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    [review] The Bamboos – On the Sly 12" (TRU211)

    Posted on December 19th, 2009 by zephirnl

    Although I thoroughly love the deep funk & soul grooves by the Bamboos, I feel that in these songs, the sparkle is missing. Sure, Kylie Auldist has the soul and she pours it all out like she should in ‘On the Sly’. And yes, Lyrics Born provides floor filling shouty lyrics on ‘Turn it Up’ [...]

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    [review] The Bamboos – Turn It Up (feat. Lyrics Born) [TRUDD012]

    Posted on October 9th, 2009 by zephirnl

    “Turn It Up” featuring Lyrics Born – Digital single by The Bamboos. First thoughts when reading the press release: Party! Then, upon hearing it the first time: Party! But upon repeated listening, Hysterics Born’s voice starts to get a tad annoying, as he is singing at the top of his, no, scratch that. He [...]

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    [review] Kylie Auldist – Made of Stone (TRUCD197)

    Posted on August 4th, 2009 by zephirnl

    Originally, this was intended to be a thorough front-to-back review similar to my recent Quantic & His Combo Bárbaro LP review. But two things have made me decide to make it a short, small review. The most important one is that all the writing I engage in should be aimed towards one goal, and one [...]

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    [Review] Quantic and His Combo Bárbaro – Tradition in Transition

    Posted on July 2nd, 2009 by zephirnl

    A while ago I reviewed the 7″ single Linda Morena, by Quantic and His Combo Bárbaro. The song I based my review on back then actually was the album version of Linda Morena, instead of the much shorter single edit (8:29 vs 4:58). This will probably mean they have drastically reduced solo time, but [...]

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    [tour] Hot 8 Brass Band visit Europe

    Posted on June 22nd, 2009 by zephirnl

    Just received a press notice, Tru Thoughts signees Hot 8 Brass Band (myspace) are going to set fire to european stages this summer. For you dutchies, there’s a few appearances at North Sea Jazz, but more important, also a FREE performance on July 9th at Rotown, for North Sea Around Town (last.fm event). The latter [...]

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    [Review] Flevans – 27 Devils (CD – TRUCD191)

    Posted on May 14th, 2009 by zephirnl

    Hah! I have managed to post this just in time before the album sees its official release date on May 18th. It is already available to order from etchshop.
    In short, let’s just say I definitely  like this album. generally I like the chaotic, beats driven tracks best. Flevans has a knack for producing tracks that [...]

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    Quantic and His Combo Bárbaro – Linda Morena

    Posted on May 2nd, 2009 by zephirnl

    Update: the 7″ is available for purchase @ etchshop now!
    Although the release date is more than a month away and there are other reviews that I still have to finish of music that will be released before this item, I just have to publish this now. So here it goes…
    A new Quantic album is always [...]

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    Stonephace Album Review

    Posted on May 1st, 2009 by zephirnl

    The limited edition Vinyl EP + CD album already sold out its 500 copies, and the CD album is availble to order from etchshop since April 27th. The official release date was postponed by two weeks to May 5th, so let’s jump on the bandwagon of praise for Stonephace and write yet another review.
    For those [...]

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    Flevans – Hold On / Hold No Water [TRUDD006]

    Posted on March 21st, 2009 by zephirnl

    Flevans is one of those artists that does not get the rotation he deserves in my music consumption. Today I received a digital promo for Flevan’s upcoming release on Tru Thoughts: ‘Hold On / Hold No Water’ [TRUDD006] that will be released as a digital single only on April 13th.

    Whenever I chance upon one [...]

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    Free Hot 8 Brass Band track

    Posted on February 26th, 2009 by zephirnl

    Straight from the horse’s mouth, download here.

    “Exclusive track – available from Tues 24th Feb for one week only!
    Tuesday 24th February 2009 is Mardi Gras, and to celebrate, we’ve got an exclusive cut from Hot 8 Brass Band to give away absolutely FREE. Appropriately entitled “Steamin’ Blues”, this track is only available for one week, so [...]

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