Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 265: soso tharpa

Born during the infamous blizzard of ’96 in Washington, DC, and raised by Nigerian immigrant parents, soso tharpa embodies the eclectic nature of DC’s music and culture, having grown up listening to the musical likes of country, rap, and everything in between. His musical productions are similarly wide-ranging, taking inspiration from a slew of sources […]

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Truancy Volume 260: SHYBOI

Everything SHYBOI seemingly touches is delivered intuitively and with intent. Her sets may not be planned, but they feed off the crowd’s energy in a sort of unspoken symbiotic exchange. She may also casually mention a documentary she’s worked on, without letting the audience in on the fact it’s been several years in the making […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 258: Hank Jackson

Hank Jackson’s music has been notoriously difficult to pin down, as his shifting sound has stretched in simultaneous directions over the years. Nevertheless, a constant thread in his productions are their explorative nature, defying genre conventions to forge a personalized path. Over the course of his releases on defining US electronic music labels such as […]

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Various

Interview: Maral (Part 2)

It’s been over a year since we last spoke to Maral, the LA artist whose distorted rhythms have captured the attention of international artists, renowned journalists, and notable music platforms alike. In the time since, Maral has performed numerous live sets, DJ’d radio shows, hosted local parties, participated in Red Bull Music Academy’s Bass Camp, […]

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Truancy Volume 249: Ariel Zetina

“I use my voice in my music so that people know this is what a woman sounds like,” declares Ariel Zetina. The Chicago-based dj, producer, playwright, and writer is a creative force, never shying from her power to amplify the voices of women through her art and music. Ariel’s a meticulous curator, vivid storyteller, and […]

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Releases

Recommended: Lisa Frank & Rez Ekbatan – Whisper

The name ROAM has become synonymous with Washington DC’s DIY electronic scene, as its founders’ have continuously delivered on their mission of bringing “unconventional club music in unconventional spaces” to the DC dance community for over five years. Their latest project, the label ROAMANCE, sees them apply this same ethos, with a focus on highlighting […]

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Truancy Volume 226: Ash Lauryn

Blending the soulful sounds of Detroit house with modern electronic productions, Ash Lauryn manages to touch on decades of musical history through her mixes. Born and raised in Detroit, the city has majorly influenced Ash’s love and appreciation of house and techno, as well as inspired her to celebrate the city’s rich history of black […]

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Various

Review: Sustain-Release, Year Five

It’s difficult to articulate an experience like Sustain-Release. Over the course of four days, attendees are immersed in chaotic and cathartic dance with friends and strangers, drenched in sweat and strobe lights, crying and cheering, wrapped up in whirlwind energy in what seems like a never-ending techno dream. Not until it’s all over can one […]

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Interviews

Interview: Analog Tara

The artist, composer, scholar and educator Dr. Tara Rodgers (aka Analog Tara) began her involvement with music very early in life, learning to play piano by ear before age two. Born in upstate New York, she grew up listening to jazz records and was making her own recordings on a hi-fi cassette deck from a young age. […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 213: Juana

Born into an artistic and musical family in Chicago, Juana’s passion for music began early in childhood with the sound of her dad’s guitar, a gifted record from her mother, local rock radio stations and wedding reception dances. Turning this early enthusiasm for dance music into a full-time job, Juana now moves and inspires others […]

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Truancy Volume 210: Flørist

It’s hard to believe it’s been three years since Flørist debuted his atmospheric, jubilant rhythms on the acclaimed EP, Phenomena. In that time he has honed his signature sound, releasing two more dance records featuring cheeky vocal samples, fluid synths and ecstatic percussion. Flørist’s organic and optimistic approach also translates into his artwork and DJ sets, […]

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Interviews, Various

Interview: Maral

Exploring and transforming the sounds of traditional Iranian music, Los Angeles-based artist Maral has formed a unique vision of club music, one that embraces her heritage and recontextualizes it for a new audience. Featuring rich vocals drenched in bass and distortion, Maral’s sound manages to feel at once soothing and intense. This amalgamation, which she […]

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