Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 110: Braiden

A lot has changed since we last spoke to Steve Braiden a little more than three years ago. Conversations about the intersections of dubstep and techno are now moot, for one thing. More specifically, Braiden has gone through several iterations in his career, transferring his radio show from Rinse to NTS, and then, following a move to Berlin, […]

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Releases

Recommended: Disappears – Irreal

Based in Chicago, Disappears have been churning out LPs on Kranky with a frequency that’s almost become yearly tradition. Their fifth studio album, Irreal, sees the band sounding out their art-rock and post-punk from the bottom of a deep well. Dry throats and glazing eyes, uncertain interludes and unexpected trips into momentum – Disappears find […]

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Downloads, Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 109: Leif

Now we’re fully alive and kicking in 2015 we’ve got another treat lined up for you for our second Truancy Volume of the year. If you’ve been lucky enough to catch Freerotation resident and UntilMyHeartStops label co-head Leif Knowles DJ before you’ll know all about his ability to craft an atmosphere with his sets. If […]

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Downloads, Releases

Recommended: Secret Songs – shh#000000

Ryan Hemsworth, of Truancy Volume 46 fame among other things, started up his label Secret Songs just over 8 months ago as a selflessly pure way of sharing music, free of pressure and politics. In his own words, it’s a platform for “distinct sounds by unique artists who aren’t getting the shine they deserve”. In […]

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Releases

Recommended: Tsvi – Malfunction EP

Perhaps a limitless agenda is more of a detriment than a virtue in some respects. Online statistics, an objective gauge of popularity in music for most, in this instance intimate to us that a good chunk of label B. YRSLF DIVISION’s output goes relatively unnoticed, which is a pity for a label that has at […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 108: Krystal Klear

Happy new year! 2014 was a great year for us at Truants. We celebrated the 100th edition of our Truancy Volume series, interviewed some bonafide heroes of ours and started the Temporary Trax feature to help keep our site ad-free. If you missed out on this or any of the year’s other highlights then be sure […]

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Various

Happy Holidays From Truants

Happy holidays from all of us here at Truants! We look back on another year of wonderful content made possible by the best crew on earth. Our sincerest thanks to everyone that has contributed to and supported Truants over the past year, especially to all of our writers and visual artists that have worked hard to transform […]

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FOTN, Various

Functions of the Now XI: Air Max ’97

After a heavyweight Functions of the Now entry by Bloom we now shift our gaze back down under, where Air Max ’97 has been hard at work creating new spaces and possibilities for the club. With an open-ended, exploratory process, Air Max’s work hones in on lush texture and rhythmic imbalance, on the dancefloor its […]

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Releases

Recommended: Delta Funktionen – Setup One: Decorum

Reissues and represses were aplenty in 2014, but it’s not something we often cover here on Truants. In terms of a few highlights, Donato Dozzy & Neel put out the brilliant Aquaplano Sessions compilation, Berceuse Heroique put out an old 2002 Bitasweet record from one half of 4hero and Dance Mania went all out with a […]

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Releases

Recommended: Lord Raja – A Constant Moth

Since two weeks ago, and via the vast keenness of the people behind Ghostly International, we’ve had the pleasure of ruminating with a masterfully crafted debut LP, “A Constant Moth“. The LP comes by way of Chester Anand, who dons the Lord Raja pseudonym for only the second time. The full length arrives not exactly on the […]

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Interviews

Interview: Wanda Group

We’ve been fans of WANDA GROUP for some time, loving both his singular brand of field recordings and musique concrète and his unique mode of communication. Across social networks and even into email, every word he types is released into the digital world fully capped for maximum impact. It’s not a gimmick though, as one can see from careful reading of […]

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Releases

Recommended: Gage – Bad Bitch ft. Kevin Jz Prodigy

This year, the extent of grime’s cross-pollination with other genres, styles and cultures has been center of the spotlight for many. We’ve heard it take on things as near as its similarly-youthful London sibling dubstep, reach as far out to Jersey club and stretch to abstract experimentalism. Curiously, it shares a sonic hallmark with ballroom […]

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