Interviews

Interview: DJ Deep

Recent years have seen a wealth of musical talent emerging from France. Producers like Voiski (who delivered our 82nd instalment of the Truancy Volume series back in 2013) and Antigone, as well as labels such as Construct Re-Form and Syncrophone have helped to re-establish France – and Paris in particular – as one of techno’s current […]

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Truancy Volume 132: Endian

With end of year lists slowly starting to trickle out, there’s one track in particular we find that’s absent from some of the bigger sites, despite having what could be considered a decent summer. Championed by both Joy Orbison and Scuba in each of their respected Essential mixes, snippets of new untitled Endian teased the notion […]

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Interviews

Interview: Tom Demac

Tom Demac is a name familiar to most by now. Originally hailing from North Wales, Tom’s interest in music was sparked by attending free parties in his teens. He’s moved around since then: first to Manchester, but has now settled himself in London. Having first released music via his own Electronique Audio imprint in 2004, Tom’s […]

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Releases

Recommended: Fold – Mr W00D

Rob Glassett first came to our attention as one half of Homepark. Alongside production partner Sam Fussell, the duo’s music has led to releases on labels such as bliq and Chez Damier’s Courtesy of Balance Recordings. Away from Homepark, Glassett also makes music and plays records solo under his Fold moniker. As Fold, he delivered our […]

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Truancy Volume 108: Krystal Klear

Happy new year! 2014 was a great year for us at Truants. We celebrated the 100th edition of our Truancy Volume series, interviewed some bonafide heroes of ours and started the Temporary Trax feature to help keep our site ad-free. If you missed out on this or any of the year’s other highlights then be sure […]

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Releases

Recommended: Bruce – Not Stochastic

With all three of the label’s co-founders having hectic touring schedules to fulfill, it’s certainly understandable why releases on Hessle Audio have become slightly more irregular than they once were. It’s something Ben UFO has even commented on himself, when comparing the frequency of his label’s output to that of PAN and The Trilogy Tapes […]

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Various

Seven Plays IV

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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Truancy Volume 93: Palms Trax

Our 93rd Truancy Volume is delivered by Berlin expat Jay Donaldson. Having previously produced music under a variety of monikers, 2013 marked the release of the first Palms Trax EP on new London-based label Lobster Theremin. Equation nodded to both Chicago and Detroit in equal measure with three floor ready house jams that have never […]

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Releases

Recommended: Visionist – M / Secrets

One of last year’s most notable developments was the continued emergence of a wave of new producers able channelling the spirit of early grime and combine it with an astute sensibility for today’s listeners. Grime’s new school excited us a great deal; so much so that we even dedicated a new mix series to championing […]

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Releases

Recommended: Mosca – A Thousand Years’ Wait EP

One thing Tom Reid can never be accused of is a lack of versatility. Whether he’s been channelling UK garage or producing pared-back house tracks, all of his records under his Mosca moniker seem to pursue different sonic territories. It’s perhaps no surprise that the man is yet to release on the same label twice. […]

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Recommended: Leon Vynehall – Open

2013 has been a busy year for Leon Vynehall. Not content solely with working his way through a hectic touring schedule, the Brighton producer has also spent considerable time in the studio with releases on both AUS Music and Well Rounded Housing Projects this year. Coming courtesy of Martyn’s 3024 imprint, the Open EP forms […]

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Releases

Recommended: Ten Walls – Gotham

Innervisions certainly know a thing or two about good house records. Since co-founders Dixon and Âme began the label as an offshoot of their popular Berlin club night “Innercity” back in 2005, a steady output of consistently excellent music has seen Innervisions become one of the leading purveyors of quality house and techno. The latest […]

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