Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 223: Titonton Duvante

One of the Midwest’s most innovative and enduring talents, Titonton Duvante’s work has encompassed numerous roles over the years, forging a multifaceted career as a composer, vocalist, recording artist, producer, remixer, record label owner and DJ. His work spans longer than two decades, having cut his teeth in the early ’90s alongside Ed Luna, Todd […]

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Interviews, Releases, Various

Interview: Lorenzo Senni

Fans will know that a highlight of Lorenzo Senni’s live show is his joyous, high-energy dancing. The Italian producer, best known for his emotive, drum-free reflections on classic trance sounds, puts his skills down to summers spent dancing at bars for money around the tender age of 15. “It’s not what you think,” he laughs […]

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Interviews

Interview: Samuel Kerridge

Label boss of Contort and a Downwards mainstay, Samuel Kerridge has spent the last few years sundering and re-sculpting techno and its many forms. His savvy, paced productions and exhilarating live and DJ sets have earned him a fierce reputation for destroying the mundane on the dancefloor. A regular performer at Berlin’s Atonal festival, and […]

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Downloads, Featured, Interviews

Truancy Volume 222: Jayda G

A constant synergy exists between Jayda G and the dancefloors she commands. You’ll hear her showcasing the vibrant sounds that put her on the map, and at the same time feel her cultivate and build up off the energy that the room gives her, creating a musical harmony that you truly feel united with as […]

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Releases

Recommended: qgb – Hornets

Hornets, the debut album from qgb, is a perfect body of work. That is to say it is succinct, coherent and whole. On top of that, it is available in a limited edition 4GB USB drive cast in amber. “We made the Amberdrives in relation to the references to insects in the titles and the […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 221: Rebekah

Honing her skills as DJ in Birmingham since the late 90s, Rebekah’s hard work and pursuit of music has led her to reach a level representative of many DJs at the top of their game. She’s become a colossal presence within techno the last five years, with her formidable sets and relentless sound capturing the […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. LX

Jamaica Suk‘s latest release comes on Establishment Records, the offshoot of CDM that’s already delivered stellar works from artists like Ārash Āzādi and Miri Kat. Clockwise offers a series of techno dreamstates that border on the nightmarish. “Two Moons” opens slowly, sparse echoes leading towards fuzzy pads and a cascading drum pattern in 3/4 time. […]

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Interviews

Interview: Carista

Based in a small neighbourhood of Utrecht, Carista has slowly become a Dutch staple in the past few years, making regular trips to Amsterdam for her Red Light Radio show, appearances at clubs such as De School and festivals such as Lente Kabinet and Lowlands. Prior to next week’s Dekmantel, we caught up with Carista […]

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Interviews

Interview: Pariah

Around the time that James Blake and Joy O were first making waves in what we look back and call post-dubstep, Pariah made a similarly big impression. He caught the attention of R&S, with whom he released a couple of EPs, and forged an alliance with Blawan, performing hard-nosed techno as Karenn, putting out club […]

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Interviews, Various

Interview: Elena Colombi

With timetables and stages announced, the rundown to this years Dekmantel has intensified.  One artist, who you’ll find playing on the Friday on both the Boiler Room stage and the newly added UFO II stage is Elena Colombi. Although originally from Italy, a move to London in 2008 has found her emerging as one of […]

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Various

Interview: Junes

Junes is a producer and DJ from Newcastle, England, now based in Berlin. While this is a familiar intro for many, his sound is slightly aside from the typical house and techno path. In fact, the brand of what we broadly term “dance music” he’s associated with is particularly hard to pin down. In 2011 […]

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Featured, Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 220: Lucy

Luca Mortellaro a.k.a Lucy is one of the driving forces in the European techno scene, being the founder of the established Stroboscopic Artefacts imprint and having a strong back catalogue of releases under his name that sit comfortably in the world of innovative, hypnotic techno. While this description may fit his established past, it does […]

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