Interviews, Releases

Interview: Xao

Xao is often seen as a stand out character akin to his music, once described as a “yellow puffer amongst the heaving dance-floor otherwise dressed in black”. Recently, Astral Black presented his debut release with them: Alloys – five tracks showing the artist’s interest in different sounds, which is clearly noticeable when he presents the […]

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Interviews, Releases, Truancy Volumes, Various

Truancy Volume 191: Ivan Smagghe

It’s A Fine Line, Blackstrobe, Kill The DJ, Volga Select, Les Discques De La Mort and Amour, Acide; the list goes on for projects and labels Ivan Smagghe has been involved in over the years. A lover of records first and foremost, the London based Parisian has carved a career of eclecticism that’s seen him often […]

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Releases

Recommended: Golden Teacher – No Luscious Life

For those who don’t know, a brief history lesson: Golden Teacher are a product of the wild variety found in Glasgow’s underground, featuring members from projects which, between 2009 and 2012, were regular fixtures on the DIY-minded line-ups found in both clubs and living rooms. Percussionists Laurie and Ollie Pitt were two thirds of Ultimate […]

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Truancy Volume 190: DJ Deep

As one of house and techno’s most accomplished and technically skilled selectors, DJ Deep’s encyclopaedic understanding of the genres has kept him busy on the scene for more than twenty years, building up a reputation that’s beyond reproach. From his early days as a resident DJ for Laurent Garnier’s legendary “Wake Up” parties at Rex Club to […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. LI

It’s amazing that there are legends walking among us today. It’s astonishing that a Theo Parrish record on his own label can fly slightly under the radar when music appears to be at its most available. It’s astounding that twenty years into the game, the Detroit luminary would continue to blow us away with his […]

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Truancy Volume 189: Peggy Gou

Looking back on the last couple years, you’d be hard-pressed in finding a producer and DJ that’s enjoyed a meteoric rise more than Peggy Gou. Peggy has mentioned that she was sitting on around, give or take, two hundred tracks worth of music before she released her debut EP Art Of War last year. The quick-fire succession of releases […]

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Interviews, Releases, Various

Interview: Aquarian

I first met Brooklyn-based, Canadian producer Aquarian last year at Unsound festival in Kraków, Poland. Having spent his summer living in Berlin, he came to Ireland earlier this month to play the country’s largest festival, out in the Co. Laois countryside: Electric Picnic. This time we would meet in Dublin for an interview, some fifty […]

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Releases

Recommended: Solid Blake & DJ Stingray

Solid Blake is a member of the Copenhagen-based Apeiron Crew, who mixed the 169th Truancy Volume. Her solo debut record is also a first for new label Outer Zone, an offshoot from Glasgow’s La Cheetah Club party. A “long-time friend” of the club, Blake was a natural fit for the imprint’s inaugural release. La Cheetah […]

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Truancy Volume 188: Roi Perez

Whilst a fair percentage of Panorama Bar and Berghain residents customarily have more than a decade worth of history and experience playing at the two renowned clubs, Ostgut’s roster in recent years has since expanded to host a handful of newer DJs and producers. Kobosil, Somewhen and Etapp Kyle have all been added over the […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 187: Russell E.L Butler

Originally from Bermuda, the now Bay Area-based producer Russell E.L Butler has spent the last eight years in Oakland decolonizing their music process through a method of improvisation and empathic intuition, all the while taking influence from the culture of the island and the black, queer diaspora. Their music and work, often steeped with themes […]

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Downloads, Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 186: Sybil Jason

Sybil Jason is a Haitian-American multi-disciplinary artist from New York. In 2006 she set up a blog called FARCED, which has survived through the years as an mp3 blog and home to her various mixes. She started a FARCED show on Berlin Community Radio in 2014, following some years presenting the Minimal Wave show on […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. L

Les Graciés is a collaboration between Gaël Segalen of IhearU and Eric Douglas Porter of Afrikan Sciences. Following several years of musical exploration and recording, they released their debut LP Low Doses for Scotland’s Firecracker label in 2016. Put simply, their music is a fascinating melange of sound art and techno, moving beyond a collision […]

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