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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
Various

Recommended: Ipek Gorgun – Ecce Homo

Ipek Gorgun has featured here before, so there’s little need to go deep into her history. In brief, she has played in rock bands, taken part in the Red Bull Music Academy, made music with Ceramic TL and completed a PhD in Sonic Arts. Very brief. She recently released her second album, Ecce Homo, and […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 225: Patrice Scott

Patrice Scott’s deep, soulful, techno-tinged brand of house music has seen admirers gradually flock to his music and sets over the years. Although a late bloomer in getting his own music out, Scott has a long history within Detroit’s clubbing world – his first paid gig was warming up for Jeff Mills back when he used […]

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Interviews

Interview: Mafalda

Since moving to London from Porto, Mafalda has quickly established herself as one of best selectors when it comes to digging for rare jazz, soul and disco oddities. She’s described her way of playing as a way of celebrating her values and her role as as one of the people behind Melodies International has proved […]

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Releases

Recommended: Desert Sound Colony – Fast Life

Touch From A Distance is a new label started by Nick Höppner, the DJ and producer most known for his association with Berghain/Panorama Bar and its in-house imprint, Ostgut Ton. The label takes its name from Joy Division’s “Transmission”: “Not only am I a big Joy Division fan, but the name also puts quite aptly […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 224: Lyster

meandyou is one of the most familiar club-night and label names in Manchester. It’s ran in some capacity for over 10 years now with its five residents; Herron, Joy Orbison, Juniper, Taber and our next Truancy Volume contributor Lyster, putting together some of the city’s most fabled parties and releasing consistently great quality music. While […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. LXI

Established as an effort to “preserve and proliferate Southeast Michigan’s rich history of dance music,” Detroit’s Vanity Press Records has seen releases from local and not-so-local artists such as AceMo, Black Noi$e, and Flora FM. Their latest 7” pairs the vinyl debuts of Ridgewood, NYC-via-LA’s Oscar Huang and Lisbon-based duo Rhythm Phazer, which consists of […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 223: Titonton Duvante

One of the Midwest’s most innovative and enduring talents, Titonton Duvante’s work has encompassed numerous roles over the years, forging a multifaceted career as a composer, vocalist, recording artist, producer, remixer, record label owner and DJ. His work spans longer than two decades, having cut his teeth in the early ’90s alongside Ed Luna, Todd […]

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Interviews, Releases, Various

Interview: Lorenzo Senni

Fans will know that a highlight of Lorenzo Senni’s live show is his joyous, high-energy dancing. The Italian producer, best known for his emotive, drum-free reflections on classic trance sounds, puts his skills down to summers spent dancing at bars for money around the tender age of 15. “It’s not what you think,” he laughs […]

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Interviews

Interview: Samuel Kerridge

Label boss of Contort and a Downwards mainstay, Samuel Kerridge has spent the last few years sundering and re-sculpting techno and its many forms. His savvy, paced productions and exhilarating live and DJ sets have earned him a fierce reputation for destroying the mundane on the dancefloor. A regular performer at Berlin’s Atonal festival, and […]

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Downloads, Featured, Interviews

Truancy Volume 222: Jayda G

A constant synergy exists between Jayda G and the dancefloors she commands. You’ll hear her showcasing the vibrant sounds that put her on the map, and at the same time feel her cultivate and build up off the energy that the room gives her, creating a musical harmony that you truly feel united with as […]

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Releases

Recommended: qgb – Hornets

Hornets, the debut album from qgb, is a perfect body of work. That is to say it is succinct, coherent and whole. On top of that, it is available in a limited edition 4GB USB drive cast in amber. “We made the Amberdrives in relation to the references to insects in the titles and the […]

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