1978 - Presesent


Established in 1978 as a solo / with invited collaborators / project by Truus de Groot.

New! 2017 Fall

A collaboration between Truus (Plus Instruments) and Intige Taluure, a duo from Belgium. They produced a full length album, out only on a Ltd edition Cassette of 75 pieces. Hopefully available soon here.

Digital release end of this year


Plus Instruments

"Signal Through The Waves"

10 new songs, featuring James Sclavunos (US/UK) and Paulo Beto (BR)

on Blowpipe Records

Ltd edition vinyl to follow







Available here:



Dub is enough…Plus Instruments DJ remixes

Following on from Plus Instruments’ Love Is Enough Remixes EP comes an accompanying Dubs EP, featuring deeper reversions by Jamie Paton, Luke Solomon, Khidja and joining them with a breaks meets dubwise, Alphonse. Truus de Groot’s return to her Plus Instruments project after a 30 years break saw the label pick up her off-kilter House roller, Love Is Enough for one of our (e)special remixing packages. Here then, we turn out attention to everyone’s favourite, the Dubs. Starting with label mainframe, Jamie Paton, his Cloudy Dub-Out pulls his mix through modular prisms for heads down basement rumble. Echo chamber vocals, twisted syncopations and a bass to breakdown walls, this is Paton’s true calling - dub to get lost in and rightful to kick off the EP. Next guest remixer de jour, Luke Solomon stays close to his original bumpin’ remix, warping the vocal with skat’n’trippin wonk, all atop a funk bass line and riding shuffle percussion. Cha cha cha. On the flip, Khidja triumph again with a tougher version. Not a straight up dub of their remix, this pushes a nod to colder (wave) vibes, with industrial percussion riding high on their trademark production. Hard kick atop refrained synths, growing out of Eastern protoid routes to glimpse their future. Finally, mystery man Alphonse comes in from the dark to close with a killer breaks inspired dub. Utilising the original’s bass with an angular break, the intricate cut up percussion, Theremin and vocals all glide, keeping the head and feet (jazz) dancing for some (free) party sound system love.



Joining the dots after last years reissue of Plus Instruments early 80s post-punk music on the Bodies EP on Emotional Rescue, Especial now looks at their return to recent music production, taking the song Love Is Enough from the recent Trancesonics album and giving it the all encompassing label remix treatment.

Returning to releasing music after over 30 years hiatus, the now solo, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Truus de Groot, showed she had lost none of the unique off-kilter dance inflicted avant-pop observations.  

With the release of Trancesonics things come full circle, bringing Truus’ right back to her roots.  On hearing Love Is Enough’s thumping 4/4 kick, sliding hats, white noise and mind-worming vocals seemed in tune with what Especial is about - warped, tripped -out, dub inspired dance floor music that retains an ear for melody and at times, pop leaning, it was a calling not to be ignored.

Richard Sen then, leads the way with a trademark killer Chicago inspired bump’n’strings cut that takes Truus’ vocals to the horror chamber.  Next, Khidja show why they are names to watch with their retake, mixing double bass and vibes interplay, trippy fx and haunting refrain, all wrapped in a killer groove that signal a duo totally on their game. 

On the flip, it was a perfect fit to get Luke Solomon in to do one of his special ‘mad-hatter’ skat style remixes.  Jumpin’ and bumpin’ across the floor this is Music For Freaks.   Finally, homeboy Jamie Paton does it again with twisted, bubbling dub, riding snares, arps on arps, a multi-layered, live on the mixing desk work-out for mind and feet.   Is Love enough?  Maybe.  Or it could be Dub is enough?  Time will tell.  Dot to dot.

A1. Love Is Enough (Richard Sen Remix)
A2. Love Is Enough (Khijda Remix)
B1. Love Is Enough (Luke Solomon Remix)
B2. Love Is Enough (Jamie Paton Remix)


Cat No: EES024
Label: [Emotional] Especial
Available: June 2016
Contact: simon.lee@juno.co.uk


Plus Instruments "Bodies" Re-Mix

Here a teaser of a brand new Re-Mix of Plus Instruments' "Bodies" by DJ Mason - re-titled "Dance Bodies", reinforced by Richard Cameron and Künstler Treu

Released 3/16 on Sweat It Out Music (Australia)

Available on Beatport

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on Evil Nature Records

Digital Download Available now on

artwork by Rafaël Rozendaal

A stellar collaboration between Plus Instruments and Cold Void.

New Plus Instruments Album "Signal Through The Waves" featuring

James Sclavunos (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds / Grinderman) on drums

Paulo Beto (Anvil FX) on Analog Synthesizers - Due for release 2016


New releases 2013!

Plus Instruments - TRANCESONICS

Listen here

A Ltd edition of Vinyl now released on Blowpipe Records

CD & Vinyl Available here

11 brand new original Dance Cuts


Plus Instruments - Exile in Paradise

Ltd edition Vinyl

(unreleased Lp from 1982 plus Bonus)

On VOD Records (germany) VOD115.12

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