Downloads, Interviews

Introducing: LinG

We’ve something special here. Liverpool artist LinG, who’s also a member of three-piece Ninetails, recently put out the Anthracite EP on Get Some. It’s an EP that mixes the sound of classic grime and garage with organic, filtered noise, distilled through the heavy machinery of the industrial north. To coincide with Anthracite he’s given us […]

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Releases, Various

Recommended: Samrai – Riddim Trax EP

At the heart of Swing Ting, a Manchester-based collective whose core members curate nights, deejay at night and create music, sit Deejay Samrai and Platt. The duo came together initially to form a function where they could play out a diverse range of bass-driven tracks, non-ironically, to a crowd of slaves to the rhythm. Since its birth in […]

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Releases, Various

Recommended – Machine Woman – Pink Silk

‘Machine Woman’ sounds like an oxymoron at first; an unholy matrimony of living tissue and cold steel, neither human, nor robot. Actually, it’s more than any spineless human or soulless droid could ever be, a tool working towards some purpose built from parts of both origins. Transhumanism ties in well with the attitude of Salford’s […]

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Downloads, Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 91: Timbah

We’ve been fans of Timbah ever since his first EP Can’t Love Without You. Two long, quiet years have passed since that offering which we called “like being served a plate full of tropical fruit after a decade of microwaved Supernoodles” but now he’s back on the warpath. His new EP Flow Poke, again out on Bad Taste Records, embraces […]

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Interviews, Various

Interview: Update with P. MORRIS

Two years ago we interviewed P. MORRIS as he was popping up on the scene with his own Goombawave sound and the Bear Club Music Group. Since then he has relocated from his home state of Kansas to sunny Los Angeles, changed his name and has been tuning up his sound and production whilst working […]

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Releases, Various

Review: Achterbahn D’Amour – Odd Movements LP

It’s been 30 years since Roland stopped manufacturing the 303 and well over 20 years since the acid sound it brought to both mainstream pop and underground dance music in the 90s has had any significant presence in either. Fact is, nothing ever really dies in dance music, and this applies particularly to acid and […]

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Interviews

Interview: 6th Borough Project

Three years ago 6th Borough Project, the Scottish duo comprised of Craig Smith and The Revenge, brought us their debut album One Night In The Borough. This followed a few years of releases and remixes across different labels. A relatively quiet period followed, as each pursued his own ends. Back on Delusions of Grandeur in […]

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Releases

Recommended: Spike – Orange Cloud Nine

Reissues, and the dawning age of the Internet have made it slightly less challenging for our generation to find lost classics and hidden gems. Record labels and blogs have made it easy, yet exciting for record buyers and fans to purchase them, many of which, would have virtually gone unnoticed 20 years ago. Labels such […]

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FOTN

Functions Of The Now VI: Gage

For our next edition of Functions Of The Now, we travel from Berlin to Bristol, a city with an enviable history of dark ‘n’ deadly soundsystem music. The last decade saw Bristol rise to prominence as a second centre for eyes-down dubstep and sub-bass driven mutations only for the overground explosion of more straightforward instantiations […]

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Releases, Various

Recommended: Oscar Key Sung – Holograms EP

Independent record labels can be a bit wishy-washy. Always having strong written statements on their websites which claim they are the new sound of the generation and are hoping to find likeminded music artists to help achieve their goal. It’s the ambitious tale that leads most independent record labels to only last for a month. […]

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Various

Seven Plays I

Welcome to our new feature, Seven Plays. Each week one of our contributors will keep a personal music diary for seven days, handing 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 […]

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Various

Announcement: Happy Fourth Birthday!

Happy fourth birthday, Truants! Officially, I missed the date by a couple of days but I wanted to take this opportunity to write you all a little thank you note. Shouts out to you all for building such an inspiring platform over the last years and for continuously pushing great content and music, and with […]

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