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Rainer Truby

Freiburg, Germany


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Rainer Trueby is a former member of Germany’s internationally well known Compost-project A Forest Mighty Black from Freiburg.

He is a real vinyl-junkie and has compiled the fantastic and still in-demand European-Jazz Brazil fusion compilations Gluecklich-Vol. I, – IV, and the Nitrogen – Trip Hop Sources From The Past-compilation with Placebo and Michael Bundt for Compost.

He also compiled with Gilles Peterson Talkin’ Jazz – Vol. 3 on Talkin’ Loud. After a split with A Forest Mighty Black, he has enforced and developed his own project on Compost called Trüby Trio (which is in fact Rainer Trüby & Fauna Flash).

Compost’s Fauna Flash are the first German drum & bass outfit getting props from the Metalheadz posse and their tracks are played by DJs like Peshay, Kemistry & Storm, Fabio, Grooverider, Kabuki and are listed by Gilles Peterson´s personal charts in Straight No Chaser. In his personal Top 3-DJ chart, Gilles Peterson voted Rainer Trueby for the best DJ in the world in 1998!

Their style is somewhere between Jazz, Brazil, Nu-Disco, Boogie and Downbeat, but always the connoisseur deep root down stuff.

The Trueby Trio has contributed a track “Donaueschingen” for The Future Sound Of Jazz Vol. 4 and have done remixes for Frederic Galliano’s “Plis Infinis No 2”(F-Communications), Tab Two´s “Belle Affaire”(Virgin) and old Latin jazz genius Bobby Matos “Guiro Electro” (Ubiquity /USA).

Trueby Trio’s newest remixes are:

Louis Bacalov “La Seduzione / Nago” (Right Tempo)

Miyazawa “Anjos Irmaos” (Afro Sick Rec. Japan)

Extended Spirit “Solid Water” RMX,(Sonar Kollektiv/Dialog Rec.)

Yasushi Ide “A Certain Peace” (-, Japan)

Nitin Sawhney “The Immigrant” (Outcaste/Tommy Boy)

Press quotes

“With only three remixes to their name this production team are already making a name for themselves across Europe as purveyors of the finest club jazz grooves.” (Straight No Chaser, Spring/98)

“Very old school Latinhead Matos collaborates with hot German producer Rainer Trueby and creates a magic hybrid of subtle percussion and hints of Seventies disco with a touch of Fela Kuti thrown in for added pleasure.” (Dr. Bob Jones in Muzik, 4/98)

“A collection of this type will, no doubt, open up the wounds in the for and against compilation debate…you have here ten top level fusion killer. Very, very nice!!” (Vibes, UK)

“…wicked dance tracks with a bit of bossa and a lot of bass…truly sublime and another dance floor winner.” (On the One Magazine, USA)

“Together with Jazzanova, Rainer Trueby Trio is one of the most interesting projects from the German label Compost” (Blitz, 2.3.99, Portugal)

“As a 27-year-old from Germany’s industrial heartland, Rainer Trueby is an unlikely hero for the new house sound of Brazilian jazz” (Dazed & Confused, June 99, UK)

“The Rainer Trueby Trio are leading a new vanguard of German producers and DJs who have shaken up the club world with a new style of organic, housey, jazz dance music” (XLR8R, 4/99, USA)

“Modern jazz-dance that keeps the party smokin´ is the order of the day, with touches of Latin and house in a sampled-jazz context” (Milesahead, ’99, UK)