Last time we saw Truly Madly play, his set alongside Jade Seatle – another excellent UK-based DJ – was the standout moment of a whole festival. That festival was Freerotation, a famously headsy event where every artist typically brings their A-game. Such high praise might seem far-fetched for a festival whose residents include the likes of Hessle Audio and Jane Fitz, but for Truly Madly this compliment is more than deserved.
The main reason for this is his devotion to digging: he’s been a serious record collector for more than two decades, amassing a collection of supreme (and often extremely hard to find) deep house, rave, and bleepy techno cuts to contend with any of today’s top DJs. He gave us a brief insight into this selection of gems on his WYS! promo mix, delivered ahead of his overdue debut this weekend.