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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 258: Hank Jackson

Hank Jackson’s music has been notoriously difficult to pin down, as his shifting sound has stretched in simultaneous directions over the years. Nevertheless, a constant thread in his productions are their explorative nature, defying genre conventions to forge a personalized path. Over the course of his releases on defining US electronic music labels such as […]

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Interviews, Releases

Interview: patten

London-based artist patten is difficult to put your finger on. Whilst known for the variety of his creative outlets – from AV shows and video production to art installations – he’s been consistently dropping music for over a decade. His ability to blend seemingly unblendable sounds landed him on Warp Records early in the 2010s, […]

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Truancy Volume 257: Channel Tres

There’s few people who currently embody the confluence of modern music like Channel Tres does. On the one hand, the soulful heart of dance music lives at the centre of his music, taking us through from deep Chicago house to dub techno effortlessly. At the same time,  his West Coast synths and lyrical nods to mainstream […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 256: Akua

Raised in Los Angeles but based in Brooklyn since 2015, Akua has spent the past five years redefining and cultivating a sound within techno that has assuredly become her own. As one of the many talented DJs that makes up the Discwoman roster, her passion for research and recontextualization in the realm of techno, has been a […]

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Interview: Maral (Part 2)

It’s been over a year since we last spoke to Maral, the LA artist whose distorted rhythms have captured the attention of international artists, renowned journalists, and notable music platforms alike. In the time since, Maral has performed numerous live sets, DJ’d radio shows, hosted local parties, participated in Red Bull Music Academy’s Bass Camp, […]

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Interviews

Interview: Astrid Sonne

Copenhagen-based Astrid Sonne didn’t grow up with electronic music. The composer and violist grew up on a small Danish island and moved to the capital to study classical music, ultimately quitting in her late teens to move into the electronic realm. In 2018, she put out her debut album, Human Lines, and in late 2019, […]

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Truancy Volume 255: Air Max ’97

An enterprising spirit that rose to prominence through the world of experimental club music, Air Max ’97 has streamlined his sound and renewed his focus the last few years. Part-in-hand to the time he’s put into the curation of his label DECISIONS, the release of his debut album Nacre last year also proved a pivotal […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 254: DJ Voices

New York’s DJ Voices is drawn towards the unexpected. We spoke at a Japanese restaurant in Dublin (where she’d later play for the Pear crew to a crowd of Halloween revellers and well-dressed 20-somethings), and she pointedly said that she would play a whole set of up-tempo tracks slowed down using the CDJ’s wide function (which […]

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Truancy Volume 253: DJ Richard

In an interview from 2017, DJ Richard mentioned how he and Young Male originally thought the idea of pressing more than 150 copies of White Material 01 and 02 might be just a tad too much, jokingly expressing that they were going to still have copies left over when they would be on tour five […]

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Interviews, Releases

Interview: Locked Groove

Belgian producer and DJ Locked Groove has steadily been releasing music over the past decade, with  a Truancy Volume appearing in 2012, but something kicked into overdrive in 2019. Following a run of singles on his own Locked Groove Records last year, including the glacial trance of Zillion, he dropped his debut album Sunset Service in March this year on Hotflush. Combining […]

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Festival Review: No Bounds 2019

No Bounds returned for its third edition last weekend, presenting a lineup of some of dance music’s most vital contemporary talents, alongside an array of boundary-pushing figures working between the lines of the musical avant-garde. Based in Sheffield, the three-day weekender has prided itself on its inclusion of local residents and artists, and its format of using […]

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