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Truancy Volume 176: Fiedel

For our 176th Truancy Volume we welcome our second Ostgut Ton artist to the series, after Kobosil‘s entry last year. Joining Berlin nightlife in 1989, Fiedel has been a resident and regular figure at Berghain since its opening in 2004. Prior to this, he held a three year residency at the club’s predecessor Ostgut – a […]

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Truancy Volume 175: Konx-om-Pax

For our 175th Truancy Volume we welcome Tom Scholefield, an animator, director and audio-visual artist more commonly known by the moniker Konx-om-Pax. Hailing from Glasgow, Tom counts people like Hudson Mohawke and Rustie as some of his earliest childhood friends, an acquaintanceship which has led to his striking artwork gracing the cover of many releases from fellow Glaswegians. […]

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Recommended: V/A – mono no aware

“Life hits me hard again” breathes a voice on Malibu’s “Held”, the second track from PAN’s mono no aware. Perhaps it’s sheer coincidence that the label’s ambient compilation arrives at a time of seemingly endless defeat, but with so many hearts hurting in the wake of global upheaval, it’s tempting to conclude that Bill Kouligas […]

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Truancy Volume 173: Relaxer

It’s hard to know where to begin when introducing Daniel Martin-McCormick. For the past number of years he’s been producing mind-bending techno as Ital, appearing on labels such as Planet Mu, 100% Silk, Workshop and Gang Of Ducks. He’s teamed up with Aurora Halal for a pair of 12″s on his Lovers Rock label. He’s […]

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Truancy Volume 172: Elias Mazian

In an interview from a few years ago, Elias Mazian describes the house paradigm as a playground, as something that reminds him of the excitement and escapades from his childhood. A genre that allows for endless exploration where the music comes and goes, and wanders into directions the listener wouldn’t necessarily expect. This analogy perfectly […]

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Interview: Bruce

Larry McCarthy, also known as Bruce, has not so much been making waves as crashing into the UK dance music scene and beyond since his first releases in 2014. While his debut release was Just Getting Started / Tilikum on Dnuos Ytivil, it was Not Stochastic on Hessle Audio that really caught people’s attention. Led by a title […]

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Interview: GIL

GIL is the latest to join the ranks of Aïsha Devi’s Danse Noire imprint. Emerging from a background of contemporary dance and composition, the Berlin-based producer brings us the 8th offering from the inimitable label which has previously seen the likes of IVVVO and Vaghe Stelle all contribute. Orchids & Wasps gathers together GIL’s various […]

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Truancy Volume 171: Dev/Null

A record collector first and foremost, Dev/Null boasts one of the most comprehensive breakbeat/hardcore collections in the Eastern USA. As a DJ, producer and host of website/radio show Blog to the Oldskool, Pete Cassin’s musical activities are by the dedicated, for the dedicated. Taking a backseat on the blog for the moment, part of his […]

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Truancy Volume 170: Beta Librae

There’s an air of suggestion to Beta Librae’s productions, an invitation to give in and lose yourself in the moment. Her recent releases, a track on comp 4 by 1221 and cassette S/T for Lillerne Tapes, are otherworldly expeditions into the realm of dub-tinged ambience and techno. Unraveling genre preconceptions, Beta Librae repeatedly dives into […]

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Interview: CLU

Dubliners Sean Cooley and Kevin Freeney have been working together as CLU since 2011. An audiovisual collaboration, they have been performing in venues and at festivals nationwide since then. Their music is heartfelt, intricate and expansive, and the visuals are appropriately impressive, and fascinatingly. unpredictable. Late last year their debut 12″ was released on Mr Mitch’s Gobstopper […]

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Interview: Odeko

With an impressive debut release on Gobstopper Records, Odeko returned to the label earlier this year to follow up with two-track single “Digital Botanics” / “Conduct Construct”. He displays his own take on trap integrated with sounds stemming from the electronic world in “Digital Botanics”, placed alongside the more energetic “Conduct Construct”, which progressively paints […]

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Interview: Anastasia Kristensen

Anastasia Kristensen is a DJ and producer based in Copenhagen. Born in Russia, she moved to Denmark as a teen, and after half a year spent in Toronto, returned to Scandinavia and threw herself into techno culture. With just a few features to her name so far, most notably the striking “Spring Ballade” that came out on a […]

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