Here at True Groove we provide a variety of services to guide artists and help them to grow and shine. True Groove seeks to move past the plasticity of the music industry in order to help create music that speaks to the listener on a profound and personal level. We are a part of a growing revolution and want to put independent artists with depth into the limelight for years to come.
Global Soul is the unified rhythm of heartbeats creating a positive, spiritually uplifting force for good, musically speaking.
"Giving classics from the 60s right up to the 80s, a completely funky, soulful and bluesy makeover [in their cover album "Fully Re-Covered" the stars of True Groove Records have made music icons of these classics very proud. Definitely a must listen for nostalgics of the aforementioned decades." - Vents Magazine
"The Mess We Made blasts with a musical eruption—of passion, sorrow, rage, possible hope, frustration, and the sheer inability to sit back and do nothing—that feels like it had no choice but to come out. There is not doubt that this album is a manifestation of pure inspiration and intention...a masterpiece." - http://rnbmagazine.com/review-tomas-donckers-
"This racially charged and paradigm-shifting record is a testament to his unwavering political views and decades of work in the music industry." - The Huffington Post
"It's impossible not to feel the music and emotional connection" - Examiner
"Doncker's style is hard-driving, with roots that reach back to Howlin' Wolf and Chicago-style blues." - Contact Music
"Many of her songs portray the native New Yorker as a philanthropic campaigner for... the imperfections of humanity." - Music News
"[Mase] combines the raw emotion of Patti Smith, the spoken-song brilliance of Lou Reed, the musical eclecticism of Frank Zappa, and the fearless performance style of Iggy Pop." - CultureCatch
"[Marla Mase] doesn't want mankind to cry craven, but to look at hunger in the eye and feed it. The intrepid and raw realities of her lyrics echo the need to break away and address the world with a "ROAR!" - The Huffington Post
"Mase, a rising star and buzzed-about new figure within New York's underground rock 'n' roll scene [leads] with a voice that is harsh and rough around the edges, ornamented with loud guitars, and littered with shades of punk rock history. - AbsolutePunk.net
"Authenticity is a quality that cannot be faked in the studio and Jenkins delivers it in spades on this record." - madmusicasylum
"Kevin Jenkins new album Til The Story's Told is a brilliant 9-song collection.... we are stuck smack dab between Jenkin's smooth expressive vocal and the spectacular lead playing of guitarist Tomas Doncker" - shortandsweetla.com
"Jenkins displays his true musical versatility against obvious songwriting prowess." - Pop Dose
"Her singing style is reminiscent of early Alicia Keys with Christina Aguilera ...this newcomer has chops to be reckoned with, and an uncanny ability to connect to the lyric that ups the emotion & elevates the overall musical message." - Earmilk.com
"Lael Summer, has more talent in her pinky finger than many female artists have in their entire makeup..unlike most of the noise we're getting from the millions of basement studio artists who have saturated the market and made discovering great new music difficult for fans of the art.. Lael is a powerful singer who isn't afraid to be honest in her songs." - iaemagazine.com
"This is the girl power album you've been wanting. Lael Summer's soulful EP "Life in Color" is not for the prom queen. You may feel compelled to resist the truth of it, but by the end, Summer's vocals will help you use that pain to take back your power." - Jaded Culture
"A Haze of Grays and Blues is filled with noteworthy songs that mirror the sweet sounds we enjoyed when great singers like Barbara Streisand and Karen Carpenter ruled the charts and airwaves." - iaemagazine
"Heather Powell is a lady with a voice to be reckoned with." - shortandsweetLA
"She easily navigates from soft whispers to powerful high notes" - Seattle Pi
"Mac Gollehon & The Hispanic Mechanics" coming out May 20, 2016
Mac is able to "improvise on-the-spot solos that that thrill listeners, even as he weaves a story and mood into them." - All About Jazz
Gollehon is "among the most soulful musicians on any instrument." - Latin Jazz
"Charlie Funk is Funky as Fuck!" - rocknycliveandrecorded.com
Due out in February Give Me A Groove is already starting to stimulate critics attention.
Charlie Funk has rapidly established himself as one of NYC's hottest performers!
"Anybody with a taste for avant-garde jazz fusion, ambient over the edge sound is gonna flip over Manu Koch and Filtron M's Mandatory Underground, a terrific four composition EP which sounds like Weather Report one second and some dark angled The XX style the next." - rocknycliveandrecorded.com
Manu is known throughout NYC for his charismatic stage performance and stunning chops.
A longtime member of the True Groove All Stars Manu is a key component to the True Groove team.