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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
Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 229: Byron The Aquarius

There are many ways to describe Byron The Aquarius and his music, whether it be taking to his array of musical influences, locations he’s resided in or his adept multi-instrumentalism, but perhaps the best way to get to the heart of it is the feeling and soulfulness of his output that pulls at our heartstrings […]

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Interviews

Interview: Charlotte Bendiks

In chilly, distant Tromsø — one of the northernmost cities in Norway, known as a great vantage point from which to see the Northern Lights — quests for the electronic underground tend to lead people away. For Charlotte Bendiks, self-described as “the northern ambassador of distant intimacy”, it’s a challenge to keep the spirit of […]

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Releases

Recommended: Glass Knot – Present Tense

As far as new labels go, Foul-Up have had a great start after setting up shop in 2016. Following on from Beastie Respond’s data-driven LP of hybrid electronica, Information City, the latest release comes as a collaboration from label head Nicolai Vesterkær Krog and Lasse Bjørck Volkmann. The Danish pair are also known for previous […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 228: Or:la

By any measure, Or:la has had a busy and impressive rise when it comes to bookings and growing as DJ over the last few years. Born in Derry, Northern Ireland’s second-largest city, she left for Liverpool back in 2012, attracted by its vibrant music scene and the buzz of living in a new city. Here […]

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Interviews

Interview: Hardrock Striker

Earlier this year Skylax Records released a double compilation entitled Skylax House Explosion. Mixed by label boss Hardrock Striker and long-time friend and Skylax flagship artist DJ Sprinkles, aka Terre Thaemlitz, it featured music from throughout the label’s history, spanning almost two decades, with music from the likes of Chez Damier, Lady Blacktronika, Octo Octa. […]

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Featured, Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 227: B.Traits

One of the stalwart faces of Radio 1 when it comes to electronic dance music, B.Traits time as a presenter at the station comes to a close. Announcing her departure from Radio 1 via a video through her social channels over the weekend, the heartfelt goodbye comes after being at the station for six years […]

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Featured, Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 226: Ash Lauryn

Blending the soulful sounds of Detroit house with modern electronic productions, Ash Lauryn manages to touch on decades of musical history through her mixes. Born and raised in Detroit, the city has majorly influenced Ash’s love and appreciation of house and techno, as well as inspired her to celebrate the city’s rich history of black […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. LXII

It’s easy and all too tempting to surrender to the soft sounds of Geotic. Since his 2017 album Abysma – his first record that wasn’t self-released – Geotic’s celestial electronics have shifted towards a more danceable sound. Somewhere between beach and couch, that album showcased Will Wiesenfeld’s capacity to creative emotive tracks teeming with the […]

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Various

Review: Sustain-Release, Year Five

It’s difficult to articulate an experience like Sustain-Release. Over the course of four days, attendees are immersed in chaotic and cathartic dance with friends and strangers, drenched in sweat and strobe lights, crying and cheering, wrapped up in whirlwind energy in what seems like a never-ending techno dream. Not until it’s all over can one […]

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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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