‘Shapes: Mountains‘, the latest in the ‘Shapes’ label compilation released each year by Tru Thoughts, has been announced on BBC Radio 6 Music as Lauren Laverne’s ‘Compilation of the Week’.
Lauren Laverne will be playing a featured track each day this week on her BBC Radio 6 Music show (10am to 1pm BST).
Highlighting our eclectic roster, this collection stands as a marker in time, to take stock and celebrate the label’s rising stars, as well as some rare hidden gems from the catalogue. Repping our new rising stars from across the pond, there are key tracks from LA soul trio Moonchild, the orchestral jazz/hip-hop phenomenon that is Sly5thAve’s tribute to Dr. Dre, as well as newer additions to our label such as the lo-fi, North African inspired beats and melodies of Te’Amir. Closer to home the album sees studio versions and remixes from the likes of Uniting Of Opposites, Flowdan, Nonames and rising star Rhi.
“I always enjoy compiling ‘Shapes’ as it gives me an opportunity to revisit everything Tru Thoughts has put out over the past year. It’s great to be working with artists who are creatively passionate about the music they make. ‘Shapes: Mountains’ showcases an eclectic mix of artists who choose to release music without compromise. This is something we have always been about at Tru Thoughts.” – Robert Luis
‘Shapes: Mountains’ will be released on October 12th and is available to pre-order now.