Releases

Recommended: Markus Suckut – M EP

Lucy’s Stroboscopic Artefacts has put us on to a lot of new music since its establishment in 2009. From the sounds of Xhin, Go Hiyama and Dadub to Lucy’s own productions, the label is unparalleled in releasing some of the finest techno records from the deeper side of the spectrum. Whilst often reaching points of […]

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Recommended: Dynooo – De Vlindermes

Dynooo is an enigmatic figure in the Belgian beat music underground. His Twitter features a stream of rather incoherent information and his Tumblr shows numerous low-resolution snapshots of, well, things. He preaches triviality: while others use social networks to promote themselves, Dynooo occupies these structures ad absurdum. Moreover, with the excess of pointless tweets and washed out […]

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Recommended: Teengirl Fantasy – Motif EP

R&S just keep them coming. The latest signing to one of our favourite labels is the New York duo Nick Weiss and Logan Takahashi, who go by the moniker Teengirl Fantasy. These two gentlemen are making techno and house with an analogue approach and a nonconformist mentality, and when we say that they’ve caught our attention, we […]

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Recommended: Fudge Fingas – Amaranthine Labyrinth EP

What do you get when you cross a pet cat named Fudge and Larry Heard? That, my friends, would be the work of Edinburgh based producer Gavin Sutherland who is also known by his alias Fudge Fingas. Having played the keyboard for the likes of Carl Craig and Plastic Avengers in his early years, the man […]

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Recommended: BD1982 – Iron Trees EP

BD1982 has always been in a league of his own, channeling diverse and disparate musical influences through a left-field creative filter to produce a finished product that is simultaneously exploratory yet cohesive, boundary-pushing but with a familiar feel. The producer, born Brian Durr, co-runs Japanese label Diskotopia – which has been behind incredible releases from […]

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Recommended: George Fitzgerald – Child EP

When we heard rumours of a new George Fitzgerald EP coming our way this June, we expected his usual fare – incredibly catchy melodies and some of the easiest to digest danceable music out there, a perfect example of an artist exploring a delicate mélange. He simultaneously treads the sweet spot right between house and […]

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Preview: Charo – Floating Free

One of the guys behind WotNot, Charo, is making his debut on the label next month and for the most part it’s left-field pop music.  These are the same people behind Deft’s well-received “Clotting EP“, which treaded the ground between some of LA beat material and synth-pop. Knowing that they gravitate towards trippy beat-driven material, […]

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Recommended: Faws – Blue Notes EP

When we first happened upon Faws back in January, he had quietly dropped his first collection of tracks over the Christmas period. Since then he’s been the subject of wild speculation, Spartacus-like claims to his identity and, most recently, a discussion about a the state of Irish music criticism and consumption. That’s a lot of […]

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Chronicles, Releases

Vault Review: Yesterday’s New Quintet – Life’s Angles

Digging around in the Truants vault this week, we stumbled across this 2001 offering from Yesterday’s New Quintet, entitled “Life’s Angles” released on Stones Throw. The project’s ethos lies very deeply in hip-hop tradition and this imperative is electronically articulated by the four fictitious alter egos played by Madlib: Ahmad Miller, Monk Hughes, Malik Flavors […]

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Review: Jam City – Classical Curves LP

Dance producers, for the most part, undertake putting an album together in a variety of ways, with each artist finding varying levels of success.  Some artists choose to make a statement altogether different from their previous work. James Blake took this approach, releasing his self-titled solo album last year, a work so removed from his […]

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Preview: Sugardaddy – How Long (Iron Galaxy Remixes)

A few months ago we introduced you to Adam Hodgins aka Iron Galaxy through his sensual late night tune “Attention Seeker” (which, on a side note, is forthcoming on Audio Culture).  We’re huge fans of the way he pairs some of the warmest bass tones with the simplest of vocals. Knowing that you can imagine our joy […]

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