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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 244: Gigsta

With co-signs from Freerotation, Room 4 Resistance (where she is now a resident) and numerous other Berlin parties, Gigsta’s expansive record collection has propelled its sights on dancefloors across the continent. She is a DJ whose mixes evidently display a passion for digging and conjuring up imaginative themes. We caught up with Gigsta to discuss her […]

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Truancy Volume 243: Wata Igarashi

Wata Igarashi is a force of nature. His impeccably produced records and hypnotic DJ sets straddle a thoroughly menacing and tense atmosphere with that of deeper, more transcendent moments of utter beauty. He is now undoubtedly one of the most gifted and essential voices in modern techno. Evidenced by our most recent run of Truancy […]

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Truancy Volume 242: Phase Fatale

As a DJ and artist, Berlin-based Hayden Payne, known predominantly by his Phase Fatale alias, has developed into one of the leading names taking EBM and post punk-informed industrial techno into raw and exciting territory the last five years. With his father involved in the music scene in the ’80s, his fascination with new wave and industrial […]

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Truancy Volume 241: Clark Price

Clark Price is one third of the Honcho crew, along with Aaron Clark and d’Ahdemar, who operate parties from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Starting up in 2012 as a monthly night at Hot Mass, a club downstairs in a local gay bathhouse, the party has grown to become one of the most well-known and highly-regarded events within […]

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Interviews

Interview: Helm

Last week London-based artist Helm released his latest record, Chemical Flowers. It’s his third album on PAN, and it’s a beautifully rendered and refined body of work. We caught up with him late last month to discuss the album’s genesis, the state of the world, his label Alter and how modern listening habits have changed […]

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Truancy Volume 240: Batu

For our 240th Truancy Volume, we have the great honour of hosting Bristol-based luminary Batu in the mix. Emerging as one of our favourite producers, DJs and curators in dance music over the last few years, Omar McCutcheon released the first compilation from his brilliant label Timedance in 2018: Patina Echoes highlighted some of the label’s […]

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Recommended: Merci Jitter – Riddled Form

Merci Jitter, a creative platform based in London and Seoul, recently released a new compilation titled Riddled Form. The minds behind the crew aim to push multiculturalism and eclectic-ness in their music, in addition to physical installations. The collection of pieces in this new release presents an all-encompassing view of club music, covering a range […]

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Truancy Volume 239: softcoresoft

With a DIY network of producers, DJs, collectives and parties making Montréal a hotbed for activity, softcoresoft found her footing championing for gender representation in the city since being absorbed musically by the scene growing around her. We caught up with Leticia for a lengthy in-depth chat, discussing her trajectory through Montréal’s underground, her community-building role […]

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Recommended: Lisa Frank & Rez Ekbatan – Whisper

The name ROAM has become synonymous with Washington DC’s DIY electronic scene, as its founders’ have continuously delivered on their mission of bringing “unconventional club music in unconventional spaces” to the DC dance community for over five years. Their latest project, the label ROAMANCE, sees them apply this same ethos, with a focus on highlighting […]

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Truancy Volume 238: Peter Van Hoesen

For our 238th Truancy Volume, we welcome one of techno’s elite, Peter van Hoesen. As a producer and DJ, his evolution through the genre has been well documented via releases on Tresor, Curle and his own label Time To Express. Masterfully executed and prolific in output, Peter has always been just deeply concerned with the exploration […]

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Recommended: Regno Maggiore – Astroveliero

It can be hard to write about the music released on Italian label Gang of Ducks. It’s too weird. Take XIII’s No (The Relative Effect Of Explication), one of the finest records of 2015. It’s almost impossible to review, because what is there to say beyond “This one’s gloopy; this one bangs; this one sounds […]

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