Interviews

Interview: Mafalda

Since moving to London from Porto, Mafalda has quickly established herself as one of best selectors when it comes to digging for rare jazz, soul and disco oddities. She’s described her way of playing as a way of celebrating her values and her role as as one of the people behind Melodies International has proved […]

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Releases

Recommended: Desert Sound Colony – Fast Life

Touch From A Distance is a new label started by Nick Höppner, the DJ and producer most known for his association with Berghain/Panorama Bar and its in-house imprint, Ostgut Ton. The label takes its name from Joy Division’s “Transmission”: “Not only am I a big Joy Division fan, but the name also puts quite aptly […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 224: Lyster

meandyou is one of the most familiar club-night and label names in Manchester. It’s ran in some capacity for over 10 years now with its five residents; Herron, Joy Orbison, Juniper, Taber and our next Truancy Volume contributor Lyster, putting together some of the city’s most fabled parties and releasing consistently great quality music. While […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. LXI

Established as an effort to “preserve and proliferate Southeast Michigan’s rich history of dance music,” Detroit’s Vanity Press Records has seen releases from local and not-so-local artists such as AceMo, Black Noi$e, and Flora FM. Their latest 7” pairs the vinyl debuts of Ridgewood, NYC-via-LA’s Oscar Huang and Lisbon-based duo Rhythm Phazer, which consists of […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 223: Titonton Duvante

One of the Midwest’s most innovative and enduring talents, Titonton Duvante’s work has encompassed numerous roles over the years, forging a multifaceted career as a composer, vocalist, recording artist, producer, remixer, record label owner and DJ. His work spans longer than two decades, having cut his teeth in the early ’90s alongside Ed Luna, Todd […]

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Interviews, Releases, Various

Interview: Lorenzo Senni

Fans will know that a highlight of Lorenzo Senni’s live show is his joyous, high-energy dancing. The Italian producer, best known for his emotive, drum-free reflections on classic trance sounds, puts his skills down to summers spent dancing at bars for money around the tender age of 15. “It’s not what you think,” he laughs […]

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Interviews

Interview: Samuel Kerridge

Label boss of Contort and a Downwards mainstay, Samuel Kerridge has spent the last few years sundering and re-sculpting techno and its many forms. His savvy, paced productions and exhilarating live and DJ sets have earned him a fierce reputation for destroying the mundane on the dancefloor. A regular performer at Berlin’s Atonal festival, and […]

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Downloads, Featured, Interviews

Truancy Volume 222: Jayda G

A constant synergy exists between Jayda G and the dancefloors she commands. You’ll hear her showcasing the vibrant sounds that put her on the map, and at the same time feel her cultivate and build up off the energy that the room gives her, creating a musical harmony that you truly feel united with as […]

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Releases

Recommended: qgb – Hornets

Hornets, the debut album from qgb, is a perfect body of work. That is to say it is succinct, coherent and whole. On top of that, it is available in a limited edition 4GB USB drive cast in amber. “We made the Amberdrives in relation to the references to insects in the titles and the […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 221: Rebekah

Honing her skills as DJ in Birmingham since the late 90s, Rebekah’s hard work and pursuit of music has led her to reach a level representative of many DJs at the top of their game. She’s become a colossal presence within techno the last five years, with her formidable sets and relentless sound capturing the […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. LX

Jamaica Suk‘s latest release comes on Establishment Records, the offshoot of CDM that’s already delivered stellar works from artists like Ārash Āzādi and Miri Kat. Clockwise offers a series of techno dreamstates that border on the nightmarish. “Two Moons” opens slowly, sparse echoes leading towards fuzzy pads and a cascading drum pattern in 3/4 time. […]

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Interviews

Interview: Carista

Based in a small neighbourhood of Utrecht, Carista has slowly become a Dutch staple in the past few years, making regular trips to Amsterdam for her Red Light Radio show, appearances at clubs such as De School and festivals such as Lente Kabinet and Lowlands. Prior to next week’s Dekmantel, we caught up with Carista […]

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