as i m always evolving, every now and again i need to make a point about my latest sound. curveballs has been especially written to showcase the full range of my current sound and features a carefully selected collection of tracks designed for a club environment. riva starr dance musics prolific italian-born london-based sharpshooter riva starr set to release fourth artist album curveballs via adam beyer s revered truesoul records. riva starr has been shaking up the world of dance music with his eclectic and unpredictable palette of sounds and styles for over a decade. over the years, he has racked up numerous accolades and achievements including releasing 3 acclaimed albums (if life gives you lemons, make lemonade in 2010, hand in hand in 2013 and definition of sound in 2016), having a myriad of single/ep releases on some of dance music s most established labels (snatch! records, hot creations, relief, crosstown rebels, dirtybird) and amassing an impressive remix resume of artists including audion, groove armada, dennis ferrer, usher, estelle, london grammar, fatboy slim, reboot and david morales. with all of this success and experience under his belt, the time has come for the talented italian to deliver his much awaited fourth long-player, curveballs comprising of 12 stellar tracks inspired by current club sounds and old school music elements, driven by starr s endeavor to produce music that stands the test of time. the lp s striking opener, always gets things underway and sets the tone with its powerful house groove, warm chord stabs and divine soulful vocal courtesy of legendary house diva jocelyn brown. elsewhere, there s the funk-driven disco-tinged piknik, the uplifting needin u esque disco loco, the dark and commanding the hole (release your soul) and the pounding peak-time synth-laden roller give me love. other highlights include, the infectious breakbeat workout britcoin, the techy electro-tinged fresh and the experimental synth-driven techno gem analhog. the album concludes with 3 fine cuts in the form of the bass heavy tr-909 laden ride, the funk-fueled house groover mantra (early in the morning) and an exclusive deep-house-esque dub version of give me love to round off yet another essential long-player from one of dance music s much-loved artists
over the course of its 15-year lifespan, truesoul has excelled at giving a platform to the groovier end of the techno spectrum, showcasing releases with everyone from maetrik and cirez d, to hot since 82, reset robot and of course label founder and a&r adam beyer. with his new techno orientated project hyperloop, riva starr becomes the latest esteemed artist to join the label. the lead track resilience is crisp and punchy, and made immediately memorable by the 90s influenced house strings that run throughout. when beyer dropped it during his recent daytime set at sonus festival, it was a stirring highlight. ‘fallen angel is centered around a sublime piano melody and is the kind of composition that was tailored made for a blissful morning set. the vinyl version also comes with an exclusive remix of resilience from terrence parker that is only available on vinyl. offering an effective contrast to the original, man-of-the-moment tiger stripes follows up his excellent body trip ep with a powerful percussive rework of fallen angel , injecting his version with an arabic-flavoured vocal.
the junkies make their truesoul debut with a three track, punchy ep.
the rhythmic, tech house and techno tracks are filled with delayed vocals, chuggy drums and throbbing bass line.
the tracks showcase the diversity and talent the pair hold as producers and their ability to cross paths between house and techno
introducing another new name to truesoul simon baker has delivered an outstanding ep that encapsulates everything he is about. named after the title track, chapter one ep is a breathtaking collection of tracks that showcase simon bakers diversity and talent as a producer. bakers use of percussion and synths that are laced throughout each track create trippy grooves that are supported by the raw sounding drums.
geddes first single is impressive with the title track remedy sure to be a pinnacle in many dj sets. remedy is laced with house rhythms and uses a melodic synth and stabs to create a tough house groove before the vocal gives the track the unique flavour and character geddes can produce. shout sleazily rolls along being joined by different instruments to create a funky club track that will turn dance floors upside down
adam beyers original track starts with a heavy bass line that is a sure-fire, grooved out killer. the infectious vocal hook and melody line supplies the extra force to make this track one of the strongest releases on truesoul to this date. nic fanciullis take on take me away uses a rhythmic melodic synth-line before bringing in the vocal to maximum effect. alans darker approach gives this release an extra dimension, using deep-pounding toms to create a cool, stripped back vibe with warm stabs and hats to match.
par grindvik is fast tracking through the ranks extremely quickly and is widely considered by many in the techno community to be one of the best producers out there at the moment. his releases over the last few years for adam beyers drumcode imprint as well as for labels such as stockholm ltd particulary his recent nand-grind release have gotten some seriously heavy rotation from some of the most influential djs on the planet. here for adam beyers truesoul imprint he delivers what can only be described as a 3 track masterpiece. the epic 11 minute a side has massive carl craig influences and is a breathtaking deep journey that peaks and drops relentlessly with its morphing mood changes and amazing production
nick curly brings his latest truesoul release to the table - a pumping, rolling two track ep. the ep holds heavy drums, deep synths and many tinkering high hats. the effortless groove in the tracks captures a real feel for what nick is capable of.... each beat is chunky, groovy and works in a harmonious juxtaposition with the melodies nick creates. helter skelter is a real belter!
there is a certain type of funk that only reset robot can create and we re happy to see his return to truesoul with a rolling 4 track ep that incorporates his autograph sound. the steady drums that roll throughout each track are overlaid with many different parts to create 4 harmonious tracks to keep the dancefloor swaying. the bass lines are big, the melodies are infectious and the funk just keeps on giving. another outstanding ep from reset robot to demonstrate why he is a truesoul favourite.
tiger stripes latest truesoul release comes in the shape of body shake ep. the tropically tinged, sometimes heavy, futuristic 3 track ep really showcases stripes eclectic approach to dance music. the dominant kick drums and soulful vocals make this energy driven ep the perfect tech house dance-bomb. the uplifting crescendos and funk laden percussion bring together body shake, all night and ego express to make an essential 3 tracker.
paride saraceni s debut truesoul release, burning, brings us three uplifting and vocal-heavy tech house tracks. a steady groove throughout, saraceni s choice of instrumentation and flowing percussion create a melodic yet techy release with all three tracks laced with a solid kick drum, tinkering high hats and sporadic vocals. burning is the perfect offering for the new year and proves there are big things on the horizon for saraceni
sidney charles is back on truesoul with 3 outstanding club tracks. perfectly crafted to keep the dance floor moving, each track gleams with energy. incorporating tough rolling drums as the back bone to each track, the melodic black sun, the vocal hooks of i need you and the eerie synth of just don t stop pull together to make an essential 3 tracker.
since its birth in 2002, truesoul has grown into a solid, dependable label. known as drumcode s little brother, adam beyer has taken truesoul and twisted it into a platform for new and emerging talent to be thrust into the world of electronic music. each release has its own unique identity and each track brings something new and unique to the label. the quality of each track is paramount and that has been proven with previous releases from some of the finest talent within the industry
the spanish native premiers his first release on truesoul records, moti on, a 4 track ep packed with punchy tech house beats and rolling basslines. the ep comes fully loaded with his signature sound, some dark vocals and melodic synths. uniformed in their approach, the 4 tracks are laced with catchy hooks and casual percussion.
reset robot has given us two tracks that are absolutely on fire. rebellion is a slow burning, after-hours groover that packs a punch and harnesses percussion elements to the full effect. the hanging gardens of babylon is a lot more of a melancholic offering and leads into a beautiful crescendo to finish any night off in style.
after a busy 2015 that s taken in a debut essential mix, prominent remixes and a heavy international touring schedule - including a residency at jamie jones world-renowned a planet called paradise at dc10 - patrick topping is back with his first original ep of the year. released on adam beyer s truesoul, rights reinforces patrick s already acclaimed production credentials.
damage packs the power with its chunky drums and huge synth stabs that power through the mix to knock over crowds. veins encapsulates the chuggy truesoul sound that hot since 82 is notorious for. hot since 82 has engrained rolling beats and shimmering highs throughout each track to propel the ep to climax into a remarkable piece of work.
tiger stripes has delivered some heavy hitting tracks with his new ep on truesoul. each track has chunky drums that are laced with insanely catchy vocal hooks that keep the tracks and give them each a distinguishable character. the energy throughout the single is always kept up with the sweeping pads and stabs adding a dynamic flavour and showing us why tiger stripes is at the top of his game
sidney charles has delivered us an outstanding ep with a mixture of tracks that span across house and techno that has captured a real feel for what sidney is capable of. each one has its own unique flavour with sidney s production prowess sprinkled over the top. each beat is chunky, groovy and works in a harmonious juxtaposition with the melodies sidney creates. all are dancefloor killers!
adam beyer supplies a new truesoul release that connects with his more funky, tech-house side of his person. the use of beyer s melodies and chunky drums makes each track stand out. the crowd moving rhythms that beyer commands will move any crowd and turn the crowd inside out. the electrifying hooks show beyer s production talents at their best and with the addition of a tremendous tiger stripes remix of time flies, the package is complete.
nicole moudaber is a name we are used to hearing on the radar as a drumcode artist and she is showing us what she can do on the funkier side of the spectrum with her new ep now landing on truesoul. both tracks merge her signature techno sound into something that still contains stacks of class and character. the evolving sounds in both tracks build tension and energy to create after hour burners.
returning to truesoul, dubspeeka s new ep is an outstanding piece of work that showcases his talents as a producer. weaving through a dark brooding electronic landscape, dubspeeka s ep brings together imaginative ideas and laces them with electronic beats to create something unique. melodic lead lines transform this entire ep into something with a unique charm that only dubspeeka can conjure up.
clio has joined truesoul with some superb electronic tracks that are techy and filled with funk.
each track has its own personality, using catchy vocal hooks, synth lines that engrain into your brain and tough chunky drums that keep the rhythm flowing. this ep is one that will take any dance floor to the next level.
with future releases from the likes of reset robot and geddes, truesoul is positioning itself as a label to be reckoned with. after a storming 2014 with releases on viva, quartz and snatch off, onno is back with his first ep for 2015 on adam beyers acclaimed truesoul label. for this 3 track ep, onno explores the more techno focussed part of his sound, while retaining that bottom heavy, hip hop inspired groove that he is renowned for.
reset robot is back on truesoul with an exquisite 4 track ep. exploring his signature deep and funky tech-house vibes, reset robot has used percussion and synth stabs to create a deep, underlying groove throughout this ep. tickled with hooks throughout the ep, there is a defining character within each track, in particular lost in a duvet with its unique piano hook that you will stay with you for days.
okain is a french dj and producer who s grown up in paris. he has previously released on labels such as tsuba, bpitch control, quartz, viva and upon you which, has gained him recognition across the board. he has toured around the world at clubs such as fabric, rex club, row 14, watergate and more helping him to become one of the most charted artists on resident advisor. a new name to join the ever-expanding truesoul roster is okain . his first ep on truesoul majestically crosses the paths between house and techno. using deep underlying sub bass rhythms throughout his tracks, okain creates grooves that maintain an extremely funky feel throughout this ep.
roberto capuano releases his first single on truesoul with two exceptional tracks that show a techier side to roberto s sound and one that impresses throughout. the title track never stop has been a highlight in adam beyers sets and its easy to understand why. the creeping vocal and driving drums are an inaugural part of the track before the uniquely pleasing pads drop in and create a gripping and immersive track to get lost in. around is a techier track that implements a throbbing underlying bass line that sits and keeps the track driving under a roaring vocal.
adam beyer has been showing us the extent of his versatility for years and this ep solidly cements the idea that beyer can confidently swing between genres and keep up his consistently high standards within electronic music. youre the same is a remarkable piece of work and keeps the tech house bods moving and shaking. all the tracks on this three-part stunner are chunky, solid grooves, that are infused with dashes of techno, house and dub. vocal snippets are used to create some spine tingling hooks as well as moody pads to create eerie atmospheres. valium & lfos has already built up quite a following courtesy of its inclusion in beyers landmark amnesia terrace set for cocoon that was later broadcast as part of his drumcode live radio show. it has also been a mainstay in richie hawtins sets along with other accomplished djs including the likes of joseph capriati. a well accomplished single from the swede.
reset robot returns to truesoul all guns firing with his new ep, rain . rain incorporates reset robot s signature sound and delivers 4 outstanding tracks that form an incredible ep. throughout the ep there is a sense of tension that is created through the eerie pads and synths combining to create different rhythms to keep the listener on their toes. using percussive sounds, reset robot has built rolling tech house with layers of funk that will keep floors moving through to the early morning hours.
nick curly s first truesoul release is outstanding. this collection of three track s encapsulates both nick curly s and truesoul s ethos and moulds them into a driving house machine. first off, crossroads uses a delicate melody that is under-lined with lashings of driving drums. trust shuffles along with it s rolling percussion and bass line whilst indigo child is just as funky and will get any dance floor fired up.
back with his second ep on truesoul after his impressive kilimanjaro ep, dubspeeka has tossed out more attitude with his new noise ep. keeping in the similar dubspeeka trend, his noise ep is dark and moody with interesting twists and turns to give this serious character. from the distorted drums of noise to the melodic synth line of usk dubspeeka has delivered an outstanding piece of work that should be commended with the highest honour. the preciseness of his synths and vocal swirls separate this from other projects and shows the class and enigma that dubspeeka is capable of.
truesoul records are proud to announce the release of *let your soul outside*, the debut album from reset robot in april 2014. behind the reset robot project is dave robertson, a producer who has released standout singles on labels like dogmatik, intacto and adam beyers truesoul imprint over the past 5 years. now he steps up with his debut album, the stunning *let your soul outside*.
welcoming trikk to truesoul, he brings the quality we have come to expect from both label and artist. kicking off with houx 93 uses a dubbed out, sleazy bass line and a killer vocal hook to full effect in this tough, house killer. harvey mckays remix makes use of the vocal and adds some naughty percussion to create an uncompromising groove.
welcoming trikk to truesoul, he brings the quality we have come to expect from both label and artist. his ep starts with deeper point, a track that encompasses heavy techno sounds to create a monster of a track. straight circles (beat mix) repeats and detunes a vocal to engrain it into the memory before prominent highs keep this track moving. the final track bliss drive is different to the rest of the ep and has more of a garage feel to it the funky drums, earth shattering bass line and digital bleeps will knock you sideways!
dubspeeka is a relatively new name on the house music circuit but has entered it with an impact. his unique take on house music has given him an edge over other producers. releasing most of his own music on his label skeleton. he has worked relentlessly hard to create a name for himself and build his label as a brand and outlet for all his musical endeavours what, has given dubspeeka leverage to have acts such as glimpse and pierre deutschmann feature on his label
the ep kicks off with night escape has a melodic synth line coupled with the funky bass line to give the track a groove that will be an essential in everyones crate. the breakdown leads the listener into a different direction before coming back around and dropping into a funky groove. the second track press start which uses a sub bass line that will tear through dance floors. rhythmic percussion accompanies the bassline before powerful stabs are introduced to the mix to give the track a unique character
similarly, this compilation is all about that - bringing interesting elements together. i have invited producers that envoke that magic within me. they have all touched my soul. great music is just like happiness, its only real when shared.
ida engberg describes collage like so: not many things in life beat the true experience of the perfect party. that definitive moment when location, music and people all come together in the same place to create that perfect shared experience. it is about that vibe that can only exist when all those components work together in perfect harmony.
reset robot makes his second appearances of 2012 on truesoul with an expansive ep that explores the middle ground between techno and house. >she lives above the door< stomps heads-down through burrowing grooves before revealing its killer hook, >snotty< rolls out a shuffling deep house inspired vibe.
having hibernated over the past few months, truesoul is back with a run of releases to close out 2012. the italian duo of frankyeffe and enrico sangiuliano kick things off, combining to deliver two smooth cuts that straddle the divide between house and tech house. >consciousness< works up an atmospheric mood with spacey effects and the spoken vocal sample woven into a rolling, percussive groove. >neaps< retains the percussive feel to create a bumping rhythm of drops and builds that provide the space for the distinctive vocals to do their damage.
the next chapter in truesouls evolving story comes from marc antona. with discography highlights that include releases for mobilee, highgrade, micro-fibers and, most recently, his own dissonant label, antona is an already familiar name to followers of quality techhouse and the deeper, groovier side of techno. impressive career credentials that have been galvanized by marcs appearances for cadenza as part of their vagabundos tours. with such experience behind the ibiza-based producer, it comes as no surprise that this ep brings the kind of sunshine sensuality to truesoul that has come to characterize the soundtrack of dance musics mecca with the sultry percussion and understated funk of >gloves off< or the perpetual bass groove and twitching rhythm of >darwins corner stone<.
originally from the usa and now relocated to valencia spain, eric estornel is making incredible leaps and strides releasing some of the most devastating yet unique music in the industry. his sudonyms maetrik, mariel ito, plaex, and now maceo plex are under great demand for the rich dynamic production and unique blend of techno, house, funk, and electro that only eric can devise.
positioned as lesser-known little brother to adam beyers globally renowned drumcode brand, truesoul has to varying extent existed in the shadows since its conception in 2002. never designed to be a label that you could set your watch by, releases have come sporadically over the past nine years,albeit when they have come they have always made an impact.
reset robot returns to truesoul with another four-track ep of smoldering rhythms and wonky deepness that can be categorized as belonging somewhere between techno and tech house. the product of an extended period of a&r ping-pong, the result is a collection of tracks that has to a great extent tailored the natural range of reset robots sound to the requirements of beyers vision for truesoul. mechanical but groovy, moody but danceable, all four tracks have the subtle energy and intricate details required to move the floor whether it be as part of a tone-setting opening set or late on at the after-hour
bangin uk prime time techno! truesoul starts 2010 with a strong return to form that stands proudly next to recent releases by adam beyer, cari lekebusch and joel mull. debuting on truesoul in 2009 with the emotive sky is falling ep, dustin zahn has received critical acclaim for his work on drumcode, rekids, and his own enemy records. a keen experimenter with sound and style. the restrained tension that runs through this ep is testament to zahns desire to evolve techno beyond the norm.
the latest offering from truesoul come courtesy of joel mull & cari lekebusch. the a side >passing thru< is a sexy little tech groover, already getting the boys and girl particularly moist on the dancefloors, apealing to both the house and techno posses. the flipside >landing strip< is more fo a chugging groover with gorgeous synth stabs and rising pads. the swedish fraternity are leading the way with awesome electronic music!
adam beyers truesoul imprint has been releasing quality techno and house for quite some years now and this release is from 2 giants of the scene - steve rachmad and heiko laux. the release is a 2 tracker with the a side - hutspot being a super deep bass driven groover with eerie pads and hypnotic feel. the flipside continues in the same them with its spacey feel and catchy chord refrain. a great 2 tracker from 2 great artists
compared by adam beyer, truesoul is the ying to the yang of the techno tastemakers better-known drumcode label. equally well respected, equally forward thinking, both labels are at the forefront of modern electronic music. operating on a broad remit and refusing to be restricted by genre boundaries, truesoul offers an oasis for the great and good of techno where they can experiment with elements of other electronic styles. having previously hosted the experimental works of cari lekebusch, joel mull, nihad tule, par grindvik, speedy j and dustin zahn, adam beyer himself takes up the mantel for this latest excursion with two cuts constructed from a broader electronic palette
compared by adam beyer, truesoul is the ying to the yang of the techno tastemakers better known drumcode label. equally well respected, equally forward thinking, both labels are very much at the forefront of what is going on in electronic music. operating on a broad remit and refusing to be restricted by genre boundaries, truesoul offers an oasis for the great and good of techno where they can experiment with elements of electronica, downtempo, house and minimal. having hosted the work of cari lekebusch, joel mull, nihad tule, par grindvik, speedy j and beyer himself, the mantel is now passed to dustin zahn. best known for his ever reliable enemy records imprint, zahn is one of the most in-demand producer / djs on the techno circuit with his releases for the likes of drumcode, droid and audio assault staple choices for many
adam beyers drumcode label has had a hugely productive year with a stream of consistently good material. he has now raided the archives for this new 2 track killer on his truesoul imprint. here we have 2 tracks from adam himself with the a side pattern 5 being a large bass driven bomb with big drums, a catchy vocal refrain and superb complimentary pads
the truesoul imprint represents the somewhat soulful side of its owner - adam beyer. here, cari lekebusch takes up the challenge and produces two wonderful tracks. on the a side we are treated to a wonderful deep 808 driven groove with eerie pads, neat reverses and cool cowbells that creates a wonderful intensity. on the flip side again the deep groove is apparent with neat vocoded vocal samples and fat bass before there is a cool break and the main synth sound appears in the track to give it a seriously intense lift
adam beyer imprint. a stunning two tracker by agaric and steve logan. the a side is a fantastic chugging track with razor sharp production that just builds and builds with key elements like swirling vocals and synths and a funky bassline. the flip takes a much darker approach with its reverse bass line, synth pattern and super sharp hi hats. this is another fanatastic release from one of the hottest labels around at the moment
this is a very cool meeting of minds here on this cool 12inch from adam beyers truesoul label. after nihads last release on tresoul he has receieved hi acclaim and this superb funky building club track simply rocks from start to finsh. joel has been on a superb steady rise over the last few months with releases on giant labels such as harthouse and cocoon. his track as always has an amazing twisted deep intensity.
following the mindblowing truesoul release by par grindvik comes this new 2 tracker by swedish artists nihad tule and lasseman and does not disappoint. in typical truesoul fashion there is a melodic influence with the a side - locomotion having a very clever building, driving groove that utilises some clever synth work and pitch bending pads to great effect. dj plays from - richie hawtin, paco osuna, adam beyer, perc, dubfire, christian smith, charles siegling, agaric, joel mull…
here wehave the new killer release on adam beyer s mighty truesoul imprint. here he calls on one of his fellow swedes to deliver a truly awesome club bomb. alexi delano has been making superb music now for any years as a solo artist and with other talents such as jesper dahlback and cari lekebusch. here he goes it alone and what a track hes made! its a funky bassline driven groove that twists and turns with super cool edits and switch ups in the drums before midway introducing the seriously catchy main synth hook to complete the picture.!
a 4 track sampler for the forthcoming album. the a1 and b1 are bonus tracks that are dub influenced club cuts that have serious depth whilst the inner tracks electro magnetic and for her are both down tempo full vocal tracks that are on the album cd but not the album vinyl version. this is very limited so dont miss out
behind the reset robot project is dave robertson, a producer who has released standout singles on labels like dogmatik, intacto and adam beyers truesoul imprint over the past 5 years. now he steps up with his debut album, the stunning let your soul outside.