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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 205: Olive T

For our 205th Truancy Volume we welcome a long-time NYC-based DJ and producer, who’s become somewhat of a go-to for playing parties in and around the city. With consistently great mixes on her SoundCloud dating back eight years, Olive T has ticked off most if not all New York City venues in that period, lining […]

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Releases, Truancy Volumes, Various

Truancy Volume 204: Olof Dreijer

For our 204th Truancy Volume, we welcome a producer and DJ whose work we’ve seen bridge genres with pop influences over two decades under a multitude of aliases and projects. With his sister Karin, Olof Dreijer has released a plethora of music as The Knife, forming in 1999 from their then-home-studio in Stockholm, before going on to […]

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Releases

Recommended: Future Beat Alliance – Collected Works 1996-2017

Future Beat Alliance is the nom de plume of British producer Matthew Puffett. Having been active for more than two decades, last year saw the release of his thrilling retrospective reaching back as far as 1996. Influenced by acts such as Black Dog Productions, Balil, his sound is a melting pot of ideas, with intricate […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 203: Kahn

We have a close-knit community of Bristol-based producers to thank for one of the 2010’s most distinct movements in electronic music, and few rep the city as hard as Kahn. Emerging around the start of the decade with releases on Peverelist’s Punch Drunk, Idle Hands and Mala’s Deep Medi, he’d go on to form a […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. LIV

Dub house done right can be an irresistible force, and Persuasion’s Quatermass EP is just that. This is the Montreal-based producer’s second appearance on Opal Tapes following 2014 split We Live Here, released under his Stefan Jós moniker. The new project embraces a heavier, more cavernous sound whilst staying true to an approach that, rather […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 202: Jordan

A resident DJ at one of the last bastions of late night clubbing in Belfast before all 6am licenses were revoked, Jordan found new avenues for people looking to immerse themselves into a community of late night dancing in the city. Moving back to Belfast after four years of studying music in Leeds, Jordan quickly […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 201: Yu Su

To immerse yourself in Yu Su’s music is to give way to sensation, like closing your eyes to better feel the warmth of the sun. There’s a purity and lightness that emits from her melodies in which keys, woodwinds and drums melt into effortless rhythms. Organically groovy and powerfully transportive, Yu Su’s productions float between […]

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Featured, Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 200: Pearson Sound

For our bicentennial Truancy Volume, Pearson Sound takes the reins. Few artists have meant so much to us over the years, and David Kennedy’s music, DJ sets and mixes have been an instrumental pillar to our foundation at Truants. Under his early moniker Ramadanman, he was responsible for timeless dancefloor anthems like “Work Them“, “Glut” and […]

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Downloads

Year Full Of Truants: 2017

“Verifying final system status… Calibrating thruster configuration… Readying fuel source-[BZZZ]-Installing system software update-[BZZZ]-Initiating launch sequence… Launch in T-minus ten… nine… eight…” 2017 had us wishing we could go full College Dropout, buy us a spaceship and fly past the sky, so at Truants we’re doing just that. With our engines on full blast, we’re leaving […]

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Interviews, Releases, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 199: Shed

For our 199th Truancy Volume and our last of the year, we welcome none other than René Pawlowitz to the series, providing us with an hour-long mix as Shed. Of the may aliases that Pawlowitz has produced under over the years (Craft, EQD, Evil Fred, Head High, Operation Amplified, PCK, Rhythm-Spd, Seelow, Sigg Gonzalez, Stable Mates, STP, The […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 198: Lukid

Melodically serene, structurally simple and yet powerfully evocative, the music of Lukid sits on its own plane of electronic exploration. While it’s been three years since his last EP, Crawlers, and a surprising five years since his last album, Lonely At The Top, Lukid’s latest EP, Twisted Blood, finds the artist at the height of his atmospheric, experimental vision of techno. […]

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