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Year Full Of Truants: 2016

We’re incredibly excited to return from our winter breaks and kick off 2017 in fresh new kits, with plenty of on and off the pitch antics to get up to. Before that, a host of certified Truants gather together to share on the year just gone. Have a read and get to know the faces […]

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Interviews, Releases, Various

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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Interviews, Truancy Volumes, Various

Truancy Volume 159: Eli Keszler

Truancy Volume 159 presents a rare mix by the American composer, percussionist and artist Eli Keszler. Perhaps best known for his two acclaimed records on PAN, Cold Pin and Catching Net, Keszler has built up a richly diverse practice within both experimental music scenes and the wider art world. After a brief Google search you […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes, Various

Truancy Volume 158: Via App

For Truancy Volume 158 we’re pleased to host one of Brooklyn’s finest, Via App. Having experimented with noise and electronic music from a young age, she first made herself known to the wider world in 2014 with two tapes of diverse house music. One, Pro-V, is subtle and warm, the gentle pace of its eight tracks calling […]

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Truancy Volumes, Various

Truancy Volume 157: Mr. G

A “70s child all day long” as he’s described himself in the past, Colin McBean aka Mr. G has come a long way since graduating from his hometown of Derby. Obsessively collecting from the get go, McBean found himself immersed in soundsystem culture early on, with his wide tastes in dub, indie, blues, jazz, classical and house […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes, Various

Truancy Volume 156: SVANI

With 155 Truancy Volumes under our belt, it’s important to us here at Truants to continue to support fresh and upcoming talent. Many however, will be fully aware of the rising DJ and producer that is Svanhild Landvik, aka SVANI and if you aren’t, let us introduce you. Svani’s been shelling down unstoppable Soundcloud edits and contributing to […]

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Focus: Pastel Voids

Pastel Voids is a label split between Portland and NYC. They’re informed by DIY methods and aesthetics, releasing tapes and CDRs, always operating with an individual and personal approach. Like many tape labels, they typically release a glut in one go, so it can be a lot to take in at once, hence the delay in coverage of their […]

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Interviews, Various

Interview: The Cyclist

Derry’s Andrew Morrison has been tickling our eardrums with wigged-out, tape-stretched techno and electronica for some years now, ever since his first release for Leaving Records as The Cyclist in 2013. Since then he’s adopted another alias, Buz Ludzha, releasing two rave-indebted 12″s under that name for Dublin’s All City Records, with whom he also released another album as The […]

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Interviews, Releases, Various

Interview: Wallwork & TSVI

Bristol-based label Black Acre enlist the production skills of Wallwork alongside Nico Lindsay‘s emceeing expertise for their latest release, “Facts”/”Fyah”. The two-track single features Lindsay’s explosive bars layered on top of heavy beat patterns and sharp percussive sounds. Wallwork and TSVI’s strategically placed drum arrangements create a sense of preparatory anticipation for Nico’s fiery entrance […]

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Premiere: Gussy – Looking At Myself (Air Max ’97 Remix)

We’re extremely excited to premiere Air Max ’97‘s bionic take on Sydney singer and producer Gussy. Gussy’s takes an intimate look into fractured, digital selves and subjectivity under late heteropatriarchal capitalism. Air Max ’97 twists the vocals into something more alien and prickly. Where the original is touching and corporeal, the remix is cold and synthetic – […]

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Recommended: Linda Catlin Smith – Dirt Road

Dirt Road started its life as dance music. Commissioned by a choreographer, this near 70 minute piece for violin and a glowing array of percussion (including vibraphone, gongs, cymbals and triangles) by the Canadian composer Linda Catlin Smith achieves ambitious and euphoric heights through a startling shy set of musical materials. As the title suggests, the music wanders, […]

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