Interviews, Releases, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 183: Ahadadream

A few months ago we asked some questions to London-based producer and DJ, Ahadadream, just as he got set to drop the second release on his own label More Time. We discussed his inspirations and mantras, his dream Boiler Room lineup and how he went about producing the tracks for that very second EP. Titled Movements, we described it as a […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. XLIX

Despite the rich musical history of Washington, DC, its neighboring suburbs aren’t the first places that spring to mind when it comes to thriving house and techno scenes. But with labels like 3024, Future Times and 1432 R, crews such as TNX and Rush Plus, and parties by ROAM and SEQUENCE, the District at-large continues […]

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Releases

Recommended – LAIR – LAIR EP

Irish producer Eomac launched Eotrax last year with his own Temple of the Jaguar, an 11-minute exploration of techno’s outer fringes. For the label’s second release, he’s tapped an Irish producer from outside the traditional electronic spectrum. LAIR is an Irish producer with a background in the classical world. While at university she developed an interest in […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best, Various

Sunday’s Best Pt. XLVIII

With a couple of releases on Local Action already under his belt, NTS Manchester’s Finn has launched his own label, 2 B REAL (which we’ve been reliably informed is named after this DJ Deeon classic). Setting out with the sole purpose of creating a platform for fun dance records, he’s done just that with “Late […]

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Interviews, Releases, Various

Interview: Manchester With Love

You’d be hard-pressed to overstate the musical heritage of Manchester. From Factory Records and Joy Division to the Haçienda and Madchester, A Guy Called Gerald and Autechre to Oasis, WU LYF and the Fall, chances are you’ve felt its presence in your music library. At Truants, we’ve had Truancy Volumes from residents including Space Afrika, […]

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Interviews, Releases

Interview: Marks

Donny Marks is a producer based in Miami, Florida. For the past number of years he’s been experimenting with dark music that takes its cues from a number of sources – predominantly rap, grime and the aesthetic of horror movie soundtracks. His first release, a tape entitled Drain, is out on the UK’s exciting Coyote Records. He was also […]

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Releases

Recommended: Manni Dee – Your Public Image

It’s been two years since Leyla Records first made contact with Human Image, and it’s at the hand of the Amsterdam-based label’s inaugurator, Manni Dee, that we receive its eighth instalment: Your Public Image. The label prides itself on delivering headstrong, industrial-leaning techno and this four-tracker does just that. Fans of Dee will be familiar […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. XLVII

Starting off as Cong Burn Waves, a tape label and collective loosely based across the north of England and Glasgow, Cong Burn provides us with its first 12” in the form of a four-track-four-artist split release. Championed by the likes of Ben UFO, Jane Fitz, Steve Davis, Tasker and Lee Gamble (the latter two having […]

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Interviews, Releases

Interview: Ahadadream

Ahadadream is a busy man. He works for Boiler Room and has a residency on Radar, in which he flies through tracks like there’s a giant clock winding down in front of him. That’s why his label’s called More Time. The new venture kicked off earlier this year with a collaborative release from co-founder SNØW […]

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Releases, Various

Recommended: Mr. Mitch – Devout

The instrumental grime scene has acted as a hot bed for producers to splinter off from the norm and evolve their sounds into abstract forms. Slackk is one of them, and the dancefloor mutations from the likes of Mumdance and the Different Circles crew only serve to back this up further. Mr. Mitch is a […]

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Releases, Various

Interview: Bwana

Canadian artist Bwana is a rare breed. His tracks and edits have found their way into sets from DJs as diverse as Space Dimension Controller, Mr. G, The Revenge, his heroes Sasha and John Digweed, Tasker, Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve and B.Traits. The LuckyMe-released Capsule’s Pride, a musical reimagining of Akira for the modern day, was a massive success […]

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Chronicles, Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. XLVI

Hot off the press this week, Pearls is Swimful’s second release on Shanghai-based record label SVBKVLT (third including a remix EP). Following on from previous records by the likes of Prettybwoy, Howie Lee and Damacha, this EP is a continuation of output from artists based in East Asia producing a vast array of club-friendly music. […]

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