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 
TRULP391 Gnawa Electric Laune  album cover Rabii Harnoune & V.B. Kühl Rabii Harnoune & V.B. Kühl - Gnawa Electric Laune(2xLP, Ltd, Num) Tru Thoughts TRULP391 UK 2020 Sell This Version
TRULP390 Débuts  album cover Nikitch & Kuna Maze Nikitch & Kuna Maze - Débuts(2xLP, Album, Num) Tru Thoughts TRULP390 France 2020 Sell This Version
TRULP389 What It Is  album cover Sly 5th Ave What It Is (Album) TRULP389 USA & Europe 2020 Sell This Version
TRULP 388 Whole Again Hooligan  album cover J-Felix Whole Again Hooligan(2xLP, Album) Tru Thoughts TRULP 388 UK 2020 Sell This Version
TRULP376 Cyan  album cover The Seshen Cyan(LP, Ltd, Cya) Tru Thoughts TRULP376 UK 2020 Sell This Version
TRUCD391 Gnawa Electric Laune  album cover Rabii Harnoune & V.B. Kühl Rabii Harnoune & V.B. Kühl - Gnawa Electric Laune(CD, Album) Tru Thoughts TRUCD391 Europe 2020 Sell This Version
TRUCD390 Débuts  album cover Nikitch & Kuna Maze Nikitch & Kuna Maze - Débuts(CD, Album) Tru Thoughts TRUCD390 Europe 2020 Sell This Version
TRUCD389 What It Is  album cover Sly 5th Ave What It Is(CD, Album) Tru Thoughts TRUCD389 USA & Europe 2020 Sell This Version
TRUCD376 Cyan  album cover The Seshen Cyan(CD, Album) Tru Thoughts TRUCD376 UK 2020 Sell This Version
TRU7393 Twenty Years 2000-2020  album cover The Bamboos Twenty Years 2000-2020(2x7", Gat) Tru Thoughts TRU7393 UK 2020 Sell This Version
TRU7392 Moonchild Remixes  album cover Moonchild (14) Moonchild Remixes(7", Ltd, Tra) Tru Thoughts TRU7392 Europe 2020 Sell This Version
TRU396 Bryony Jarman-Pinto Sour Face: dego & 2000Black Remixes / Fish Factory Sessions(12", EP, Num) Tru Thoughts TRU396 Europe 2020 Sell This Version
TRULP383 Little Ghost  album cover Moonchild (14) Little Ghost(2xLP, Album, Gat) Tru Thoughts TRULP383 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
TRULP382 Expanse  album cover Sefi Zisling Expanse(LP, Album, Ltd) Tru Thoughts TRULP382 UK 2019 Sell This Version
TRULP375 Firmamentum  album cover Gawd Status Firmamentum(LP, Ltd, Num) Tru Thoughts TRULP375 UK 2019 Sell This Version
TRULP373 Invasion  album cover Terror Danjah Invasion(12", Album, Num) Tru Thoughts TRULP373 UK 2019 Sell This Version
TRULP 370 Atlantic Oscillations  album cover Quantic Atlantic Oscillations(2xLP, Album) Tru Thoughts TRULP 370 UK 2019 Sell This Version
TRULP369/TRU369D Atlantic Oscillations  album cover Quantic Atlantic Oscillations(CDr, Single, Promo) Tru Thoughts TRULP369/TRU369D UK 2019 Sell This Version
TRULP365 Cage and Aviary  album cover Bryony Jarman-Pinto Cage and Aviary(2xLP, Album) Tru Thoughts TRULP365 2019 Sell This Version
TRULP364 Full Metal Jacket  album cover Flowdan* Full Metal Jacket(11xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Tru Thoughts TRULP364 2019
TRULP363 Abyssinia & Abyssinia Rise  album cover Te'amir Abyssinia & Abyssinia Rise(LP) Tru Thoughts TRULP363 UK 2019 Sell This Version
TRUEP3678 Working Together EP  album cover Hot 8 Brass Band Working Together EP(12", EP, Ltd, Blu) Tru Thoughts TRUEP3678 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
TRUEP387 Atlantic Modulations  album cover Quantic Atlantic Modulations(12", EP) Tru Thoughts TRUEP387 UK 2019 Sell This Version
TRUEP374 The KingDem EP  album cover KingDem The KingDem EP(12", EP, Ltd, Num) Tru Thoughts TRUEP374 UK 2019 Sell This Version
TRUEP367 Take Cover  album cover The Hot 8 Brass Band* Take Cover (EP) TRUEP367 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
TRUDD305 September Blues  album cover Quantic September Blues(CDr, Single, Promo) Tru Thoughts TRUDD305 UK 2019 Sell This Version
TRUDD297 You Used To Love Me  album cover Quantic You Used To Love Me (Single) TRUDD297 UK 2019 Sell This Version
TRUDD292 Live At Attenborough Centre For The Creative Arts  album cover Hidden Orchestra Live At Attenborough Centre For The Creative Arts(10xFile, FLAC) Tru Thoughts TRUDD292 UK 2019
TRUCD384 So Far  album cover Ego Ella May So Far(CD, Album) Tru Thoughts TRUCD384 UK & US 2019 Sell This Version
TRUCD383p Moonchild (14) Little Ghost(CD, Album, Promo) Tru Thoughts TRUCD383p UK & Europe 2019 Sell This Version
TRUCD383 Little Ghost  album cover Moonchild (14) Little Ghost(CD, Album, Pap) Tru Thoughts TRUCD383 UK & Europe 2019 Sell This Version
TRUCD378 The Pale Queen  album cover Rhi The Pale Queen(CD, Album) Tru Thoughts TRUCD378 UK 2019 Sell This Version
TRUCD370 Atlantic Oscillations  album cover Quantic Atlantic Oscillations(CD, Album) Tru Thoughts TRUCD370 UK 2019 Sell This Version
TRUCD365 Cage and Aviary  album cover Bryony Jarman-Pinto Cage and Aviary(CD, Album) Tru Thoughts TRUCD365 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
TRUCD364 Full Metal Jacket  album cover Flowdan* Full Metal Jacket(CD, Album) Tru Thoughts TRUCD364 UK 2019 Sell This Version
TRU-7380 Dive / 4AM  album cover The Seshen Dive / 4AM(7") Tru Thoughts TRU-7380 UK & Europe 2019 Sell This Version
TRU7366 Still D.R.E. / Let Me Ride  album cover Sly5thAve* Still D.R.E. / Let Me Ride(7", Single) Tru Thoughts TRU7366 UK 2019 Sell This Version
TRU7362 I Predict A Riot  album cover Carolina Lins & Os Planatos I Predict A Riot(7") Tru Thoughts TRU7362 UK 2019 Sell This Version
TRU 386 Party Girl  album cover Zero dB Party Girl(12") Tru Thoughts TRU 386 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
TRU372D Meets...  album cover Wrongtom Meets...(CDr, Album, Promo) Tru Thoughts TRU372D UK 2019 Sell This Version
TRU369 Atlantic Oscillations  album cover Quantic Atlantic Oscillations(12") Tru Thoughts TRU369 UK 2019 Sell This Version
none Take Cover  album cover Hot 8 Brass Band Take Cover(5xFile, AAC, EP, vbr) Tru Thoughts none 2019
none Little Ghost  album cover Moonchild (14) Little Ghost(14xFile, FLAC, Album) Tru Thoughts none US 2019
none Made In Pieces  album cover Pieces Of A Man Made In Pieces(CD, Album) Tru Thoughts none UK 2019 Sell This Version
none The Next Chapter / Recognise Me (I'm An African)  album cover Rodney P The Next Chapter / Recognise Me (I'm An African)(7", Ltd, Promo) Tru Thoughts none UK 2019 Sell This Version
BRC-599 Atlantic Oscillations  album cover Quantic Atlantic Oscillations(CD, Album) Tru Thoughts, Beat Records BRC-599 Japan 2019 Sell This Version
TRULP360 Shapes: Mountains  album cover Various Shapes: Mountains(2xLP, Comp, Ltd, Tra) Tru Thoughts TRULP360 UK 2018 Sell This Version
TRULP359 Exotic Other  album cover Animanz and Juanita Euka Exotic Other(LP) Tru Thoughts TRULP359 UK 2018 Sell This Version
TRULP356 Cohesion  album cover Anchorsong Cohesion (Album) TRULP356 UK 2018 Sell This Version
TRULP355 Ancient Lights  album cover Uniting Of Opposites Ancient Lights(LP, Album) Tru Thoughts TRULP355 UK & Europe 2018 Sell This Version
TRULP353 Dawn Chorus Remixes   album cover Hidden Orchestra Dawn Chorus Remixes (Comp) TRULP353 UK 2018 Sell This Version
TRULP352 Fifteen  album cover Nostalgia 77 Fifteen (Comp) TRULP352 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
TRULP350x Reverie  album cover Rhi Reverie(LP, Ltd, Num, Pur) Tru Thoughts TRULP350x UK 2018 Sell This Version
TRULP320 Please Rewind  album cover Moonchild (14) Please Rewind (Album) TRULP320 UK & US 2018 Sell This Version
TRULP159 Just Say  album cover The Bamboos Present Kylie Auldist The Bamboos Present Kylie Auldist - Just Say(LP, Album, Ltd, Num) Tru Thoughts TRULP159 UK 2018 Sell This Version
TRUDD272 Testimony  album cover Anchorsong Testimony(CDr, Single, Promo) Tru Thoughts TRUDD272 UK 2018 Sell This Version
TRUDD263 Abyssinia Rise EP  album cover Te'amir Abyssinia Rise EP(CDr, EP, Promo) Tru Thoughts TRUDD263 UK 2018 Sell This Version
TRUDD262 Abyssinia EP  album cover Te'amir Abyssinia EP(CDr, EP, Promo) Tru Thoughts TRUDD262 UK 2018 Sell This Version
TRUDD259 J-Freq / Glide  album cover J-Felix J-Freq / Glide(4xFile, FLAC) Tru Thoughts TRUDD259 UK 2018
TRUDD254 Shell A Verse  album cover Flowdan* Shell A Verse(CDr, Single, Promo) Tru Thoughts TRUDD254 UK 2018 Sell This Version
TRUDD252 Hotline Bling​ / ​Doombia  album cover Quantic y Los Míticos Del Ritmo* Hotline Bling​ / ​Doombia(CDr, Single, Promo) Tru Thoughts TRUDD252 UK 2018 Sell This Version
TRUDD251 Bodybag  album cover Flowdan* Bodybag(CDr, Single, Promo) Tru Thoughts TRUDD251 UK 2018 Sell This Version
TRUDD249 Side Eye / Flood (Alt. Version)  album cover Space Captain (2) Side Eye / Flood (Alt. Version)(CDr, Single, Promo) Tru Thoughts TRUDD249 UK 2018 Sell This Version
TRUDD248 Run Away (Eric Lau & Kaidi Tatham Remix)  album cover Moonchild (14) Run Away (Eric Lau & Kaidi Tatham Remix)(CDr, Single, Promo) Tru Thoughts TRUDD248 UK 2018 Sell This Version
TRUDD247 The Same  album cover Rhi The Same (Single) TRUDD247 UK 2018 Sell This Version
TRUDD245 Still D.R.E. / Let Me Ride  album cover Sly5thAve* Still D.R.E. / Let Me Ride(CDr, Single, Promo) Tru Thoughts TRUDD245 UK 2018 Sell This Version
TRUDD241 California Love / The Edge  album cover Sly5thAve* California Love / The Edge(CDr, Single, Promo) Tru Thoughts TRUDD241 UK 2018 Sell This Version
TRUCD359p Exotic Other  album cover Animanz and Juanita Euka Exotic Other(CDr, Album, Promo) Tru Thoughts TRUCD359p UK 2018 Sell This Version
TRUCD356P Cohesion  album cover Anchorsong Cohesion(CD, Promo) Tru Thoughts TRUCD356P UK 2018 Sell This Version
TRUCD356 Cohesion  album cover Anchorsong Cohesion(CD, Album, Dig) Tru Thoughts TRUCD356 UK 2018 Sell This Version
TRUCD355p Ancient Lights  album cover Uniting Of Opposites Ancient Lights(CDr, Album, Promo) Tru Thoughts TRUCD355p UK 2018 Sell This Version
TRUCD353 Dawn Chorus Remixes  album cover Hidden Orchestra Dawn Chorus Remixes (Album) TRUCD353 UK 2018 Sell This Version
TRU7361 Original Nuttah  album cover Magic Drum Orchestra Original Nuttah(7", Single) Tru Thoughts TRU7361 UK 2018 Sell This Version
TRU 7357 California Love / Shiznit  album cover Sly5thAve* California Love / Shiznit(7") Tru Thoughts TRU 7357 UK 2018 Sell This Version
TRU7354 Hotline Bling​ / ​Doombia  album cover Quantic y Los Míticos Del Ritmo* Hotline Bling​ / ​Doombia (Single) TRU7354 UK 2018 Sell This Version
TRU353 Hidden Orchestra Dawn Chorus Remixes(10xFile, FLAC, Album) Tru Thoughts TRU353 UK 2018
none Shapes: Mountains  album cover Various Shapes: Mountains(32xFile, FLAC, Comp) Tru Thoughts none UK 2018
none Tru Thoughts 2018  album cover Various Tru Thoughts 2018(24xFile, AAC, Comp, VBR) Tru Thoughts none UK 2018
none Tru Thoughts Recordings  album cover Various Tru Thoughts Recordings(CDr) Tru Thoughts none UK 2018 Sell This Version
BRC-582 Cohesion  album cover Anchorsong Cohesion(CD, Album) Tru Thoughts, Beat Records BRC-582 Japan 2018 Sell This Version
BRC-571 Ancient Lights  album cover Uniting Of Opposites Ancient Lights (Album) BRC-571 Japan 2018 Sell This Version
TRULP347 All Flowers In Time   album cover Space Captain (2) All Flowers In Time (Album) TRULP347 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
TRULP346 The Invisible Man: An Orchestral Tribute To Dr. Dre  album cover Sly5thAve* The Invisible Man: An Orchestral Tribute To Dr. Dre(2xLP, Album) Tru Thoughts TRULP346 UK 2017 Sell This Version
TRULP343 Dawn Chorus  album cover Hidden Orchestra Dawn Chorus (Album) TRULP343 UK & Europe 2017 Sell This Version
TRULP342 Curao  album cover Quantic & Nidia Góngora* Quantic & Nidia Góngora* - Curao (Album) TRULP342 UK 2017 Sell This Version
TRULP341 Voyager  album cover Moonchild (14) Voyager (Album) TRULP341 UK 2017 Sell This Version
TRULP340 In Time  album cover Wrongtom Meets The Ragga Twins Wrongtom Meets The Ragga Twins - In Time(LP + 7" + Album) Tru Thoughts TRULP340 UK 2017 Sell This Version
TRULP339 On the Spot  album cover Hot 8 Brass Band On the Spot (Album) TRULP339 UK 2017 Sell This Version
TRULP337 Metromonk  album cover Manu Delago Metromonk (Album) TRULP337 UK & Europe 2017 Sell This Version
TRULP328 Disaster Piece  album cover Flowdan* Disaster Piece(LP, Album, Ltd, Spl) Tru Thoughts TRULP328 UK 2017 Sell This Version
TRULP317 Ceremonial  album cover Anchorsong Ceremonial(2xLP, Album, Ltd) Tru Thoughts TRULP317 UK 2017 Sell This Version
TRULP031A One Offs...Remixes & B Sides  album cover Bonobo One Offs...Remixes & B Sides(2xLP, Comp, RE, 180) Tru Thoughts TRULP031A UK 2017 Sell This Version
TRUDD342 Curao  album cover Quantic & Nidia Góngora* Quantic & Nidia Góngora* - Curao(18xFile, WAV, Album) Tru Thoughts TRUDD342 UK 2017
TRUDD238 Too High  album cover Rhi Too High(CDr, Single, Promo) Tru Thoughts TRUDD238 UK 2017 Sell This Version
TRUDD233 On The Spot EP  album cover Hot 8 Brass Band On The Spot EP(CDr, EP, Promo) Tru Thoughts TRUDD233 UK 2017 Sell This Version
TRUDD232 Alyth  album cover Hidden Orchestra Alyth (Single) TRUDD232 UK 2017 Sell This Version
TRUDD231 Wingbeats (Max Cooper Remix)  album cover Hidden Orchestra Wingbeats (Max Cooper Remix)(2xFile, MP3, 320) Tru Thoughts TRUDD231 UK 2017
TRUDD230 Ojos Vicheros  album cover Quantic & Nidia Góngora* Quantic & Nidia Góngora* - Ojos Vicheros(CDr, Single, Promo) Tru Thoughts TRUDD230 UK 2017 Sell This Version
TRUDD226 La Lune EP  album cover Jonny Faith La Lune EP(4xFile, FLAC, EP) Tru Thoughts TRUDD226 UK 2017
TRUDD221 East London Street  album cover Hidden Orchestra East London Street(CDr, Single, Promo) Tru Thoughts TRUDD221 UK 2017 Sell This Version

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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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