It’s a lesson Thris Tian took to heart as he began working at legendary London record store Sound of the Universe and their label Soul Jazz, gathering a wealth of experience and vinyl along the way. Today labels, including Ninja Tune, are now seeking his recommendations and compilation selections. That lesson is brought to life every Sunday night on Thris Tian’s Dark N’ Lovely Global Roots show on NTS. Regular listeners have learnt to expect the unexpected, tuning in for his well-travelled selections – from West African grooves to Norwegian gospel.
Thris Tian’s activities on NTS have spilled over into wonderful displays of his talent as a DJ on “Instinct” – with fresh and exciting selections – and has seen him take to the decks in Hackney via Harlem and Hiroshima and all the spots in between; this has included gigs alongside Detroit legends Theo Parrish and Moodymann, London young guns Jamie XX, James Blake, and Disclosure, and musical pioneers Mulatu, Erykah Badu, and Q Tip. Wherever he is, you can be sure he’ll be hunting down new music and mind expansion to share on his return.