Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 176: Fiedel

For our 176th Truancy Volume we welcome our second Ostgut Ton artist to the series, after Kobosil‘s entry last year. Joining Berlin nightlife in 1989, Fiedel has been a resident and regular figure at Berghain since its opening in 2004. Prior to this, he held a three year residency at the club’s predecessor Ostgut – a […]

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Releases, Various

Interview: Bwana

Canadian artist Bwana is a rare breed. His tracks and edits have found their way into sets from DJs as diverse as Space Dimension Controller, Mr. G, The Revenge, his heroes Sasha and John Digweed, Tasker, Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve and B.Traits. The LuckyMe-released Capsule’s Pride, a musical reimagining of Akira for the modern day, was a massive success […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 175: Konx-om-Pax

For our 175th Truancy Volume we welcome Tom Scholefield, an animator, director and audio-visual artist more commonly known by the moniker Konx-om-Pax. Hailing from Glasgow, Tom counts people like Hudson Mohawke and Rustie as some of his earliest childhood friends, an acquaintanceship which has led to his striking artwork gracing the cover of many releases from fellow Glaswegians. […]

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Chronicles, Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. XLVI

Hot off the press this week, Pearls is Swimful’s second release on Shanghai-based record label SVBKVLT (third including a remix EP). Following on from previous records by the likes of Prettybwoy, Howie Lee and Damacha, this EP is a continuation of output from artists based in East Asia producing a vast array of club-friendly music. […]

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Truancy Volumes, Various

Truancy Volume 174: Lauer

This summer we’ll be heading to beautiful Tisno in Croatia for Love International’s second festival outing, and with the final lineup drawing to a lavish close this week, there’s a whole wave of debutants and familiar faces heading to the coastal hideaway along the Adriatic coastline. Past Truancy Volume mixers Ben UFO, Moxie and Palms […]

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Releases

Recommended: Juniper – Aramaic EP

Showcasing their strength in creating distinct soundscapes, the latest from Dan Mumberson and Reuben Holt as Juniper marks an impressive return to the Meandyou label for the first time since 2013. On the Aramaic EP, the pair take their sound to darker territory than past releases, further honing their particular amalgamation of spacey house and […]

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Interviews, Releases, Various

Recommended: V/A – mono no aware

“Life hits me hard again” breathes a voice on Malibu’s “Held”, the second track from PAN’s mono no aware. Perhaps it’s sheer coincidence that the label’s ambient compilation arrives at a time of seemingly endless defeat, but with so many hearts hurting in the wake of global upheaval, it’s tempting to conclude that Bill Kouligas […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 173: Relaxer

It’s hard to know where to begin when introducing Daniel Martin-McCormick. For the past number of years he’s been producing mind-bending techno as Ital, appearing on labels such as Planet Mu, 100% Silk, Workshop and Gang Of Ducks. He’s teamed up with Aurora Halal for a pair of 12″s on his Lovers Rock label. He’s […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. XLV

Released this month via San Francisco’s Honey Soundsystem, Octo Octa’s second album, titled Where Are We Going?, begins in a sunlit daze. Like blinking awake from a too-real dream, there’s a sense of confusion and wonder to the LP’s opening seconds. This nervous energy flutters throughout “Where Are We Going? Pt. 1”, but is offset […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 172: Elias Mazian

In an interview from a few years ago, Elias Mazian describes the house paradigm as a playground, as something that reminds him of the excitement and escapades from his childhood. A genre that allows for endless exploration where the music comes and goes, and wanders into directions the listener wouldn’t necessarily expect. This analogy perfectly […]

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Featured, Interviews, Various

Interview: Bruce

Larry McCarthy, also known as Bruce, has not so much been making waves as crashing into the UK dance music scene and beyond since his first releases in 2014. While his debut release was Just Getting Started / Tilikum on Dnuos Ytivil, it was Not Stochastic on Hessle Audio that really caught people’s attention. Led by a title […]

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