TrueSelf started playing guitar at the age of seven, and ventured in and out of bands throughout his teens. He took on A-Level Music Tech at seventeen, and was introduced massively to electronic music; his three favourite labels soon became Warp Records, Tru Thoughts and Ninja Tunes. It was at this point he took up DJing and producing in his spare time.
Playing as ‘FooJay’, he ran and played nights with many of the industries biggest names, at venues such as Back to Basics at Stinky’s Peephouse, Stealth, The Custard Factory, Ministry of Sound, Mint Club, MixMag Tour Party…
Although he has an eternal passion for Deep/Soulful House music, he never constrains himself whilst producing. He is now honing in on what inspires him most in the studio; a mixture of Deep Electronic/Organic sounds. Whether it be recording soulful guitar licks or old analogue synths, he aims to portray emotion and soul.
2010 saw the release of ‘Summer Vision’, a collaboration between TrueSelf and Si Tew on M8MC Music. A feel good Hip Hop, soulful summer beat, it allowed the two producers to showcase their unique sounds. TrueSelf’s first solo single and remix, is out now on the legendary Atjazz Record Company. You can also catch him playing guitar in Si Tews band which, if you haven’t experienced before, then we highly recommend that you do. Electronica meets Soul meets Hip Hop and everything in between. Nice.