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Truancy Volume 267: Ikonika

With a career spanning back from the late 2000s to today, Ikonika has long been regarded as a key name in the UK club music scene. Going back to 2008, she’s released on flagship labels like Hyperdub and Planet Mu, as well as what could have been a one-off 10″ for Don’t Be Afraid’s DBA […]

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Truancy Volume 266: Zozo

Zozo is a DJ from Istanbul, Turkey. Forever experimenting with sounds of all shades, she’s established herself across Europe by collaborating with the Lyon-based Macadam Mambo crew residencies as well as enjoying a residency at Sameheads in Berlin. In 2017 she released a mind-bending tape for the Sameheads C60 series entitled Witchez of Anatolia, opening […]

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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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Interview: Okkyung Lee

Okkyung Lee has spent over two decades playing experimental music around the world. Though known for her dissonant, wiry cello-playing and her invigorating use of extended techniques, she has never settled. On her 2005 LP Nihm, harsh noise exercises share space with rhythmic jazz workouts and melodic laments. More recently, her explorations have led to […]

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Truancy Volume 264: Turtle Bugg

New Jersey, New York and Detroit. Three of the key cities in the development of house music in the United States. Turtle Bugg was born in Jersey, lived in New York for a long time and now resides in Detroit. It’s fair to say these locales influenced his approach as a DJ, as well as […]

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Truancy Volume 263: Identified Patient

Having formed a trademark sound that flirted between electro, EBM, acid, wave sounds, post punk and industrial, Identified Patient’s penchant for club and genre experimentation always left the door open for a producer wanting to keep things fresh and interesting with every release going forward. His debut EP, The Female Medical College of Pennsylvania, landed via Common […]

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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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Truancy Volume 261: Thomas Martojo

You will, of course, be familiar with the work of Thomas Martojo. The internationally recognised dance music brand, Dekmantel, for which he is partly responsible, continues to be a signature moment within a claustrophobic festival landscape. On the other hand, the Dekmantel label consistently serves as a reliable litmus test of who you should be aware of […]

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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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Interview: Minor Science

Minor Science is an alias of Angus Finlayson, initially known as a music writer for sites such as Resident Advisor before surprising many with the release of his debut 12″ as Minor Science on Will Bankhead’s The Trilogy Tapes in 2014. An impressive, intriguing five-tracker, it showed a willingness to explore unexpected terrain in the […]

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