Interviews, Releases, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 144: Tom Dicicco

Since debuting on Baud back in 2010 with his still much sought after Material Things EP, Tom Dicicco’s palette of dubbed out techno aesthetics has found a home on labels such Traut Muzik, Semantica and Stockholm LTD. The last two years have seen Dicicco’s label skills from running Inner Surface Music with AnD, translate to […]

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Q&A: Odeko

“I don’t know who told you Gobstopper was just a grime label.” Mr Mitch took to Facebook recently to share his label’s newest release, A History With Samus from newcomer Odeko. Following Loom’s appropriately titled European Heartache EP, it continues down the path of grime-influenced electronic music that transcends both genre and locale, with one foot in the club and another in your dreams. Ahead […]

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Interviews, Releases, Various

Premiere: v1984 – Becoming N(one)

In November last year Glacial Sound announced its fifth and final record, a vinyl release of Riko Dan & Rabit’s anthem Black Dragons. It’s testament to label boss Paul Purcell’s vision with the label that in just five releases over a two and a half year period the label had become a linchpin in a burgeoning […]

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Releases, Various

Premiere: Borrowed Identity – It’s You

Since jumping into the scene back in 2012, Borrowed Identity has successfully traversed a huge variety of labels with his broad musical range and confident studio skills. Labels such as Quintessentials, Foul & Sunk, Mistress Recordings and even the close-knit Ostgut Ton have all taken interest and put out his music in the past. From […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 143: BNJMN

There was a certain point in the last couple of years where people felt as if BNJMN had transferred into darker, techno territory from dreamier and more melodic house music. Releases on Delsin, Jericho One and his own label Brack seemed to imply this, but to him, all are just different aspects of his personality coming together as […]

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Seven Plays VI

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, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 142: Minor Science

Minor Science’s discography is, if not yet overwhelming in volume, then certainly impressive in it’s quality. A pair of releases on Will Bankhead’s The Trilogy Tapes and Nic Tasker’s Whities labels are stylistically broad but can be typified by an arresting combination of weirdness balanced with effectiveness as dance music, as well as arresting details […]

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Welcome to the new Truants!

We’re very excited to welcome you to the new Truants website. We opted for a design that highlights our archives and contributors, and we hope you have as much fun going through our archives as we did. Over the last six years, our writers have published over a thousand articles and counting, including 139 Truancy […]

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Releases

Premiere: Know V.A – Echoes

Having contributed the second instalment of the Digital Dubplate series on DJ Shadow’s Liquid Amber label in 2015, the Know V.A guys now return with a follow-up to their previously released Lowriders Recordings release from the year before. Since that first O Horizon EP they’ve been slowly making their mark in the city of Amsterdam; hosting […]

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Interviews

Interview: Duckett

Duckett is an artist who has been around for some time. Between 2001 and 2007 he released a number of records on Grimes Adhesif’s Mind Your Head Records, as well as appearing alongside Tom Demac on labels such as Disappear Here and the latter’s own Electronique Audio imprint. Several years later, following regular slots at the fabled Freerotation festival, he popped up again in 2015 on […]

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Releases

Premiere: The Last Trip to Gandahar – R136a

With five years since the label’s inception, the Leicester-based label City Fly marks the 13th release in their catalogue with a specially curated package featuring its label founders alongside some special guest collaborators. Having grown from a small club night into a much-championed outlet for quality house music, names such as Fred P, Basic Soul Unit, Red […]

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