Truesoul’s celebrates its 100th release with a masterful offering from Riva Starr’s new Hyperloop project.
Over the course of its 15-year lifespan, Truesoul has excelled at giving a platform to the groovier end of the techno spectrum, showcasing releases with everyone from Maetrik and Cirez D, to Hot Since 82, Reset Robot and of course label founder and A&R Adam Beyer. With his new techno orientated project Hyperloop, Riva Starr becomes the latest esteemed artist to join the label.
The lead track ‘Resilience’is crisp and punchy, and made immediately memorable by the ‘90s influenced house strings that run throughout. When Beyer dropped it during his recent daytime set at Sonus Festival, it was a stirring highlight. ‘Fallen Angel’ is centered around a sublime piano melody and is the kind of composition that was tailored made for a blissful morning set. Offering an effective contrast to the original, man-of-the-moment Tiger Stripes follows up his excellent ‘Body Trip’EP with a powerful percussive rework of ‘Fallen Angel’, injecting his version with an Arabic-flavoured vocal.