Interviews, Releases, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 144: Tom Dicicco

Since debuting on Baud back in 2010 with his still much sought after Material Things EP, Tom Dicicco’s palette of dubbed out techno aesthetics has found a home on labels such Traut Muzik, Semantica and Stockholm LTD. The last two years have seen Dicicco’s label skills from running Inner Surface Music with AnD, translate to […]

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Premiere: v1984 – Becoming N(one)

In November last year Glacial Sound announced its fifth and final record, a vinyl release of Riko Dan & Rabit’s anthem Black Dragons. It’s testament to label boss Paul Purcell’s vision with the label that in just five releases over a two and a half year period the label had become a linchpin in a burgeoning […]

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Truancy Volume 143: BNJMN

There was a certain point in the last couple of years where people felt as if BNJMN had transferred into darker, techno territory from dreamier and more melodic house music. Releases on Delsin, Jericho One and his own label Brack seemed to imply this, but to him, all are just different aspects of his personality coming together as […]

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Truancy Volume 142: Minor Science

Minor Science’s discography is, if not yet overwhelming in volume, then certainly impressive in it’s quality. A pair of releases on Will Bankhead’s The Trilogy Tapes and Nic Tasker’s Whities labels are stylistically broad but can be typified by an arresting combination of weirdness balanced with effectiveness as dance music, as well as arresting details […]

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Interviews

Interview: Duckett

Duckett is an artist who has been around for some time. Between 2001 and 2007 he released a number of records on Grimes Adhesif’s Mind Your Head Records, as well as appearing alongside Tom Demac on labels such as Disappear Here and the latter’s own Electronique Audio imprint. Several years later, following regular slots at the fabled Freerotation festival, he popped up again in 2015 on […]

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Interviews

Interview: DJ Deep

Recent years have seen a wealth of musical talent emerging from France. Producers like Voiski (who delivered our 82nd instalment of the Truancy Volume series back in 2013) and Antigone, as well as labels such as Construct Re-Form and Syncrophone have helped to re-establish France – and Paris in particular – as one of techno’s current […]

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Truancy Volume 141: Sassmouth

Samantha Kern aka Sassmouth has been spinning records for a while now. Her residencies at Planet Chicago in Chicago’s renowned Smart Bar as well as As You Like It in San Francisco have made her a well-regarded selector in dance music circles in the US. Outside of DJing, she also runs her own label, god particle, which […]

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Truancy Volume 138: Moxie

Towards the end of 2014, London based DJ, presenter and radio host Moxie, saw her efforts and skills as one of the city’s finest selectors culminate in a wonderfully curated eight track compilation titled Moxie Presents Vol. 1. Mirroring the varied nature of her radio shows on NTS and Radio 1 that have made her […]

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Truancy Volume 137: Kobosil

As Max Kobosil gets set to release his debut album We Grow, You Decline on Ostgut Ton towards the end of the month, it’s become abundantly clear through reading past interviews how much he values the end package not just with his music, but in everything he does. Telling XLR8R in a recent interview, the eleven […]

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Truancy Volume 136: Happa

For producers, it must be fairly difficult to look back at your early productions or debut release and be able to have a critical stance on them, especially in contrast to where you’ve possibly come from since then. In a small chat with this week’s Truancy Volume mixer, Happa, he is comfortable in admitting his early productions […]

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Interviews, Releases

Premiere: Howes – Zeroset

In some ways, the sound of John Howes, who makes music simply under his surname Howes, is a fair reflection of Manchester where he resides having moved there from Newcastle for university. It’s pretty much always overcast or raining, but within its sodden, post-Industrial shell lies a heartbeat of culture and a city bound by its […]

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Truancy Volume 135: 1432 R

2015 was a monumental year for Washington, DC-based label, 1432 R. With multiple releases from Ethiopian Records, a single by Mikael Seifu, debut solo EP from Dawit Eklund, a monthly spot on Radar Radio and a mix for RVNG Intl, 1432 R has firmly established itself as a leading representative of modern electronic music. The ’sound’ […]

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