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Somehow you better realize when the music you're dancing to comes from people that have been exploited, the best tribute you can have is setting yourself loose in unity with the exploited.
Theo Parrish
Interviews, Releases

Interview: Gel

Karis Zidore is an artist, dancer and choreographer who has expanded her repertoire into sound, going by the name Gel. She makes dance music in ways that you might not recognise – it’s certainly not in 4/4. Inspired by movement, she has translated her feelings into a singular expression of largely electronic sounds in the […]

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Featured, Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 211: Steffi

An artist in the purest sense, Berlin-based Steffi has previously said she wants to be remembered for her work and nothing else. Monitoring her career closely herself, it’s easy to see how her consistent growth as a producer and DJ is motivated by keeping her integrity as an artist. With three albums on Ostgut Ton […]

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Interviews, Releases

Interview: Silvia Kastel

Flowers From The Ashes: Contemporary Italian Electronic Music is a new compilation from Stroboscopic Artefacts. It’s a wide-ranging release that explores a variety of sonic modes being employed by artists from Italy. From the slow dank rumble of Andrea Belfi and Marco Shuttle to the ritualistic techno of Ninos Du Brasil and Lucy; from Alessandro […]

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Truancy Volume 210: Flørist

It’s hard to believe it’s been three years since Flørist debuted his atmospheric, jubilant rhythms on the acclaimed EP, Phenomena. In that time he has honed his signature sound, releasing two more dance records featuring cheeky vocal samples, fluid synths and ecstatic percussion. Flørist’s organic and optimistic approach also translates into his artwork and DJ sets, […]

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Releases

Recommended: Overlook – All Of Them Witches

It’s easy to forget that Bristolian label UVB-76 have only been around for three years; the traction and reputation they’ve gained over such a short time speaks for itself. Label heads Nick Callaghan and Gabriel Au, AKA Ruffhouse and Gremlinz, bonded over music some seven-or-so years ago, meeting over online messaging much like everyone else […]

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Interviews, Releases

Interview: Gabber Eleganza

Back in the early ‘90s, near UK rave’s supposed high-water mark, there was a party in Wolverhampton called Quest. Like lots of nights, it printed and posted zines to deliver the word to faithful punters. Theirs featured a ‘Raver of the Month’ letter page. In a typical edition, one Nik Ratcliff of Torquay writes in […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 209: John Heckle

A quietly prodigious producer, and a self-proclaimed hobbyist at heart, we welcome John Heckle for our 209th Truancy Volume. Growing up in Merseyside, his formative years were spent on a mixture of classic industrial and house records, informed even further by early club experiences seeing Jeff Mills and British Murder Boys that his older brother took him […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. LVI

When we interviewed Manchester duo Space Afrika for our 162th Truancy Volume back in 2016, they explained that one of the most important influences for their sound was architecture. Somewhere Decent to Live, the name of their second album on Will Boyd’s Sferic label, is a nod to this. The duo’s northern English hometown serves […]

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Interviews, Various

Interview: Maral

Exploring and transforming the sounds of traditional Iranian music, Los Angeles-based artist Maral has formed a unique vision of club music, one that embraces her heritage and recontextualizes it for a new audience. Featuring rich vocals drenched in bass and distortion, Maral’s sound manages to feel at once soothing and intense. This amalgamation, which she […]

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Truancy Volume 208: SCRAAATCH

Hailing from Philly with roots in Maryland, the digital-dwelling, performance-minded sound art and music duo SCRAAATCH load their knapsack of self-determinative songs onto the platter for Truancy Volume 208. Their series of numbered performances each possess unique character thanks to a consciousness and deliberation in their concept and implementation, often through abstract electronics, noise, glitch […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 207: Savile

Savile is a producer and DJ from Michigan based in Chicago. A resident at the hallowed smartbar, he’s also the DJ partner of Steve Mizek, and co-runs the labels Argot and Tasteful Nudes with him. As a producer, he’s released on a variety of labels, from Argot and smartbar’s own North Side ’82 to Mike […]

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