Robert Luis is the founder, co-owner and A&R for Tru Thoughts the record label based in Brighton, England. He has worked with and introduced a whole host of acts into the musical world, signing Quantic, Bonobo, Belleruche and Alice Russell and releasing their debut albums, as well as signing the likes of Nostalgia 77, Werkha, Kylie Auldist, Kinny, Hidden Orchestra, Zed Bias, Rodney P, Harleighblu, Flowdan and Hot 8 Brass Band.
His background has always been in DJing. Promoting and spinning at some legendary club nights in Brighton and booking and DJing with the likes of Mr Scruff, Basement Jaxx, Ashley Beedle, Groove Armada, James Lavelle, Fabio, Gilles Peterson, Roni Size The Nextmen and 4 Hero. Many of which made their debut appearance in Brighton thanks to Robert’s forward thinking musical mind. Robert currently has a monthly DJ residency called “Sonic Switch” in Brighton.
His DJ style covers a wide range of music from beats, jazz, jungle, grime, funk, bass, tropical, hip hop, reggae, soul to drum and bass. Balancing new and upfront music whilst also playing music from past decades as well as special dubplates. This eclectic style has resulted in him DJ’ing across the world, DJing everywhere from underground clubs in Moscow, USA, Europe, Australia and across the UK to MTV Party’s in Cannes, Bestival, Montreux, SXSW, V Festival, The Big Chill and a whole host of festivals across Europe. FACT Magazine put Robert in their list of the 100 Most Underrated DJs.