With his love for music tracing way back to an early age by dabbling with various instruments and then moving on to develop a passion for record collecting, Trus’me found his calling after learning the art of mixing and sample digging. Surrounded by the heads of Manchester and its deep rooted music scene, one couldn’t deny that it was an effortless task to be exposed to good music from all genres, thus explaining his constantly evolving tastes as evident in his eclectic DJ sets as well as in his uniquely, diverse productions. “Like bookends some 12’s will work with both the beginning and the end of the night, such is the classy sampling from Trus’me” (Peter Nicholson, XLR8R). The much reputed CD sampler “Nards” that was responsible for initialing releases on Chicago’s Still Music label, inevitably sparked off Trus’me’s promising musical career. Seeing support from respected names such as Ashley Beedle, Juan Atkins, Mad Matts, Gilles Peterson and Chez Damier plus his productions selling out at record stores from Manchester to Tokyo, led to the highly successful release of his debut album, “Working Nights”, on Fat City Recordings, that’s hailed by most to be a timeless album, still finding devotees to this day. Not one to rest on his laurels, the label Prime Numbers was set up and quickly gained an unfaltering reputation for highly collectable and exceptional music from artistes such as Move D, Actress, Linkwood, Fudge Fingas, Motorcity Drum Ensemble; all artistes that fit the ethos and style that Trus’me continues to carry a torch for. In 2009, his highly anticipated follow-up album, “In The Red” that featured the likes of Chez, Damier, Amp Fiddler and Dam Funk further cemented his place in the House scene and set off a flurry remixes for acts such as LCD Soundsystem, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Alton Miller, Anthony Shake Shakir and more, including non-stop touring to clubs and festivals alike in Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, North America, South America and of course, in his backyard, the city of Manchester where it all began. DAVID JAMES BIOGRAPHY:: ------- Label owner of Prime Numbers and creator of Disco/Deep House/Detroit influenced choice cuts, Mancunian music head, Trus’me, has seen tremendous success since the release of his debut LPs ‘Working Nights’ and ‘In The Red’. Now, taking on a fresh persona as David James, he explores a different electronic path focusing on his unwavering passion for Techno. His love for electronic music which stemmed from Disco/Deep House sees an inevitably, natural progression to Techno with previous releases on Prime Numbers receiving support from the likes of Ben Klock, Marcel Dettmann, Derrick May and more. Painstakingly faultless and meticulous attention to detail, aptly describe his upcoming productions for nothing less can be expected from the producer who is responsible for the widely received ‘Nars’ (which was adopted by Miu Miu as their signature soundtrack for the Spring/Summer Show 2011). Always maintaining an unmistakably deep, sexy and raw edge as evident in his remix of Anthony ‘Shake’ Shakir remix of Arise, David’s sets have often been compared to Moodymann as he plays across genres effortlessly and shows off his versatility and ability to read the crowds. With selected tracks from the last two LP's (under Trus'me) currently being remixed by Ben Klock, Marcel Dettmann, Terrence Dixon, DVS1 and more, his foray into the Techno realm seems set to take off, along with his new pet project, 1 Red Light.!
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