Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. XLIV

Three decades on from the genre’s initial explosion, acid rarely fails to move dancefloors. The label arm of NY clubbing institution the Bunker shines, beacon-like, as a home for fresh acid house. For their next release, ex-LWE writer Justin Cudmore presents the Forget It EP, a collection of four heady club tracks. Its title track […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. XLIII

Six releases deep, London-based label Yumé have been drip-feeding us nourishing house and techno for the last three years or so, such as the excellent “The Beacon/The Fear” single from Neinzer last year. The Kel EP is their latest, coming from Glasgow’s Hi & Saberhägen, a duo who already have releases on Truants faves Proibito […]

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Interviews, Releases, Various

Q&A: Mike Parker

Having served in the game for over two decades, Mike Parker has carved out a niche sound. Relying on rich textures and hypnotic grooves, he brings the most out of the bare minimum. His music can be enjoyed both at home on some headphones or being mixed by a DJ in the club. He can […]

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Interview: Prayer

Residing in London, Prayer is a classically trained pianist and composer who has caught the attention of many with his music that embodies a distinctive UK sound. With the help of his father, he gained an early insight into classical music which turned towards a keen interest into the darker sounds of the genre. Drawing […]

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Q&A: Lil Jabba

Lil Jabba is a creator, possessing immense skills and artistry clearly demonstrated in both his visual and audio work. His profession in the latter has been acclaimed since his early releases, where he successfully delved into the realms of juke and footwork, producing tunes that took the genres to a new level. Since then, the […]

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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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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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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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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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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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