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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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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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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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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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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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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Interview: DJ Guy

Despite a lengthy DJing career in his native Wales throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, DJ Guy came to wider, international prominence with a release on All Caps in 2014. He had been sharing cuts from his archive on Bandcamp and SoundCloud, and these were noticed by Glasgow’s Bake, who put out three scuzzy techno tracks recorded in the […]

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Focus: Pastel Voids

Pastel Voids is a label split between Portland and NYC. They’re informed by DIY methods and aesthetics, releasing tapes and CDRs, always operating with an individual and personal approach. Like many tape labels, they typically release a glut in one go, so it can be a lot to take in at once, hence the delay in coverage of their […]

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Interview: The Cyclist

Derry’s Andrew Morrison has been tickling our eardrums with wigged-out, tape-stretched techno and electronica for some years now, ever since his first release for Leaving Records as The Cyclist in 2013. Since then he’s adopted another alias, Buz Ludzha, releasing two rave-indebted 12″s under that name for Dublin’s All City Records, with whom he also released another album as The […]

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