way that recalls the hippest sounds of the late 60s and early 70s! The vibe here steps nicely off the group's earlier studio-based work – taking soulful ideas and ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
This guy never fails to blow our mind – and with this sweet little set, Quantic takes his groove one step further! Not content to rest on the laurels of his already excellent previous work, Will Holland brings in an array of sounds from around the globe – obscure samples, ethnographic ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
A real moment of breakthrough from Will "Quantic" Holland – a set that really expands his sound, deepens his ties to funk roots, and makes the whole thing feel a lot more live than some of his previous work! Will's at the helm and handles most instruments – but there's also ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
Wonderfully beat-heavy work by Quantic – a wicked mix of classic elements and lots of funky roots – but served up in a leaner, cleaner style overall! The approach is a bit more produced than the live work of Quantic – almost in the early Ninja Tune mode – mixing together ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
Incredible work from Will "Quantic" Holland – easily one of the hardest working men in the groove business! Will's work under the Quantic and Quantic Soul Orchestra name is well known from a few key albums over the past few years – but he's also got a resume that spans far ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
Damn! Quantic really blows the roof off with this one – taking us even farther on a musical journey than ever before, and making us bow to his mighty talents in ways we never expected! The album's a really unique session recorded in Colombia, with help from an international batch of ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
Quantic Soul Orchestra —
Pushin On ... CD Tru Thoughts/Ubiquity, 2005. Used ...
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If drums were enough to make us love a record, we'd love this one to death – but it's also got a heck of a lot more to offer! Quantic Soul Orchestra return with a smashing second set – one that's even tighter and funkier than the first one – with a sound that really bridges both ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
Quantic Soul Orchestra —
Stampede ... CD Tru Thoughts (UK), 2003. Used ...
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A landmark album – one that has the beat-heavy Quantic transform into the Quantic Soul Orchestra, for a stunning deep funk performance! The record sounds like nothing Quantic have done in the past – and shares a sound with work from the Soul Fire/Daptone underground, with a tight blend ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
Quantic Soul Orchestra —
Tropidelico ... LP Tru Thoughts (UK), 2007. Sealed 2LP ...
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A whole new sound for Quantic, and a great one too – a mixture of his older funk with newer influences from Latin music – all in a blend that's totally fresh, and very unique! This "Latin chapter" of the Quantic sound has been showing up a bit on remixes and singles over the ... (Deep Funk) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderful set from UK chanteuse Alice Russell – one of the best records yet to come out on always reliable Tru Thoughts label! Alice's strong soul vocals have added real depth to tracks by Quantic and others, but here she succeeds tenfold as the marquee artist! She has a heavy, resonate ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
A fantastic follow up to Alice Russell's first Munka Moon set – and a collection of some of her greatest musical contributions over the past few years – a range of singles, remixes, and special projects that are all touched beautifully by her super-soulful vocals! Although only still ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
Spanky Wilson & Quantic Soul Orchestra —
I'm Thankful ... CD Tru Thoughts/Ubiquity, 2006. Used ...
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The legendary Spanky Wilson makes a great return to the studio – thanks to superbly funky help from the Quantic Soul Orchestra! Spanky's voice was first heard famously on a number of great soul sides from the end of the 60s, but the passage of decades hasn't dimmed her talents a bit – ... (Soul) read moreCD