For her second album, smoky-voiced Londoner Andreya Triana moves away from the smouldering soul of her Bonobo-produced debut, Lost Where I Belong (2010) into the pop-soul arena. It’s a distinctly British sound: the clapping, bells and backing vocals of Gold and Lullaby hint at producer Matt Hales’s influence (he’s also worked with Lianne La Havas and Paloma Faith) and Triana’s strong, understated vocals recall the husky tones of Amy Winehouse, although without the sass. While enjoyable, Giants doesn’t take the genre to new heights; it’s easy-listening music with a sprinkling of bouncy, singalong tracks.
Featuring massive No.1 hits "Tsunami" from DVBBS & Borgeous and "Animals" by Martin Garrix along with modern party anthems from superstar DJs of the moment such as Avicii, David Guetta and Armin van Buuren.
Moving into the world of rave and bass, kicking things off on mix two with DJ Fresh's "Dibby Dibby Sound" along with huge top ten hits from the likes of Rudimental, Chase & Status, Disclosure, Storm Queen and Breach.
With the experimental warmth of '60s French films and the pizzicato flavor of horizontal hip-hop, Simon Green's Bonobo project established the welcome niche of a pretension-free, post-party intellectual chillout. An almost silent figure among Ibizian romanticists, Green began in Brighton, debuting in 1999 with a track on Tru Thoughts Recordings' When Shapes Join Together compilation. Though tempted by offers from Mute and XL after the official issue of "The Scuba EP" and the "Terrapin" single, Green stuck with Tru Thoughts for the acclaimed debut LP Animal Magic.
Featured by Lana Del Rey, John Newman, Naughty Boy, Duke Dumont, Gorgon City, Clean Bandit, Disclosure, Hot Natured and many more.
Bringing together some of the most popular songs on the Tru Thoughts catalogue and a sprinkling of timeless instrumentals, from world-respected acts including Quantic, Bonobo, Alice Russell, Nostalgia 77, Belleruche, Hot 8 Brass Band and Stonephace (featuring the Portishead guitarist Adrian Utley), the compilation is packed with quality. Alongside these Tru Thoughts signings, past and present, you’ll also find an impressive roll call of guest artists, including rising UK soul singer of the moment Andreya Triana (Ninja Tune); BRIT nominated blues/jazz singer Beth Rowley (Universal),whose 2009 debut album went Top 10 in the UK charts; and remixer Ashley Beedle.