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Truancy Volume 291: Danielle

Danielle has been a key figure in the Bristol coterie for a while now, regularly lending her talents to the city’s ongoing musical developments. Yet her trajectory as a DJ has led her far further than the confines of Bristol over the last five years. Her versatility and multi-faceted skills have led her to take […]

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Truancy Volume 290: CCL

When we look back at the era from 2015 to now, we doubt there are DJs whose mixes dominated the zeitgeist as much as CCL’s. Through recordings for Unsound, Honey Soundsystem, C-, Discwoman and Blowing up the Workshop, their distinct vision and ability in creating masterful, story-like mixes has resonated far and wide. That’s not […]

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Truancy Volume 289: Bruce

For Bruce, breakthrough releases on Hessle Audio, Idle Hands and Livity Sound were always bound to turn heads, but he’s kept the momentum going in spectacular fashion the last eight years. A large part to this is his distinct ability in manipulating tension and release for either densely textured rhythms to stripped-back, ambient abstractions, but […]

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Truancy Volume 279: Stefan Ringer

Stefan Ringer’s music is made for movement. Emotionally charged and physically stimulating, his personal productions and scintillating mix selections intimately invite listeners to embrace the freeing energy of the dance floor. Rooted in the essence of classic house, the vivid expanse of Stefan Ringer’s sound has flourished over the past decade into a distinctive landmark […]

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Interview: Superabundance

Speed is the name of the game for Superabundance, the collaborative project of Washington’s Jackson Ryland [Rush Plus] and Andrew Field-Pickering, more widely known as Max D of Future Times. Driven by the simple notion of producing faster tracks that fall outside the pair’s typical BPM range, Superabundance finds the DC duo creatively toying with […]

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Truancy Volume 277: Mez

Living in LA, self-described ‘part-time raver, full-time DJ’ Mez found his true calling playing house music after a revelation on the dancefloor itself. Having quickly developed his own formidable prowess behind the decks, he now looks to strengthen and promote Black and queer culture in a wider context. His recently launched No Signal platform aims […]

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Interview: Bad Boy Chiller Crew

The swift rise of notorious Yorkshire entertainers Bad Boy Chiller Crew is a fascinating feat seldom seen in today’s landscape. As a trio, members Clive, Gareth Kelly and Kane started out making comedy skits, prank videos and lad banter viral clips much in the vein of Dirty Sanchez or Jackass – complete with a recurring […]

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Truancy Volume 275: Aaron J

Currently located in Boston, Aaron J is the founder of Sure Thing which is an event series, podcast, and record label firmly rooted in techno, yet driven by a mystic, deep and organic palette of downtempo and ambient music. Despite being responsible for an incredible amount of US and San Francisco debuts, over the years bringing in […]

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Truancy Volume 271: livwutang

livwutang is the alias of rising Seattle-based DJ and artist Olivia Klutse. Moving to the city from Denver in 2014, she has quickly become an integral and vital member of Seattle’s underground music community, forming numerous friendships and helping organize events for a number of the city’s budding parties. Truancy Volume 271 sees livwutang put together […]

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Interview: Good Sad Happy Bad

Shades is the fourth album in some 11 years from Good Sad Happy Bad, the London-based band formerly known as Micachu and the Shapes (now rechristened after their 2015 LP). It arrives after the longest gap between between the group’s albums yet, and just as there’s something idiosyncratic and unshakeable about their lo-fi avant-pop and […]

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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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