Releases

Premiere: HBNG – Sudden Death

Long time purveyors of the underground scene in their home city of Stockholm, Henrik Bergqvist and Noah Gibson’s productions, be it under their own names or their collab project HBNG, have provided much consistent quality when it comes to club-ready house and techno. Having debuted their HBNG project with the brilliant EP 1 last year on […]

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Releases

Premiere: Bonebrokk – Refix

Based out of Athens, Mario Naris set up his label Trial&Error in 2015 as an outlet for his own music, which he describes himself as machine music for the mind and feet. Starting the label with his collab project .message which he works on with fellow producer Stratos Bichakis, the pair had previously had a small run […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 138: Moxie

Towards the end of 2014, London based DJ, presenter and radio host Moxie, saw her efforts and skills as one of the city’s finest selectors culminate in a wonderfully curated eight track compilation titled Moxie Presents Vol. 1. Mirroring the varied nature of her radio shows on NTS and Radio 1 that have made her […]

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Releases

Recommended: Monoak – Resolute EP

For those of us who have never had the pleasure or the privilege of attending the fabled Freerotation festival in Wales, the glut of live recordings that have surfaced over the past few years merely provides a taste of what’s on offer. Ambient sets recorded in the yurt from Jane Fitz and Surgeon sit alongside […]

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Various

Year Full Of Truants

A few of our writers tell us about how their 2015 worked out and what their plans are for this year. They collaboratively share their favourite music-related memories and tell you about their favourite upcoming artists, record sleeves, local venues and record labels. Shouts out to everyone who didn’t hand in their answers, we still love you. To kick off the […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 137: Kobosil

As Max Kobosil gets set to release his debut album We Grow, You Decline on Ostgut Ton towards the end of the month, it’s become abundantly clear through reading past interviews how much he values the end package not just with his music, but in everything he does. Telling XLR8R in a recent interview, the eleven […]

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Interviews, Releases, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 136: Happa

For producers, it must be fairly difficult to look back at your early productions or debut release and be able to have a critical stance on them, especially in contrast to where you’ve possibly come from since then. In a small chat with this week’s Truancy Volume mixer, Happa, he is comfortable in admitting his early productions […]

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Interviews, Releases

Premiere: Howes – Zeroset

In some ways, the sound of John Howes, who makes music simply under his surname Howes, is a fair reflection of Manchester where he resides having moved there from Newcastle for university. It’s pretty much always overcast or raining, but within its sodden, post-Industrial shell lies a heartbeat of culture and a city bound by its […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 135: 1432 R

2015 was a monumental year for Washington, DC-based label, 1432 R. With multiple releases from Ethiopian Records, a single by Mikael Seifu, debut solo EP from Dawit Eklund, a monthly spot on Radar Radio and a mix for RVNG Intl, 1432 R has firmly established itself as a leading representative of modern electronic music. The ’sound’ […]

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Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 134: Leonce

Leonce has been a friend of Truants for a while now. Although he signed to Fade To Mind very recently, joining fellow inductee HitMakerChinx, Leonce Nelson had beginnings when he co-started an ambient/noise label Hexagon Recordings with Wakesleep in 2012. Fast forward three years an intermittent habit of uploading Rinse FM rips of his own tracks […]

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Interviews

Interview: ANGEL-HO, Nkisi & Rabit

Back in October, Nkisi, ANGEL-HO and Rabit sat down with Truants’ Tayyab Amin to discuss ‘Decolonised Dancefloors: Race, Identity & The Global Underground’. The aim of the panel was to explore how the artists’ works and collaborations relate to these issues, whilst shedding light on and introducing their approaches to music. Nkisi is known for […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 133: rRoxymore

A singular talent in the world of house and techno, rRoxymore’s steadily growing discography is bursting with creativity: from the repurposed 80s synth pop of playful Huntleys & Palmers drop “Ministry Of Silly Talks” to the dark, psychedelic depth of recent Macro EP Tautologies, with diverse releases for Cómeme and Human Level building bridges between these two sounds. This adventurous quality is […]

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