Trus'Me Treat Me Right

Trus'Me Treat Me Right
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On his first full-length album in three years, Manchester-based producer Trus'me channels his recent submersion in techno (as a result of touring) on Treat Me Right, which many producers seem to be doing. Treat Me Right is Trus'me's most "digital" record to date, making heavy use of drum machines and laptop production, but the depth of Trus'me grooves heard on In the Red and Working Night$ is as apparent as ever. Trus'me's unique sampling approaches are also as developed as on his previous records. "Somebody" utilizes a large chunk of a Denzel Washington monologue from American Gangster to establish context for the rest of the track, which develops into an almost Shed-ish work that sounds like something pulled from the back catalogue of Ostgut Ton. Treat Me Right is an aggressive record for Trus'me, which is also audible in the funk-turned-techno acidity of "I Want You" and the glitchy percussion of "Defunct." However, the essential framework of Trus'me's uncanny ability to make the listener physically move to his ideas is what makes his music so enjoyable. (Prime Numbers)