Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. LVIII

You might remember XIII from the magnificent record No (The Relative Effect Of Explication), released three years ago on Gang of Ducks. Last year, the Turin-based artist performed under his given name (Alessio Capovilla) with Anna Homler (of Breadwoman fame). Now, he presents a new album for GOD, Eocity, which moves from the murky, wavering […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. LVII

After a flurry activity in the early teens, Locked Groove has kept a low profile in recent years. Building his activity back up, last year he appeared on the 96th Speicher release alongside Christian Nielsen, and early this year he returned to his own Locked Groove Records. He recently put out a release on Italian […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. LVI

When we interviewed Manchester duo Space Afrika for our 162th Truancy Volume back in 2016, they explained that one of the most important influences for their sound was architecture. Somewhere Decent to Live, the name of their second album on Will Boyd’s Sferic label, is a nod to this. The duo’s northern English hometown serves […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. LV

Taraval is a US producer with just a few releases to his name. He released his debut on Four Tet’s Text Records, following stints performing as part of Caribou’s live band. He also runs the label Geej with Jeremy Greenspan, through which the pair’s collaboration Greenspan And Taraval appeared last summer. His latest arrives on […]

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Releases, Truancy Volumes, Various

Truancy Volume 204: Olof Dreijer

For our 204th Truancy Volume, we welcome a producer and DJ whose work we’ve seen bridge genres with pop influences over two decades under a multitude of aliases and projects. With his sister Karin, Olof Dreijer has released a plethora of music as The Knife, forming in 1999 from their then-home-studio in Stockholm, before going on to […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. LIV

Dub house done right can be an irresistible force, and Persuasion’s Quatermass EP is just that. This is the Montreal-based producer’s second appearance on Opal Tapes following 2014 split We Live Here, released under his Stefan Jós moniker. The new project embraces a heavier, more cavernous sound whilst staying true to an approach that, rather […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 202: Jordan

A resident DJ at one of the last bastions of late night clubbing in Belfast before all 6am licenses were revoked, Jordan found new avenues for people looking to immerse themselves into a community of late night dancing in the city. Moving back to Belfast after four years of studying music in Leeds, Jordan quickly […]

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Featured, Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 200: Pearson Sound

For our bicentennial Truancy Volume, Pearson Sound takes the reins. Few artists have meant so much to us over the years, and David Kennedy’s music, DJ sets and mixes have been an instrumental pillar to our foundation at Truants. Under his early moniker Ramadanman, he was responsible for timeless dancefloor anthems like “Work Them“, “Glut” and […]

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Year Full Of Truants: 2017

“Verifying final system status… Calibrating thruster configuration… Readying fuel source-[BZZZ]-Installing system software update-[BZZZ]-Initiating launch sequence… Launch in T-minus ten… nine… eight…” 2017 had us wishing we could go full College Dropout, buy us a spaceship and fly past the sky, so at Truants we’re doing just that. With our engines on full blast, we’re leaving […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best, Various

Sunday’s Best Pt. LIII

Not3s is best known for improbably catapulting London cab firm Addison Lee back to relevance in the age of Uber. His hilariously catchy debut, “Addison Lee”, went viral, even earning some thoughtful critique from Louis Theroux. This week, he released his debut EP Take Not3s, which announces what those who were paying attention to him […]

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Truancy Volume 196: Call Super

Three years ago, we called Suzi Ecto “an expansive piece of art” in which Call Super created a “sonic world inspired and shaped by … club music”. Since his debut album, he’s released half a dozen 12”s, also going by Ondo Fudd and Elmo Crumb as well as sharing one record with Shanti Celeste and […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. LII

Sharp Veins made a spectacular mix for our Functions of the Now series back in 2014. It moved through ambient classics into bits and pieces of grime, filtered through an American noisenik’s ears. In the year that followed, he put out the immersive Inbox Island for Glacial Sound along with a CD for sendspaace.eu and […]

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