Fat City Recordings and Prime Numbers present the much-anticipated album In The Red by Mancunian wunderkind Trus'me. In contrast to his debut album, Trus'me has collaborated with several vocalists and musicians. Dam-Funk, Stones Throw recording artist and L.A.'s rising star of the nu-boogie scene, joins Trus'me on a low slung interpretation of the WasNotWas disco epic "Wheel Me Out." Also on board is the jazzy Detroit innovator Amp Fiddler, who features on two tracks: a bass & rhodes heavy cover of Bill Withers' bittersweet classic "Can We Pretend" and "Put It On Me." Paul Randolph, Jazzanova's current front-man, provides vocals for a house'd up version of West Phillips' boogie favourite "Sucker for a Pretty Face." Trus'me flies solo on the ethereal "Sweet Mother."
Trus'me has certainly raised the bar, attracting some key players to appear on In The Red - a work that takes on the sound system roots of reggae, soul, and disco, blending them with house and techno to create a hypnotically radical sound. The album is undoubtedly more accomplished, leading to an organic feel to the production and a more song-based approach with Mahogani Music's longtime collaborator Pirahnahead lending his vocal skills to the title track.
Since the release of his blistering seminal debut Working Nights in 2007, Trus'me has been DJ'ing the best clubs around the world and putting in plenty of late night studio sessions, alongside some heavyweight talent. The result has been a rapturous dancefloor response to his eclectic DJ sets, an impressive roll call of quality remixes (including LCD Soundsystem, Amp Fiddler & Dabrye), and the production of his long-awaited second album, In The Red.
2009 Tour Dates
Oct 24 - Tape, Berlin
Oct 30 - Air, Tokyo
Oct 31 - Noon, Osaka
Nov 3 - Loop, Tokyo
Nov 6 - Mago, Nagoya
Nov 7 - Add, Sendai
Nov 20 - Studio 80, Amsterdam
Dec 5 - Band On the Wall, Manchester
Can We Pretend feat. Amp Fiddler
Put It On Me feat. Amp Fiddler
Bail Me Out feat. Dam-Funk
Sucker For A Pretty Face featuring Paul Randolph
"One of the most interesting and promising young producers in the country right now." — Gilles Peterson BBC Radio 1