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Interview: Carmen Villain

Carmen Villain has carved a particular niche for herself over the past few years. Having released music for a decade now, mostly on Oslo mainstay Smalltown Supersound, she’s shifted her sound from dreamy, guitar-led (but nonetheless atmospheric) indie-pop into her own realm of refreshingly distinctive ambient sound art. This shift kick-started with 2019’s Both Lines […]

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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 270: Reptant

Reptant has fast become an intricate cornerstone when it comes to quality, knee-bucking electro and high-voltage machine jams. Emerging around 2017 as a secondary project to his Lou Karsh alias, he’s been one of many talented producers to lead the genre through a healthy and exciting new period, thanks to releases on Planet Euphorique, Salt […]

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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 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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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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Truancy Volume 257: Channel Tres

There’s few people who currently embody the confluence of modern music like Channel Tres does. On the one hand, the soulful heart of dance music lives at the centre of his music, taking us through from deep Chicago house to dub techno effortlessly. At the same time,  his West Coast synths and lyrical nods to mainstream […]

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Truancy Volume 252: MoMA Ready

Keeping his Bandcamp regularly stocked the last two years, MoMA Ready has quietly emerged as one of of the most promising young producers out of the States at the moment. A key contributor to Brooklyn’s recent high-flying energy when it comes to dance music, he’s been making waves with the release of his recent EP, […]

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Truancy Volume 245: Dr. Rubinstein

Dr. Rubinstein is that rare thing, a DJ who’s just a DJ. It almost seems churlish to put it that way, but she’s made her name and career enchanting crowds with just her infectious selections of acid techno and cosmic electro. Just watch her on the decks, how she feels the music she shares with […]

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Truancy Volume 242: Phase Fatale

As a DJ and artist, Berlin-based Hayden Payne, known predominantly by his Phase Fatale alias, has developed into one of the leading names taking EBM and post punk-informed industrial techno into raw and exciting territory the last five years. With his father involved in the music scene in the ’80s, his fascination with new wave and industrial […]

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