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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 255: Air Max ’97

An enterprising spirit that rose to prominence through the world of experimental club music, Air Max ’97 has streamlined his sound and renewed his focus the last few years. Part-in-hand to the time he’s put into the curation of his label DECISIONS, the release of his debut album Nacre last year also proved a pivotal […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 254: DJ Voices

New York’s DJ Voices is drawn towards the unexpected. We spoke at a Japanese restaurant in Dublin (where she’d later play for the Pear crew to a crowd of Halloween revellers and well-dressed 20-somethings), and she pointedly said that she would play a whole set of up-tempo tracks slowed down using the CDJ’s wide function (which […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 253: DJ Richard

In an interview from 2017, DJ Richard mentioned how he and Young Male originally thought the idea of pressing more than 150 copies of White Material 01 and 02 might be just a tad too much, jokingly expressing that they were going to still have copies left over when they would be on tour five […]

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Interviews, Releases

Interview: Locked Groove

Belgian producer and DJ Locked Groove has steadily been releasing music over the past decade, with  a Truancy Volume appearing in 2012, but something kicked into overdrive in 2019. Following a run of singles on his own Locked Groove Records last year, including the glacial trance of Zillion, he dropped his debut album Sunset Service in March this year on Hotflush. Combining […]

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Various

Festival Review: No Bounds 2019

No Bounds returned for its third edition last weekend, presenting a lineup of some of dance music’s most vital contemporary talents, alongside an array of boundary-pushing figures working between the lines of the musical avant-garde. Based in Sheffield, the three-day weekender has prided itself on its inclusion of local residents and artists, and its format of using […]

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Truancy Volume 252: MoMA Ready

Keeping his Bandcamp regularly stocked the last two years, MoMA Ready has quietly emerged as one of of the most promising young producers out of the States at the moment. A key contributor to Brooklyn’s recent high-flying energy when it comes to dance music, he’s been making waves with the release of his recent EP, […]

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Truancy Volume 251: Kiernan Laveaux

“She is rearranging molecules in the air” was how Shane aka. Kiernan Laveaux‘s mixing style was once described to us by her In Training co-founder, Father of Two. Anyone who has been lucky to catch one of her mesmerising sets over the years across North America, in Berlin, or more recently during a tour in […]

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Various

Festival Review: Atonal 2019

This year saw Berlin Atonal opening its doors for the sixth time since its reopening back in 2013, following a 23 year hiatus. The festival, once again, took over the Kraftwerk complex, which includes Tresor and Ohm in its staging for the events, taking place over five days. Though Berlin Atonal doesn’t officially have “headliners” […]

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Truancy Volume 250: Jane Fitz

Jane Fitz presents our milestone 250th Truancy Volume. Here she weaves a tapestry of sound where you can “press go and get on with it from the first record” . It of course see’s Jane’s ever evolving record bag and exceptional set programming sensibilities in full swing. Her ability to climb inside the head of […]

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Truancy Volume 249: Ariel Zetina

“I use my voice in my music so that people know this is what a woman sounds like,” declares Ariel Zetina. The Chicago-based dj, producer, playwright, and writer is a creative force, never shying from her power to amplify the voices of women through her art and music. Ariel’s a meticulous curator, vivid storyteller, and […]

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Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 248: 박혜진 Park Hye Jin

Located in a basement a stone’s throw away from the hustle and bustle of Itaewon station in Seoul, lies a small intimate space called Pistil – a chill dance club/lounge and bar catering primarily to tastes rooted in deep house, disco and dark-wave grooves. Past guests have all lined up in this kind of style, […]

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