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Interview: rbchmbrs

Born and based in Queens, NY, rbchmbrs has crafted an eclectically twisted sound over the course of two releases for DC label 1432 R. Distinguished by intricate drumwork and a surreal use of samples, his works journey through multiple genres, defying structural conventions while maintaining danceability. His latest EP, Passports, transports the listener through a […]

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Truancy Volume 193: Joe

Joe well and truly had the wind in his sails just a few years back, quietly building up an impressive discography on the likes of Hemlock Recordings and Hessle Audio – pretty much UK royalty. Critical praise was heaped on his DJing too, his FACT mix still very much holding up today. Although his release […]

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Truancy Volume 192: Linkwood

Two years ago Edinburgh-based producer Nick Moore, aka Linkwood, released the follow-up to his debut LP System. Titled Expressions, and taking five years to finish, the album went on to receive rave reviews, with many publications tipping its greatness in their end-of-year lists for 2015. Synonymous with the label Firecracker, having been good friends with its […]

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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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