Interviews, Releases, Various

Premiere: v1984 – Becoming N(one)

In November last year Glacial Sound announced its fifth and final record, a vinyl release of Riko Dan & Rabit’s anthem Black Dragons. It’s testament to label boss Paul Purcell’s vision with the label that in just five releases over a two and a half year period the label had become a linchpin in a burgeoning […]

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Releases, Various

Premiere: Borrowed Identity – It’s You

Since jumping into the scene back in 2012, Borrowed Identity has successfully traversed a huge variety of labels with his broad musical range and confident studio skills. Labels such as Quintessentials, Foul & Sunk, Mistress Recordings and even the close-knit Ostgut Ton have all taken interest and put out his music in the past. From […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 143: BNJMN

There was a certain point in the last couple of years where people felt as if BNJMN had transferred into darker, techno territory from dreamier and more melodic house music. Releases on Delsin, Jericho One and his own label Brack seemed to imply this, but to him, all are just different aspects of his personality coming together as […]

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Various

Seven Plays VI

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

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Various

Welcome to the new Truants!

We’re very excited to welcome you to the new Truants website. We opted for a design that highlights our archives and contributors, and we hope you have as much fun going through our archives as we did. Over the last six years, our writers have published over a thousand articles and counting, including 139 Truancy […]

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Releases

Premiere: Know V.A – Echoes

Having contributed the second instalment of the Digital Dubplate series on DJ Shadow’s Liquid Amber label in 2015, the Know V.A guys now return with a follow-up to their previously released Lowriders Recordings release from the year before. Since that first O Horizon EP they’ve been slowly making their mark in the city of Amsterdam; hosting […]

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Interviews

Interview: Duckett

Duckett is an artist who has been around for some time. Between 2001 and 2007 he released a number of records on Grimes Adhesif’s Mind Your Head Records, as well as appearing alongside Tom Demac on labels such as Disappear Here and the latter’s own Electronique Audio imprint. Several years later, following regular slots at the fabled Freerotation festival, he popped up again in 2015 on […]

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Releases

Premiere: The Last Trip to Gandahar – R136a

With five years since the label’s inception, the Leicester-based label City Fly marks the 13th release in their catalogue with a specially curated package featuring its label founders alongside some special guest collaborators. Having grown from a small club night into a much-championed outlet for quality house music, names such as Fred P, Basic Soul Unit, Red […]

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Interviews

Interview: DJ Deep

Recent years have seen a wealth of musical talent emerging from France. Producers like Voiski (who delivered our 82nd instalment of the Truancy Volume series back in 2013) and Antigone, as well as labels such as Construct Re-Form and Syncrophone have helped to re-establish France – and Paris in particular – as one of techno’s current […]

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Releases

Premiere: B.A.D.S – Hous-O-Matik Hom-O-Patik (Spencer Parker Remix)

Late last year, Rekids head honcho Matt Edwards (Radio Slave) teamed up with Francesco de Nittis aka Mr Ties and Spencer Parker for a new alias project titled B.A.D.S. (Berlin Amateur Dramatics Society). Made especially in conjunction for an appearance at de Nittis’ Homopatik party at Berlin’s About Blank last year, they debuted a track called “Hous-O-Matik […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 141: Sassmouth

Samantha Kern aka Sassmouth has been spinning records for a while now. Her residencies at Planet Chicago in Chicago’s renowned Smart Bar as well as As You Like It in San Francisco have made her a well-regarded selector in dance music circles in the US. Outside of DJing, she also runs her own label, god particle, which […]

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