Releases

Recommended: Shinichi Atobe – Rebuild Mix 1.2.3.

Recent years have seen plenty of avant-leaning, club-coloured sounds from Japan, with notable examples including Wata Igarashi’s immersive techno, Kyoka’s beat-driven vocal collages, and Keita Sano’s rough-n-ready dancefloor weapons. As such, the sudden return of Shinichi Atobe in 2014 was a timely and welcome one, although whether it was coincidence or otherwise is impossible to […]

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Releases

Recommended: Avalon Emerson – Narcissus in Retrograde

Avalon Emerson first featured on Truants in early 2014, with a Truancy Volume that coincided with her debut release. It was a bold statement of a mix, with one comment saying “No one plays, let alone OPENS” with Andrew Weatherall’s remix of “Papua New Guinea”. Since then she’s put out four more records, each even […]

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Interviews, Releases

Interview: Poté

Poté is a London-based artist producing work that easily enthralls its audience through versatile and captivating features. His previous releases have seen him lean towards sounds more fitting for a club setting, such as his Enchufada project Voyeurism. Yet in his new EP Fire for Fire, he appears to venture into alternative sides of his […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. XLII

“Space, intrigue and tenderness” form the thematic foundation of the latest mix from Truants-certified DJ and NTS Radio mainstay DEBONAIR. It’s the 68th entry in the Blowing Up The Workshop series, which has previously hosted across-the-board excellence from Beatrice Dillon and hurfyd to personal favourite Harsh Patel and the universally acclaimed 100% Galcher mix. DEBONAIR’s […]

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Interviews, Releases

Interview: Stephen Mallinder

Wrangler is the collaborative project between Stephen ‘Mal’ Mallinder (of Cabaret Voltaire fame), Phil Winter (from Tunng) and Benge (one half of John Foxx and the Maths). The group formed in 2009 and it takes a mere glance at the names to realise the wealth of musical talent between them. Winter still contributes to Tunng […]

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Interviews, Releases

Interview: Gang Fatale

Gang Fatale would be one of the first collectives that may spring to mind when it comes to thinking about underground club music today. Not only do their unique factors revolve around the variety of artistic media they collectively explore, but also their capability of developing a sound specifically relatable to their group. Through their […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. XLI

Damu‘s productions have crossed boundaries and styles over the five years since his early releases, arriving on labels like Silverback and Local Action. Riding on the colourful wave of post-dubstep UK bass, his sound was bouncy and exuberant, laden with fuzzy synths and sampled vocals. An album on Keysound followed, and in the years since […]

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Chronicles, Featured, Releases

Chronicles: D.R.A.M.

Artists such as D.R.A.M., Lil Yachty, Lil Uzi Vert, iLoveMakonnen and Chance the Rapper hold a charismatic aura that’s present regardless of whether they use it for inspiration or introspection. That character is tied to an emotional vulnerability that they all willingly share with the world through their music – perhaps more visibly on their […]

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Featured, Interviews, Releases

Interview: CKtrl

As a long-running show host on NTS Radio, CKtrl has gained respect both as a DJ and producer over the years ever since first appearing on Boiler Room at the age of 19. Fast-forward four years, the South London producer continues to shed light on his talent as a music artist, releasing projects which showcase […]

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Releases

Recommended: Vlaysin – Acid Dedication EP

Voitax burst onto the scene in 2013 with a release from label heads Paàl and Ezuri. During a time where minimalism and hypnotism were en vogue in techno, seeing a grittier strand of techno was very refreshing. It was made clear from the maiden voyage that the label was not akin to the output apparent […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. XL

E-Saggila is a Canadian producer with ties to Toronto’s Summer Isle label, which deals in esoteric industrial cassette releases. Old Orders Of Beauty sees her cross the Atlantic to hook up with Opal Tapes. It is a crystallisation of the sounds heard previously on solo and compilation cuts for Summer Isle, honing in on and […]

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Releases

Recommended: Zomby – Ultra

After 2013’s long-winded With Love, many wondered whether Zomby would find new directions to explore on another LP. The years since have brought a relative chill to his previously trigger-happy Twitter account whilst  a pair of Let’s Jam EPs on XL revealed a level of polish and depth that the producer had once only hinted […]

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