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Truancy Volume 294: Diskonnected

If you’ve spent any time scouring the web for new techno mixes, you’ve probably come across Smoke Machine in one way or another. The Taiwan-based record label, mix series and events platform has become one of Asia’s finest purveyors of quality techno, largely due to the meticulous curation of their podcast series and their annual […]

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Truancy Volume 293: downstairs J

Music’s intrinsic ability to transport its listener is perhaps one of its most admirable qualities. We strive to ‘get lost in the music’: to escape into a sound’s enveloping energy and, perhaps, forfeit sense of time and place. Giving form to this ineffable feeling, Brooklyn producer downstairs J explores sounds both fascinatingly strange and surprisingly […]

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Truancy Volume 292: DJ Plead

The common thread running through DJ Plead’s career is tough, functional, percussive music, drawing on the rhythms and timbres of his Lebanese heritage for a sound that’s deeply personal yet one that can quickly alight a dance floor. It’s this genre-busting flair of club experiments, nurtured and supported by a crew of like-minded producers based […]

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Truancy Volume 291: Danielle

Danielle has been a key figure in the Bristol coterie for a while now, regularly lending her talents to the city’s ongoing musical developments. Yet her trajectory as a DJ has led her far further than the confines of Bristol over the last five years. Her versatility and multi-faceted skills have led her to take […]

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Truancy Volume 290: CCL

When we look back at the era from 2015 to now, we doubt there are DJs whose mixes dominated the zeitgeist as much as CCL’s. Through recordings for Unsound, Honey Soundsystem, C-, Discwoman and Blowing up the Workshop, their distinct vision and ability in creating masterful, story-like mixes has resonated far and wide. That’s not […]

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Truancy Volume 289: Bruce

For Bruce, breakthrough releases on Hessle Audio, Idle Hands and Livity Sound were always bound to turn heads, but he’s kept the momentum going in spectacular fashion the last eight years. A large part to this is his distinct ability in manipulating tension and release for either densely textured rhythms to stripped-back, ambient abstractions, but […]

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Truancy Volume 288: Sicaria Sound

For the last five years, the DJ and producer partnership of Lou Nour (FKA Imbratura Lou) and Sancha Ndeko has been on a wild ascent. As Sicaria Sound they’ve embraced the two-decade-old lineage of dubstep, and merged their own individual interests of grime, dancehall and soundsystem culture to produce the kind of quiet, careful innovation […]

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Truancy Volume 287: Fraxinus

Named after the Latin word for the ash genus, Fraxinus is a vehicle for the weighty techno of Devon-born, Netherlands-based DJ, producer and composer Cameron Leaf. Originally making a name for himself as part of the Her Records crew, he debuted with the All Ends 12” in 2014. Compilation contributions for Her Records and Astral […]

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Truancy Volume 286: Bakked

Joining us for this week’s Truancy Volume is a producer and DJ based in Turin going by the name of Bakked, who has caught our attention in recent times with a trio of groove-packed releases on his label Outban. Wonderfully and distinctively designed thanks to Simone Faye, the records have not only helped him solidify […]

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Truancy Volume 285: Kasper Marott

Of all the DJs working within the realms of trance and progressive house at the moment, Danish producer Kasper Marott comes across as one of the most genuine. A prominent name to emerge from Danish nightlife these last few years, largely due to producing one of the biggest tracks of 2018, he’s been involved in […]

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Truancy Volume 284: D. Strange

Over the past few years, D. Strange has created a series of succinctly singular electro releases. His sound is crisp machine music with soul, full of a relentless darkness but not without hope. Following a recent move from Indianapolis to Chicago, the DJ and producer spoke to us about the difference between the two cities, […]

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Truancy Volume 283: Hoshina Anniversary

Hoshina Anniversary is one of the most interesting and engaging electronic musicians releasing right now. With recent records out on YOUTH, ESP Institute and Alien Jams, the breadth of styles alongside the volume of releases is a reflection of Hoshina’s prolific and all-encompassing approach to making music. His record Jomon from earlier this year is […]

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