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Somehow you better realize when the music you're dancing to comes from people that have been exploited, the best tribute you can have is setting yourself loose in unity with the exploited.
Theo Parrish
Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 172: Elias Mazian

In an interview from a few years ago, Elias Mazian describes the house paradigm as a playground, as something that reminds him of the excitement and escapades from his childhood. A genre that allows for endless exploration where the music comes and goes, and wanders into directions the listener wouldn’t necessarily expect. This analogy perfectly […]

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Various

Welcome to the new Truants!

We’re very excited to welcome you to the new Truants website. We opted for a design that highlights our archives and contributors, and we hope you have as much fun going through our archives as we did. Over the last six years, our writers have published over a thousand articles and counting, including 139 Truancy […]

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Various

Year Full Of Truants

A few of our writers tell us about how their 2015 worked out and what their plans are for this year. They collaboratively share their favourite music-related memories and tell you about their favourite upcoming artists, record sleeves, local venues and record labels. Shouts out to everyone who didn’t hand in their answers, we still love you. To kick off the […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 129: Bicep

Today’s Truancy Volume comes from our favourites AKA the boys behind Bicep. We first heard of Andy Ferguson and Matt McBriar a few years ago through their very own blog Feel My Bicep, and they have been two of our top selectors ever since. Seeing the London-via-Belfast duo establish themselves as some of the most […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 101: Interstellar Funk

‘Two Degrees of Separation’ is the theory that everyone and everything in Amsterdam is two or fewer steps from each other, by way of introduction. This is how we first got in touch with Olf van Elden – alias Interstellar Funk – a few years ago. Not only does Olf know how to run an impeccable party […]

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Various

DJ Rashad Forever

Thanks for all the beautiful work you’ve done, thanks for all the happiness you brought into our lives, and thanks for being an inspiration to so many of us. You may be gone but you’ll never be forgotten; you made the world a better place and you changed the course of music forever. Rest in peace […]

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Various

Mix: Piu Piu – Vitamins

Today we have a little treat in store for you by songstress and DJ Piu Piu, who has been taking over European dance floors  for a few years running now. We first heard of Piu Piu through her affiliation with the the late Youngunz (notorious for launching the very site you’re reading now) and she’s come a long way since then, although […]

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Releases

Seven Plays II

For Seven Plays, each week one of our contributors will keep a personal music diary for seven days, then hands the feature over to another Truant at the end of the week. The idea is to keep sharing great music with our readers, but with a more individual touch than our more objective posts and […]

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Various

Announcement: Happy Fourth Birthday!

Happy fourth birthday, Truants! Officially, I missed the date by a couple of days but I wanted to take this opportunity to write you all a little thank you note. Shouts out to you all for building such an inspiring platform over the last years and for continuously pushing great content and music, and with […]

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Interviews

Interview: Surgeon

It is almost an unworkable mission to write a befitting preamble to a conversation with Surgeon  that encompasses everything the frontiersman of techno has done in his career. It is not because we do not want to write a circumstantial opening statement, but rather  because there is an inordinate deal of to his back catalogue and […]

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Downloads, Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 83: Silk 86

The London-centric producers Finn Casey and Thomas L have been making music and throwing parties together for half a decade, and emerged as Silk 86 at the start of the year. With the intent of exploring a housier direction under their new alias, they proved their adeptness at making dancefloor primed and melody infused grooves with their debut […]

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