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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Downloads, Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 77: Asusu

Even though Craig Stennett wishes he spent a little more time picking his artist name, the background of his alias Asusu tells us an interesting story about his bygone days. Asusu is a verb as used in the endangered Bodo language (spoken in the the north east of India among other places) and it translates to […]

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Downloads, Various

Announcement: The New Year

Happy new year! Before we return to sharing music with you, we wanted to take a moment to look back at some of the articles we published over the last twelve months and thank everyone who got involved with Truants in the last year. Whether it was through contributing to our site, collaborating with us […]

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Releases

Recommended: Leeon – A New Chapter EP

We could make you an extensive list with things we love that come from the land o’ the leal, but to keep it brief we’ll disclose that the Glasgow based label Seventh Sign Recordings would be on top of that list. In their ten years of existence the label, founded by Sub Club’s Domenic Cappello […]

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Downloads, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 57: Steve Bicknell

“It is what it is, to paraphrase Derrick May.” is Steve Bicknell’s modest way of defining Lost, point final. Starting out in the early nineties, the Lost warehouse parties in London have become a singular event for both its visitors and the artists playing, becoming so closely associated with the forefront of techno and the emergence of new artists […]

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Releases

Recommended: Cottam – Relapse EP

The low profile house conjuror Cottam first appeared through a string of self-released 12-inches that came out during the autumn of 2009 and the beginning of the following year. In Cottam’s own words, these releases that came in limited copies were incidental as he had no intention of putting them out until a friend told him […]

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Releases

Recommended: Basic Soul Unit & Eddie Niguel – The First Shift

Discovering new artists and digging for records is always a joy, yet it’s the young labels breaking new ground which helps the continuity of music become more spellbinding. The Singapore based label Midnight Shift is one of these new imprints that stand out from the many others. They launch their musical venture with a collaboration between […]

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Interviews

Interview: Mala

“The music of our heart is roots music, music which recalls history because without the knowledge of history you can’t determine your own destiny” is a little fragment of the words that are spoken over Mala’s “New Life Baby Paris”, sampled from the introduction to the 1978 debut of Misty In Roots. Looking back on […]

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