Itâ€™s been quite an entrance for David James Wolstencroft, aka Trusme. Last winter the DJ turned producer decided to send some of his work to various labels across the globe. One of the tracks on his CD sampler, Nards, was immediately picked up by an infamous label. Described as â€œthe hottest talent rising out of Manchester this yearâ€. His first 12" made more than the rounds. The stunning dance floor killer anthem, Nards, has been hammered by Giles Peterson and is already a winner on his “Best of 2007”. Giles said of the record: “If there was ever a house record made for me, it would sound like this.”
The track was based on old disco samples, nothing new I hear you say, but this guy has a knack of making this sound very fresh and the production is flawless. The single was followed by two more equally outstanding releases and his recently released debut album â€˜Working Nightsâ€™ on his newly formed label Prime Numbers, now getting major support from the likes of Moodymann, Mr Scruff, Benji B, Jazzanova, Mad Matts & Michael Rutten
Hailing from Manchester in the north of England, Trusme grew up surrounded by the cityâ€™s rich musical heritage. Northern Soul, Punk, New Wave, Indie, House – Manchester was at the front of it all. His love for music started at an early age where he dabbled with various instruments before studying production. Like many music lovers he was soon bitten by the vinyl bug and his focus shifted towards DJâ€™ing and digging for unique samples. As a DJ he plays with diversity, a style that comes across in his production work.
2008 is going to be a busy year for Trusme. As his Prime Numbers imprint launches, providing an outlet for Trusme and other like-minded artists. The labels first release featured Linkwood (whoâ€™s also releasing an album in 2008), Napihedz and Reggie Dokes. The second 12â€ shows off more Linkwood and a Trusâ€™me remix of Clyde. Trusmeâ€™s second album will be released this year featuring guest appearances from Amp Fiddler and Paul Randolph. Heâ€™s also produced an exclusive track for Giles Petersonâ€™s â€œIn The Houseâ€ compilation on Defected, as well as working on various remix projects including LCD Soundsystem.
Trusmeâ€™s come a long way in just a year. Heâ€™s making house music as good as it gets and his workâ€™s turning all the right heads.