This September, Christchurch dubstep trio Truth release their debut album Puppets through Australian label Aquatic Lab.
Truth is Andre Ferndandez, Tristan Roake and Julian Van Uden. Hailing from Christchurch NZ, one of the world’s most southern cities, the theory that isolation breeds creativity has never been as apt as it is for Truth.
“We’ve been producing music together for 10 years, and were introduced to the sound of dubstep by Mala. Originally we met through a shared love of music, always bumping in to each other at the same gigs in the late 90s. A couple of years later we decided to start producing music together and things have flowed from there. When Mala played us his signings on Deep Medi a few years back, the style appealed to us immediately, and we were inspired to start making music which worked within the dubstep sound.” – Truth
Their sound encompasses an array of melodies, vocals and spacious beats that range from half-step stompers to deeper, profound realms of sound. One common element underpins every track though: a heavy bassline riddim.