Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 47: Ryan Hemsworth

Nova Scotian producer Ryan Hemsworth is both a product of his time and one of the rising stars who is quickly attracting much-deserved attention his way. In a short period of time, he’s come out with a number of incredibly memorable solo EP releases as well as his impressive substantial catalogue of rap productions for […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 46: Eclair Fifi

Using just one word, Edinburgh native and resident LuckyMe deejay Eclair Fifi once described the prolific Glaswegian label she calls home as colourful. It’s only fitting that this word, though abatedly, also perfectly describes her immense talent as a master selector where she comfortably hops between myriads of genres and auras like it ain’t nothing. […]

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Releases

Preview: Eliphino – VRYBDY / Don’t Make Sense

Eager fans of Eliphino have seen numerous vastly different reincarnations of the London-based musician come to life as he’s steadily explored entirely different corners of sound over the years. It’s safe to say that he’s been efficacious in pursuing all of his deviating musical endeavours. While many saw the whirlwind of support for his 2011 effort […]

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Chronicles, Downloads, Releases

Preview: Deniro Farrar & Shady Blaze EP

They say that self-reflection and experience are two tools that pave the way towards wisdom and talent when combined. When looking at rap music, nothing is more true. There’s nothing more repelling than a rapper who gravely overestimates his own qualities or as frustrating as one who is unable to recognize is own talents. North-Carolina […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 41: Individualism

Our latest installment in the Truancy Volume series comes from a promising newcomer hailing from Amsterdam who goes by the name of Individualism, real name Maarten Brijker. In 2010 he showcased his eclectic live performance complemented by a violinist among others and earned himself a national prize in the category of Dance at the unprecedented […]

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Truancy Volume 39: Logos

While many current artists outside the direct circles of grime might cite the genre as a prime influence, not a lot of them manage to embody the heart of its icy emotions in their music quite like London-based producer Logos. Though he’s been producing for about eight years, there haven’t been a lot of releases […]

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Downloads, Various

Remixes & Blues Pt. V

With the exception of the last remix included, this edition of Remixes & Blues has somehow turned into some sort of codeine sponsored special with three out of four tracks having the power to sedate you into a different galaxy if desired. Strictly enjoy if you have no other obligations for the rest of the […]

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Interviews

Interview: Youngsta

It’s hard not to be an ardent devotee of Daniel Lockhart, better known under his long-standing moniker Youngsta, and his infallible output and unmatched talent as a DJ in all senses of the profession. The copiously anticipated prophecy of a Rinse mix CD saw its fulfillment earlier this year in May and simulated a self-proclaimed […]

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Chronicles, Downloads, Releases

Recommended: G-side – iSLAND & AC

With Southern hip-hop mixtapes, albums and releases in general being excessively present and apparent in the past few years, at the end of the day there are really only a handful that yearn for repeat-listens over a long timespan. Fortunately, artists like the Alabama duo G-side have found this formula, and most importantly are consistent in […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 35: Tessela

When we first came across the sounds of the twenty-two year old West County based producer Tessela in the form of his All City released debut “Slugger” EP in June, it was immediately evident that it was going to be one of those releases that’s in it for the long haul, losing none of its […]

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Releases

Recommended: Kahn – Illy / Tehran

Bristol’s Joseph McGann, better known under his moniker Kahn, has an outstanding body of work to support his name to say the least. His debut was released on Peverelist’s ever strong Punch Drunk imprint in February this year and overwhelmed us all with its two tracks “Helter Skelter”, a rich and radiant track with hints […]

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Various

Event: Boycott Invites Truants at Amsterdam Dance Event

During the next edition of the annual Amsterdam Dance Event, Truants will be co-hosting a room at Boycott in collaboration with Guerilla Speakerz (event link). This event will take place on Saturday the 22nd of October in Club Up. The line-up is one that stays true to Truants’ ongoing thematics of combining settled favourites as […]

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