Turntable Soul Music
Released: 16th Jul, 2007
Label: Tru Thoughts
This London based three piece is made up of Kathrin deBoer (vocals), Ricky Fabulous (guitar) and DJ Modest (decks). The band was formed after Ricky and Modest, who played bizarre turntable and guitar sets in London bars, bumped in to Kathrin in the market one day. She did some singing over a cup of tea with the pair and Belleruche was formed.
Belleruche describe their sound as handmade hip hop blues soul, like Sarah Vaughan, Charlie Christian and Cut Chemist stuck in a dusty, second hand record store with wine and a sampler, Belleruche make turntable soul music.
Their sound is pure soulful jazz with scratches a-plenty. Their influences vary from the likes of DJ Vadim to Nina Simone to Hendrix, which results in a beautifully soulful, melodic and energetic album with a sensational voice you can’t quite pin down and hooks you can’t forget.
The trio have attracted attention from luminaries in the UK underground music scene. Vocalist Kathrin deBoer has recorded tracks with DJ Vadim and performed with the Bonobo live band. They have also remixed tracks for labels including The Elephant, Trojan and Quannum.