The Truth (DJ Jazzy Jeff & James Poyser Remix)/Run Away (Eric Lau & Kaidi Tatham Remix)

Released: 29 Aug 2020

Label: Tru Thoughts

Record Store Day 2020.

Exclusively for Record Store Day, LA based trio Moonchild present a limited edition red hot/blue splatter 7 inch featuring two of their most iconic remixes courtesy of DJ Jazzy Jeff & James Poyser and Eric Lau & Kaidi Tatham.

On the A side, DJ Jazzy Jeff and James Poyser rework the “The Truth” by carving silvery keys through a laid-back groove to create a smooth, future jazz vibe. DJ Jazzy Jeff–the prolific DJ and Will Smith’s Fresh Prince partner–and legendary producer, The Roots member and deft keys-player James Poyser (who’s worked with Erykah, D’Angelo and Kanye to name a few) have come together for a second time to remix the popular Moonchild track.

In their AA side remix of “Run Away”, Eric Lau and Kaidi Tatham blend the original’s laidback ‘80s electronica with their unique character and rhythm to draw out a carefree groove that scintillates with plucky guitar licks. A talented beat-maker, Lau crafted the track by laying down drums to punctuate accents and details in the vocals. Softening the vocal hues, he calls on Tatham for his harmonic textures which perfectly complement Navran’s voice. Lau has worked with legends like DJ Jazzy Jeff, De La Soul and James Poyser as well as performing with Robert Glasper and Erykah Badu. Tatham is a member of the Bugz In The Attic collective and his body of work includes musical contributions for Amy Winehouse, Slum Village, Mulatu Astatke, Soul II Soul.