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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
Featured, Various

Year Full Of Truants: 2016

We’re incredibly excited to return from our winter breaks and kick off 2017 in fresh new kits, with plenty of on and off the pitch antics to get up to. Before that, a host of certified Truants gather together to share on the year just gone. Have a read and get to know the faces […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 166: Jules

Our last Truancy Volume of this year comes from a DJ based in Cologne going by the name of Jules. A regular DJ at Salon des Amateurs in Düsseldorf, a place which has honed the skills of top tier DJs such as Lena Willikens and Jan Schulte, it’s not surprising Jules skills as a selector are equally as matched. They […]

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Interviews, Releases, Various

Q&A: Lil Jabba

Lil Jabba is a creator, possessing immense skills and artistry clearly demonstrated in both his visual and audio work. His profession in the latter has been acclaimed since his early releases, where he successfully delved into the realms of juke and footwork, producing tunes that took the genres to a new level. Since then, the […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 165: Spencer Parker

With two Truancy Volumes left in 2016, this week’s mix comes from one of the scene’s finest purveyors of house and techno music. A regular to labels such as Rekids, Tsuba and his own label, Work Them Records, over the past ten years, Spencer Parker could easily hold his head high as a producer alone, but […]

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Releases

Recommended: Shinichi Atobe – Rebuild Mix 1.2.3.

Recent years have seen plenty of avant-leaning, club-coloured sounds from Japan, with notable examples including Wata Igarashi’s immersive techno, Kyoka’s beat-driven vocal collages, and Keita Sano’s rough-n-ready dancefloor weapons. As such, the sudden return of Shinichi Atobe in 2014 was a timely and welcome one, although whether it was coincidence or otherwise is impossible to […]

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Releases

Recommended: Avalon Emerson – Narcissus in Retrograde

Avalon Emerson first featured on Truants in early 2014, with a Truancy Volume that coincided with her debut release. It was a bold statement of a mix, with one comment saying “No one plays, let alone OPENS” with Andrew Weatherall’s remix of “Papua New Guinea”. Since then she’s put out four more records, each even […]

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Interviews, Releases

Interview: Poté

Poté is a London-based artist producing work that easily enthralls its audience through versatile and captivating features. His previous releases have seen him lean towards sounds more fitting for a club setting, such as his Enchufada project Voyeurism. Yet in his new EP Fire for Fire, he appears to venture into alternative sides of his […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 164: BEARCAT

Born in London and based in New York, multidisciplinary artist and DJ BEARCAT has been electrifying dance floors since 2008. With a unique talent for blending diverse genres and layering dynamic vocals, her sets are both technical and emotive. This sense of power and drama carries throughout all of BEARCAT’s work, from live mixes to […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. XLII

“Space, intrigue and tenderness” form the thematic foundation of the latest mix from Truants-certified DJ and NTS Radio mainstay DEBONAIR. It’s the 68th entry in the Blowing Up The Workshop series, which has previously hosted across-the-board excellence from Beatrice Dillon and hurfyd to personal favourite Harsh Patel and the universally acclaimed 100% Galcher mix. DEBONAIR’s […]

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Interviews

Interview: Mumdance & Logos

Mumdance and Logos are rarely without a new project. Over the past six years, their productions – both separately and together, on labels including Keysound, Rinse and Tectonic – have been a crucial part of the fabric of UK electronic music. Right now though, all their attention is focused on Different Circles, the label they […]

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Interviews

Interview: Phaeleh

The music of Phaeleh operates in a number of spheres at once. Beautifully and expertly crafted, it bursts with soul and character. His club music touches on a variety of strands of UK culture, from dubstep and bass to the jazzier tones of Four Tet and Floating Points, yet his latest release sees him burrow deep into ambient mode. We […]

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