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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
Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. XLV

Released this month via San Francisco’s Honey Soundsystem, Octo Octa’s second album, titled Where Are We Going?, begins in a sunlit daze. Like blinking awake from a too-real dream, there’s a sense of confusion and wonder to the LP’s opening seconds. This nervous energy flutters throughout “Where Are We Going? Pt. 1”, but is offset […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 172: Elias Mazian

In an interview from a few years ago, Elias Mazian describes the house paradigm as a playground, as something that reminds him of the excitement and escapades from his childhood. A genre that allows for endless exploration where the music comes and goes, and wanders into directions the listener wouldn’t necessarily expect. This analogy perfectly […]

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Featured, Interviews, Various

Interview: Bruce

Larry McCarthy, also known as Bruce, has not so much been making waves as crashing into the UK dance music scene and beyond since his first releases in 2014. While his debut release was Just Getting Started / Tilikum on Dnuos Ytivil, it was Not Stochastic on Hessle Audio that really caught people’s attention. Led by a title […]

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Interviews, Releases

Interview: GIL

GIL is the latest to join the ranks of Aïsha Devi’s Danse Noire imprint. Emerging from a background of contemporary dance and composition, the Berlin-based producer brings us the 8th offering from the inimitable label which has previously seen the likes of IVVVO and Vaghe Stelle all contribute. Orchids & Wasps gathers together GIL’s various […]

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Releases

Recommended: Mr. YT – Brand New Day

Mr. YT is Yuji Takenouchi, a Japanese sound designer and composer. Most known for his video game soundtracks (including, recently, the Dark Souls games), he released a couple of 12″s in the 90s for R&S sublabels Apollo, Generations and Global Cuts. Long out of print and going for silly money on Discogs, these particular tracks […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 171: Dev/Null

A record collector first and foremost, Dev/Null boasts one of the most comprehensive breakbeat/hardcore collections in the Eastern USA. As a DJ, producer and host of website/radio show Blog to the Oldskool, Pete Cassin’s musical activities are by the dedicated, for the dedicated. Taking a backseat on the blog for the moment, part of his […]

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Downloads, Releases

Recommended: 2K – Bootlegs

Hailing from West London, 2K’s emergence in the capital’s underground has been a measured, finely-tuned one. As an advocate for slow music, that’s just how he likes it; His creations posit more gradual rhythms as a chance to take in surroundings and grow. We highlighted his SHANTI edit, “SHANTI CRISIS (2K’S EARTHLY LOOP)”, in our […]

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Various

Recommended: Sega Bodega – Ess B

For a producer of Sega Bodega’s ilk, a release on Crazylegs seems like a logical step. A lot of music that straddles the club and the more progressive side of electronic music can often feel a bit tired, as some producers tend to make use of dissonance and heavy tones to package something that’s supposed […]

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Featured, Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 170: Beta Librae

There’s an air of suggestion to Beta Librae’s productions, an invitation to give in and lose yourself in the moment. Her recent releases, a track on comp 4 by 1221 and cassette S/T for Lillerne Tapes, are otherworldly expeditions into the realm of dub-tinged ambience and techno. Unraveling genre preconceptions, Beta Librae repeatedly dives into […]

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Interviews, Releases

Interview: CLU

Dubliners Sean Cooley and Kevin Freeney have been working together as CLU since 2011. An audiovisual collaboration, they have been performing in venues and at festivals nationwide since then. Their music is heartfelt, intricate and expansive, and the visuals are appropriately impressive, and fascinatingly. unpredictable. Late last year their debut 12″ was released on Mr Mitch’s Gobstopper […]

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Interviews, Releases

Interview: Odeko

With an impressive debut release on Gobstopper Records, Odeko returned to the label earlier this year to follow up with two-track single “Digital Botanics” / “Conduct Construct”. He displays his own take on trap integrated with sounds stemming from the electronic world in “Digital Botanics”, placed alongside the more energetic “Conduct Construct”, which progressively paints […]

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