Featured, Interviews

Interview: Elysia Crampton

Elysia Crampton’s Demon City diverges from the bittersweet warmth of previous releases, instead offering up a collection of tense and often unsettling collaborations. Tracks like “Fire Gut”, released under her previous moniker E+E, were overwhelming in their emotional depth – immersive like a salt bath. Meanwhile, 2015’s American Drift was characterised by melancholic synths weaved […]

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Interview: The Cyclist

Derry’s Andrew Morrison has been tickling our eardrums with wigged-out, tape-stretched techno and electronica for some years now, ever since his first release for Leaving Records as The Cyclist in 2013. Since then he’s adopted another alias, Buz Ludzha, releasing two rave-indebted 12″s under that name for Dublin’s All City Records, with whom he also released another album as The […]

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Interviews, Releases, Various

Interview: Wallwork & TSVI

Bristol-based label Black Acre enlist the production skills of Wallwork alongside Nico Lindsay‘s emceeing expertise for their latest release, “Facts”/”Fyah”. The two-track single features Lindsay’s explosive bars layered on top of heavy beat patterns and sharp percussive sounds. Wallwork and TSVI’s strategically placed drum arrangements create a sense of preparatory anticipation for Nico’s fiery entrance […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes, Various

Truancy Volume 155: SHALT

The Astral Plane has long been one of our favourite music blogs, with its mix series one of the best places on the internet to find hypermodern dance floor bangers and experimental manipulations of existing club modes. It’s the latter that the newly formed label arm of the site has concerned itself with thus far. With the word “deconstructed” approaching […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes, Various

Truancy Volume 154: Ploy

When Hessle Audio announced that their first 12″ of 2016 would be a debut from a seemingly new producer going by the name of Ploy, interest predictably piqued at the first new artist to the label since Bruce in 2014. Juno recently described Hessle’s discography as a narrative that is powerfully entwined with the wider happenings of […]

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Interview: Airhead

We’ve been fans of Airhead for some years now, writing about him twice in 2012, but his release schedule is painfully steady and considered. His last release came in 2014, the searing October / Macondo on Hemlock. Since then he’s been busy writing and touring with his childhood friend James Blake, as well as establishing party-slash-label 1-800 Dinosaur (alongside Blake, […]

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Interview: 8ULENTINA & DISMISS U Artists

Released in April, Tobago Tracks’ DISMISS U compilation is one of the most vital of the year. Assembled by producer, DJ and installation artist 8ULENTINA, the compilation showcases seven femme artists weaving diasporic narratives into dance tracks that reference, subvert and/or ignore Western club tropes. Although the release is cohesive, it resists easy categorisation: featured on the […]

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Truancy Volume 151: resom

Nadine Moser has spent many years being involved in music in many ways – as a fan, DJ, booker, organiser and activist. Under the name resom, her way of playing records is grounded in zeroing in on their subtleties and weaving together rich and diverse tapestries of sound, an approach well represented in her Truancy […]

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Interviews

Interview: Will Saul & October

UK-based house label Aus Music are preparing their 100th release this July.  The label have released zeitgeist-defining EPs by acts like Midland, George Fitzgerald and Bicep before their names became ubiquitous with the contemporary scene. The feat is even more impressive considering it means they have roughly put out a record a month for a decade […]

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Truancy Volume 150: Laurel Halo

To mark the 150th Truancy Volume, we are very happy to share with you a mix from one of the most distinct and interesting artists around. Over the course of several EPs, two albums and many live performances, Laurel Halo has created music which is as strikingly original and engaging as it is unbound to […]

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Truancy Volume 149: chunyin

Truancy Volume 149 comes courtesy of Sydney-based chunyin, ahead of her forthcoming ‘Code Switch’ EP on Off Out. Many will know chunyin from her pop project Rainbow Chan, a local favourite who has been working in the scene for many years. chunyin, however, is the grit under Rainbow Chan’s poppy sheen, the foggy night to its […]

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