Trus'me / Chvck. / Petko Nikolov
The Diacritic Collective is proud be hosting Prime Numbers label boss Trus'me for a post Thanksgiving, Black Friday get down at Monarch.
/// Trus'me ///
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.
/// Chvck ///
Chvck recently transplanted to San Francisco by way of London where he and a few close friends ran Ubermax, one of East London's most popular underground parties. There he cut his teeth as a resident warming and closing dance floors for artists such as Mike Huckaby, Oskar Offerman, DJ Three, Doc Martin, Sei A, Jeremy Underground, Norm Talley, Mira, Mia Dora, Brandt Brauer Frick, Frank Lorber, and Mr. Ties among others.
It didn't take long for Chvck to start laying roots in San Francisco, recently banding together with a group of like minded locals artists to form the Diacritic Collective. There he's found a group of friends who share the same serious and thoughtful approach to making and playing music.
/// Petko Nikolov ///