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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, 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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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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