Tru Thoughts

Tru Thoughts

Profile:
Independent, UK label specialising in "jazzbreakshiphopsoulfunkbeatsounds".

Founded in 1999 by Robert Luis (A&R) & Paul Jonas (2) (Label Manager), Tru Thoughts is a Brighton based record label founded on the success of their highly respected Brighton club nights including the legendary phonic:hoop. Originally run from under Rob’s stairs they have now found some (slightly) nicer office space and celebrated their 10th birthday in 2009.

Catalogue Number Notes:
TRU 027 - Not released.
TRU 142 - Not released.
Sublabels
Parent Label:
Contact Info:
info@tru-thoughts.co.uk
mail@tru-thoughts.co.uk

PO Box 2818
Brighton, BN1 4RL, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1273 694617
Sites:
[l2125]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
3BF004 Strike 3  album cover Silver Man Strike 3(CDr, Promo) 3 Bar Fire 3BF004 UK 2009 Sell This Version
ПР3 CD06681 To Dust  album cover Alice Russell To Dust(CD, Album, Dig) DreaMusic (2), Tru Thoughts ПР3 CD06681 Russia 2013 Sell This Version
4690475002102 The Sleepwalking Society  album cover Nostalgia 77 The Sleepwalking Society(CD, Album, Ltd) ROK MUSIC, Tru Thoughts, Dresscode Records 4690475002102 Ukraine 2011 Sell This Version
506020 5154026 The Bamboos Featuring Bobby Flynn The Bamboos Featuring Bobby Flynn - Midnight(3xFile, WAV) Tru Thoughts 506020 5154026 Europe 2012
Barcode65CD Animal Magic  album cover Bonobo Animal Magic(CD, Album, RE) Barcode Records Barcode65CD Poland 2011 Sell This Version
Barcode69CD Night Walks  album cover Hidden Orchestra Night Walks(CD, Album, Dig) Barcode Records Barcode69CD Europe 2012 Sell This Version
BARCODE91CD Medicine Man  album cover The Bamboos Medicine Man(CD, Album, Dig) Barcode Records BARCODE91CD Europe 2012 Sell This Version
BRC-209LTD Side Stepper  album cover The Bamboos Side Stepper(CD, Album, Ltd) Beat Records BRC-209LTD Japan 2008 Sell This Version
BRC-215 Shapes Japan: Sun  album cover Various Shapes Japan: Sun(CD, Comp) Beat Records BRC-215 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
BRC-216 Shapes Japan: Moon  album cover Various Shapes Japan: Moon(CD, Comp) Beat Records BRC-216 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
BRC-235 Tradition In Transition  album cover Quantic & His Combo Bárbaro Tradition In Transition(CD, Album) Beat Records, Tru Thoughts BRC-235 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
BRC-262 Dog With A Rope  album cover Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno - Dog With A Rope(CD, Album, Promo) Beat Records, Tru Thoughts BRC-262 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
BRC-296 Quantic The Best Of Quantic(2xCD, Comp) Tru Thoughts, Beat Records BRC-296 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
BRC-309 Chapters  album cover Anchorsong Chapters(CD, Album + DVD-V, Promo + Ltd) Beat Records, Beat Records BRC-309 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
BRC325 Look Around The Corner  album cover Quantic & Alice Russell With The Combo Bárbaro Quantic & Alice Russell With The Combo Bárbaro - Look Around The Corner(CD, Album) Tru Thoughts, Beat Records BRC325 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
BRC325X Look Around The Corner  album cover Quantic & Alice Russell With The Combo Bárbaro Quantic & Alice Russell With The Combo Bárbaro - Look Around The Corner(CD, Album, Ltd, RE) Tru Thoughts BRC325X Japan 2013 Sell This Version
BRC-357 The Life & Times Of...  album cover Hot 8 Brass Band The Life & Times Of...(CD, Album, RE) Tru Thoughts BRC-357 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
BRC-415 Magnetica  album cover Quantic Magnetica(CD, Album) Tru Thoughts, Beat Records BRC-415 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
BRC-464 Silver Kobalt  album cover Manu Delago Silver Kobalt(CD, Album) Beat Records BRC-464 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
BRC-477 A New Constellation  album cover Quantic Presents The Western Transient Quantic Presents The Western Transient - A New Constellation(CD, Album) Beat Records BRC-477 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
BRC-489 Ceremonial  album cover Anchorsong Ceremonial(CD, Album) Beat Records BRC-489 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
BRC-514 1000 Watts  album cover Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno - 1000 Watts(CD, Album) Beat Records BRC-514 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
BRC-520 Brothers & Sisters  album cover Lakuta Brothers & Sisters(CD, Album) Beat Records BRC-520 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
BRC-547 Curao  album cover Quantic & Nidia Góngora* Quantic & Nidia Góngora* - Curao(CD, Album) Beat Records, Tru Thoughts BRC-547 Japan 2017 Sell This Version
BRC-549 Voyager  album cover Moonchild (14) Voyager(CD, Album) Beat Records, Tru Thoughts BRC-549 Japan 2017 Sell This Version
BRC-563  The Invisible Man: An Orchestral Tribute To Dr. Dre  album cover Sly5thAve* The Invisible Man: An Orchestral Tribute To Dr. Dre(CD, Album) Tru Thoughts, Beat Records BRC-563 Japan 2017 Sell This Version
BRC-571 Ancient Lights  album cover Uniting Of Opposites Ancient Lights (Album) BRC-571 Japan 2018 Sell This Version
BRC-582 Cohesion  album cover Anchorsong Cohesion(CD, Album) Tru Thoughts, Beat Records BRC-582 Japan 2018 Sell This Version
BRSAMPLER2011 Belleruche  album cover Belleruche Belleruche(CD, Promo, Smplr) Tru Thoughts BRSAMPLER2011 UK 2011 Sell This Version
BRTRU186 Stonephace Stonephace(CD, Album) Tru Thoughts BRTRU186 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
BRTRU339 Hot 8 Brass Band On the Spot(CD, Album) Tru Thoughts, Beat Records BRTRU339 Japan 2017 Sell This Version
CD01 10th Anniversary  album cover Various 10th Anniversary(CD, Comp) Tru Thoughts CD01 UK 2009 Sell This Version
ПРЗ CD00443 Shapes 10:01  album cover Robert Luis Shapes 10:01(2xCD, Comp, Dig) Tru Thoughts ПРЗ CD00443 Russia 2010 Sell This Version
ПРЗ CD03932 The Best Of Quantic  album cover Quantic The Best Of Quantic(2xCD, Comp) TME, Dresscode Records ПРЗ CD03932 Russia 2011 Sell This Version
ПРЗ CD22679 Driven From Distraction  album cover Hint Driven From Distraction(CD, Album, Dig) Tru Thoughts ПРЗ CD22679 Russia 2008 Sell This Version
ПРЗ CD22686 The Art Of Vibration  album cover Natural-Self The Art Of Vibration(CD, Album, Dig) Правительство Звука ПРЗ CD22686 Russia 2008 Sell This Version
ПРЗ CD76444 Weapons Of Jazz Destruction  album cover The Nostalgia 77 Octet Weapons Of Jazz Destruction(CD, Album, Dig) TME, Dresscode Records ПРЗ CD76444 Russia 2007 Sell This Version
CVOS1089 Just Say  album cover The Bamboos Present Kylie Auldist The Bamboos Present Kylie Auldist - Just Say(CD, Album) Tru Thoughts CVOS1089 Australia 2008 Sell This Version
CVOS1091 The Bamboos Listen! Hear!! Live!!!(CD, Album) Tru Thoughts CVOS1091 Australia 2008 Sell This Version
CVOS1102 Side Stepper  album cover The Bamboos Side Stepper(CD, Album) Tru Thoughts CVOS1102 Australia 2008 Sell This Version
den91 Night Walks  album cover Hidden Orchestra Night Walks (Album) den91 Germany 2011 Sell This Version
ERLP001 Part One  album cover Mark De Clive-Lowe & Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra Mark De Clive-Lowe & Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra - Part One(12") Tru Thoughts, Embrace Recordings, Mashibeats ERLP001 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
ESL109 Endangered Species  album cover Nickodemus Endangered Species(CD, Album, RE) Eighteenth Street Lounge Music ESL109 US 2006 Sell This Version
HHV10YRS45-2/10 Boi Peixe Theme / Undelivered Letter  album cover Beta Hector / Quantic & His Combo Bárbaro Beta Hector / Quantic & His Combo Bárbaro - Boi Peixe Theme / Undelivered Letter HHV10YRS45-2/10 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
HR7S-025 All I Do Is Think About You  album cover Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno Feat Christopher Ellis Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno Feat Christopher Ellis - All I Do Is Think About You(7", Ltd) Tru Thoughts, HMV Record Shop HR7S-025 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
IR5233CD Medicine Man  album cover The Bamboos Medicine Man(CD, Album) Inertia Recordings IR5233CD Australia 2012 Sell This Version
MR 3085-2 Saravah Soul  album cover Saravah Soul Saravah Soul(CD, Album) Moon Records (2) MR 3085-2 Ukraine 2008 Sell This Version
No Catalog Number One Offs Remixes And B-Sides Promo Sampler  album cover Domu One Offs Remixes And B-Sides Promo Sampler(CD, Comp, Promo) Tru Thoughts No Catalog Number UK 2009 Sell This Version
none A Life Worth Living  album cover Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno Feat U-Roy & Alice Russell Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno Feat U-Roy & Alice Russell - A Life Worth Living(CDr, Single, Promo) Tru Thoughts none UK 2016 Sell This Version
none Shapes: In Space  album cover Various Shapes: In Space(35xFile, AAC, Comp) Tru Thoughts none 2016
none Dawn Chorus  album cover Hidden Orchestra Dawn Chorus (Album) none UK & Europe 2017
none Doo Wop (That Thing) / Entre Rejas  album cover Quantic & Anita Tijoux Quantic & Anita Tijoux - Doo Wop (That Thing) / Entre Rejas none Unknown
none Kick Snare And An Idea PT.2  album cover Ty Kick Snare And An Idea PT.2(CD, EP, Promo) Tru Thoughts none UK & Europe 2013 Sell This Version
none  The Invisible Man: An Orchestral Tribute To Dr. Dre  album cover Sly5thAve* The Invisible Man: An Orchestral Tribute To Dr. Dre(23xFile, FLAC, Album, 16 ) Tru Thoughts none US 2017
none On The Spot EP  album cover Hot 8 Brass Band On The Spot EP(4xFile, FLAC, EP) Tru Thoughts none UK 2017
none Composite EP  album cover Sly5thAve* Composite EP(6xFile, WAV, EP) Tru Thoughts none UK 2017
none Tru Thoughts 10th Anniversary (Best Of Tru Thoughts Plus JFB Mix)  album cover Various Tru Thoughts 10th Anniversary (Best Of Tru Thoughts Plus JFB Mix)(33xFile, AAC, Comp) Tru Thoughts none 2009
none Boto And The Second Liners  album cover TM Juke And The Jack Baker Trio TM Juke And The Jack Baker Trio - Boto And The Second Liners none UK 2008 Sell This Version
none Archipelago  album cover Hidden Orchestra Archipelago(10xFile, FLAC, Album) Tru Thoughts none 2012
none Daily Intake  album cover Hint Daily Intake(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Tru Thoughts none UK 2012 Sell This Version
none To Dust  album cover Alice Russell To Dust(15xFile, MP3, 256) Tru Thoughts none UK 2013
none MICroscope  album cover Riz MC MICroscope(CD, Album, Promo) Tru Thoughts none Europe 2012 Sell This Version
none Take The Space Trane  album cover Mark De Clive-Lowe & Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra Mark De Clive-Lowe & Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra - Take The Space Trane(CD, Album, Promo) Tru Thoughts none Europe 2013 Sell This Version
none Shapes:Circles  album cover Various Shapes:Circles(30xFile, AAC, Comp) Tru Thoughts none 2013
none Neon Hurts My Eyes  album cover Natural Self* Neon Hurts My Eyes(CD, Album, Promo) Tru Thoughts none UK 2013 Sell This Version
none Unravel EP   album cover The Seshen Unravel EP (CD, Single, Promo) Tru Thoughts none USA & Canada 2014 Sell This Version
none You Will Return  album cover Quantic Feat. Alice Russell Quantic Feat. Alice Russell - You Will Return(CDr, Single, Promo) Tru Thoughts none Europe 2014 Sell This Version
none A New Constellation  album cover Quantic Presents The Western Transient Quantic Presents The Western Transient - A New Constellation(CD, Album, Promo, Car) Tru Thoughts none UK & US 2015 Sell This Version
none Colours  Of A Red Brick Raft  album cover Werkha Colours Of A Red Brick Raft(CD, Album, Promo) Tru Thoughts none UK 2015 Sell This Version
none The Best of Quantic Mix  album cover Quantic & J Rocc Quantic & J Rocc - The Best of Quantic Mix(File, MP3, Mixed, Promo, Smplr, 320) Tru Thoughts none US 2011
none Tru Thoughts Disco / Boogie  album cover Various Tru Thoughts Disco / Boogie(16xFile, AAC, Comp) Tru Thoughts none 2012
none Shapes: Kaleidoscope  album cover Various Shapes: Kaleidoscope(35xFile, FLAC, Comp) Tru Thoughts none UK 2017
none Tru Thoughts 2017  album cover Various Tru Thoughts 2017(25xFile, AAC, Comp, vbr) Tru Thoughts none 2017
none Tru Thoughts 2016  album cover Various Tru Thoughts 2016(24xFile, MP3, Comp, vbr) Tru Thoughts none UK 2016
none phonic:hoop 5th Birthday  album cover Various phonic:hoop 5th Birthday(CD, Ltd, Mixed, Promo) Tru Thoughts, Zebra Traffic none UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Marconi & The Lizard  album cover Joe Acheson Marconi & The Lizard(5xFile, WAV, EP) Tru Thoughts none UK 2016
none The Venus Album  album cover Up Hygh The Venus Album(CD, Album) Zebra Traffic, Tru Thoughts none UK 2006 Sell This Version
none Early Influences Mixtape  album cover Hidden Orchestra Early Influences Mixtape(File, MP3, Comp, Mixtape) Tru Thoughts none UK 2017
none Tru Thoughts 2018  album cover Various Tru Thoughts 2018(24xFile, AAC, Comp, vbr) Tru Thoughts none UK 2018
none Breakin Point Presents Tru Thoughts Recordings  album cover Quantic & Robert Luis Quantic & Robert Luis - Breakin Point Presents Tru Thoughts Recordings(CD, Mixed, Promo, Smplr) Tru Thoughts, Breakin Point Magazine none UK 2002 Sell This Version
none Licensing & Synch Showreel: 01  album cover Various Licensing & Synch Showreel: 01(CD, Comp, Promo) Tru Thoughts none UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Summer Mix 06  album cover Quantic Summer Mix 06(CD, Comp, Ltd, Mixed, Promo) Tru Thoughts none UK 2006 Sell This Version
none Showreel: 02  album cover Various Showreel: 02(CD, Comp, Promo) Tru Thoughts none UK 2008 Sell This Version
none Giant Step DJ Sampler  album cover Various Giant Step DJ Sampler(File, MP3, Promo, Smplr) Tru Thoughts none US 2009
none Showreel: 03  album cover Various Showreel: 03(CD, Comp, Promo) Tru Thoughts none UK 2009 Sell This Version
none Tru Thoughts Amazon MP3 Sampler  album cover Various Tru Thoughts Amazon MP3 Sampler(10xFile, MP3, Smplr, 256) Tru Thoughts none US 2009
none Various Art Of Zen 4 - Into The Realm Of Tru Thoughts(CD, Smplr) Creative Vibes, Tru Thoughts none Australia & New Zealand 2008 Sell This Version
none Amazon World Music MP3 Sampler  album cover Various Amazon World Music MP3 Sampler(10xFile, MP3, Smplr, 256) Tru Thoughts none US 2009
none Jazz MP3 Sampler  album cover Various Jazz MP3 Sampler(11xFile, MP3, Smplr, 256) Tru Thoughts none US 2010
none Showreel: 04  album cover Various Showreel: 04(CD, Comp, Promo) Tru Thoughts none UK 2009 Sell This Version
none Sampler 2011  album cover Various Sampler 2011(13xFile, MP3, Smplr, 320) Tru Thoughts none UK 2011
none The Burning Circle  album cover Hidden Orchestra The Burning Circle(File, MP3, 320) Tru Thoughts none UK 2011
none Live At The Metro  album cover The Bamboos Live At The Metro(4xFile, MP3, EP, 192) Tru Thoughts, Inertia Recordings none 2012
none Northern Girls  album cover Belleruche Northern Girls(4xFile, AAC, EP, 256) Tru Thoughts none UK 2011
none Off The Course   album cover Lost Midas Off The Course (CDr, Single, Promo) Tru Thoughts none UK 2014 Sell This Version
none Vanguard EP  album cover Peshay Vanguard EP(3xFile, FLAC, EP) Tru Thoughts none UK 2014
none Tru Thoughts Amazon Sampler  album cover Various Tru Thoughts Amazon Sampler(15xFile, MP3, Smplr, 256) Tru Thoughts none UK 2012
none Dusk  album cover Werkha Featuring Bryony Jarman-Pinto Werkha Featuring Bryony Jarman-Pinto - Dusk(CDr, Single, Promo) Tru Thoughts none UK 2015 Sell This Version
none Alice Russell To Dust / I Loved You(CDr, Single, Promo) Tru Thoughts none Unknown Sell This Version
none Creation (East L.A.) feat. Jimetta Rose  album cover Quantic Presents The Western Transient Quantic Presents The Western Transient - Creation (East L.A.) feat. Jimetta Rose(3xFile, FLAC, Single) Tru Thoughts none UK 2016

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trebor31

trebor31

November 17, 2007
If it is possible to have a favourite label, then Tru Thoughts has to be mine. It is the only label that I know I could blindly buy any of their releases and like it. If they offered a service where they just automatically sent me each new release and charged my credit card, I would sign up.

And that from a label that releases a real variety of styles - from Drum & Bass to Down-Tempo, from Hip Hop to Electronica, from (Nu) Soul to Colombian Funk, from a classic Soul diva to House, from (Nu) Jazz to Brazillian Samba, the list goes on and on. And although it is a very British Label, in terms of pride in their location and support for British artists, this is not just a UK love in - artists from all over the globe are signed up and a close relationship with Ubiquity in the States (who clearly are of a similar mind-set) allows music to cross over the Atlantic. However you pigeon-hole music, this label probably has something for you - and regardless of style you can bank on quality musicianship and production.

But, despite such a variety of styles, this is no disparate collection of musicians. There is always a Tru Thoughts "flavour" - it always just makes sense that it is a Tru Thoughts release and sits nicely alongside the rest of the roster. Regardless of how different one artist is from another, somehow it fits into a musical taste - chances are that if you like one you will like them all, even if you can't quite see how you could want an album by a New Orleans Marching Brass Band in your collection.
svenal

svenal

October 16, 2007
Tru Thoughts, along with sister label, Hip Hop orientated Zebra Trafic is one of the few labels where you can buy a record without knowing about the individual artist and be pretty certain that it will get you bopping and smiling away. Quantic for instance is a must for any record collection and their Shapes/Mono Compilations range from sharp hip hop rhymes to smooth funky beats and jazz roots. keep up the good work guys
jonken

jonken

May 6, 2002
Quality Label with the Kennedy Machine blasting out some EXCELLENT beat orientated tunes.......

You Need this in your life !!

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