Ace Spectrum’s Trust Me is our Song For Sunday this week.
Madlib flipped it for Strong Arm Steady but the song is a gem on its own merit. Ace Spectrum’s Trust Me was a track off their 1975 album Low Rent Rendezvous. The soul/disco four piece and while they never achieved the success of their label mates from Atlantic, they achieved cult status amongst collectors of Northern Soul records. Despite their standing as a disco group, Ace Spectrum often mixed it up with both uptempo jams such as Easy and Without You and slower songs like Trust Me along with their unique approach of using deeper vocals in contrast to the high pitched harmonies of groups such as The Stylistics. For any record collectors or producers, Ace Spectrum’s minimal back catalogue is something of a treasure trove of greatness that should be ignored at your peril.
Stream “Trust Me” below and check out how Madlib changed it up for SAS’s Best Of Times on WhoSampled.