Releases

Recommended: V/A – Weightless Volume One

Considering Mumdance and Logos have been responsible for some of our favourite productions over the last couple of years, we were particularly excited and intrigued to hear that the trailblazing duo are commissioning a brand new imprint together; Different Circles. Both artists have made significant innovations with their work in and around the grime spectrum, fueling our […]

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Releases

Review: Vladislav Delay – VISA

Sasu Ripatti is, by definition, a veteran of electronic music. His work as Luomo saw him lauded at the turn of the century with the seminal vocal house LP Vocalcity. He has also ventured into minimal techno as Sistol, but it’s as Vladislav Delay where the majority of his work lies. It’s also arguably his most […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 103: Victoria Kim

Sydney via Seoul’s Victoria Kim deliver our 103rd Truancy Volume, a whirlwind exploration of the hybridization of K-Pop and the UK’s pummelling drum trax. Initially producing a host of housey RnB edits, the duo have recently turned to Korean vocal work for inspiration, setting in motion a host of bootlegs that will be compiled on the forthcoming […]

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Various

Temporary Trax: Miss Modular – No Clouds

If you’ve been following our Functions Of The Now series, you’ll know that Miss Modular and Sudanim are responsible for one of its biggest hits to date. Her Records have continued their course up to the stratosphere since then and we’re delighted to be working with them once more for the first few iterations of Temporary […]

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Various

Premiere: Jacques Gaspard Biberkopf – Public Love

Having curated one of our favourite mix series on the internet, the Astral Plane’s move into release with their excellent Heterotopia compilation is all kinds of hype. Alongside Jacques Gaspard Biberkopf sit other Truants faves Air Max ’97, Victoria Kim and Divoli S’vere who all contribute club-ready fireballs. Heterotopia, the theme driving the compilation, refers […]

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Interviews

Interview: Chris Farrell

Chris Farrell has been a major player on the Bristol scene for some time now. He set up the Idle Hands label with a release from Peverelist in 2009, and followed that up with releases from local boys and girls like Kowton, Shanti Celeste, Lily and Bass Clef, as well as from artists based further afield […]

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Releases

Review: Function / Vatican Shadow – Games Have Rules

For good or ill, techno will be techno. There’s huge space for variation under that umbrella, but for every serious-looking white male photographed in ominous shadows, there seems to be a dozen new different aliases to keep track of. Games Have Rules is the child born of two such men who also share the virtue […]

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Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. XXXI

Hotline Recordings, a label set on maintaining the mystique of tracking down music by making a mobile number its source of contact, accommodates Hodge warmly. He presents the label’s fifth release, following Kahn and Neek, Lurka, Rachael and DJ Sotofett, and Commodo. When we contacted the label at the start of the year, anonymous fingertips […]

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FOTN

Functions Of The Now IX: Sharp Veins

After a long hiatus Functions Of The Now returns with someone who has been bubbling up with some of the most idiosyncratic soundcloud transmissions to come from the nebulous grime-ish scene we’ve been covering. Described by Mixmag’s Seb Wheeler as “Hieroglyphic Being mak[ing] grime”, Sharp Veins (formerly known as William Skeng) has hit a purple patch since […]

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Releases

Review: Photay – Photay

Of the many acolytes known of Obey City’s increasingly seminal and always delivering Astro Nautico imprint, Photay is perhaps the least known or busy. If you let fairly modest online following statistics smother the nascency of his producer status, you’ll let what is one of the most original bodies of work this listener has come across this […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 102: Deadboy

In 2010, we saw the release of tracks that are now considered classics such as Wut, Work Them, CMYK, Maze and of course a little edit of Drake’s Fireworks by a South London producer named Deadboy. At the time, it was a remix that gained a lot of attention and, more close to home, it […]

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Releases

Recommended: De Leon – De Leon

Anonymity is a funny game. For every shy, retiring bedroom producer who claims “it’s just about the music, man” there may well be a celebrated artist attempting to cash in on a hyped new style without the shackles of their reputation, or someone else equally well known hiding their own connections and position from plain […]

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