Tru Thoughts Presents Unfold 28.02.21 with Aaron Frazer, U-Roy, Quantic

Starting off the show with a track from the highly recommended Aaron Frazer album (soul vocals / good drums). Keeping on that tip, there is music from Rhye, MidnightRoba, Bryony Jarman-Pinto and Erykah Badu. Plus some tunes from the pioneer U-Roy (R.I.P) including his collaboration with Quantic’s Flowering inferno. Hip Hop from All Natural (sampling the old Spiderman cartoon theme), MF DOOM and the game changing tune from the Disco 3 aka the Fatboys (R.I.P Prince Markie Dee). A tune from the new Madlib album (plus a spin of the original sample). Uptempo bouncing tracks from Focus, Yadava, Samii and plenty more. Press play.

 

Unfold with Robert Luis

Sunday 28th February 2021

 

Aaron Frazer – Done Lyin’ (Dead Oceans)

Shadez Of Brooklyn – Change (Instrumental) (Pandemonium Wrekordz)

Rhye – Holy (Loma Vista)

MidnightRoba – Self Doubt (Sonder)

Bryony Jarman-Pinto – For The Bear (Tru Thoughts)

Erykah Badu – Didn’t Cha Know (Motown)

U-Roy – Rule The Nation (Virgin)

Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno – Life Worth Living feat U-Roy & Alice Russell (Long Version) (Tru Thoughts)

U-Roy – Too Much War (Original Jamaican Music)

Dawn Penn – You Don’t Love Me (No, No, No) (Warners)

James Brown – The Big Payback (Nirobi Instrumental Edit)

Africa Express – Morals feat Moonchild Sanelly, Mahotella Queens, Muzi, Mr Jukes (Africa Express)

The Prof – Bells Of Doom feat MF DOOM (Gold Dust)

All Natural feat Tone B, Nimble and Capital D – MC Avenger (All Natural Inc)

Paul Francis Webster and Bob Harris – Spiderman Theme (TVT)

Madlib -Duumbiyay (Madlib Invazion)

Six Boys In Trouble – Zum, Zum (Folkways)

Disco 3 – Human Beat Box (Vogue)

Altın Gün – Kesik Çayır (Glitterbeat)

Focus – Bamba (Versatile)

Sentinel 793 – Bell My Buzzer (Promo)

Samii – Here To Luv Myself (2000 Black)

Pomo & Harrison Brome – Intoxicated (HW&W)

Gabriels – Love and Hate In A Different Time (Gabriels)

Nikitch & Kuna Maze – 46 Rue Du Fort (Sivey Remix) (Tru Thoughts)

Eye Of The High – Eye Of The Sun (Instrumental) (Higher Grade)

Yadava – Message From The Poets (Omena)

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Duration: 120:00

Tru Thoughts Presents Unfold 21.02.21 with Anushka, People Under The Stairs, Marc Mac

Pleased to finally be able to play the first single from Anushka from their forthcoming album on Tru Thoughts. Brand new music from Calibre (not Drum and Bass but a good deep bass line on it). A classic from Burial (as have been watching the new Adam Curtis series and a few of the Burial memes associated with it made me laugh this lockdown week). A great Afro(Broken)Beat track from Daniele Baldelli. Classic Independent 90’s Hip Hop from Shadez Of Brooklyn. A track from People Under The Stairs (Rest In peace Double K). Soulful Boogie from Samii and Luther Vandross. Plus plenty more musical treats.

 

Unfold with Robert Luis

Sunday 21st February 2021

 

Gabriels – In Loving Memory (Gabriels)

Reks – Say Goodnight (Instrumental) (Bricks)

Luther Vandross – Better Love (Sony)

Blondie – Rapture (Nirobi Edit)

Daniele Baldelli – Joka Joka (Cindelic)

Samii – For Too Long (2000 Black)

Eye Of The High – Elevate (Higher Grade)

Anushka – You My Love (Tru Thoughts)

Burial – Pirates (Hyperdub)

Crafty 893 x Sir Spyro – Wotless (Tru Thoughts)

Calibre – Good Times (Signature)

Marc Mac – Duppy Riddim (Bandcamp)

MidnightRoba – Bitter Boy feat Jason Moran (Instrumental) (Sonder)

Hemai – Love Dancer feat FiFI Robo (Tru Thoughts)

Vice Beats and Ellie Harris – Lost Time feat KinKai and Thalassic

Shadez Of Brooklyn – Change (Nirobi Edit) (Pandemonium Wrekordz)

People Under The Stairs – Youth Explosion (Om)

Your Old Droog – 42 (Forty Deuce) (Droog)

Fab Five Freddy & Chris Stein – Down By Law (Mr Bongo)

G.L.O.B.E & Whiz Kid – Play That Beat Mr DJ (Nirobi Edit)

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Duration: 120:00

Tru Thoughts Presents Unfold 14.02.21 with Tiana Khasi, Hemai, UNKLE

Lots of good tunes including a deep remix of vocalist Tiana Khasi. Soulful Boogie from Samii (produced by dego) and Blaze remixed by Phil Asher. Brand new music from UNKLE (a percussive builder). Hip Hop from Mad Skillz (produced by Jay Dee aka J Dilla), MF DOOM and a new Nirobi Edit of De La Soul. Jumping Tropical beats from Nebeyu Hamdi. Brand new music from Anchorsong with uplifting choir vibes. Broken Beat from WheelUP and Kjell Anderson. Plus plenty more musical treats.

 

Unfold with Robert Luis

Sunday 14th February 2021

 

Iman Houssein – Slow Things Down (Brownswood)

KMD – Plumskinz (Instrumental) (Elektra)

Blaze feat. Amira – I Think Of You (Restless Soul Remix) (Slip N Slide)

Tatsuro Yamashita – Solid Slider (RCA)

Janet Jackson – When I Think Of You (Nirobi Edit)

Samii – For Too Long (2000 Black)

WheelUP – Good Love feat. Afronaut, Brint Story & Destiny Will (Tru Thoughts)

Nasty Dolls – Steamy Windows (Solid Cut)

P Rinse – Crazy (Shall I Bruk It Rejig)

Kjell Anderson –  Ronald (Bandcamp)

Anchorsong – Tunis Dream (Tru Thoughts)

Tiana Khasi – Bitterness (Street Rat Remix) (Soul Has No Tempo)

Mad Skillz – The Jam (Big Beat)

MF DOOM – Rhymes Like Dimes (Metal Face)

De La Soul – Keep The Faith (Nirobi Edit)

Fab Five Freddy & Chris Stein – Down By Law (Instrumental) (Mr Bongo)

UNKLE – Do Yourself Some Good (Ronin Throwdown)

Nebeyu Hamdi -Yebolala feat. Bubu Teklemariam, Ato Belay Gebre Michael & Sentayhu Belay (Sheba Sound)

Blue Lab Beats – Stand Up feat Kaidi Akinnibi, Richie Garrison, Ms Maurice (Voyage)

Kamaal Williams – New Heights (Visions Of Aisha Malik) (Black Focus)

Hemai – Noa Noa feat. Emila Anistazja (Tru Thoughts)

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Duration: 120:00

Tru Thoughts Presents Unfold 07.02.21 with Phil Asher, Samii, Hint

Plenty of music on the show this week celebrating the music of Phil Asher (Rest In Peace). Lots of quality across his great catalogue so Broken Beat, Boogie, House and Abstract Beats too. The show starts with a great track from Tiana Khasi plus dego (4 Hero) remixing Bryony Jarmon Pinto on Tru Thoughts. A track from the excellent Samii EP. Hip Hop from Mad Skillz, Q Tip, Large Professor, MF DOOM, Prince Paul and Run DMC. A classic cover from Quantic & Alice Russell. Plus plenty more musical treats.

 

Unfold with Robert Luis

Sunday 7th February 2021

 

Tiana Khasi – Bitterness (Street Rat Remix) (Soul Has No Tempo)

Electric Soul – Here Come One (People)

Bryony Jarman-Pinto – Sour Face (dego Remix) (Tru Thoughts)

Samii – For Too Long (2000 Black)

Nathan Haines feat Verna Francis – Earth Is The Place (Restless Soul Peaktime Mix) (Chilli Funk)

Phlash & Friends – Revolution = Solution (Archive)

Phil Asher – Namby It Ain’t (Edit) (Restless Soul)

Teaspoon – Ndelu Sputla (Mr Bongo)

Fab Five Freddy & Chris Stein – Down By Law (Instrumental) (Mr Bongo)

Napoleon Demps – Norma Jean (instrumental) (Daptone)

Mad Skillz feat Extra P & Q Tip – Extra Abstract Skillz (Big Beat)

Run-D.M.C. – Sucker M.C.’s (Profile)

Prince Paul feat Chubb Rock, Wordsworth & MF DOOM – Chubb Rock Can You Please Pay Paul The $2200 You Owe Him (People, Places And Things) (Antidote)

Madlib – Road of the Lonely Ones (Madlib Invazion)

Tenderlonious – Azadi (22a)

Quantic & Alice Russell With The Combo Bárbaro – I’ll Keep My Light In My Window (Tru Thoughts)

Cilla Black – It’ll Never Happen Again (Parlophone)

Blue Lab Beats – Umoya feat DemiMa  (Blue Adventure)

12 Bit Rephugeez – Locust (Bitasweet)

Hint – The Tremmuh (Tru Thoughts)

4hero – Dauntless (Restless Soul Remix) (Talkin Loud)

Phil Asher – Hope (JPR)

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Duration: 120:00

Tru Thoughts Presents Unfold 31.01.21 with Theon Cross, Steam Down, Sefi Zisling

A special Jazz DJ mix this week with music from Theon Cross, Thijsenterprise, LCSM (Broken Beat meets Jazz), The Heliocentrics with MF DOOM, a classic track from Salah Ragab. Piano and heavy drums from Sun Ra. An already classic track from Steam Down. Spiritiual Jazz from Michael White. Plus plenty more musical treats. Also some music from Phil Asher (Rest In Peace). Celebrating some of the tunes we have been playing over the years on the radio and in clubs (and there will be more on next weeks show too).

 

Unfold with Robert Luis

Sunday 31st January 2021

 

Matthew Halsall – Tropical Landscapes (Gondwana)

Jazz In The Sky DJ Mix by Robert Luis

Dezron Douglas & Brandee Younger – The Creator Has A Master Plan (International Anthem)

The 3 Out – Primative (Be Jazz)

Sefi Zisling – The Sky Sings feat Layla Moallem (Tru Thoughts)

Sun Ra – Sky Blues (Strut)

The Heliocentrics feat Percee P & MF DOOM (Now Again)

Salah Ragab & The Cairo Jazz Band – Egypt Strut (Art Yard)

Thijsenterprise – Never Stop Jumping Fences (Rucksack)

LCSM “Likwid Continual Space Motion” – Weapon X (More Gems) (Supersonic Jazz)

Ebi Soda – Playstation (Sola Terra)

Theon Cross – Candace Of Meroe) (Gearbox)

E & E Sound – Clowns (Groove Mix) (Mystical)

Bryony Jarman-Pinto – All About Life (Tru Thoughts)

Steam Down – Etcetera (Blue Note)

Damon Locks Black Monument Ensemble – Sounds Like (International Anthem)

Michael White – The Blessing Song (Impulse)

End of Jazz In The Sky DJ Mix by Robert Luis

Phoojun – Someatime (Archive)

Phil Asher presents Focus – Having Your Fun feat Maiya James (Extended) (Versatile)

WheelUp – Good Love feat Afronaut & Brint Story (Tru Thoughts)

Phil Asher – Namby It Ain’t (Restless Soul)

Bougie Soliterre – Miles Away (People People Dubbed Out Mix) (People)

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Duration: 120:00

Tru Thoughts Presents Unfold 24.01.21 with Lianne La Havas, Moonchild, Duke Bootee

Soul from Lianne La Havas, UNKLE feat Eska and Moonchild. Hip Hop from MF DOOM aka Viktor Vaughn and Duke Bootee (Rest In Peace)…who wrote and performed on the classic Grandmaster Flash song “ The Message”. Percussive dancefloor grooves from Peter Luedemann & Pit Troja. Drum and Bass from Nu Tone feat Lalin (from The Seshen), Mutt and Calibre. A great uplifting soul / funk track by Jelly reissued on 7” vinyl by Forever Love Records. Broken Beat from Sivey remixing Nikitch & Kuna Maze. Badbadnotgood covering a Johnny Hammond classic with MF DOOM on vocals. Plus plenty more musical treats.

 

Unfold with Robert Luis

Sunday 24th January 2021

 

Gabriels – Love and Hate in a Different Time (Gabriels)

Duke High – Ifz Shuffle (Dance Regular)

Nikitch & Kuna Maze – 46 Rue Du Fort (Sivey Remix) (Tru Thoughts)

Badbadnotgood feat MF DOOM – The Chocolate Conquistadors (Rockstar Games)

Peter Luedemann & Pit Troja – Mechanical Heart (Coloursound)

Jamiroquai – When You Gonna Learn (J.K Mix) (Acid Jazz)

Jelly – Everybody Needs Lovin, Now’s The Time (Fantasy Love)

Viktor Vaughn – Lickupon (Sound Ink)

A Tribe Called Quest – Push It Along (Instrumental) (Jive)

Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five feat Duke Bootee – The Message (Robert Luis Dubplate)

A.M.X.R.R – No Tweets From DC

Liam Bailey – Champion (Big Crown)

Jaubi – Figaro (Farewell MF DOOM) feat Latarnik (Bandcamp)

Duke Pearson – Cristo Redentor (Blue Note)

Lianne La Havas – Paper Thin (Warner)

Cilla Black – It’ll Never Happen Again (Parlophone)

Moonchild – Change Your Mind (Tru Thoughts)

UNKLE feat Eska – Exodus / Revisited (UNKLE)

The 3 Out – Primative (Be Jazz)

Moondance – Never Found Love (Amen Mix) (Local Talk)

Nu:Tone – One Day At A Time feat Lalin St Juste (Hospital)

Mutt – Hot Lick Squeeze (Creative Source)

Calibre – Hypnotise (Soul R)

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Duration: 120:00

Tru Thoughts Presents Unfold 17.01.21 with MF DOOM, KMD, Madvillain

A special tribute to MF DOOM DJ mix this week. Includes his first ever feature as Zev Love X with 3rd Bass on Def Jam, the KMD releases with his brother and starting off with the classic Scooby Doo sampling track on the influential Fondle Em records. Collaborations as NehruvianDOOM (with Bishop Nehru), DANGERDOOM (with Dangermouse) and JJ DOOM (with Janeiro Janell) on Lex Records. The all time classic Madvillain (with Madlib). Features with Kool Keith and YOTA. A track from the excellent Viktor Vaughn album. Some of the original tracks as sampled on the releases are in the mix too. Celebrating some of the inspiring tracks from one of the best Hip Hop artists ever. Plus music from Nikitch & Kuna Maze (remixed by Sivey), IG Culture reworking a James Brown classic, a big tune from Trends, plus lots more musical goodness.

 

Unfold with Robert Luis

Sunday 17th January 2021

 

Gawd Status – The Alchemist (Instrumental) (Tru Thoughts)

Tribute to MF DOOM DJ Mix by Robert Luis

MF DOOM –  Hey (Fondle Em)

3rd Bass – The Gas Face feat Zev Love X (Def Jam)

KMD – Plumskinz (Elektra)

Bobbi Humphrey – Blacks And Blues (Blue Note)

KMD – Peach Fuzz (Elektra)

MF DOOM – Rhymes Like Dimes (Metal Face)

NehruvianDOOM – Great Things (Lex)

Madvillain – ALL CAPS (Stones Throw)

Oliver Nelson – Check Writer

JJ Doom – Guv’nor (Lex)

John Robinson – Sorcerers feat MF DOOM & Invizible Handz (Project Mooncircle)

Kool Keith & MF DOOM – Super Hero (L’Orange Remix) (Mello Music Group)

YOTA : Youth of the Apocalypse – Drop the Bomb feat MF DOOM (Fader)

KMD feat Brand Nubian & Busta Rhymes – Nitty Gritty (Dog Spelled Backwards Mix) (Elektra)

Madvillain – America’s Most Blunted (Stones Throw)

Fever Tree – Ninety Nine And One Half (UNI)

DANGERDOOM – El Chupa Nibre (Lex)

Blu, Madlib – Knock Knock feat MF DOOM (Bang Ya Head)

Viktor Vaughn – Mr Clean (Sound Ink)

Bishop Nehru – Meathead feat MF Doom (Nehruvia)

Madvillain – Raid (Stones Throw)

OC Smith – Sounds Of Goodbye (CBS)

End Of Tribute to MF DOOM DJ Mix by Robert Luis

Sly5thAve – With You (Instrumental) (Tru Thoughts)

TM Shall I Bruk It – James Is High (Bandcamp)

Gabriels – Love and Hate In A Different Time (Gabriels)

Nikitch & Kuna Maze – 46 Rue Du Fort (Sivey Remix) (Tru Thoughts)

Sebastian Tellier, Mr Ozio & Seb

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Duration: 120:00

Tru Thoughts Presents Unfold 10.01.21 with Lady Blackbird, Hemai, Roisin Murphy

The final Best of 2020 show (Part 4) with some music that only came out recently and lots of music that will be sounding good in 2021 too. Starting off with the excellent Lady Blackbird. Hip Hop from Westside Gunn (feat. Black Thought), Che Noir, Marlowe and MF DOOM (R.I.P). Soulful dance music from Sault, The Seshen (remixed by Ben Hauke) and Roisin Murphy. New Tru Thoughts signing Hemai. A big tune from Samii (produced by Dego). Tunes from Photay, Fybe One, Enny, Amia Brave and plenty more goodness.

 

Unfold with Robert Luis

Sunday 10th January 2021

Best of 2020 (Part 4)

 

Lady Blackbird – Collage (Greg Foat Remix) (Foundation)

The Four Owls – 100% (Ill Informed Remix Instrumental) (High Focus)

Melodiesinfonie – I Did This In 5 Minutes (Record Jet)

JJ DOOM – Guv’nor (Lex)

Westside Gunn – Ishkabibble’s feat Black Thought (Shady)

Che Noir – Reasons (TCF Music Group)

Marlowe – Later With It (Mello Music Group)

DieMantle – Spirit World (GutterFunk)

Hemai – Relight feat Laura Roy & Woddy Green (Tru Thoughts)

Sault – Fearless (Forever Living Originals)

The Seshen – Still Dreaming (Ben Hauke Remix) (Tru Thoughts)

Bruise – Grand Hi (Media Fury)

Cengiz – Not Eazy Listening (Super Sonic Jazz)

Roisin Murphy – Shelfish Mademoiselle (Skint)

Rockid Sound Machine – Pyramides (No Half Steppin)

Samii – Here To Luv Myself (2000 Black)

Photay – The People (Mexican Summer)

Gabriels – Love and Hate in a Different Time (Gabriels)

Quelle Chris & Chris Keys – Sudden Death (Melo Music Group)

K15 – TRK3 (Bandcamp)

Enny & Amia Brave – Peng Black Girls (FAMM)

Bonobo – Brighton Tapes 02 (Soundcloud0

Thijsenterprise – One For Poots (Rucksack)

Iman Houssein – Slow Things Down (Brownswood)

HNNY – Cheer Up My Brother (HNNY)

Fybe:One – Lovin’ Me (Tru Thoughts)

Pluralist & Rex Domino – Pandemic (Beef Complete)

Lifafa – Candy feat Hashback Hashish (Suryakant Sawhney)

Pa Salieu – B***K (Warner Music)

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Duration: 120:00

Tru Thoughts Presents Unfold 03.01.21 with Arlo Parks, WheelUP, Ujjy

Part 3 of the Best of 2020 shows with a great song from Arlo Parks. Hip Hop from Griselda, Busta Rhymes and Riz Ahmed. Big tunes from Sault & Little Dragon. A tune that has been on repeat from Huw Marc Bennett feat Miryam Soloman. Grime from Chip feat JME & Dizzee Rascal and Flowdan. Broken Beat from WheelUP and LCSM. Bryony Jarman-Pinto remixed by Dego. Plus plenty more musical treats.

 

Unfold with Robert Luis

Sunday 3rd January 2021

Best of 2020 (Part 3)

 

Arlo Parks – Black Dog (Transgressive)

Raheaven – 7am (Instrumental) (Raheaven)

Ujjy – Mdnght Prtndrs (Bandcamp)

Little Dragon – Where You Belong (Ninja Tune)

Huw Marc Bennett – In My Craft feat Miryam Soloman (Alberts Favourites)

El Train – Joga Bonito (Edit)

Sault – Son Shine (Forever Living Originals)

East Coast Love Affair – Don’t Be Afraid (Athens Of The North)

Bryony Jarman-Pinto – Sour Face (dego Remix) (Tru Thoughts)

Nuff Pedals feat Maddslinky – Remorse (Gutterfunk)

Contours & Yadava – Speaking Through Broken Shells (Flumo)

First Choice – Luv & Happiness (TM Shall I Bruk It Jazz Skank) (Bandcamp)

WheelUP – Stay For Long feat Brint Story (Tru Thoughts)

LCSM “Likwid Continual Space Motion” – The Word (Super Sonic Jazz)

Ltd W Lbl – Scrutinized Tune (Ltd W Lbl)

Emma-Jean Thackray – Movementt (Movementt)

Riz Ahmed – Where You From (Mongrel)

DJ Scientist – Rega Rega Rega (Further Down The Line)

Griselda – Dr Birds (Shady)

Busta Rhymes – True Indeed (The Conglomerate Entertanment)

Life & Nappa – Mess With Me (Instrumental)

Dele Sosimi x Medlar – Gúdú Gúdú Kan (Daz I Kue Remix) (Wah Wah 45s)

Vels Trio – Yellow Ochre Pt.1 (Footshooter Remix) (Rhythm Section International)

Coco – I Love It (Black) (The Coco UK)

Chip feat JME & Dizzee Rascal – Ignite (Chip)

Flowdan – Tell Me Nothing (Instrumental) (Tru Thoughts)

Flowdan – Welcome To London (J Sparrow Remix) (Tru Thoughts)

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Duration: 120:00

Tru Thoughts Presents Unfold 27.12.20 with Anderson .Paak, Madison McFerrin, Sly5thAve

Part 2 of the Best Of 2020 selections with Anderson .Paak’s BLM anthem. Soul from Madison McFerrin, Yazmin Lacey and Sly5thAve feat Denitia. Hip Hop from Bishop Nehru feat MF Doom, Jay Electronica and Che Noir (who released so much quality in 2020). Dancefloor deepness from Wajatta, Catching Flies remixed by Ron Basejam, Nikitch & Kuna Maze and Kaytranada. Gospel from Rev Milton Brunson (as used in one of the best TV series of 2020…I May Destroy You).  Plus plenty more musical treats that kept us going in 2020 and will no doubt keep us going in 2021.

 

Unfold with Robert Luis

Sunday 27th December 2020

Best of 2020 (Part 2)

 

Anderson Paak – Lockdown (Aftermath)

The Stance Brothers – Resolution Blue (Teddy Rok Mass Appeal Edit) (We Jazz Records)

Madison McFerrin – Try (Madison McFerrin)

Kaytranada – Puff Lah (RCA)

Nikitch & Kuna Maze – Hey, This Must Be Deep (Tru Thoughts)

Catching Flies – New Gods (Ron Basejam Remix) (Indigo Soul)

Wajatta – Don’t Let Get You Down (Brainfeeder)

The Vision featuring Andreya Triana – Heaven (Nightmares On Wax Remix) (Defected)

sUb_modU – Expensive Sh** (Tru Thoughts)

Moses Boyd – Shades of You feat Poppy Ajudha (Exodus)

Anunaku – Teleported (Thirty Twenty Four)

Rabii Harnoune And V.B. Kühl – Traveller (Tru Thoughts)

Celeste – Stop This Flame (Nirobi Edit)

Pote – Rose (Versicolor)

Kid Fonque feat Sio – In Love (China Charmeleon Remix) (Stay True Sounds)

Mac Miller – Blue World (Warners)

John Carroll Kirby – Blueberry Beads (Stones Throw)

Jay Electronica – The Neverending Story (Roc Nation)

Apollo Brown & Che Noir Freedom (Mello Music Group)

Bishop Nehru – Meathead feat MF Doom (Nehruvia)

Sault – Pray Up Stay Up (Forever Living Originals)

Yazmin Lacey – Not Today Mate (On Your Own)

Sly5thAve – With You feat Denitia (Tru Thoughts)

Nubya Garcia – Together Is A Beautiful Place To Be (Concord Jazz)

Rev. Milton Brunson – It’s Gonna Rain (Word)

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Duration: 120:00

Tru Thoughts Presents Unfold 20.12.20 with Sault, WheelUP, Sa Roc

The first Best Of 2020 show so quality music guaranteed. Of course starting off with Sault who came with two classic albums this year. Soul from Demae, JGrrey & Tiawa. Deep music from MJ Cole, Brandee Younger & Dezron Douglas. Hip Hop from Sa Roc, Nayana Iz, Durrty Goodz (in tribute to Ty) and Noname. Dancefloor grooves from Slowly remixing Onegram and Stretch & Bobbito. Broken Beat from Ben Hauke remixing The Seshen, Laroye and WheelUP. The big Deemus Dub of Str4ta on Brownswood. Tunes from Khruangbin, Teeth Agency and a timeless tune from Steam Down. Plus plenty more musical treats.

 

Unfold with Robert Luis

Sunday 20th December 2020

Best Of 2020 Part 1        

 

Sault – Hold Me (Forever Living Originals)

MJ Cole – Psalm 892 (Universal)

Brandee Younger & Dezron Douglas – The Creator Has A Master Plan (International Anthem)

Demae – Use It (Touching Bass)

JGrrey – Ain’t So (JGrrey)

Tiawa – Life Is Not A Crime (Tru Thoughts)

Pascal Schumacher – Tearjerker (Neue Meister)

Dr Xand – Covid Cummings

Sa Roc – Something Real (Rhyme Sayers)

Nayana Iz – Walking (Different)

Noname – Song 33 (Noname)

Take Vibe EP – Golden Brown (Take Vibe EP)

Teletronix – Metropolitan (Selva)

Onegram – AEO (Slowly Dub Mix) (Flower)

Stretch & Bobbito and the M19s Band – Voices In My Head (Uprising Music)

The Seshen – Still Dreaming (Ben Hauke Remix) (Tru Thoughts)

Pegasvs – Closer To The Sun feat Abi Flynn (Laroye Remix) (Burnin Music)

WheelUP – Stay For Long feat Brint Story (Tru Thoughts)

Str4ta – Aspects (Demus Dub) (Brownswood)

Kim Latrice Jones – Equality Not Revenge

Red Snapper – Smokebelch (Sabres Of Paradise Remix) (Warp)

James OB – Boris Johnson Does Not Like Gestures Against Racism

J-Felix – Check feat El Train (Tru Thoughts)

Khruangbin – Time (You And I) (Night Time Stories)

Teeth Agency – No Laughing No Crying feat Eska (Stones Throw)

Steam Down feat Afronaut Zu – Etcetera (Decca)

TY feat Durrty Goodz – The Real Ones (BBE)

Smoove – A Quest Called Tribe (Part 2) (Wack)

Matthew Halsall – Mindfulness Meditations (Gondwana)

Siti Muharam – Machozi ya Huba (On The Corner)

Likkle Jordee – Stay Home Order (Aloha Got Soul)

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Duration: 120:00

Tru Thoughts Presents Unfold 13.12.20 with Thijsenterprise, Soul Central, Patrice Rushen

A track from the excellent album from Thijsenterprise (tough Drums and Jazz). Soul from Zilo, Moonchild, Patrice Rushen, Yazmin Lacey & Congi. Dezron Douglas & Brandee Younger cover Kate Bush with Harp and Double Bass. Broken Beat from Fradinho and Coach Leo (remixed by Groove Chronicles). A big Soulful Boogie tune from Samii (produced by Dego). Gospel Disco from Soul Central on Tru Thoughts. Spiritual Jazz from Matthew Halsall. A Doo Wop / R&B / Rock & Roll protest song from 1958 by The “5” Royales. Plus plenty more musical treats.

 

Unfold with Robert Luis

Sunday 13th December 2020

 

Zilo – Don’t Waste My Time (Zilo World)

The Professionals – I Jus Wanna (Instrumental) (Madlib Invazion)

MoonChild – The Other Side (Tru Thoughts)

Patrice Rushen – Settle for My Love You Remind Me (Strut)

Yazmin Lacey & Congi – Follow Me (Bandcamp)

Dezron Douglas & Brandee Younger – This Woman’s Work (International Anthem)

Iman Houssein – Slow Things Down (Brownswood)

Fluid Bounce- I Pray (Inner Tribe)

Gee Bag X Jazz T – The Goodfoot (Instrumental) (Boot)

Samii – Here To Luv Myself (2000 Black)

Soul Central – Work It Out (People) feat Jennifer Wallace (West Loop Chicago Mix) (Tru Thoughts)

Coach Leo – Give It Up (Groove Chronicles & Dub Child Remix) (CoOp)

Fradinho – A Bright Future (Eclectic Beats Music)

Thijsenterprise – Rietje (Rucksack)

DJ Krust – AntiGravity Love (KenLou Dubb Inst) (Crosstown Rebels)

Kraak & Smaak – Twilight feat Izo FitzRoy (Jalapeno)

The “5” Royales – The Slummer The Slum (History Of Soul)

Piero Piccioni – Spinning Waltz (Mellowdrama)

Sly5thAve – Right Here feat Denitia (NYC Edit) (Tru Thoughts)

Matthew Halsall – Joyful Spirits Of The Universe (Gondwana)

Peshay – Sugarhill (Peshay Music)

Dub Liner – A Rougher Version feat General T.K. (Concrete Castle Dubs)

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Duration: 120:00

Tru Thoughts Presents Unfold 06.12.20 with Khruangbin, Quantic, Nancy Wilson

A special Christmas themed DJ mix this week with tunes from Khruangbin, Sharon Jones, Camp Lo, Jimmy Jules & The Nuclear Soul System, Cocoa Tea, The Brute Force Steel Band Of Antigua, James Brown, Nancy Lee, Quantic remixing Peggy Lee, Lou Rawls, Donny Hathaway and many more. Plus music from new Tru Thoughts signing Tiawa, Batitda remixed by Octa Push on Soundway, Ebi Soda and Madlib.

 

Unfold with Robert Luis

Sunday 6th December 2020

 

Tiawa – Life Is Not A Crime (Tru Thoughts)

Miilkbone – Keep It Real (Instrumental) (Capitol)

Christmas Festivus DJ Mix by Robert Luis

Khruangbin – Christmas Time Is Here (Night Time Stories)

Lou Rawls – Christmas Will Really Be Christmas (Capitol)

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Just Another Christmas Song (Daptone)

James Brown – Christmas Is Love (Polydor)

Kurtis Blow – Christmas Rappin’ (Mercury)

Camp Lo – Star Of The East (X Ray)

Jimmy Jules & The Nuclear Soul System – Xmas Done Got Funky (Tramp)

Harvey Averne Band – Lets Get It Together This Christmas (Strut)

Sirplus -Take 6 In A Manger

Marvin Gaye – Christmas In The City (Instrumental) (Motown)

John Holt – Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (Trojan)

Sonny Bradshaw – Seven Peace And Love (Sanctuary)

Cocoa Tea – Christmas Is Coming (Rhino)

Granville Williams Orchestra – Santa Claus Is Ska-Ing To Town (Trojan)

The Brute Force Steel Band Of Antigua – Jingle Bells (Nirobi Edit)

Stevie Wonder – What Christmas Means To Me (Motown)

Donny Hathaway – This Christmas (Atco)

Margie Joseph – Christmas Gift (Cotillion)

Peggy Lee – Happy Holidays (Quantic Remix)

Nancy Lee – Xmas Commercial Blues feat Al Johnson & Soul Jers (Tramp)

The Drifters – White Christmas (Atlantic)

Nancy Wilson – That’s What I Want For Christmas (Capitol)

DJ Spinna – Christmas Peanuts Flip (Bandcamp)

Vince Guaraldi Trio – Christmas Time Is Here (Instrumental) (Fantasy)

End Of Christmas Festivus DJ Mix by Robert Luis

Madlib – Mystic Bounce (Blue Note)

Kuna Maze – Backward (Tru Thoughts)

Ebi Soda – Playstation (Sola Terra)

West Loop Chicago – The Serpent (City Volts)

Batida – Alegria (Octa Push Funaná Remix) (Soundway)

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Duration: 120:00

Tru Thoughts Presents Unfold 29.11.20 with Amy Winehouse, Hemai, Solid Groove

A special DJ mix this week with some Bruk / Broken Beat tracks from the 00’s from deeper Soul to heavy drums. With music from Amy Winehouse remixed by Seiji, Alice Russell remixed by Bugz In the Attic, Kenny Dope re-editing Solid Groove aka Switch, a big tune from that era by Quantic, a classic from Ty. Jazz deepness from IG Culture. Rounding off the show with some more meloow music from Sarathy Korwar, Ujjy and Iman Houssain. Plus plenty more musical treats.

 

Unfold with Robert Luis

Sunday 29th November 2020

 

Hemai – Noa Noa feat. Emilia Anastazja (Tru Thoughts)

Phojun – Someatime (Archive)

 

Bruk / Broken Beat 00s DJ Mix by Robert Luis

Alice Russell – Could Heaven Ever Be Like This (Bugz In The Attic Mix) (Tru Thoughts)

New Phunk Theory – Always feat Kerry Green (Airtight)

Son Of Scientist feat Heidi Vogel – Solution (Dutty Church Remix) (Main Squeeze)

Dom Um Romao – Lake Of Perseverence (Opaque Remix) (Head To Toe)

Solid Groove – Flookin’ (Kenny Dope Re-edit) (Loungin)

Neon Phusion – Steal My Sunshine (Nirobi Edit)

Quantic – Tell It Like You Mean It (Tru Thoughts)

Ty feat Taylor Mcferrin, Joy Jones, Jason Yarde – What You Want (Big Dada)

IG Culture – B Free (Freedom School)

Stephane Attias – Brazilian Fight Song (Version) (Laws Of Motion)

Lanu – Dis-Information (Tru Thoughts)

Max Fresh – Melt (Zest)

Amy Winehouse – Take The Box (Seiji Mix) (Island)

End Of Bruk / Broken Beat 00s DJ Mix by Robert Luis

 

95 North presents Basement Culture – Odyssey (The Offbeat Track) (Groove On)

Ezra Collective, JME, Swindle – Quest for Coin II (Enter The Jungle)

Iman Houssein – Slow Things Down (Brownswood)

Ujjy – 9b (Thank God 4 Death)

Sault – No Black Violins in London (Forever Living Originals)

Sarathy Korwar & Upaj Collective – So said Said (Night Dreamer)

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Duration: 120:00

Tru Thoughts Presents Unfold 22.11.20 with Brandee Younger, Dezron Douglas, Sa-Roc

A great version of The Creator Has A Masterplan from Brandee Younger & Dezron Douglas plus a classic from Gary Bartz. Hip Hop from Sa-Roc and Quakers feat Sampa The Great. A great UK fusion as JME & Swindle combine with Ezra Collective. Deep Disco Gospel from HNNY. Music from Quantic’s label Selva and his new artist project under the name Teletronix (bumping synth grooves). Ebi Soda remix Ian Simmonds in their own unique fusion way. Plus a couple of Drum & Bass classics from S.P.Y and Calibre and brand new music from Nu Tone. A classic from Pressure Drop. Plus plenty more musical treats.

 

Unfold with Robert Luis

Sunday 22nd October 2020

 

Sa-Roc – Something Real (Rhymesayers)

Miilkbone – Keep It Real (Instrumental) (Capitol)

Quakers – Approach With Caution feat Sampa The Great (Stones Throw)

Soul Central – Hot Music (West Loop Chicago Mix) (Tru Thoughts)

Ezra Collective, JME, Swindle – Quest for Coin II (Enter The Jungle)

Brandee Younger & Dezron Douglas – The Creator Has A Master Plan (International Anthem)

Gary Bartz – Celestial Blues (Concord)

Ujjy – Mdnght Prtndrs (Bandcamp)

Hector Plimmer – Bossa B (Deoke Remix) (Albert’s Favourite)

HNNY – Cheer Up My Brother (Omena)

Melodiesinfonie MPEG – I Drank Cafe Del Mar (Record Jet)

Teletronix – Metropolitan (Selva)

Hamlet Minassian – Al Elnim (Numero Group)

Nikitch & Kuna Maze – ZBRA (Pablo Valentino Remix) (Tru Thoughts)

STR4TA – Aspects (Demus Dub) (Brownswood)

Karizma – Church Chords (In Beat Ween Music)

Ian Simmonds feat The Ekonda Women – King (Ebi Soda Rework) (Pussyfoot)

Zero 7 – Waiting Line (S.P.Y Remix) (White Label)

Eddie S Galude Jr – Every Generation…Is This Who We Are?

Jaheim – Put That Woman First (Calibre Vocal Remix) (Warners)

Nu:Tone – Do It Right (Hospital)

Buckshot, 5FT, Evil Dee aka Black Moon – War Zone (Instrumental) (Duck Down)

Pressure Drop – My Friend Alienation (Pressure Drop)

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Duration: 120:00

Tru Thoughts Presents Unfold 15.11.20 with Andrew Ashong, Moonchild, Ujjy

A track from the new Andrew Ashong and Kaidi Tatham EP. Hip Hop from Reks, De La Soul, Joker Starr & Micall Parknsun, and Sa-Roc. Soul from Moonchild and Nao. Middle Eastern grooves from Satellites. A big rolling funk bass line tune from Str4ta remixed by Demus on Brownswood. Deep music from Terror Danjah. Drum & Bass from Chug and Law. Left beats from DJ Haram remining Clap Clap and Kjell Anderson. Plus plenty more musical treats.  

 

Unfold with Robert Luis

Sunday 15th November 2020

 

Andrew Ashong & Kaidi Tatham – Washed In You (Kitto)

Madlib – Mystic Bounce (Blue Note)

Reks – Say Goodnight (Bricks)

De La Soul feat. Styles P, Talib Kweli, Pharoah Monch, Mysonne, Chuck D – Remove 45 (AOI)

Joker Starr – Jokes & Parks feat. Micall Parknsun (Flukebeat Music)

Sa-Roc – 40 And A Mule (Rhymesayers)

Moonchild – The Other Side (Tru Thoughts)

Melodiesoinfonie – I Did This In 5 Minutes (Record Jet)

Ujjy – Mdnght Prtndrs (Bandcamp)

Buckshot, 5FT, Evil Dee aka Black Moon – War Zone (Instrumental) (Duck Down)

Satellites – Big Baglama (Batov)

Hamlet Minassian – Al Elnim (Numero Group)

Soul Central – Teen Town (West Loop Chicago Mix) (Tru Thoughts)

Str4ta – Aspects (Demus Dub) (Brownswood)

Chug – Faces (Bandcamp)

Hugh Hardie x Mitekiss – Elska (Hospital)

Law – Knowing (Ako Beatz)

Kjell Anderson – Can’t Talk (Bandcamp)

Clap! Clap! – Quietude (DJ Haram Remix) (Black Acre)

Nao – Fool To Love (RCA)

MadStarBase – Come Closer (The Jazz Diaries)

Matthew Halsall – Canopy & Stars (Gondwana)

Terror Danjah – Wavy (Tru Thoughts)

Sydney Teese – True Colours, Racism In Hiding

 

Published:
Duration: 120:00