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Recommended: Rhythmic Theory – Circulation

Idle Hands, whose boss man Chris Farrell spoke to us at length in 2014, recently released the debut full-length of Rhythmic Theory. This release, Circulation, follows a hefty number of 12″s on a small number of labels over the past few years. Between his own label, BRSTL (which he runs with Farrell and Shanti Celeste), […]

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Recommended: Itoa – Persuasive Percussion

With his previous project, the Darline EP, released nearly a year ago on Modern Ruin Records, Itoa returns on Bad Taste Records with the three-track Persuasive Percussion EP. Originally formed in Sheffield, Bad Taste is a London-based label that releases a range of music influenced by the styles such as hip-hop and garage. It’s no […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. XXXVII

Kablam’s debut EP for Berlin’s party-cum-label Janus is a haunting set of twisted, frantic club music. Happily perched at the intersection of ASMR, hardstyle and choral music, Furiosa slams together various body-music herstories. It brings to mind the militant rigidity of the hakken alongside the sensual tingles of a whisper. The EP surveys the sonic […]

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Premiere: 2030 – In Aeternum (Luke Hess Remix)

A man has many names. 2030 is just one of them. Under this alias, Nico Campanella has released a cassette album as well as a recent 12″ on Clone, and now he’s landed on Black Crow with a super package of nostalgia-inducing electro backed with some stellar remixes. “In Aeternum” is a gorgeous cut, breathy synths leading the way down […]

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Recommended: Klara Lewis – Too

Klara Lewis makes strange, dark music. It’s full of unnerving, swollen sounds, and is laced with electronic pulses that might seem to belong in the club, but the layers that surround such beats preclude them from such base functionality. Indeed, interviewing Lewis for The Quietus, Matthew Kent notes that her music seems caught in a “between” place, referring at […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. XXXVI

With a steady stream of material filtering out over the past couple of years, from reissues and remixes to new collaborations, restructured moments from the club and fresh new solo material to boot, the Dozzy train continues full steam ahead. In 2016, the minimal maestro has dropped an EP for The Bunker, cameoed alongside Neel […]

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Premiere: Lumigraph – Spectacular Times

Lumigraph is an Irish artist whose releases have been few but calculated since his first EP, a split release on (what was then) a digital-only Dublin label called First Second in 2012. Since then he’s put out a record on Mister Saturday Night, a tape on Opal Tapes, and has appeared on compilations and split releases from Where […]

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Premiere: James Kumo – Deep Breath

James Kumo has mentioned in the past that being part of a scene isn’t important to him, and that making music that can be appreciated by a wider audience, no matter who you are or where you live, is more in line with his outlook on music production. Now fully based in Manchester after a long-term move from London […]

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Premiere: LA-4A – Capacitance

Kevin McHugh has spent the last few years redefining his sound as LA-4A, focusing on what he terms “roots techno” after a long period working as Ambivalent. This direction is at its most palpable on his debut album Phonautograph, which is inspired by the redundancy of futurism. Tracks are titled after and inspired by obsolete technologies, from […]

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Premiere: White Visitation – Horizontal Dub

Mexico City’s Nicolas Guerrero returns to Blank Slate as White Visitation once again, sharing an EP of techno with one foot in the dancefloor and one foot out. As well as becoming a regular home of sorts for Michał Wolski and releasing a favourite of ours, Düve’s “Karv” (thank you Beatrice Dillon for the tip), […]

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Seven Plays VII

For Seven Plays, each week one of our contributors will keep a personal music diary for seven days, then hand the feature over to another Truant at the end of the week. The idea is to keep sharing great music with our readers, but with a more individual touch than our more objective posts and […]

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Premiere: Onirik – Universal Repairs

Onirik has been running Finest Hour Records with Pablo Tarno for the past few years, with a sparing release schedule that shows true quality control. Sharing his name with a black metal outfit, he in fact makes warm and textured house music, rich in feeling and deep with longing. His latest venture is a new label, Garage […]

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