Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 276: Club Fitness

For our 276th Truancy Volume, it’s with real joy that we are able to press play on another standout mix we’ve been given for 2021. Never afraid of turning things up a notch and jumping into hi-nrg rhythms, it’s Club Fitness that rolls out the vibes this week. Originally from Canada but now residing in […]

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Truancy Volume 275: Aaron J

Currently located in Boston, Aaron J is the founder of Sure Thing which is an event series, podcast, and record label firmly rooted in techno, yet driven by a mystic, deep and organic palette of downtempo and ambient music. Despite being responsible for an incredible amount of US and San Francisco debuts, over the years bringing in […]

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Truancy Volume 274: Bill Spencer & Izaak

Sliding into the spotlight for Truancy Volume 274 are Bill Spencer and Izaak. With over a decade of experience of buying, grading and shipping records between them they’ve forged a long-lasting friendship, nurtured by their love of old 80s and 90s funk, soul and rnb cuts. With their musical values crossing over to such an […]

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Seven Plays VIII

For Seven Plays, each week one of our contributors will keep a personal music diary for seven days, then hand the feature over to another Truant. The idea is to keep sharing great music with our readers, but with a more individual touch than our more objective posts and reviews. Interrupting the feature’s extended hiatus […]

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Interview: Carmen Villain

Carmen Villain has carved a particular niche for herself over the past few years. Having released music for a decade now, mostly on Oslo mainstay Smalltown Supersound, she’s shifted her sound from dreamy, guitar-led (but nonetheless atmospheric) indie-pop into her own realm of refreshingly distinctive ambient sound art. This shift kick-started with 2019’s Both Lines […]

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Truancy Volume 273: Joe Delon

For our first Truancy Volume of 2021, we welcome Joe Delon, a DJ and label owner whose mixes have opened us up to new wealth of record-shaped gems and Discog wormholes. Originally from Birmingham with stints in London, he’s been residing in sunny Lisbon, Portugal for the last six years, a move he’s since described […]

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Interview: Heap

For Vienna’s electronic music scene, Florian Stöffelbauer (otherwise known as Heap) is something of a local hero. As a DJ, producer and label head, Florian has an acute knowledge of the weird and wonderful. The term ‘digger’ is thrown around frequently, often with pompous connotations. While his crates run particularly deep, Florian’s far from pretentious; […]

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Interview: Estoc

With a vision for powerful, narrative-driven DJ sets as well as a production catalogue spanning original hardstyle compositions, rhythmic drum track collaborations, dancefloor-storming superhit blends and wondrously uncanny metal mashups, Estoc sets any and all music libraries alight. The Philadelphia-based artist has been consistently delivering the fiercest of mixes and edits under the name for […]

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Recommended: Nisf Madeena

In a year of near-continuous crisis, works of support and solidarity have proved crucial. One such release is Nisf Madeena, a compilation from renowned mastering engineer Heba Kadry, created in partnership with Arabic music and culture magazine Ma3azef. A fundraiser for music communities affected by the explosion in Beirut this summer, it is a thrilling […]

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Truancy Volume 272: Aguila

Originally from New York but now based Chicago, Aguila has a sonic richness that combines progressive melodies, rave-era breakbeats and driving 4×4 riffs, all wrapped up in a revelatory love letter to trance. There’s nothing quite like being locked into the Essential and Global Communication mixes of old, and the influence clearly shines through here with […]

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Truancy Volume 271: livwutang

livwutang is the alias of rising Seattle-based DJ and artist Olivia Klutse. Moving to the city from Denver in 2014, she has quickly become an integral and vital member of Seattle’s underground music community, forming numerous friendships and helping organize events for a number of the city’s budding parties. Truancy Volume 271 sees livwutang put together […]

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Interview: Good Sad Happy Bad

Shades is the fourth album in some 11 years from Good Sad Happy Bad, the London-based band formerly known as Micachu and the Shapes (now rechristened after their 2015 LP). It arrives after the longest gap between between the group’s albums yet, and just as there’s something idiosyncratic and unshakeable about their lo-fi avant-pop and […]

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