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True Groove offers production services at their home base, Bill Laswell's West Orange Sound Studio. Would you like to see your work polished to perfection by a talented, prolific team that works at high velocity and is comfortable in almost any genre? We're here for you.

As Tomás says: "In the final analysis, I am not working for me, or even the artist; I am working for the SONG!"

The mission of this team is produce the best recording, with the best musicianship, with total artistic honesty and integrity. It takes devotion, dedication, and an encyclopedic knowledge of musical idioms to 'cut to the core' of a song and bring out its shining heart to best effect. This is what we do, and we do it remarkably quickly, in part because we have surrounded ourselves with the equipment, skills and (if need be), an incredible house band that can deliver what you need, regardless of genre.

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True Groove Records

True Groove was founded in 2011 by internationally renowned guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and producer, Tomás Doncker. Referred to as "the fastest rising label in NYC" True Groove boasts a roster of artists spanning across all genres. It is our belief that MUSIC is truly the universal language and has the power to open minds and hearts around the world.

Global Soul is:
- the sound of our collective consciousness
- the unified rhythm of
heart beats creating a positive, spiritually uplifting force for good...
...musically speaking
it is not genre specific
but in fact... genre inclusive
...it is the best of what we have to offer
to each other...
...from Brooklyn and beyond

Tomás Doncker

As a prime mover on New York's downtown "No Wave" scene in the early 1980's, Tomás Doncker cut his teeth as a guitarist with such genre-busting groups as James Chance & The Contortions, Defunkt, J. Walter Negro & The Loose Jointz and many more. Eventually he went international, touring and recording in Japan with jazz pianist Masabumi Kikuchi, and producing studio and songwriting sessions with Boosty Collins, Yoko Ono, Grammy nominated Reggae vocal group The Itals, and Grammy-winning producer Prince Charles Alexander, to name just a few. Since then, Doncker has continued to work with an A-list of iconic artists including Ivan Neville (on his solo album "Thanks"), Bonnie Raitt, Meshell Ndegeocello, Living Colour lead singer Corey Glover, former P-Funk keyboardist Amp Fiddler, 2013 Grammy award nominee Shamekia Copeland, and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa.

Marla Mase

Marla Mase is a writer/performer/producer/singer/songwriter from New York City. She is also a founding partner and SVP of True Groove. She writes songs, plays, monologues, short stories, erotica, blogs, and poems. Marla is known for her provocative, raw performance style and intelligent lyrics and is regarded by her peers as being a true musical pioneer of our time. Marla received a "Messenger of Peace" award by the UN for her visionary work as a songwriter and performing artist. She has toured China and Europe extensively. Her album "Speak Deluxe" made many critics Top Ten Lists and was developed into a multi-media dance concert of NYC Summerstage in 2013. Her album "Half Life" was called 'the first great album of 2014" by rocknycliveandrecorded.

Marla is also the head of True Groove's New Theatre Development Division with five productions in the works including:
"Diana & Navy & The Golden Tooth" by Phoebe Nir and Tomás Doncker
"Moonprints" by Heather Powell; music by Tomás Doncker
"The Mess We Made" theatrical production -directed by Khalil Kain and performed by True Groove All-Stars
a triology of works by Marla Mase: "The Pill", "Man/Woman", "Chocolate Cake"

Marla's 5th album "Miracles: Lost and Found" will be released April 2016.

Kevin Jenkins

From Tokyo's Budokan to London's famous Albert Hall to NYC's Madison Square Garden - in his 38 year career, professional bassist Kevin Jenkins has played them all. Whether playing for tens of thousands in a huge arena with a big band or for just a few folks in a quiet café with a trio, Kevin is known for his amazing ability to harmoniously negotiate rhythm and melody flawlessly and in any format -rock, folk, blues, fusion.

Lael Summer

Lael Summer is a wonderfully expressive singer/songwriter bringing a sultry pop twist to classic soul. Born and raised in NYC, Lael's love of music was apparent early on. Lael 's debut album "Burden To Bear", featuring Lael's cover of the Hall and Oate's tune, "Do What You Want, Be What You Are", received rave reviews and is a critic's choice. She has been cited as being "an artist to look out for" by more than a few press outlets. Her single "Unavailable" from her EP "Life In Color" smolders with maturity way beyond her years. She now resides in Los Angeles.

Heather Powell

Heather Powell, is not only an accomplished actress and playwright, she is also a singer's singer. Her passionate voice, incredible technical command, and deep songwriting skills, alongside her sense of flair, her confidence and daring, all lead to some tour-de-force performances. Whether it's a pop ballad or a searing, soaring torch song, Heather delivers!

Mac Gollehon

Mac Gollehon is a musician that defies categorization. His distinctive musical personality drew the attention of many prominent record producers early on in his career, such as: Nile Rodgers, Arthur Baker, Patrick Adams, Wycleef Jean and Arif Mardin. These producers combined Mac's outstanding abilities with prodigious powerhouse acts. The result was important and memorable and sometimes the result was truly groundbreaking.

Charlie Funk

Longtime staff songwriter/Lyrical Ninja for True Groove Records Charlie Funk (AKA Charles Maynard) steps into the spotlight with his much anticipated solo debut E.P. Give Me A Groove . Featuring A-list collaborations with former P-Funk All-Stars Michael "Kidd Funkadelic"Hampton, and Amp Fiddler, Horn Arrangements by Mac Gollehon (Nile Rodgers, David Bowie, Simply Red), a special guest Spoken Word performance from the legendary Marla Mase, and killer grooves from The True Groove All-Stars. Charlie Funk's "Give Me A Groove" is definitely a butt shakin' mind expanding experience!

Manu Koch

Since the release of his debut album Triple Life in 2011 New York based keyboarder, pianist and composer Manu Koch has shifted focus to Filtron M, a project where he performs his compositions mainly with the two units Astoria Roots and Unique Afrique which are both featured on the EP Mandatory Underground released in November 2014 on True Groove Records.

Touchy Feely

The elusive Touchy-Feely (AKA Mr. Feely) is often referred to as True Groove's "Secret Weapon". His unique garage funk concept has become a signature sound on many a True Groove remix and production. Known for his readily apparent melancholy and quirky appearance, few have ever been able to directly interface with Mr. Feely himself, instead dealing with his de facto agent True Groove head engineer/producer James Dellatacoma. Known for his love of Morris Day, Avril Lavigne, John Cage, Merzbow, and Tuvan throat singing, Mr. Feely does it all.

The True Groove All-Stars

True Groove All Stars Bio Here.