Interviews

Interview: Special Request

Throughout his lengthy career, Paul Woolford has worn many hats, adopted many aliases. Perhaps the best-fitting and longest-lasting of these has been Special Request. When it first surfaced, Woolford was releasing techno on labels like Hotflush and Planet E. Special Request was an avenue for more raucous material inspired by pirate radio, specifically the sounds […]

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Interview: Xao

Xao is often seen as a stand out character akin to his music, once described as a “yellow puffer amongst the heaving dance-floor otherwise dressed in black”. Recently, Astral Black presented his debut release with them: Alloys – five tracks showing the artist’s interest in different sounds, which is clearly noticeable when he presents the […]

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Truancy Volume 191: Ivan Smagghe

It’s A Fine Line, Blackstrobe, Kill The DJ, Volga Select, Les Discques De La Mort and Amour, Acide; the list goes on for projects and labels Ivan Smagghe has been involved in over the years. A lover of records first and foremost, the London based Parisian has carved a career of eclecticism that’s seen him often […]

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Truancy Volume 190: DJ Deep

As one of house and techno’s most accomplished and technically skilled selectors, DJ Deep’s encyclopaedic understanding of the genres has kept him busy on the scene for more than twenty years, building up a reputation that’s beyond reproach. From his early days as a resident DJ for Laurent Garnier’s legendary “Wake Up” parties at Rex Club to […]

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Interview: Aquarian

I first met Brooklyn-based, Canadian producer Aquarian last year at Unsound festival in Kraków, Poland. Having spent his summer living in Berlin, he came to Ireland earlier this month to play the country’s largest festival, out in the Co. Laois countryside: Electric Picnic. This time we would meet in Dublin for an interview, some fifty […]

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Truancy Volume 188: Roi Perez

Whilst a fair percentage of Panorama Bar and Berghain residents customarily have more than a decade worth of history and experience playing at the two renowned clubs, Ostgut’s roster in recent years has since expanded to host a handful of newer DJs and producers. Kobosil, Somewhen and Etapp Kyle have all been added over the […]

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Truancy Volume 187: Russell E.L Butler

Originally from Bermuda, the now Bay Area-based producer Russell E.L Butler has spent the last eight years in Oakland decolonizing their music process through a method of improvisation and empathic intuition, all the while taking influence from the culture of the island and the black, queer diaspora. Their music and work, often steeped with themes […]

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Truancy Volume 186: Sybil Jason

Sybil Jason is a Haitian-American multi-disciplinary artist from New York. In 2006 she set up a blog called FARCED, which has survived through the years as an mp3 blog and home to her various mixes. She started a FARCED show on Berlin Community Radio in 2014, following some years presenting the Minimal Wave show on […]

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Truancy Volume 185: Justin Cudmore

Hailing from Springfield, Illinois, Justin Cudmore has over the years found himself situated near or in some of electronic music’s most influential cities. Making regular trips to Chicago for SmartBar whilst at university a short distance away, Cudmore then packed up for New York, a move he initially thought wasn’t for him. Since relocating to […]

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Truancy Volume 184: FOOZOOL & 8ULENTINA

Hailing from the Bay Area, FOOZOOL and 8ULENTINA established a regular performance space for local interdisciplinary artists working beyond the paradigms of genres and unilateral approaches to sound through their night, Club Chai. Now, Club Chai has expanded into a greater operation including radio shows, guest mixes, workshops, art shows plus a label arm featuring […]

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Truancy Volume 183: Ahadadream

A few months ago we asked some questions to London-based producer and DJ, Ahadadream, just as he got set to drop the second release on his own label More Time. We discussed his inspirations and mantras, his dream Boiler Room lineup and how he went about producing the tracks for that very second EP. Titled Movements, we described it as a […]

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Interviews

Interview: Best Available Technology

A few years back we spoke to Portland-based Kevin Palmer, aka Best Available Technology. An artist who’s been working for several decades, he only started to release under this name in 2012, with records and tapes for labels like Opal Tapes, Astro:Dynamics and Styles Upon Styles. He recently returned to the latter to release Exposure Therapy, a series […]

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