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Truancy Volume 240: Batu

For our 240th Truancy Volume, we have the great honour of hosting Bristol-based luminary Batu in the mix. Emerging as one of our favourite producers, DJs and curators in dance music over the last few years, Omar McCutcheon released the first compilation from his brilliant label Timedance in 2018: Patina Echoes highlighted some of the label’s […]

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Truancy Volume 237: upsammy

 upsammy, née Thessa Torsing, made a name for herself over the course of 2018 and manifested herself as one of the most exciting producers and selectors on the scene. Drifting between dreamlike soundscapes to unconventional club steppers and back, it was her stunning Another Place EP and compilation contributions on Nous’klaer Audio that first left a […]

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Truancy Volume 234: Bergsonist

 Moroccan producer Bergsonist, née Selwa Abd, keeps herself occupied – over the last few months, the New York based producer, DJ and curator has been working on preparing her tour (working with the likes of Room4Resistance and Omnidisc), and the release of the second Bizaarbazaar compilation which is available on Bandcamp here. The compilation features music […]

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Truancy Volume 231: Jasper James

The first time we saw Jasper James in Amsterdam many moons ago, he was playing Shelter alongside the likes of Denis Sulta and Tsepo. Having had his Rinse.fm mixes on regular repeat as well as his BBC Radio 1 Essential mix, we later asked the Scottish DJ and producer, closely associated with Sub Club and Rubadub, to […]

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Truancy Volume 220: Lucy

Luca Mortellaro a.k.a Lucy is one of the driving forces in the European techno scene, being the founder of the established Stroboscopic Artefacts imprint and having a strong back catalogue of releases under his name that sit comfortably in the world of innovative, hypnotic techno. While this description may fit his established past, it does […]

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Truancy Volume 177: Jackmaster Pt. I

Truancy Volume 177 comes from our favourite selector. Affiliated with Numbers, Wireblock, Dress 2 Sweat, and Rubadub, Jackmaster is known generally as one of the most consistent forces in music. With a wealth of heavy-hitter, high profile mixes in his pockets, such as his DJ-Kicks mix, BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix, FabricLive instalment and more […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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