shapes: rectangles


“Shapes: Rectangles” is the latest in Tru Thoughts’ series of essential label compilations, compiled by A&R and label co-owner Robert Luis. 2014 sees Tru Thoughts celebrating its 15th Birthday, and this compilation illuminates a hothouse of musical talent, bringing a wealth of newer signings in amongst the more established artists on the label.

The first CD contains tracks by Lost Midas and Werkha, two exciting young producers based on opposite sides of the Atlantic, Harleighblu which is the latest singing, a leftfield remix of Harleighblu comes from Astro Raw, Hot 8 Brass Band bring boisterous brass and Quantic appearswith his new track from ‘Magnetica’ . Essential hip hop cuts come from Rodney P, Ty (remixed by DJ Spinna) and Dizz1 (featuring Aloe Blacc). The second CD raises the tempo for dancefloors of all shapes and sizes. DC Breaks on remix duties provides a drum & bass rocker, while drum & bass legend Peshay showcases his change of direction with some tropical disco; elsewhere the flavours range from the deep bass of Zed Bias, via the inventive house music of Titeknots, to FBR’s jungle spin on Wrongtom, and beyond. Available now on iTunes or Bandcamp. Listen after the jump.

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favourite things | 5.14


bklyn’s latest soundcloud selection holds about 43 tracks out of various genres. The collection 5.14 includes tracks by Fink, Moods, Electric Wire Hustle, BadBadNotGood, Madlib, J Dilla, Tom Misch, Taylor McFerrin, Nick Price, Guts, Alice Russell, and some more. Check out our latest selections on the daily updated soundcloud page.

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‘Magnetica’ the new album from Quantic, is out now! The LP finds British born Will “Quantic” Holland revisiting his roots as an electronic producer, blending cutting-edge and distinctive production with elements of folk, reggae, soul, highlife, cumbia and more, and demonstrating the rare quality and artistry that has enchanted fans and tastemakers across the world, over more than a decade of releasing music on Tru Thoughts.

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broken sunlight

DJ Numark - Broken Sunlight

“Never Be Wrong” featuring Haas is a new track, taken from DJ Numark “Broken Sunlight Series”. The final album is now in stores via Hot Plate Records. The series is a journey through diverse genres, based on his well known hip-hop beat skills. Place your order now via Numark’s page or iTunes. Get “Don’t Play Around” featuring Aloe Blacc and Charles Bradley for free here (right click) or below.

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DJ Nu-Mark – Don’t Play Around (feat. Aloe Blacc & Charles Bradley)

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broken sunlight

DJ Nu-Mark - Broken Sunlight Vol. 4

Series 4 of DJ Nu-Mark‘s “Broken Sunlight” project including the track “Tropicalifornia” featuring Quantic, is now available for download below and as a limited edition 10″ here.

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look around the corner

Quantic & Alice Russell with the Combo Barbaro - Look Around The Corner

You can now listen to the full length title track from Quantic, Alice Russell and the Combo Bárbaro‘s upcoming new project “Look Around The Corner”. Official Release is April 3rd. (thanks to KCRW).

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look around the corner

quantic + alice russell - look around the corner

Quantic, Alice Russell and the Combo Bárbaro come together and they’re about to release their new project “Look Around The Corner” in April 2012. (touring in the UK/USA March, April, May)

Listen to the preview-snippet on soundcloud.
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j rocc: best of quantic

j rocc: best of quantic mix

To celebrate the release of Quantic’s best of album J.Rocc created the “Best Of Quantic Mix”, listen below and download the mix here.

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J. Rocc – Best Of Quantic

Tracklist: 01. Quantic – Snakes In The Grass 02. Quantic – Cumbia Clash 03. Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno – Dog With A Rope 04. The Quantic Soul Orchestra – Hands Of My Love feat. Alice Russell 05. Quantic y Conjunto – Cumbia de Dilla 06. Quantic & His Combo Bárbaro – The Dreaming Mind (Part 1) 07. Quantic – Infinite Regression 08. Quantic – Perception 09. The Quantic Soul Orchestra – Left & Right feat. Alice Russell 10. Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno – Cuidad Del Swing 11. Quantic & His Combo Bárbaro – New Morning (Slow Version)’ 12. Quantic And Nickodemus feat. Tempo & The Candela All-Stars – Mi Swing Es Tropical 13. The Quantic Soul Orchestra – Tropidelico (Occidental) 14. Quantic And His Combo Barbaro – Enyere Kumbara 15. Quantic And His Combo Barbaro – Undelivered Letter 16. Quantic – Transatlantic 17. The Quantic Soul Orchestra – Super 8 18. Quantic – Use What You Got feat. Sonny Akpan 19. Quantic – Sabor feat. Tempo 20. The Quantic Soul Orchestra – Get A Move On 21. Quantic – Not So Blue 22. Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno – Cumbia Sobre El Mar

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