Trust Audio – Tribes Vol.1 [Review]

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London’s fresh and new label, Trust Audio is on its third release and, it’s in the form of a first in a series of volumes and compilations titled Tribes. This follows two EPs by Trex, part owner and artist that the young label initiated with.

This is Tribes Vol.1– a VA (various artists) EP that packs a lot in just three tracks. It features some really talented artists who did well to put it all together and then; the crisp, clean and clear production was exquisitely mastered by Shimon (Audio Porn). It starts with ‘Mindfulness’; a nice and mellow Liquid joint by three of LA’s finest i.e. Zere; Magnafied; and Gabriel Habit repping, by serving a taste of American D&B. Not forgetting the other half of Trust Audio’s two-man frontline, Trex contributing with ‘Spirits’ in the mix. With that; some more US flavour is brought by the legendary Jaybee (Stepping Forward) doing one dope remix to one of Trex’s joints, ‘Loco’ which is also the title of one of his EPs from the label. Jaybee keeps to his signature style with his version of crazy; adding that deep, and some darkness to it.

This first instalment of Tribes is indeed proper to go with. Every track in this EP is a good piece of music, and is also a reminder that American D&B is what is, as said in the intro to Dieselboy’s DJ Mag Final Mix all those years ago.

Words By: Tsheola Asavela

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