Rainer Trueby was born in Stuttgart on August 20, 1971. He was raised in the Neckardelta, a prosperous economic region along the river Neckar. His first DJ experience was in an old peoples home (Arbeiterwohlfahrt) in Stuttgart in 1990 where Rainer was the host of Tuesday Afternoon’s teadance, developing a feeling for how to rock and elderly (65+) but open-minded crowd with classics like “Es gibt kein Bier auf Hawaii.”
After having that DJing experience, Ali & Basti Tiefschwarz gave Rainer a Sunday night residency at their ON-U club in Stuttgart where the motto was “all things nice” ranging from Soul, Funk, and Jazz to Hip-Hop and Talkin’ Loud stuff. In 1993 Rainer met Compost head honcho Michael Reinboth. After some 12”s with A Forest Mighty Black and some compilations (Glüklich) he teamed up with Christian Prommer and Roland Appel to form the Trüby Trio. Some 12”s, one album (Elevator Music), one remix album (Retreated), a DJ Kicks compilation for !K7 records, and numerous remixes followed for artists such as Frederic Galliano, Thievery Corporation, Nitin Sawhney, Bebel Gilberto, Turntablerocker, US2, Kim Sanders, Wagon Cookin’, and Klaus Doldinger, amongst others.
In the last couple of years, Rainer turned more into a house head that still stays true to his musical roots and he is producing with Danilo Plessow of Motor City Drum Ensemble fame. “To Know You”, “Jeck” and “Welcome To Our World”, as well as “Livin’ In The Music” featuring the mighty vocal talents of Vanessa Freeman, turned into immediate pleasers and so are his current collaborations with Marlow from Weimar. Together they remixed the American classic, “A Horse With No Name”, by the Soul Session featuring Karl Friersson which came out on AGoGo Records, and did a few remixes for Kiko Navarro. The latest music they have been working on are remixes for Tosca’s “Stuttgart” featuring the vocal talents of Lucas Santtana and another boogie tune for Joey Negro’s Sunburst Band called “Face The Fire” released in the summer of 2013. Projects currently in the pipeline include a Chet Baker remake and a remix for Canada’s Bet.e & Stef.
In addition to all those projects, there will be a new Glücklich sixth edition featuring some Brasilian talent seeing the light of day on Compost Records later this year. Rainer’s club residency at Root Down at Waldsee in Freiburg is now in its 17th year! Quite a few DJ talents have graced the decks with him such as Theo Parrish, Laurent Garnier, Gilles Peterson, Dixon, Âme, Solomun, Peter Kruder, Axel Boman, Jimpster, and many more…