Trus’Me To Release In the Red Featuring Dam-Funk, Amp Fiddler & More

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Fat City Recordings is set to release the much-anticipated album In The Red, by the Mancunian wunderkind Trus’Me featuring collaborations with Dam-Funk, Amp Fiddler, and Paul Randolph. His debut album Working Nights is regularly held up as “one of the finest deep house and disco albums to come out of the U.K in years”, but this was just the beginning of the Trus’me sound. Since then he has become increasingly adept and inventive at taking on the sound system roots of reggae, soul, and disco, blending them with house and techno, to create a hypnotically radical sound.

Dam-Funk, Stones Throw recording artist and LA’s rising star of the nu-boogie scene collaborates 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 including a bass & rhodes heavy cover of Bill Withers’ bittersweet classic “Can We Pretend”. Paul Randolph, Jazzanova‘s current front-man, provides vocals for a houseʼd up version of West Phillips‘ boogie favorite “Sucker for a Pretty Face” and Mahogani Musicʼs longtime collaborator Pirahnahead lends his vocal skills to the title track “In the Red”.

n41Also look for a limited edition one-sided red vinyl 7″ pressing of “Bail Me Out,” coming soon from Fat City Recordings.

Trus’Me Ft Dam-Funk – “Bail Me Out”
 

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Basement Jaxx Album Scars Available Digitally

Photo by Andrew Whitton

Photo by Andrew Whitton

While the physical release doesn’t come around until October 6th, the highly anticipated Basement Jaxx album Scars is now available worldwide in digital format with bonus tracks. (Buy here from iTunes). Featured vocalists and collaborators include Kelis, Meleka, Chipmunk, Eli “Paperboy” Reed, Santigold, Sam Sparro, Lightspeed Champion, Amp Fiddler, Yo Majesty, Yoko Ono, Paloma Faith, Lisa Kekaula, Jose Hendrix Ndelo, Jose James, Lil Louis, Serocee, Funkagenda and Paul Thomas.

“There’s a good reason why the new record is called Scars,” says Felix Buxton. “Making it has been a grueling process. When we finished recording, it felt like we’d come out of a boxing ring.” His bandmate Simon Ratcliffe nods in agreement.

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‘ONE LOVE JAM’ Fundraiser For The Funeral Services Of The Beloved Son Of Amp Fiddler

amp On Friday May 1st, Amp Fiddler’s only son Dorian Fiddler died of heart failure caused by diabetes.  It was a shock to the Detroit community and all of us at Giant Step.

A benefit concert will be held tomorrow for the funeral, which will be on Saturday.  For those who cannot make it to Detroit, a fund has been established.

All of the pertinent information can be found at the link below:

Thursday, May 7th, 2009
‘ONE LOVE JAM’ Fundraiser for the Funeral Services of the Beloved Son of Amp Fiddler
@ Bert’s Marketplace, Detroit
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Please send your condolences to Amp Fiddler and his family.