Releases, Various

Premiere: 2030 – In Aeternum (Luke Hess Remix)

A man has many names. 2030 is just one of them. Under this alias, Nico Campanella has released a cassette album as well as a recent 12″ on Clone, and now he’s landed on Black Crow with a super package of nostalgia-inducing electro backed with some stellar remixes. “In Aeternum” is a gorgeous cut, breathy synths leading the way down […]

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Various

Premiere: Fox – I Swear

Fox has been recording music and MCing in Manchester and beyond for longer than most of us at Truants have been allowed to venture outside the mansion. He’s prolific and ubiquitous. Chances are, if you’ve spent any length of time living in the North of England’s premier city over the last decade or more, then you’ll […]

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Various

Premiere: Man Dela – The Ritual (Anton Zap Remix)

Having written about Italian based label What Ever Not’s first record I Don’t Know Why (Nothin’s Going To Change) all the way back in 2012, we’re heavily acquainted with what they’ve been up to the last four years. Headed up by Dan Mela and Dodi Palese, the pair have been working in music for the past two decades and all […]

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Interviews

Interview: Space Dimension Controller

We’ve been fans of Space Dimension Controller from the start, featuring him way back in the (relative) infancy of both our own blog and his career in early 2011. Since then he’s traversed worlds with his mind-expanding releases for R&S, focused on the floor with 12″s for Clone, and right now he’s preparing the release of […]

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Releases

Recommended: Klara Lewis – Too

Klara Lewis makes strange, dark music. It’s full of unnerving, swollen sounds, and is laced with electronic pulses that might seem to belong in the club, but the layers that surround such beats preclude them from such base functionality. Indeed, interviewing Lewis for The Quietus, Matthew Kent notes that her music seems caught in a “between” place, referring at […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. XXXVI

With a steady stream of material filtering out over the past couple of years, from reissues and remixes to new collaborations, restructured moments from the club and fresh new solo material to boot, the Dozzy train continues full steam ahead. In 2016, the minimal maestro has dropped an EP for The Bunker, cameoed alongside Neel […]

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Releases

Premiere: Lumigraph – Spectacular Times

Lumigraph is an Irish artist whose releases have been few but calculated since his first EP, a split release on (what was then) a digital-only Dublin label called First Second in 2012. Since then he’s put out a record on Mister Saturday Night, a tape on Opal Tapes, and has appeared on compilations and split releases from Where […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes, Various

Truancy Volume 146: Iglew

Our 146th Truancy Volume comes from Iglew, a producer based in grime’s square waved legacy and who caught our eye last year with a series of unreleased tracks, rips and his ‘Urban Myth’ EP released on Mr. Mitch’s very own Gobstopper Records. Since then he’s remained relatively quiet throughout 2016, but continues to reach out […]

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Releases, Various

Premiere: James Kumo – Deep Breath

James Kumo has mentioned in the past that being part of a scene isn’t important to him, and that making music that can be appreciated by a wider audience, no matter who you are or where you live, is more in line with his outlook on music production. Now fully based in Manchester after a long-term move from London […]

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Interviews

Premiere: Mount Bank – We Could Be Real

Mount Bank’s new album, Counter Real, is a work for both travelling and sitting stationary, for both action and contemplation. How you choose to engage with it is of course up to you, but we’re sure that you’ll find great value in the exceptionally strong craftsmanship featured within and the ideas that are being played […]

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Various

Premiere: Umwelt – Gravitational Lens

Coming up on their 25th release in a couple of weeks, Berlin-based label Killekilll, by now, has become a synonymous source for techno and electro in the German capital. Headed up by Nico Deuster, who’s been catering to the city’s party needs for almost twenty years,  the Killekill brand has gone from a weekly club night at Berghain Kantine to […]

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Releases, Various

Premiere: LA-4A – Capacitance

Kevin McHugh has spent the last few years redefining his sound as LA-4A, focusing on what he terms “roots techno” after a long period working as Ambivalent. This direction is at its most palpable on his debut album Phonautograph, which is inspired by the redundancy of futurism. Tracks are titled after and inspired by obsolete technologies, from […]

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