While New Zealand has yet to establish itself as a hotspot for bass music, producer duo Truth, consisting of Tristan Roake and Andre Fernandez, have busted out and garnered worldwide attention for their sinister and soulful beats. The pair got to know each other through the local drum and bass scene and decided to start DJing together for a party on Tristan’s 21st birthday. Dropping the tempo from the 170s to the 140s helped mold their sound and solidify their position within the dubstep community. They released their first record in 2007 called The Fatman / Stolen Children on Deep Medi Musik after linking up with Mala. Since then, they have only continued to expand their audience and create the deepest of dubstep.
Their debut album, Puppets, dropped in 2010 on Aquatic Lab Records and continues to blow me away with their command of the low-end and crisp percussion. Since then, they have released 4 other albums and 2 remix albums, each building on the one before. It has been two years since the release of their last album, and I wait with baited breath for signs of a new release.
Their current tour brings them from The Nest in London on the 28th, to The Black Box in Denver on the 29th. Extremely stoked for them to come through the Mile High City and bring down the house with eelko, Dalek One & Myxed Up. If you’re a fan of dubstep or bass music of any kind, this will certainly be a show to check out. If you can’t make it to this one, they will also be coming to The Untz Festival in California, one of our 5 festivals to see this summer.
“Sonic architects of songs with an emotional heft as heavy as the subwoofer rupturing basslines that underpin their work, Truth are one of New Zealand’s finest creative exports. Respected across the globe, since inception several years ago, Truth have, as both world-class producers and party-rocking DJs, cut a clear pathway through the international dubstep scene.”
Written by Hunter Saillen