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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, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 297: Fio Fa

We first caught wind of Fio Fa back in 2019 with the release of his You Think EP on Radiant Love, an infectious and playful two-tracker backed with a trippy remix from D.Tiffany. With the title track “You Think” clocking in at almost 11 minutes, it’s a clear testament in his want of creating rolling […]

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Live Coverage, Various

Festival Guide: Le Guess Who? 2022

Autumn’s gig schedule is always packed beyond reason, so we’re thankful for festivals like Le Guess Who? where so much must-see music is cultivated in one convenient place. A significant portion of the Utrecht festival takes place in a grand venue of venues, TivoliVredenburg, though the city’s myriad churches, museums and theaters also play host […]

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Featured, Various

Truancy Volume 296: Jennifer Loveless

Jennifer Loveless’ diverse cultural background has brought her to a few places across the globe. Raised in Toronto to a family of music lovers, she had a small stint in Guangzhou, China where she discovered Ableton Live and started to channel her early foundations into learning music production. A move to Australia in 2012, where […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 295: Maara

Four stand-out releases in two years is no mean feat but Montreal-based producer Maara has taken to releasing propulsive proggy delights and ethereal downtempo steppers of high quality with absolute ease. Following her debut EP Ultimate Reward on Priori and Ex-Terrestrial’s label NAFF, she’s dropped releases for Isla and Radiant Love plus, more recently, hypnotic, […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 294: Diskonnected

If you’ve spent any time scouring the web for new techno mixes, you’ve probably come across Smoke Machine in one way or another. The Taiwan-based record label, mix series and events platform has become one of Asia’s finest purveyors of quality techno, largely due to the meticulous curation of their podcast series and their annual […]

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Interviews

Interview: Manchester Collective

It’s December 2021 and chamber group Manchester Collective are on stage at the Howard Assembly Room in Leeds, undercutting the pomp and posturing innate to all classical venues with their palpable enthusiasm and personable candour. They’re presenting a programme named Heavy Metal, looking to distort sound as well as the performance space itself. First on […]

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Interviews

Interview: Sky H1

Sky H1‘s sound is difficult to pin down, operating somewhere in the half-spaces between ambient, techno, trance and modern forms of “club” music. With releases on labels such as CODES and essential appearances on compilations from PAN and Astral Plane Recordings under her belt, the Belgian artist released her debut album, Azure, on AD 93 […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 293: downstairs J

Music’s intrinsic ability to transport its listener is perhaps one of its most admirable qualities. We strive to ‘get lost in the music’: to escape into a sound’s enveloping energy and, perhaps, forfeit sense of time and place. Giving form to this ineffable feeling, Brooklyn producer downstairs J explores sounds both fascinatingly strange and surprisingly […]

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Interviews, Releases

Interview: Civilistjävel!

Over the past few years, Civilistjävel! has released a series of magical records. Each 12” has featured a collection of untitled tracks that sit somewhere along a spectrum of ambient smudge. Sounds vary, with dank drones and shocking darts hinting at musique concrète and strange soundtrack or library music. Occasional forays into lumpy techno and […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 292: DJ Plead

The common thread running through DJ Plead’s career is tough, functional, percussive music, drawing on the rhythms and timbres of his Lebanese heritage for a sound that’s deeply personal yet one that can quickly alight a dance floor. It’s this genre-busting flair of club experiments, nurtured and supported by a crew of like-minded producers based […]

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Releases, Seven Plays, Various

Seven Plays XII : Maral

This installment was contributed by the artist Maral, whose intuitive and imaginative approach to sound production we’ve highlighted in past interviews. Maral’s experimental music and live sets are a shifting landscape, exploring the complex and often dueling emotions that pervade everyday life and drive us to create. Influenced by her Iranian background and the electronic […]

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