Interviews, Releases

Interview: Ipek Gorgun

“Our legacy is trash.” When we look at the world and what we leave behind, this aphorism is scarily insightful. It comes at the end of the press release for Perfect Lung, the collaborative album from Ceramic TL and Ipek Gorgun. Gorgun is a multi-faceted artist. As well as making chilling ambient and electroacoustic music […]

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Releases

Recommended: DJ Python – Dulce Compañia

Brian Piñeyro is a man of many names. In just a few years he’s released as Deejay Xanax, DJ Wey, Luis and DJ Python. While each persona has its own quirks and tempos, the overriding theme is of breakbeat-leaning party music with a hint of ennui. Another recurrent characteristic is a dependence on repetition, with […]

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Featured, Interviews, Releases, Various

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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Interviews, Releases, Truancy Volumes, Various

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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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. LII

Sharp Veins made a spectacular mix for our Functions of the Now series back in 2014. It moved through ambient classics into bits and pieces of grime, filtered through an American noisenik’s ears. In the year that followed, he put out the immersive Inbox Island for Glacial Sound along with a CD for sendspaace.eu and […]

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Interviews, Releases

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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Interviews, Releases, Truancy Volumes, Various

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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Releases

Recommended: Golden Teacher – No Luscious Life

For those who don’t know, a brief history lesson: Golden Teacher are a product of the wild variety found in Glasgow’s underground, featuring members from projects which, between 2009 and 2012, were regular fixtures on the DIY-minded line-ups found in both clubs and living rooms. Percussionists Laurie and Ollie Pitt were two thirds of Ultimate […]

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Interviews, Releases, Truancy Volumes, Various

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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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. LI

It’s amazing that there are legends walking among us today. It’s astonishing that a Theo Parrish record on his own label can fly slightly under the radar when music appears to be at its most available. It’s astounding that twenty years into the game, the Detroit luminary would continue to blow us away with his […]

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Interviews, Releases, Various

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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Releases

Recommended: Solid Blake & DJ Stingray

Solid Blake is a member of the Copenhagen-based Apeiron Crew, who mixed the 169th Truancy Volume. Her solo debut record is also a first for new label Outer Zone, an offshoot from Glasgow’s La Cheetah Club party. A “long-time friend” of the club, Blake was a natural fit for the imprint’s inaugural release. La Cheetah […]

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