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
Featured, Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 184: FOOZOOL & 8ULENTINA

Hailing from the Bay Area, FOOZOOL and 8ULENTINA established a regular performance space for local interdisciplinary artists working beyond the paradigms of genres and unilateral approaches to sound through their night, Club Chai. Now, Club Chai has expanded into a greater operation including radio shows, guest mixes, workshops, art shows plus a label arm featuring […]

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Interviews, Releases, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 183: Ahadadream

A few months ago we asked some questions to London-based producer and DJ, Ahadadream, just as he got set to drop the second release on his own label More Time. We discussed his inspirations and mantras, his dream Boiler Room lineup and how he went about producing the tracks for that very second EP. Titled Movements, we described it as a […]

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Interview: Best Available Technology

A few years back we spoke to Portland-based Kevin Palmer, aka Best Available Technology. An artist who’s been working for several decades, he only started to release under this name in 2012, with records and tapes for labels like Opal Tapes, Astro:Dynamics and Styles Upon Styles. He recently returned to the latter to release Exposure Therapy, a series […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. XLIX

Despite the rich musical history of Washington, DC, its neighboring suburbs aren’t the first places that spring to mind when it comes to thriving house and techno scenes. But with labels like 3024, Future Times and 1432 R, crews such as TNX and Rush Plus, and parties by ROAM and SEQUENCE, the District at-large continues […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 182: Bullion

Bullion has had a busy July, to say the least. Earlier this month the Trilogy Tapes released their 58th record, a record that’s caused quite a stir online with it’s sea-shanty anthem title track ‘Blue Pedro’. Bullion’s regular feat of producing catchy, rhythmic melodies shines through on this jaunty jam, and it’s a superb follow […]

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Featured, Interviews

Interview: GILA

Deviation’s latest release comes from GILA, an artist residing in Denver known for his “intricate and abstract beat-making” skills. He has delivered a second EP, Pick Six, which follows on from his debut project on XL Recordings – Genkidama. For those familiar with Genkidama, it can be agreed that GILA has an interest in exploring […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes, Various

Truancy Volume 181: Detroit In Effect

Coming into producing through a series of events that involved a producer suddenly leaving the hip hop label he was signed with back in the early 90s, DJ Maaco had already gained himself quite a reputation as one of the best live DJs in the area of Detroit. Producing, however was something completely new to […]

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Interview: DJ Sports

DJ Sports is part of the Regelbau crew from Aarhus in Denmark, who’ve made a big splash on the global house scene with their breezy, earthy yet enlivening brand of music over the past few years. He’s released on the collective’s various labels (Regelbau, Help and No Hands) under his own name, in collaboration with others as […]

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Featured, Interviews, Truancy Volumes, Various

Truancy Volume 180: Hakim Murphy

With a musical career spanning back as far as 1996, at a time where his influences ranged from Larry Heard, Robert Armani, Dance Mania, Relief, and Cajual records, Chicago native Hakim Murphy steps up to mix our 180th Truancy Volume. Inspired by the ethos of jazz and its principles, Hakim is a man of many collaborations, having gravitated […]

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Recommended – LAIR – LAIR EP

Irish producer Eomac launched Eotrax last year with his own Temple of the Jaguar, an 11-minute exploration of techno’s outer fringes. For the label’s second release, he’s tapped an Irish producer from outside the traditional electronic spectrum. LAIR is an Irish producer with a background in the classical world. While at university she developed an interest in […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best, Various

Sunday’s Best Pt. XLVIII

With a couple of releases on Local Action already under his belt, NTS Manchester’s Finn has launched his own label, 2 B REAL (which we’ve been reliably informed is named after this DJ Deeon classic). Setting out with the sole purpose of creating a platform for fun dance records, he’s done just that with “Late […]

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