In the space of less than four short years, acclaimed DJ / Producer TREi has risen to the heights of New Zealand's flourishing Drum'n'Bass scene. Now, having caught the attention of the best Drum'n'Bass luminaries on earth, TREi is emerging as a global Drum'n'Bass force.
TREi has developed a solid reputation as a leading club DJ and music maker on the New Zealand dance circuit;known for his seamless mixing and infectious dance-floor vibes, TREi is a regular at some of the country’s best known Drum’n’Bass sessions including New Zealand’s longest running club night Bass Frontiers; and has played all around New Zealand and overseas in his own right as well as with some of the biggest acts in the international arena including Andy C, Hype, Pendulum, Zinc, Friction, Concord Dawn, Digital, and Mampi Swift.
TREi's production talents match the mixing, with his music featuring regularly on the playlists of top Drum'n'Bass DJs including State of Mind, Bailey, Marky, Logistics, Black Sun Empire, Digital, Sigma, Klute, Friction and Andy C.
In 2006, TREi released his first 12” ’Catscratch‘/’Big Mouth’ on Random Recordings and since then has worked up a solid catalog of releases including the highly anticipated release of ‘Day Away’ on Black Sun Empire’s Obsessions Label and breakthrough track ‘Valium Express’ (w/Dose & Menace) on Commercial Suicide which featured in Andy C’s Cover mount CD for Mixmag’s December 2007 Edition.
Collaborations with the likes of State of Mind, The Upbeats, and Dose have also transpired over the past year, as well as numerous solo tracks due for release in the very near future.
Now with forthcoming releases on Critical Music, Shogun Ltd, Commercial Suicide, Samurai Music, Incite Recordings, Syntax Audio, Revolution Recordings and Marky’s Innerground all receiving huge support from some of the biggest names in Drum’n’Bass, along with big plans in the pipeline for 2008, TREi is set to launch his sound to a global level.
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|REVIEW: TREi - 'Innuendo' album Review
Submitted by JohnS
|22 Oct 2009|
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New album for Trei
Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 11:56 am
INNUENDO is the début album from New Zealand’s latest major drum and bass talent TREi!
"I really dig this. It's intelligent dancefloor music. I've played pretty much all the tunes off it and am impressed with the vibes and production on the whole thing. Great work." - El Hornet / Pendulum
"Trei has come up with a cracking début album. We've been big supporters of the tunes on the radio and in the club. Look out for this one!" - State Of Mind
"Trei has come to occupy his own unique space within the New Zealand drum and bass scene, with tunes that not only rip up clubs around the world but also with a human warmth to them that makes these tunes a lot more than mere dancefloor fodder. Perfect listening from 4pm till 4am" - Concord Dawn
Deftly juxtaposing jump-up dance floor grooves with traditionalist melodic song-writing and the odd touch of Pop arrangement, INNUENDO’s divergent sonic landscape stays grounded through the common threads of decidedly futurist synthetic soundscapes and chest pounding, subwoofer rupturing low-slung bass lines.
Working with the likes of vocalists Lisa Tomlins and Thomas Oliver (of the Thomas Oliver Band) and fellow producer’s State of Mind, Dose, Teknik and Southern Soul, TREi has crafted a cohesive twelve song deep full-listening experience as much driven by hooks and general musicality as explosive drum and bass pressure.
Having previously earned his stripes releasing singles through respected international drum and bass record labels like Klute’s Commercial Suicide, DJ Friction’s Shogun Ltd, Black Sun Empire’s Obsessions and featured on key collaborations with The Upbeats, State of Mind and Dose, INNUENDO has served as a finishing school of sorts for this singular talent.
Delving into sample driven “Bristol Sound” recalling vibes on ‘Shame’, exploring infectious pop rock style hooks on ‘Lead Me On’ (a collaboration with rising New Zealand rock singer Thomas Oliver), roping in legendary local diva Lisa Tomlins to add a touch of the ethereal to his explosive grooves on ‘Still Remains’ and paying homage to the 90s techno scene on ‘Push’ (produced with Southern Soul), with INNUENDO, TREi makes his artistic intent crystal clear, in the process proving himself worthy of rank alongside the divergent upper echelons of talent within the international music community.
Check out the NZ on Air funded video for the hit "Lead Me On" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fpd3gQlrTis
Buy online at http://samuraistore.co.nz/index.php/innuendo.html & http://www.smokecds.com
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