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TREi

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TREi, AKA Trevor Linnell, has been a leader in the drum and bass scene down under since 2007. With a slew of producers coming from Australia and New Zealand including Pendulum, ShockOne, State of Mind and Concord Dawn, TREi has made a name for himself with releases on prestigious labels such as: Viper Recordings, Technique, Commercial Suicide, SOM Music, Shogun Ltd, Samurai Music, and Uprising Recordings.

2013 saw the release of his much anticipated second album, Satellites (on State of Mind’s SOM Music imprint), released to much acclaim. Packed with hard hitting beats, progressive rollers, and proven Dancefloor smashers including the singles Change Your Mind (with Thomas Oliver), Homecoming (with MC Tali) and Running (also with Thomas Oliver), as well as collaborations with The Upbeats and State of Mind. Continuing on from where 2009’s highly acclaimed debut Innuendo left off, Satellites has propelled TREi even further into the musical stratosphere.

TREi’s association with Viper Recordings goes back to 2011 where he made his debut on the label with the single The Light / Mumbo Jumbo and a series of tracks featured on various Viper compilations including Habituated and Placebo, as well as his first Beatport #1 with the smash hit Seeds in 2014. Following the success of Seeds, TREi released another huge track with Viper in the form of his remix of Tali’s Forces from Viper’s Decade of Viper 10 year anniversary album.

Finishing the year in style, TREi capped off an amazing 2014 with the Empires EP released on Drumsound & Bassline Smith’s Technique Recordings. Receiving massive support from Friction on BBC Radio 1, the lead title track Empire was selected as the prestigious ‘Friction Fire’ track of the week.

Now signing exclusively with Viper Recordings, TREi will be working on his next string of singles and EP’s for the label in lead up to his next studio album.

Band Members:
Trevor Linnell

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  • Wellington


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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.
http://www.myspace.com/tr3i

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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