Interviews

Interview: Astrid Sonne

Copenhagen-based Astrid Sonne didn’t grow up with electronic music. The composer and violist grew up on a small Danish island and moved to the capital to study classical music, ultimately quitting in her late teens to move into the electronic realm. In 2018, she put out her debut album, Human Lines, and in late 2019, […]

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Truancy Volume 254: DJ Voices

New York’s DJ Voices is drawn towards the unexpected. We spoke at a Japanese restaurant in Dublin (where she’d later play for the Pear crew to a crowd of Halloween revellers and well-dressed 20-somethings), and she pointedly said that she would play a whole set of up-tempo tracks slowed down using the CDJ’s wide function (which […]

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Interview: Locked Groove

Belgian producer and DJ Locked Groove has steadily been releasing music over the past decade, with  a Truancy Volume appearing in 2012, but something kicked into overdrive in 2019. Following a run of singles on his own Locked Groove Records last year, including the glacial trance of Zillion, he dropped his debut album Sunset Service in March this year on Hotflush. Combining […]

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Interviews

Interview: AVA. Records

Earlier this summer, AVA. Records and Cold Blow released a compilation of tracks by Electro Music Union, Sinoesin & Xonox. Not, in fact, three separate artists, these were three aliases of Jason Adkins, who released a series of releases on his short-lived Metatone label in the early-to-mid 1990s. Similar in sound and texture to the “ambient […]

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Interviews

Interview: Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy is a DJ and producer based in New York. A maverick figure, he blends humour and techno to great effect, donning costumes in his artwork, giving his releases titles like Time Saving Tips For Dj’s ‎and, most recently, releasing an album that’s a compilation made up of his own aliases. It Takes A […]

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Truancy Volume 245: Dr. Rubinstein

Dr. Rubinstein is that rare thing, a DJ who’s just a DJ. It almost seems churlish to put it that way, but she’s made her name and career enchanting crowds with just her infectious selections of acid techno and cosmic electro. Just watch her on the decks, how she feels the music she shares with […]

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Releases

Recommended: Lara Sarkissian – Peninsula

The All Centre label established by DJ Pitch has been putting out stellar two-track releases since it appeared last year, with a roster that includes BLEID, Alec Pace and BFTT among others. The latest release, from San Francisco-based Lara Sarkissian (aka FOOZOOL), is a wonder. The title track is a thunderous rampage of drums over […]

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Interviews

Interview: Helm

Last week London-based artist Helm released his latest record, Chemical Flowers. It’s his third album on PAN, and it’s a beautifully rendered and refined body of work. We caught up with him late last month to discuss the album’s genesis, the state of the world, his label Alter and how modern listening habits have changed […]

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Releases

Recommended: Regno Maggiore – Astroveliero

It can be hard to write about the music released on Italian label Gang of Ducks. It’s too weird. Take XIII’s No (The Relative Effect Of Explication), one of the finest records of 2015. It’s almost impossible to review, because what is there to say beyond “This one’s gloopy; this one bangs; this one sounds […]

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Interviews

Interview: Brainwaltzera

Brainwaltzera is a deliberately mysterious artist. This shtick is nothing new, but it seems to be working for him. Over the past few years he’s putout a steady stream of releases, largely on the equally mysterious FILM (Future is listening music). He’s also been part of compilations on the likes of Craigie Knowes and Monkeytown Records, […]

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Interview: FIT Siegel

It’s hard to know where to start when talking about FIT Siegel. Based in Detroit, he’s widely known for running a label, a distribution company, being a stellar DJ and producing richly defined house music. FIT Sound and its sub-label Est. 83′ Records have put out a wealth of music from names such as Marcellus Pittman, MGUN […]

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Releases

Recommended: Photonz – Etheric Body Music

2018 has been a productive year for Photonz. That’s not to say the Portuguese DJ and producer hasn’t been busy up to now – his releases stretch back as far as 2006, and his CV includes label boss, promoter and radio station founder/manager. This year, however, his presence seems to have taken on a bigger […]

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