Various Artists, compiled by Robert Luis
SHAPES 10:02 (2X12 + 2xCD)
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1. maddslinky ft. tawiah - further away
2. natural self - midnight sun (prince fatty dub)
3. kylie auldist - community service announcement (lanu remix)
4. hint - pretty stable
5. kinny ft. diesler - back street lust (azaxx remix)
6. belleruche - 3 amp fuse
On the second >Shapes< compilation of 2010, out 6th December, Tru Thoughts A&R Robert Luis treats your ears to a whopping 30 tracks from artists across the labels roster. The two disc collection includes more previously unreleased and exclusive cuts than ever, as well as many that have only previously been available on limited vinyl and now make an appearance on CD.
The >Shapes 10:02< compilation comes on double vinyl, featuring an exclusive vinyl only track from Benjamin One. It also contains the full 30 track album on 2 CDs.
As has become the tradition, the first CD is more of a kick back and listen style and the second CD is a little more focused on the dancefloor.
Among the exclusive tracks are Quantic’s remix of Saravah Soul; Smerin’s Anti Social Club doing a great reggae version of Dr Who; and Stonephace (feat Adrian Utley from Portishead) reworking a Micky Finn rave classic into a psychedelic jazz monster. Tru Thoughts’ new signing Maddslinky (aka Zed Bias) also makes a couple of appearances including the highly rated British future soul track “Further Away” (which was voted in the Top 5 tunes of 2009 in Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide awards even though it’s not out yet). This is taken from the new album, ‘Make A Change’, which has been racking up four and five star reviews across the board and had radio support from BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra DJs including Annie Mac, Ras Kwame, MistaJam, Gilles Peterson and more.
CD One starts with a more reggae influenced groove with Quantic’s Flowering Inferno, Prince Fatty, Alice Russell and Lanu all getting on the Jamaican influenced tip. It then moves into more soulful/sung vocal territory including an upfront track from Nostalgia 77’s upcoming album (due in 2011) through to the cinematic sound of the amazing Hidden Orchestra, whose debut album, ‘Night Walks’ has just been released to high acclaim and was September’s Album of the Month on BBC Radio 1 Introducing in Scotland.
CD Two has plenty of treats with Randomer’s remix of The Bamboos (as played to great reactions by tastemakers including the legend Danny Krivit); At Jazz remixing Maddslinky; a couple of exclusives from Flevans and some hard beats from Benjamin One (out of Bristol).
The cover artwork features the photo, “Embedded”, by USA based artist Mark Jenkins. It’s no photoshop job, but a picture of a sculpture he made stuffed with balls of sellotape, leaning into that wall!
(added: 2011-01-21 09:42:26 )
Dog With A Rope - Quantic presenta Flowering Inferno (Dub)
Midnight Sun - Natural Self (Prince Fatty Dub)
Dr. Who - Smerins Anti-Social Club
Community Service Announcement - Kylie Auldist (Lanu Remix)
Hurry On Now - Alice Russell (Boub Remix)
Further Away – Maddslinky ft. Tawiah
This And That - Lizzy Parks (PTH Remix)
Beautiful Lie - Nostalgia 77
Afro Love Forest – Kinny (Stonephace Remix)
The Windfall - Hidden Orchestra
3 Amp Fuse – Belleruche
Mas PanD - Quantic & His Combo Bárbaro (DJ Day Remix)
Marathon Man – Skeletons
Jean Paul – Lanu
Loungin' Place – Azaxx ft. Larry 'Stonephace' Stabbins
Like Tears in Rain - Tha Bamboos (Acoustic)
Mussum - Saravah Soul (Quantic Remix)
Keep Me In Mind - Tha Bamboos (Randomer Remix)
Pretty Stable – Hint
Special – Maddslinky ft. Omar (Atjazz Remix)
One Goodbye - Kylie Auldist (Hint Remix)
Foot Tied – Flevans
Raise The Roof - Lizzy Parks (Lanu Remix)
The Cyber Convicts – Azaxx
Back Street Lust – Kinny ft. Diesler (Azaxx Remix)
Up On The Hill - The Bamboos (DJ Yoda Edit)
All - Natural Self (Natural Self Remix)
The Horn Track – Stonephace
Easy Go – Flevans ft. Kylie Auldist
God Is On Your Side - Benjamin One
(added: 2011-01-21 09:51:01 )