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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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. XLVII

Starting off as Cong Burn Waves, a tape label and collective loosely based across the north of England and Glasgow, Cong Burn provides us with its first 12” in the form of a four-track-four-artist split release. Championed by the likes of Ben UFO, Jane Fitz, Steve Davis, Tasker and Lee Gamble (the latter two having […]

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Releases, Various

Recommended: Mr. Mitch – Devout

The instrumental grime scene has acted as a hot bed for producers to splinter off from the norm and evolve their sounds into abstract forms. Slackk is one of them, and the dancefloor mutations from the likes of Mumdance and the Different Circles crew only serve to back this up further. Mr. Mitch is a […]

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Chronicles, Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. XLVI

Hot off the press this week, Pearls is Swimful’s second release on Shanghai-based record label SVBKVLT (third including a remix EP). Following on from previous records by the likes of Prettybwoy, Howie Lee and Damacha, this EP is a continuation of output from artists based in East Asia producing a vast array of club-friendly music. […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. XLV

Released this month via San Francisco’s Honey Soundsystem, Octo Octa’s second album, titled Where Are We Going?, begins in a sunlit daze. Like blinking awake from a too-real dream, there’s a sense of confusion and wonder to the LP’s opening seconds. This nervous energy flutters throughout “Where Are We Going? Pt. 1”, but is offset […]

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Various

Recommended: Sega Bodega – Ess B

For a producer of Sega Bodega’s ilk, a release on Crazylegs seems like a logical step. A lot of music that straddles the club and the more progressive side of electronic music can often feel a bit tired, as some producers tend to make use of dissonance and heavy tones to package something that’s supposed […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes, Various

Truancy Volume 169: Apeiron Crew

Born out of the closure of Copenhagen based nightclub Dunkel, Apeiron started as a means of throwing parties to help enrich the community of promoters that had started to shape the city and their local scene. Throwing parties quickly evolved into being booked to play them, with their eclectic back-to-back sets taking them outside of […]

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Chronicles, Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. XLIV

Three decades on from the genre’s initial explosion, acid rarely fails to move dancefloors. The label arm of NY clubbing institution the Bunker shines, beacon-like, as a home for fresh acid house. For their next release, ex-LWE writer Justin Cudmore presents the Forget It EP, a collection of four heady club tracks. Its title track […]

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Featured, Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 168: Isabella

For our second Truancy Volume of the year and our 168th overall, we’re able to welcome a rising talent based in Boston by the name of Isabella. Having made her big break last year with a killer split on Börft alongside the equally as talented and on the rise Bergsonist, her music has crept up […]

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Downloads, Various

Mix: Whip Full Of Truants

Beep beep! Who got the keys to the Jeep? Ride around in fine style to our latest crew mix fresh from the Truants Chop Shop. We’ve imported the hottest parts from across the globe and modded them somethin’ good for your cruising pleasure. The automobile interior is a key environment when it comes to formative […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. XLIII

Six releases deep, London-based label Yumé have been drip-feeding us nourishing house and techno for the last three years or so, such as the excellent “The Beacon/The Fear” single from Neinzer last year. The Kel EP is their latest, coming from Glasgow’s Hi & Saberhägen, a duo who already have releases on Truants faves Proibito […]

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Featured, Interviews, Truancy Volumes, Various

Truancy Volume 167: Tasker

Our first Truancy Volume of the year comes from a DJ and label owner, whose name has conjured up a strong connection to London’s music scene over the years. A previous host and programmer at Boiler Room alongside close friends Bradley Zero and Charles Drakeford, as well as being a close affiliate to Young Turks, […]

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