Following on from last year’s programme of explosive and heavy international rhythms centred on the Tropics, Truth and Lies Music are back to host another all day event of films, music and partying. Africa Is Everywhere explores the global influence of African music captured by a series of curated short films and rare footage, and DJ sets that take you on a journey of the continent’s extraordinary musical legacy. The enduring quality of Ethiopian Jazz, the fierce and funky activism of Afrobeat, the enormous reciprocal relationship with the Americas, and the transcendental voices and electronic music of South Africa are threaded together to tell one of the biggest stories in dance music. With DJ sets from South African DJ SNO (Dimensions Directory/Banana Hill), Dr Horn, Truth & Lies Music and Afrodisiac.Read More
Bobby Ban Putten has put out a gorgeous album of intricate beats, lush textures and emotional depth on Marcel Vogel´s Intimate Friends...have we found the Netherlands answer to Bonobo here? Read more...Read More
In part 2 of our in depth review of Ernesto Chahoud's brilliant new compilation of Ethiopian floorshakers, we look at and listen to the music...read and listen here...Read More
Check our review of the superb new compilation 'Levanta Poeira' Afro-Brazilian music & rhythms from 1976 – 2016 (compiled by Tahira)Read More
Author Matthew Collin will be in conversation with Truth & Lies Music's Justin Turford, in-store at Rough Trade Nottingham, launching 'Rave On - Global Adventures in Electronic Dance Music', published 11th January 2018, via: Serpent's Tail (Profile Books)Read More
Our own Ex-Friendly has teamed up with J-Ven as Upright Natives and released this minor electronica gem on Truth & Lies Music. We are offering you a free download of the EP and a chance to view the brilliant video by Alex Morris (The Framley Examiner)...enjoy!Read More
Melbourne's Cy Gorman has released this super-fresh EP mixing 808s, ukeleles, samples and Indonesian/Indian vocals and it sounds unlike anything we've heard before!Read More
DJ Tahira is a superbly eclectic DJ and Producer from São Paulo in Brazil who is becoming famous for his deep explorations into traditional Brazilian rhythms pairing them alongside all kinds of beats and pieces from House to Hip Hop and much more...Ex-Friendly caught up with the much in demand man for a quick interview about his inspirations and plans for the future...Read More
A quite astounding album of epic orchestral arrangements, Brazilian rhythms and sublime vocal turns inspired by a single event...the killing of a young Australian guy in Rio. Read the review here...Read More
An interview with Mikolaj Kierski, founder of Basy Tropikalne, a hot new Polish based tropical beats label with eyes on the world and the future...Read More
Steve Cobby is back to the future with an enormous remastered retrospective from his Solid Doctor surgery...review timeRead More
A stone cold 'Loft Classic', Rude Movements is altogether different, otherworldly, one of the great early electronic dance tracks. BBE Records have released a golden collection of outtakes and rare versions alongside unreleased tracks from SunPalace's archive.Read More
Truth & Lies are mighty pleased to be DJing throughout this excellent party run by the Rebel Soul boys in Liverpool! Situated in the beautifully designed and brilliantly named Invisible Wind Factory (owned by the folk behind The Kazimier), it will be an Afropunk-inspired Halloween special with top ass afrocentric artists from all over the UK....Read More
Maylight’s impressive debut album ‘Almighty’ harks back to the Nineties golden period of Mo’Wax’ed boom bap and soul jazz but it would do it a disservice to just lump it in with the so-called trip hop revival. Strong songwriting, diverse influences and a collective approach to songwriting make this an album worth repeated listening.Read More
A programme of Music and Arts from Nottingham at the birth of the Free Party movement.
Friday 25 March 2016, Rough Trade Nottingham 7pm - 2amRead More
'Everliving' is fourteen tracks of immaculately loose, funky and emotional instrumentals, played by a man who wants you to know he is present and involved..deeply. Ex-Friendly reviews it but you should just buy it!
Label Focus #4 Squareglass - Elegance, abstraction and bleeps from the South East London label. Squareglass release their first label sampler. ‘Transparencies’, a nine track compilation released this week...Read More
Rave Against Racism is an organisation that aims to raise awareness about racism worldwide and the current rise of the far right in the UK and Europe. Their angle is through the world of clubbing and it’s ‘all are welcome’ attitude whether you are black, white, gay, straight, freak or football fan! Ex-Friendly chats with co-founder Jock Lee...
Truth and Lies present Crate Diggin Special: Confetti Industry Week Wrap Up with Steve Cobby (DJ Set)