Interviews, Releases

Interview: Clemency

With a background originating among Sheffield’s DIY/independent punk scene and now existing as an explosive part of Manchester’s DJing circuit, Clemency was always destined to thrive in liminal spaces. The producer and DJ has spent the past few years gaining a reputation for dropping the dark and dubby right in with frazzled techno, tense-yet-cathartic hardcore […]

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Truancy Volume 262: Gabber Modus Operandi

As Gabber Modus Operandi, vocalist Ican Harem and DJ Kasimyn have spent the past couple of years raising hell across their native Bali and beyond. The duo connected over their shared love of disparate musics, including metal, grindcore and noise from the local punk scene, regional sounds like dangdut, koplo and gamelan plus footwork, happy […]

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Releases

Recommended: Swan Meat – Fleshworld

Videogames have been a continued influence on the work of Cologne-based, DC-originated big picture maximalist Swan Meat. As a composer, producer and DJ with a background in poetry and audio engineering, Swan Meat AKA Reba Fay has incorporated an ‘everything, all at once’ approach to her music – much in the same way games apply […]

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Truancy Volume 208: SCRAAATCH

Hailing from Philly with roots in Maryland, the digital-dwelling, performance-minded sound art and music duo SCRAAATCH load their knapsack of self-determinative songs onto the platter for Truancy Volume 208. Their series of numbered performances each possess unique character thanks to a consciousness and deliberation in their concept and implementation, often through abstract electronics, noise, glitch […]

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Truancy Volume 206: Finn

With 2018 well underway at this point, we’re cruising through the Truancy Volumes and who better to take over the wheel than notorious speed devotee Finn McCorry? First surfacing with the punchy, charming R’n’G of “Keep Calling” on Local Action Records, Finn’s gone on to release three charismatic EPs on the label, had a remix […]

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Truancy Volume 203: Kahn

We have a close-knit community of Bristol-based producers to thank for one of the 2010’s most distinct movements in electronic music, and few rep the city as hard as Kahn. Emerging around the start of the decade with releases on Peverelist’s Punch Drunk, Idle Hands and Mala’s Deep Medi, he’d go on to form a […]

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Truancy Volume 184: FOOZOOL & 8ULENTINA

Hailing from the Bay Area, FOOZOOL and 8ULENTINA established a regular performance space for local interdisciplinary artists working beyond the paradigms of genres and unilateral approaches to sound through their night, Club Chai. Now, Club Chai has expanded into a greater operation including radio shows, guest mixes, workshops, art shows plus a label arm featuring […]

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Interview: Manchester With Love

You’d be hard-pressed to overstate the musical heritage of Manchester. From Factory Records and Joy Division to the Haçienda and Madchester, A Guy Called Gerald and Autechre to Oasis, WU LYF and the Fall, chances are you’ve felt its presence in your music library. At Truants, we’ve had Truancy Volumes from residents including Space Afrika, […]

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Interviews

Interview: Yamaneko

At present, Yamaneko is the true form of producer and DJ Joe Moynihan, who has also appeared on Truants as Talbot Fade. Yamaneko’s rise has been that of a slow tide, bringing parts of each project to shore one wave at a time. His first trilogy was a mix-album-mix combination that wrapped ambient, grime, new […]

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Downloads, Releases

Recommended: 2K – Bootlegs

Hailing from West London, 2K’s emergence in the capital’s underground has been a measured, finely-tuned one. As an advocate for slow music, that’s just how he likes it; His creations posit more gradual rhythms as a chance to take in surroundings and grow. We highlighted his SHANTI edit, “SHANTI CRISIS (2K’S EARTHLY LOOP)”, in our […]

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