Interviews, Various

Interview: Winter Son

When you come from a background that mainly involves instruments, fellow band members and Slayer and Pulp covers it’s always interesting to see how the venture into straight up electronic based music might pan out when working solo. Enter Winter Son, a Manchester based producer who cut his teeth playing in a series of successful […]

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Recommended: Octo Octa – Cause I Love You EP

We find it kind of hard to believe it’s been nearly three years since Brooklyn’s Octo Octa‘s debut effort Let Me See You was brought into the world in all its euphoric 90s steeped glory. It even managed to get dropped in the middle of Move D’s outstanding Boiler Room Berlin set, a testament to […]

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Recommended: Samuel – Groove Therapy / Numberuma

Bristol’s house label for only rough-edged, local produce — homegrown and organic, if you will — readies two cool and casual house cuts from a newly-arrived artist on the city’s jostling production scene. Samuel‘s simple identity fits well with the rest of the no-frills label’s roster, this new release following the debut records by Shanti […]

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Review: Mo Kolours – Mo Kolours LP

“Different feelings… this is doing one feeling, this is doing another feeling, or is this maybe doing a sad feeling, this may be doing, like a happy feeling!” So professes an excited voice at the beginning of the Black Is Beautiful-esque “Say Word”, summarising the potent duality of Mo Kolours’ self-titled debut. Even the artwork’s […]

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Various

Mix: Gym Full Of Truants

Are you looking to get shredded or add mass for the summer and normal supplements aren’t working? Or are you looking to just get a bit leaner or healthier? Look no further! Following our previous crew mixes Club Full Of Truants (our favourite club tracks), Room Full Of Truants (a recap of last year), and Tomb Full Of Truants (the most harrowing tracks […]

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Announcement: Subbacultcha! X Tri Angle X Truants – Waterfall Party

Hold up, hold up! Our friends over at Subbacultcha! invited us to co-host Evian Christ‘s and Mssingno‘s Amsterdam stop of their Waterfall tour, which will happen on Easter Sunday. We are thrilled to welcome the two producers to MC Theater as we have been huge fans of both Evian Christ and Mssingno from the start. Though Evian Christ’s sound has evolved into something […]

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Seven Plays II

For Seven Plays, each week one of our contributors will keep a personal music diary for seven days, then hands 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 objective posts and […]

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Interviews, Various

Interview: Black Acre Records

The always excellent, pigeonhole-transcending Black Acre Records, quite simply, keep releasing so much heat that we thought we should catch up with the instigators behind this slew of goodness. Laying foundations back in 2007/08 with a string of sturdy dubstep records, they have since handed debuts to a heady selection of our favourite artists – Blue […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes, Various

Truancy Volume 94: Slugabed

Slugabed gifts us our 94th Truancy Volume. 2012 was a busy year for the Bath-born, London-based producer: his debut album, Time Team, was released on recently diversified label, Ninja Tune. Meanwhile, he was laying the foundations for Activia Benz, a label that coolly promotes the music of a splash of artists from around the globe. […]

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Interviews, Various

Interview: Boozoo Bajou

Veteran German duo Boozoo Bajou have been in the game for almost two decades, and they’ve just put out their stunning new album 4. Gorgeously rendered soundscapes that evoke beautiful vistas and a stirring emotional landscape, the pair drafted in a sterling team of musicians to help them out – guitarist Frank Zeidler, Stefan Pötzsch […]

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Exclusive: Bambooman – Dulcet

Exclusive stream: Bambooman – Dulcet (Sonic Router Records) It’s always a pleasure to do good things with good people, so it’s with great pleasure that we can team up with our friends at Sonic Router to bring you this first listen of “Dulcet”, the title track from Bambooman’s forthcoming EP. It’s his second on the […]

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Three-Peat Vol. XXII: Coil

Three-Peat is our feature spanning genres and labels to bring you three select releases from the past – whether the past month or the past year – that still deserve your attention. This edition we’ve selected three tracks from the avant-garde noise charmers who go by the name of Coil. 1. Coil – Ubu Noir […]

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