Various

Premiere: Simic – Dust

Irish label Major Problems are only on their fourth release, but they’ve already shown a breadth of ideas and a willingness to flirt with a range of styles across the house and techno spectrum. Following two releases from the Levon Vincent-approved Terriers and the shadowy Compassion Crew, the label eases gradually into 2015 with a 12″ from Seattle-based Simic. […]

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Releases

Recommended: Ondness – Them Corja

If -ness denotes the quality, state or character of an abstract noun, then what is ond? An abstract abstraction, perhaps. An empty signifier, signifying nothing, on to which the reader can project whatever they so choose. Confounding meaning further is the title of the latest release from Bruno Silva’s ever-busy Ondness project, Them Corja, on […]

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Chronicles, Interviews, Various

Interview: Suicideyear

Since his debut release Japan back in 2012, James Prudhomme alias Suicideyear has come a long way. Japan was a self-released project that started as a vivid dream he had  in the period where he quit smoking weed in his bedroom in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It soon circulated the internet and eventually caught the ear of Swedish […]

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Chronicles, Downloads

Chronicles: Ratking – 700-Fill

Livening the discourse surrounding the health of New York hip-hop in recent years (and concurrently providing somewhat of a chew toy for salty genre purists),  Ratking made their full-length debut a year ago on the XL offshoot Hot Charity. The tripartite of Wiki, Hak, and producer Sporting Life have sidestepped label mediation however, for a new surprise […]

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Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 113: Where To Now?

We’ve been fans of Brighton’s Where To Now? for some time, writing some effusive praise for Morkebla’s Nowhere, OK last year. Since then they’ve put out stellar releases from Roger Tellier-Craig, Nadia Khan, Tom James Scott and Beatrice Dillon to name but a few, and they’re soon to release their first full-length LP from Eugene Ward. We asked the guys behind […]

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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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Various

Premiere: Samrai & Platt – Bad Riddim

Manchester’s Swing Ting crew are big favourites of ours at the Truants mansion. The crew of Samrai, Platt, MC Fox, Joey B and Murlo have steadily been building up a reputation for putting on one of the city’s most essential regular club nights. They also expanded into releasing music and following on from their label’s […]

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Interviews

Interview: Billy Nasty

With the Bloc festivities and travel plans officially on their way, we’re excited to interview a DJ and producer who has been a resident at every Bloc Festival since its inception in 2006. To put it simply, Billy Nasty has a lot of experience, whether it’s running labels, record shops and booking agencies or putting on […]

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Releases

Recommended: Rights – The Meaning EP

For what seems like forever, there’s been that vague notion of “future” promulgated around and applied to modify existing forms like garage and house, or used in tandem with the all-encompassing bass. Instead of denoting characteristics that are cutting-edge, its implication—of vocal sampling conventions or texture parameters—has turned redundant, disparaging for some. Brooklyn producer Seafloor […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes, Various

Truancy Volume 112: Kid Antoine

It’s no secret that we’re big fans of the Her Records stable. In fact, our only complaint (dictated through greed) is that we don’t hear enough from them. This goes especially so for the Danish component of the crew, the Club Prince, Kid Antoine. The snippets we’ve heard from him, whether on his Soundcloud, Her […]

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Releases

Review: Jam City – Dream A Garden LP

“Things were looking bad today / I didn’t know what to say / And the sirens are far away / But I never ever felt this way.” So ends “Crisis”, a B-side number from Jam City’s second album, Dream A Garden. The words, and the voice singing them, are Jack Latham’s own – a confirmation of the Night Slugs […]

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Various

Exclusive: DJ Earl – Off Molly

Moveltraxx, the French ghetto club music label headed up by Big Dope P, has a long lasting relationship with Teklife. While DJ Earl has been present on the last few of its compilations, other members of the transcendent footwork crew have appeared on Moveltraxx releases since as early as 2010. Indeed, it would appear that […]

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