Chronicles, Downloads, Releases, Sunday's Best

Summer’s Best Pt. XXXIII

What a time to be a Truant. Autumn’s release schedule is like a cheesecake, real late at night: sensational. But we couldn’t proceed without giving the summer its due, so we’ve got a bumper edition of our Sunday’s Best column to top it all off. We’ve kept ourselves busy with various mixes and features popping […]

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Chronicles, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. XXXII

If Truly Blessed was a departure from the excellent Life Of A Savage 3, SD’s latest mixtape sees him continue evading confinement to any particular style. Young Chop drinches the record here and there with splashes of intricate organ melodies, while “Amnesia”, produced by Zaytoven & Will A Fool, makes for a more unusual track than you’d expect […]

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Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. XXXI

Hotline Recordings, a label set on maintaining the mystique of tracking down music by making a mobile number its source of contact, accommodates Hodge warmly. He presents the label’s fifth release, following Kahn and Neek, Lurka, Rachael and DJ Sotofett, and Commodo. When we contacted the label at the start of the year, anonymous fingertips […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. XXX

Mancunian Synkro has been dipping his toe into a variety of musical waters over the past couple of years. The “Look At Yourself” EP, released to relaunch Indigo’s Mindset label after a two-year break, saw the producer pair sexy Rhodes with r’n’b samples for a balmy but skittish sound. Now Mindset are revisiting that EP for […]

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Downloads, Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. XXIX: 2013 Downloads

Welcome to another edition of Sunday’s Best! Today we’ll be discussing some of our favourite downloads from this year so far. Light a candle. Enjoy your stay. Cassie’s eponymous debut positioned her as r&b’s ingénue –barely twenty years old at the time, her voice trembled across slow jams like “Kiss Me” and “Not with You” with […]

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Downloads, Sunday's Best, Various

Mike Will’s Best Pt. XXVIII

“I don’t say I’m gonna make a beat for anybody [specific]. I’m gonna make a beat that’s harder than the last. How different can it get? How out the box can I go on this beat? How can I smoke the last beat? How can I make the bass hit harder? How can I make […]

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Downloads, Sunday's Best, Various

Valentine’s Best Pt. XXVII

Happy ❤alentine’s day, dear Truants readers! To celebrate, we have gathered some of our favourite mixes and tracks to score your evening. To continue, please dial 7-7-3-TRUANTS. Listening to Mikky Ekko blurs the already jagged lines between indie, R&B, and pop, though his last single “Pull Me Down” may fall more into the latter there’s no […]

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Downloads, Sunday's Best

Monday’s Best Pt. XXVI

For the last few years Wolf Music has been a safe haven for modern house music with one leg in the present the other in the early nineties. Even though there’s a general conscientious that organ chords and MK-styled vocals hit critical mass last year there’s still room for those who earnestly love that era […]

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Downloads, Sunday's Best

Saturday’s Best Pt. XXV

When Omarion signed to Maybach Music earlier this year, we heard a lot of jokers talking smack, hinting at the former B2K frontman’s irrelevance. Sorry, but if you’ve never lost your shit to “Ice Box” in the club, you really have not experienced the true meaning of “YOLO.” Regardless, Maybach O has released a free […]

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Downloads, Sunday's Best

Friday’s Best Pt. XXIV

We can forgive Soulja Boy for taking a while to figure out his sound. He has been famous since he was seventeen, and has spent much of his career swaggerjacking everyone from Gucci Mane to Lil B. He teamed up with some of the rappers in the Chicago drill scene for his Juice II mixtape […]

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Downloads, Sunday's Best

Tuesday’s Best Pt. XXII

Jeremih’s “Late Nights with Jeremih” set the internet ablaze when it dropped a few weeks ago, and, like everyone else, we couldn’t resist the guilty pleasures found in the R&B posterboy’s relentless and unabashed carnal pursuits. If you read our August’s Best feature last Sunday, you know that we particularly enjoyed “773 Love” for the way that […]

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Downloads, Sunday's Best

Official Re-Launch & August’s Best

As you all know, we’ve been on a bit of a hiatus for the past month. But we’ve all returned from our island hopping and Moët popping to get back on the Truants grind, and we have a lot of exciting features coming up in the next few weeks and months! While the dog days […]

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