Along with Paul Jonas, Rob runs Tru Thoughts, an independent record label out of Brighton, UK.
In September 1999, after the success of their club night, "Phonic: hoop and Shake Yer Wig", Paul & Rob, two music-obsessed friends, decided to launch their own label. From the improvised 'office', under Rob's stairs, Tru Thoughts records started its history with their first 12" EP "Alarming Frequency". Now 15 years old and with a sizeable back catalogue and great artist roster, Tru Thoughts are considered one of the most important independent labels in the UK
In this video Rob speaks about how the DIY ethics of early Hip Hop and Punk has influenced the way in which he collaborates with artists and runs the label.
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