Interviews, Releases

Interview: Marks

Donny Marks is a producer based in Miami, Florida. For the past number of years he’s been experimenting with dark music that takes its cues from a number of sources – predominantly rap, grime and the aesthetic of horror movie soundtracks. His first release, a tape entitled Drain, is out on the UK’s exciting Coyote Records. He was also […]

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Interviews, Releases

Interview: Ahadadream

Ahadadream is a busy man. He works for Boiler Room and has a residency on Radar, in which he flies through tracks like there’s a giant clock winding down in front of him. That’s why his label’s called More Time. The new venture kicked off earlier this year with a collaborative release from co-founder SNØW […]

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Releases, Various

Interview: Bwana

Canadian artist Bwana is a rare breed. His tracks and edits have found their way into sets from DJs as diverse as Space Dimension Controller, Mr. G, The Revenge, his heroes Sasha and John Digweed, Tasker, Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve and B.Traits. The LuckyMe-released Capsule’s Pride, a musical reimagining of Akira for the modern day, was a massive success […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 173: Relaxer

It’s hard to know where to begin when introducing Daniel Martin-McCormick. For the past number of years he’s been producing mind-bending techno as Ital, appearing on labels such as Planet Mu, 100% Silk, Workshop and Gang Of Ducks. He’s teamed up with Aurora Halal for a pair of 12″s on his Lovers Rock label. He’s […]

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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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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, 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

Interview: Anastasia Kristensen

Anastasia Kristensen is a DJ and producer based in Copenhagen. Born in Russia, she moved to Denmark as a teen, and after half a year spent in Toronto, returned to Scandinavia and threw herself into techno culture. With just a few features to her name so far, most notably the striking “Spring Ballade” that came out on a […]

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Releases

Recommended: Avalon Emerson – Narcissus in Retrograde

Avalon Emerson first featured on Truants in early 2014, with a Truancy Volume that coincided with her debut release. It was a bold statement of a mix, with one comment saying “No one plays, let alone OPENS” with Andrew Weatherall’s remix of “Papua New Guinea”. Since then she’s put out four more records, each even […]

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Interviews

Interview: Phaeleh

The music of Phaeleh operates in a number of spheres at once. Beautifully and expertly crafted, it bursts with soul and character. His club music touches on a variety of strands of UK culture, from dubstep and bass to the jazzier tones of Four Tet and Floating Points, yet his latest release sees him burrow deep into ambient mode. We […]

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Interview: O$VMV$M

O$VMV$M is a duo made up of Bristol’s Amos Childs, aka Jabu, and Sam Barrett, aka Neek. Their music is a strange collage built from samples from throughout the eras, and the effective is unsettling, placing the listener in a strange, other-worldly environment. Having first put out a tape called Memoryz Ov U on No […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 163: Valentino Mora & Amila

IDO, or Intercontinental Dance Organization, is a new venture from Valentino Mora and Matthieu Amila. Mora formerly went by French Fries and ran with the ClekClekBoom crew, crafting club bangers with heart and soul. Now releasing records under his given name, his tracks join a lineage of soulful deep house that goes back to the 1990s – see […]

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