Tru Thoughts 12”
Bamboos band leader and Straight Up presenter/DJ Lance Ferguson presents the first 12” from his debut album This Is My Home as Lanu on Tru Thoughts. This is a truly special piece of music, and not just by tall-poppy cutting Australian standards. The A side track is a delightfully bouncy boogie tune, with all of the bells and whistles reminiscent of what might happen if Roy Ayers and Bugz In The Attic got inside each others sessions. What sets this bad bwoi apart though, is the conscious and clever political lyrics sung by lance and his Melbourne cohorts. A cross between sci fi references and an all too harsh reality this tune, amongst others on the album promotes a funky freedom not heard in this genre of music since… um… since??? Flip it over for the afro-bruk of ‘Mother Earth’ featuring Aloe Blacc on vocals and Quantic on guitar and keys. Another didactic set of lyrics, this is like a double shot of summer, whatever hemisphere of Mother Earth you live on.