Also known as:
Mancunian DJ and producer memorably described as ‘Moodyman with a smile’. Also boss of the increasingly respected Prime Numbers label and ‘global clubbing brand’ Disco 3000 (D3K).
Where did he come from?
Straight outta Manchester, of course, where he was born and grew up. His educational background tells us all we need to know about his subsequent career: earning a BA and then an MA in business-related subjects while studying recording techniques at night school, he’s a first class DJ who knows the benefits of building a brand around himself. In a purely musical sense, his influences are drawn from all over, with hip hop, disco, nu-jazz and Chicago house all figuring in there.
Who’s behind him?
Local boy (kind of) Mr Scruff, 1Xtra’s Benji B and Radio 1’s Gilles Peterson and Rob Da Bank were all over his excellent 2007 debut album Working Nights, which was released on Manchester’s Fat City label. His follow-up is in production, while he’s made further recordings for Defected, Tru Thoughts, Eskimo and his own Prime Numbers.
So what about those other interests?
D3K is an overarching brand which covers several of Trus’me’s international residencies (including Manchester, New York and Guadalajara, Mexico), tour dates (he’ll be coming to Glasgow straight from Japan) and the three-day festival he staged in Croatia in September. Prime Numbers is geared towards showcasing some of the best UK artists to share Trus’me’s disco-house aesthetic, and has turned out releases from Edinburgh’s Linkwood and Fudge Fingas, as well as artists like Discreet Unit and Actress.
Any other business?
This is the first night of Wedge, a new monthly party at the Hetherington Research Club. Their next event is on Saturday 12 December, with special guests Mount Kimbie.
Trus’me plays Wedge at the Hetherington Research Club, Glasgow, Sat 14 Nov.