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Join us in celebrating 15 years of Tru Thoughts Records. To commemorate the anniversary we have put together an extremely special box set, the type of which we’ve never done before. The box will boast three 12” slabs of coloured vinyl cut to a pentadecagonal (15 sided) shape, along with two CDs and a 12” 20 page booklet of exclusive interviews and photographs. Each box comes hand-numbered and emblazoned with a custom creation by revered graffiti artist Aroe. Limited to only 500 copies worldwide, once they’re gone…. they’re gone! The Tru Thoughts Anniversary Box Set is a seriously covetable item and is exclusively available to order from PledgeMusic now (official release date 20th October).
The box features a selection of music, hand-picked by co-owner and A&R Robert Luis to celebrate the past, present and future of his thriving independent label’s eclectic and adventurous catalogue. This celebration of independent artistic talent encompasses the early leftfield electronica of Bonobo and Quantic’s trailblazing world explorations, to Alice Russell’s powerhouse soul and New Orleans’ iconic Hot 8 Brass Band; UK icons like Rodney P and Zed Bias, through to the stars of tomorrow with cutting edge production from Lost Midas, Titeknots and Werkha and the natural vocal prowess of Harleighblu.
The family spirit that has always characterised the label is reflected in the relish with which the artists have devised an array of additional treats to offer alongside the box set. Whether it is a personalised London Posse dubplate or Youngblood Brass Band’s bass drum, signed Hidden Orchestra memorabilia or a bespoke Harleighblu a cappella recording, a visit to Lost Midas’ LA studio or a Titeknots Remix, signed original Quantic test pressings or an original Nostalgia 77 album master reel – to name just a few – there is much fun to be had! On a more general theme, die-hard TT nuts can take the opportunity to visit the Brighton HQ, meet the team and listen to a stash of original archive demos and rarities from back in the early days. Each purchase on PledgeMusic gives you access to updates as we make the box set, along with exclusive content to build up the anticipation for release.
It’s time for the Tru Thoughts 15th Anniversary celebrations to get into full swing, 2014 has already seen the London label party at Koko in February at which the artists, staff and some 1500 fans welcomed the label’s 15th birthday year in explosive style. We’ve also had packed birthday tents at Glastonbury and Love Supreme, while upcoming events include festival takeovers at Bestival and Shambala and a special anniversary show in LA (home of the label’s US office) at the Skirball Cultural Center.
Extremely LTD Deluxe Anniversary Box Set, hand numbered and limited to only 500 copies. Contains 3 coloured pentadecagon shaped (15 sided) records, 2 CDs and a special 20 page glossy booklet including exclusive photographs and interviews with the artists and the label owners.
A. The Quantic Soul Orchestra – Pushin’ On feat Alice Russell
B1.Hot 8 Brass Band – Sexual Healing (Re-Edit)
B2.Nostalgia 77 feat. Alice Russell – Seven Nation Army
C1.Maddslinky – Further Away feat. Tawiah.
C2.Harleighblu – Sittin’ By The Window (The Last Skeptik Remix).
D1.Werkha – Lapwing.
D2.Magic Drum Orchestra – Ragga Samba.
E.Bonobo – Terrapin.
F.Nostalgia 77 – Quiet Dawn (Bonobo Remix).
The Anniversary Box Set plus a Tru Thoughts Tote Bag filled with goodies from our stock room and memorabilia from the last 15 years. It could include anything from early Bonobo gig flyers to Tru Thoughts magazines made over a decade ago…it’s a surprise!
The Anniversary Box Set along with a limited edition Tru Thoughts 15th Anniversary T Shirt (Black or White American Apparel T Shirt)
Anniversary Box Set + Specially designed Screen Print by Petting Zoo Prints.
Print is SRA2 (which is untrimmed A2), 64cm x 45 cm.
Anniversary Box Set plus a pair of used and abused drumsticks from Hidden Orchestra’s Jamie Graham. Signed by the man himself.
Get the Anniversary Box Set + a signed copy of the special 2×10” edition of To Dust by Alice Russell
Get the Anniversary Box Set + test pressing records of the recent press of Bonobo’s Animal Magic
Get the Anniversary Box Set + RSD Look Around The Corner (direct to disc) 7” Signed by Quantic and Alice Russell!
Get the Anniversary Box Set + Test pressing for the recent press of Bonobo’s One Offs Remixes and B Sides
Anniversary Box Set + an original Hidden Orchestra setlist, signed by the band, a signed Night Walks Poster and a LTD edition first press of Night Walks on CD.
Get the Anniversary Box Set + Youngblood Brass Band screen printed poster from Dachstock, signed by band leader David Henzie-Skogen of the Youngblood Brass Band.
Get the Anniversary Box Set + Youngblood Brass Band screen printed poster from Vera Groningen, signed by band leader David Henzie-Skogen of the Youngblood Brass Band.
Get the Anniversary Box Set + Youngblood Brass Band screen printed poster from Horn on Fire, signed by band leader David Henzie-Skogen of the Youngblood Brass Band.
The Box Set, along with the following 15 CD albums from recent years:
Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno – Dog With A Rope,
Saravah Soul – Cultura Impura,
Maddslinky – Make A Change,
Belleruche – 270 Stories,
Wildcookie – Cookie Dough,
Benji Boko – Beats, Treats & All Things Unique,
Hidden Orchestra – Night Walks,
Anchorsong – Chapters,
Hint – Daily Intake,
The Bamboos – Medicine Man,
Riz MC – MICroscope,
Nostalgia 77 & The Monster – The Taxidermist,
Natural Self – Neon Hurts My Eyes,
Menagerie – They Shall Inherit,
Hot 8 Brass Band – Tombstone
Anniversary Box Set + Test Pressing of The Impossible Equation in a sleeve hand designed by Ben Lamdin of Nostalgia 77.
Anniversary Box Set + Test Pressing of A Journey Too Far in a sleeve hand designed by Ben Lamdin of Nostalgia 77.
The Anniversary Box Set + one of the original 7” Test pressings of Amen Brother, signed by Lance of The Bamboos!
Anniversary Box Set + Test Pressing of Everything Under The Sun in a sleeve hand designed by Ben Lamdin of Nostalgia 77.
The Anniversary Box Set + One of the original 7” Test pressings of Get In The Scene feat. Ohmega Watts, signed by Lance of The Bamboos!
Anniversary Box Set + A signed copy of the original Mishaps Happening album Test Pressings. One of only 4 in the world and signed by the man himself!
Get the Anniversary Box Set + a Harleighblu Forget Me Not Album CD, T Shirt and Tote Bag along with a handwritten lyric sheet – of a song of your choice – signed by Harleighblu and addressed to you!
Anniversary Box Set + Signed 5th Exotic Test Pressings
Get the 15th Anniversary Box Set, along with a signed Alice Russell Under The Munka Moon Test Pressing.
Get the Anniversary Boxset and come and visit the Tru Thoughts Office with a friend – meet the team and listen to some of the original demos and unheard rarities from the artists on Tru Thoughts. You’ll also get a goodie bag of Tru Thoughts memorabilia to take home with you.
NB: The Office Visits will be held on 4 Fridays over 4 months, you must arrange to visit on one of these scheduled slots. Customers must arrange their own transport to the office, located in Brighton. 2 people can visit per purchase.
For you super fans: Get the Anniversary Box Set, the 15th Anniversary T Shirt, the Screen Print, a goodie bag and a selection of anniversary postcards.
The Anniversary Box Set plus an exclusive one-off vinyl only DJ mix made by DJ Modest from his own collection of rare and weird records bought in flea markets, junk shops and from strange gentlemen in the street during Belleruche’s travels over the last 15 years. The mix will be put on a CD or USB (your choice) and will be delivered in a personalised case, with some of Modest’s inimitable graphic design prints for good measure.
Get the Anniversary Box Set + Harleighblu will record a one off a cappella version of a song from her album just for you – she’ll introduce it herself and will drop your name in the song too (guaranteed to include one verse and one chorus). To top this off you will also receive a Harleighblu Forget Me Not Album CD, T Shirt and Tote Bag.
Get the Anniversary Box Set + A hand-written and signed lyric sheet from a Youngblood Brass Band song of your choice.
Get a bespoke mix of a Titeknots song of your choice. Titeknots will work his production skills on one of his own tracks to tweak it and add some personal touches. The remix will then be named after you and you will be the sole owner of this tune – stick it in your DJ sets or play at home with friends! Please note that Tru Thoughts still own the rights to the song (ie. you can’t sell it).
The Anniversary Box Set along with a signed and hand modified print of the Tru Thoughts graffiti by Aroe. A super limited edition – only 5 in the world and each one is unique.
For those who eat, sleep and breathe Tru Thoughts! Get the Anniversary Box set and come and visit the office (with a friend) to meet the team and listen some original demos and rarities. You’ll also get the 15th Anniversary T Shirt, the Screen Print, a branded TT USB stick full of music chosen by the office, a goodie bag and a selection of anniversary post cards…on top of this you’ll get 15 albums on CD from the last 5 years.
The Office Visits will be held on 4 Fridays over 4 months, you must arrange to visit on one of these scheduled slots. Customers must arrange their own transport to the office, located in Brighton. 2 people can visit per purchase.
Anniversary Box Set + Exclusive dubplate containing a London Posse tune with exclusive verses, name checking you and bigging you/your crew/soundsystem up. The slab of vinyl with be a one off, made at The Carvery London! Choose from one of the following tracks: How’s Life In London, Nice Up and Money Mad. (Please note that the dubplate may not be delivered at the same time at the box set, their may be delays depending on prior commitments)
One of a kind, the original master reel for The Impossible Equation.