Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 119: DEBONAIR

Don’t call it a resurgence. London’s NTS is one of several key radio stations in electronic music culture, alongside Rinse FM, Berlin Community Radio and Subcity Radio to name but a few. One of the most exciting and invigorating presences on radio is that of Debi Ghose, aka DEBONAIR, whose fortnightly show bridges the gap […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 118: Nightwave

It’s early May when we approach Maya Medvesek about a possible Truancy Volume. She’s about to set off for her tour of America and barely gets a minute to think but guess what, a mix and quick interview catch up is absolutely no problem for Nightwave. Aside from being wonderfully organised and true to her word […]

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Releases

Recommended: Throwing Shade – Fate Xclusive EP

The first thing that springs to mind at the thought of Throwing Shade’s NTS shows is an overwhelming sense of discovery and wonder. She reaches far and wide for her selections, deftly shining lights on places often unexplored by many music lovers. Ventures such as her Muslim jazz showcases are hugely appreciated in a society […]

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Interviews

Interview: Tom Demac

Tom Demac is a name familiar to most by now. Originally hailing from North Wales, Tom’s interest in music was sparked by attending free parties in his teens. He’s moved around since then: first to Manchester, but has now settled himself in London. Having first released music via his own Electronique Audio imprint in 2004, Tom’s […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 117: Kuedo

Around a decade ago Jamie Teasdale flung himself into the consciousness of listeners worldwide alongside Roly Porter with the collaborative project Vex’d through the channels of Planet Mu Records. After putting out two much revered full-lengths, the pair decided to continue with their solo projects and from this, Jamie brought his moniker Kuedo to life. Sticking with Planet Mu, […]

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Chronicles, Releases

Recommended: Chester Watson – Guru Vol. 4

The precocious Chester Watson has seemingly remained out of the bounds of rap’s radar; a lack of attention that could be framed, in addition to his music’s pillaring features (a tongue-twisting low-key rhyme, impending, decrepit instrumentals), as an ode to the DOOM-ish alternative underground sphere from which he scarcely crawls out—as much as he, as […]

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Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 116: Herva

With the name Hervè already taken, Italian born producer Hervè Atsè states he had to change his moniker to the next closest thing in the run up to his debut EP on Bosconi Extra Virgin in 2011. Nineteen years old at the time and a fresh name to the electronic music scene in Florence, the ‘Skin’ EP saw […]

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Releases

Recommended: Wen – Finesse EP

Wen’s purple patch of releases during 2013 and 2014 propelled him from relative obscurity to one of the most talked about producers in a sub-genre. His Commotion EP outlined his uniquely distinctive sound; dark and bumpy constructions, strewn with snippets of MC vocals that married together the elements of dubstep, garage and grime at 130bpm. The […]

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Releases

Recommended: E.R. – Qen Sew ቅን ሰዉ

Addis Ababa is bumping. Ethiopiyawi Electronic, a hybrid of traditional and international sounds, is the output of a crop of young Ethiopians with open ears and serious production chops. One of the forefathers of the genre, Endeguena Mulu, serves as an ambassador showcasing the style across mixes, like this one for Dazed, and speaking to […]

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FOTN, Interviews, Various

Functions Of The Now XIII: Glacial Sound

After meeting LA native Guy Fridge for the last edition of Functions Of The Now, we move across the Atlantic to hit up Paul Purcell in Dublin, the man behind one of our favourite labels: Glacial Sound. On the cusp of its fifth release, it’s testament to Glacial Sound’s precision that with just a handful of […]

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