Tomas Doncker

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Release 12-9-22 – 12-15-22 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 9, 2022

it sounds better than ever

Tomas Doncker And The True Groove All-Stars Present “Endangered” at the 19th Biennial Dodge Poetry Festival, NJPac, Saturday, October 22nd, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 23, 2022

a lot of people who live in fear, for an hour ten Doncker and Dodge put a headlight on it

The Earliest Bird: The Top New Recorded Release 5-13-22 – 5-19-22, Tomas Doncker’s “Born To Be” Video Album Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 13, 2022

He ain’t gonna do it…

Best Of 2021: Songs In Alphabetical Order by Artist Through September 30th

By Iman Lababedi | October 2, 2021

ask me because I know about these things

Best Of 2021: Songs In Alphabetical Order by Artist Through August 31st, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | September 2, 2021

to make a party takes two

NYC Homecoming: Queens, Headlining George Clinton’s Parliament Funkadelic At Forest Hills Stadium, Friday, August 20th, 2021, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | August 21, 2021

the well paced, well delivered, real music for people to remember the world of analog hip hop

Best Of 2021: Songs In Alphabetical Order by Artist Through July 31st, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | August 4, 2021

blues cover

Going Steady: New Singles 7-16-21 – 7-22-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 20, 2021

Doncker is to the 20s what Kanye was to the 10s

Best Of 2020: Albums In Alphabetical Order By Artist

By Iman Lababedi | January 1, 2021

A good year topped by Prince

Top 30 Songs Of 2020 In Order Of Preference

By Iman Lababedi | December 30, 2020

how many songs push themselves to the forefront of a conscious change

The Early Bird: Top New Releases 12-11-20 – 12-17-20

By Iman Lababedi | December 11, 2020

the song simply soars and sinks at the same time

Tomas Doncker’s “Wherever You Go” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 5, 2020

exists to make you feel great

The Early Bird: Top New Releases 9-18-20 – 9-24-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 18, 2020

Is there a funkier record company than True Groove?

True Groove Records CEO Tomas Doncker On Being A Minority Owner Of A New York City Record Label

By Iman Lababedi | July 4, 2020

we strive to erase those borders and break down those walls

True Groove All-Stars: “Blood & Concrete”-Video launch

By Iman Lababedi | June 6, 2020

a message from your angels

The Mess We Made? rocknyc Changes Its Slogan

By Iman Lababedi | June 1, 2020



By admin | May 1, 2020

trying to find a way to express what I wanted to say to people right now

Tomas Doncker’s Video For “Evil” Is Here

By Iman Lababedi | April 16, 2020

well beyond infidelity, a political manifestations of the mass destruction of happy homes

Best Albums Of 2019

By Iman Lababedi | December 31, 2019

life and death and soul

The Top 100 Albums Of The Decade: 2010 – 2019

By Iman Lababedi | December 11, 2019

The death of indie, and the birth of art-rap and singer songwriter EDM.

Tomas Doncker’s Decade Of True Grooving 2010-2019

By Iman Lababedi | December 9, 2019

If Tomas Doncker isn’t the greatest musician of the 2010s, he certainly should be. Get your mind right and listen.

Best Of 2019: Albums Through November 30th, 2019

By Iman Lababedi | December 5, 2019

Lauv’s sad songs say so much

Best Of 2019: Albums Through October 31st

By Iman Lababedi | October 30, 2019

The first rush of hard earned faith by the greatest artist of the 2010s.

Best Of 2019: Albums Through September 30th

By Iman Lababedi | October 3, 2019

more songs about dead wives

Best Of 2019: Albums Through August 31st

By Iman Lababedi | September 4, 2019

love and sadness in the summer

Best Of 2019: Albums Through June 30th

By Iman Lababedi | July 9, 2019

The Curtis Mayfield covers are awesome

Best Of 2019: Albums Through May 31st

By Iman Lababedi | June 4, 2019

a masterclass in what it means to dismiss the USSR and find yourself with a different superpower

Tomás Doncker and The True Groove All-Stars Honoring Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet: Yusef Komunyakaa” At NYU-Kimmel Center, Saturday, May 11th, 2019, Reviewed

By Eileen Shapiro | May 13, 2019

the depth of imagery of the spirit, and the romance of art of poetry

The Black Magnolia Project “Another Kind of Night Tour” featuring songs by Yusef Komunyakaa and Tomas Doncker, At Berlin, April 30th, 2019, Reviewed

By Elle Smith | May 1, 2019

Talent, energy, and versatility

Best Of 2019: Albums Through April 30th

By Iman Lababedi | May 1, 2019

an inversion of time and consciousness.

Master No Wave Guitarist Tomas Doncker Joins The Cast Of “To Kill A Mockingbird” On Broadway

By Iman Lababedi | April 30, 2019

“I’m both humbled and honored to be involved with this groundbreaking production at this moment in history”

The True Groove Allstars’ “Another Kind Of Night” At Parkside Lounge, Thursday, March 21st, 2019, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | March 23, 2019

a deeply gorgeous and brooding dissertation on the need to face nihilism with hope

Touchy Feely’s Post-Modern Tron Sounds: James Dellatacoma, True Groove’s Chief Audio Engineer, Discusses His Debut EP

By Iman Lababedi | March 17, 2019

“I’ve literally worked on a computer, almost everyday, programming digital audio material, for the last 20 years”

rock nyc’s Best Of 2018

By Iman Lababedi | December 11, 2018

Best Day At A Music Fest


By admin | November 29, 2018

True Groove are proud to announce the addition of an original Hip Hop Architect

True Groove’s Fourth Annual Throwdown At The Bitter End, Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 15, 2018

a sinewy pulsating go getness

‘Now NY – A True Groove Curated N.Y.C. Band Compilation’ Reviewed

By Alyson Camus | November 11, 2018

13 different artists which obviously gives to the album a very eclectic taste

Live Through This: rock nyc’s Top Concert Picks For The Week Of November 12th, 2018

By Iman Lababedi | November 11, 2018

curating a movement from a mix of indigenous styles and artists

“THE ONLY WAY” (A Song For Nelson Mandela) Yusef Komunyakaa & Tomás Doncker

By Helen Bach | July 18, 2018

Cheers Mr Mandela, and thank you!

Tomas Doncker On Ye

By Tomas Doncker | June 2, 2018


The Mercy Suite: The Songs Of Tomas Doncker And Yusef Komumyakaa At La Mama, Tuesday, January 30th, 2018, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 31, 2018

Black Americana

Who Has The Best On Stage Conversation?

By Iman Lababedi | January 8, 2018

Superbly personal and connected to the core audience

These Won’t Dance: Rap And R&B In 2017

By Iman Lababedi | July 20, 2017

a return to post-kingdom hatred of black people

The Story of O.J. vs Some Ol’ Dolls

By Elle Smith | July 16, 2017


These Days: Friday, April 6th, 2017

By Iman Lababedi | April 6, 2017

The concept of a collective

Tomas Doncker’s “The Mess We Made” Deluxe Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 24, 2017

a steadily, unsteadily prescient piece of work

These Days: Friday, February 10th, 2017

By Iman Lababedi | February 10, 2017

Crown Prince Of New York (Now)

Live Through This: rock nyc Concert Picks 1-16-17 – 1-

By Iman Lababedi | January 15, 2017

a big deal for the master guitarist

James Chance In The Studio: The Flesh Ain’t That Weak

By Iman Lababedi | September 7, 2016

A great band and a great production worthy of the material

The Best Of 2015!

By Iman Lababedi | December 30, 2015

Favoritism? I think not.