‘Dance Yourself Free’ for Record Store Day 2022

Rebecca Vasmant’s ‘Dance Yourself Free’ EP will be released on limited (500) numbered 12” vinyl featuring previously unreleased tracks for Record Store Day 2022

“Dance Yourself Free”, the debut Tru Thoughts release from Glasgow-based musician, producer, DJ and curator Rebecca Vasmant, is the title track from the “Dance Yourself Free” EP and we are excited to announce the EP will be released for Record Store Day 2022. The EP is a blend of live and electronic music channelling Rebecca’s passion for Jazz and Broken Beat. It continues Rebecca’s mission to promote the wealth of talent in the Glasgow music scene through collaboration and creation following her debut album ‘With Love, From Glasgow’.

Lead single “Dance Yourself Free” “came about when myself and Emilie Boyd (vocalist) were having a music day at my place. We like to sit and listen to music that we love and come up with ideas for lyrics.” says Rebecca. The freedom of the track’s imagery is embodied in the movement and expressive instrumentation of the track. Alongside the joyful chaos of the worlds of Broken Beat and Jazz colliding, with the assistance of collaborator Harry Weir on saxophone and Graham Costellos on drums, Rebecca and Emilie’s laughter and chatter highlight the warmth of friendship and collaboration that radiates throughout this release.

“Broken Biscuits feat. Nadya Albertsson” is the follow up single to “Dance Yourself Free”; the track started life over a decade ago, recorded as part of Rebecca’s Audio Engineering college assessment, “it’s nice for me to listen to this track and remember back to that time and how much I dreamed of being at a point of doing something like this” Rebecca muses, “releasing a record of the music I have made alongside beloved friends… Such a lovely thought to think about”. To make this dream a reality, Rebecca seamlessly merges the worlds of Jazz and Broken Beat with a selection of talented Glasgow-based musicians. Mesmerising vocals from Nadya Albertsson float along a backdrop of synth and bass grooves from Dave Koor, with the added warmth of collaboration radiating through offerings from Norman Willmore (saxophone), Cameron-Thompson Duncan (trumpet) and Danielle Price (tuba).

 Working with a host of talented musicians and channelling her own passion for both genres, the “Dance Yourself Free” EP was recorded in one session of a few hours. “Dance Yourself Free” celebrates the freedom of being in the moment and forgetting everyday stresses and worries; “That beautiful moment when every person in the club is united by the music”, Rebecca adds. “In that moment, we are all the same, we are all happy and we are all free. That’s the Dance Yourself Free moment”.

Rebecca’s releases have received support from the likes of Gilles Peterson (BBC 6Music), Jamie Cullum (BBC Radio 2), Huey Morgan (BBC 6Music), across Jazz FM (where “Dance Yourself Free” was playlisted), Clash Magazine, The Vinyl Factory, NTS and Morning Becomes Eclectic (KCRW).

Alongside releasing music, Rebecca Vasmant is known for being a Worldwide FM host, resident DJ at Glasgow’s Sub Club and label-boss at Rebecca Records.

Check out the “Dance Yourself Free” EP on Bandcamp https://rebeccavasmantartist.bandcamp.com/album/dance-yourself-free-ep