The Rurals

No one ever expects it.

In fact, people often scratch their heads, puzzled by the thought that the picturesque pastures of Devonshire, England can be home to the distinctive sound of delicate jazzy beats laid over the sweetest soul-drenched vocals.

Yet, it’s true.

Since 1994, The Rurals have been perfecting a unique style of live elements melted with thumping electronic music from their countryside haven.

Since then, the group have been prolific, releasing over 80 EPs and 14 long-players on their self-owned label, Peng. They’ve also worked with Motown, Naked Music, HOUSE AFRIKA, and Large Records amongst many others.

With Maceo-style sax, guitar arpeggios, Dub style sub bass, and enrapturing Hammond chords/fender Rhodes it’s hard to resist The Rurals’ sound!

They have also done a couple of remixes of Marvin Gaye’s ‘Ain’t Nothing But The Real Thing’ for Motown records, and have had two tracks commissioned for the hit US television series Six Feet Under.

The Rurals have been releasing music for sixteen years, which has won them fans worldwide including Larry Heard (the legendary Mr Fingers, who often invites The Rurals to play live on his radio show), Marques Wyatt, Louie Vega, Mark Farina, Glen Underground, Osunlade and many more! Their sound is truly an expanse of genre and style.