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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 198: Lukid

Melodically serene, structurally simple and yet powerfully evocative, the music of Lukid sits on its own plane of electronic exploration. While it’s been three years since his last EP, Crawlers, and a surprising five years since his last album, Lonely At The Top, Lukid’s latest EP, Twisted Blood, finds the artist at the height of his atmospheric, experimental vision of techno. […]

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Releases

Recommended: JK Flesh – Exit Stance

Birmingham has been a melting pot for progressive music since it rebuilt itself post-war. Playing host to many mutating, free-flowing bands, the city found itself at the forefront of scenes such as post-punk, bhangra and Brumbeat. It was at the turn of the ‘90s when a fresh-faced Karl O’Connor and Peter Sutton formed the now-infamous […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 197: Secretsundaze

Honed by Giles Smith and James Priestley over the last sixteen years, Secretsundaze’s organic growth from being a Sunday party to a fully fledged brand, label and studio can be looked on as an evolution many dream of. Held in high esteem beyond their home ground in London, the pair have solidified themselves far beyond being […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best, Various

Sunday’s Best Pt. LIII

Not3s is best known for improbably catapulting London cab firm Addison Lee back to relevance in the age of Uber. His hilariously catchy debut, “Addison Lee”, went viral, even earning some thoughtful critique from Louis Theroux. This week, he released his debut EP Take Not3s, which announces what those who were paying attention to him […]

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Releases

Recommended: Obsequies – Organn

It’s possible to listen to Organn, the debut release from Belgian artist Obsequies on Knives, and hear something entirely new each time. That’s in part because the EP is such a densely layered cacophony; partly because with each manipulation of sound the listener’s attention is diverted elsewhere – an aural sleight of hand. It’s in […]

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Featured, Interviews, Truancy Volumes, Various

Truancy Volume 196: Call Super

Three years ago, we called Suzi Ecto “an expansive piece of art” in which Call Super created a “sonic world inspired and shaped by … club music”. Since his debut album, he’s released half a dozen 12”s, also going by Ondo Fudd and Elmo Crumb as well as sharing one record with Shanti Celeste and […]

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Interviews, Releases

Interview: Ipek Gorgun

“Our legacy is trash.” When we look at the world and what we leave behind, this aphorism is scarily insightful. It comes at the end of the press release for Perfect Lung, the collaborative album from Ceramic TL and Ipek Gorgun. Gorgun is a multi-faceted artist. As well as making chilling ambient and electroacoustic music […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 195: Courtesy

As the electronic music scene in Copenhagen continues to grow, with warehouse parties and DIY spaces popping up all over, Courtesy  can take pride in being a driving force in inspiring likeminded people to start throwing parties in the city. Working as a promoter in the past at the now defunct Dunkel, she regularly interviewed and […]

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Releases

Recommended: DJ Python – Dulce Compañia

Brian Piñeyro is a man of many names. In just a few years he’s released as Deejay Xanax, DJ Wey, Luis and DJ Python. While each persona has its own quirks and tempos, the overriding theme is of breakbeat-leaning party music with a hint of ennui. Another recurrent characteristic is a dependence on repetition, with […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 194: DJ Lag

Over the past two years, the coastal city of Durban in South Africa has spearheaded the sound of the rapidly growing gqom scene. Throughout Durban townships, the percussive mixture of hip-hop and house elements had primarily spread through a series of file-sharing sites, with Facebook groups and WhatsApp threads acting as hotspots for sharing artists’ latest creations. […]

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Featured, Interviews, Releases, Various

Interview: rbchmbrs

Born and based in Queens, NY, rbchmbrs has crafted an eclectically twisted sound over the course of two releases for DC label 1432 R. Distinguished by intricate drumwork and a surreal use of samples, his works journey through multiple genres, defying structural conventions while maintaining danceability. His latest EP, Passports, transports the listener through a […]

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