This is as good as it gets, and if the names on the label look familiar, that’s because they are. Tru Faith and About 2 shared several members and released a slew of UK Garage and 2step records in the late 1990s to mid ’00s — a weird single-sided record called “Misled” from About 2 featuring Anita Kelsey is one of my favorite 2step white labels from that era. And Tru Faith you most certainly know from the Tru Faith & Dub Conspiracy smash on Positiva called “Freak Like Me” that went ballistic on the charts (UK #12 and UK Dance #1) around 2000.

They, or him, or them or some of them are apparently back in the studio and banging out tunes like they never stopped. If they were living in a cave or a desert island, they had pretty good internet as Tru Faith’s “Myself” hits the vein in line with the best of what’s going around as “garage house” these days — just a pinch and a snort of a really heady blend. About 2’s “Beautiful” sounds a bit more vintage in parts but with hits that sizzle and sweeps over a familiar six word refrain. These guys just took the two best bombs in their case, put them on record and will let the Lord sort it out. Gotta respect that.

Tru Faith/About 2: Glamourize EP (Glamourize Records / April 23 2021 / 12″ Vinyl)
A1. Tru Faith – “Myself” (4:59)
A2. About 2 – “Beautiful” (5:24)

⚪️ Disclosure Statement: This record was not submitted as a promo.



This was originally published in 5 Mag issue 189: #DieTrying with Josh Milan, Ashley Beedle, Terry Farley, Jackie Queens & more. Support 5 Mag by becoming a member for just $1 per issue.




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