A superlative beginner’s guide
Various Artists - Unfold Presents Tru Thoughts Funk

Regardless of their evergreen release schedule, Unfold’s collation of Tru Thoughts albums tracks and seven-inch recoveries brings up to speed those who have been laid low under several slabs of granite for the last ten years. The latest dip into TT’s monopoly of foremost funk pleasures falls into three convenient categories.

Divided by instrumental swaggering from Nostalgia77, QSO, Natural Self and The Bamboos, a feminist alliance - Alice Russell, Kylie Auldist, Dionne Charles, Kinny, Lizzy Parks - always outranks crooning male counterparts. A superlative beginner’s guide, though shame on you if you really don’t know the score by now.


Words by Matt Oliver

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