Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 85: Torus

Last year Dutch producer Torus was responsible for the inaugural release on Sonic Router Records, the imprint borne out of the highly respected blog of the same name. A year later they teamed up to drop Yard Sale, a free release that was also available, like its predecessor, on cassette. Ahead of his first vinyl […]

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Downloads

Premiere: Koett – Golden Peak

Stream: Koett – Golden Peak (Atomnation) Last month we recommended Lost Time from Russian producer Koett, the first single from his upcoming album Golden Peak. We loved its jazzy leanings and sunny melodies, and reveled in its warm 60s revivalism. It’s with great pleasure that we can bring you this exclusive premiere of the album […]

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Releases

Recommended: Mosca – A Thousand Years’ Wait EP

One thing Tom Reid can never be accused of is a lack of versatility. Whether he’s been channelling UK garage or producing pared-back house tracks, all of his records under his Mosca moniker seem to pursue different sonic territories. It’s perhaps no surprise that the man is yet to release on the same label twice. […]

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Recommended: NYMA – Windows To A Newdelic World

It’s All In You is a label set up by Berlin-based DJ, producer and audio professional Nima Chatrsimab, aka NYMA. Inspired by the chaos and pain in the world and keen to steer himself and others on a better path, he set up the label to connect with the universe. To paraphrase Rakim, as he […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 84: The Range

When we heard from the guys over at Donky Pitch that their boy The Range was releasing an album on the label a couple of months ago, we jumped at the opportunity to speak to him and were delighted at the chance to have him feature as our eighty-fourth Truancy Volume. James Hinton, the man behind […]

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Releases

Recommended: MssingNo – MssingNo EP

You know a release has really resonated with you when it dominates your listening time disproportionately; receiving a battering on loop for days-on-end despite all the other music you should probably be discovering, writing about or whatever. You know its special when it garners a track ID request from your usually resolutely disinterested girlfriend for […]

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Chronicles, Downloads

Review: Roc Marciano – The Pimpire Strikes Back

Substantive technical skill can often be the foundation of cinematic rapping, and on The Pimpire Strikes Back, Roc Marciano contends to be New York’s resident adept. If the Long Island MC’s first release on Man Bites Dog Records is any indication of his forthcoming album Marci Beaucoup, then we can likely expect it to be […]

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Interviews

Interview: Surgeon

It is almost an unworkable mission to write a befitting preamble to a conversation with Surgeon  that encompasses everything the frontiersman of techno has done in his career. It is not because we do not want to write a circumstantial opening statement, but rather  because there is an inordinate deal of to his back catalogue and […]

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Releases

Recommended: Mr Beatnick – The Synthetes Trilogy

We first covered Mr Beatnick upon the digital release of his Synthetes EP in the summer of 2011. A late pass, indeed, but we’ve been watching him and Don’t Be Afraid, the label he calls home, very closely ever since. He was even kind enough to give us our 42nd Truancy Volume. Over the past […]

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Downloads

Mix: Tomb Full Of Truants

Tomb Full Of Truants is the third instalment in our Truants crew mix series. Following the same concept as Club Full Of Truants and Room Full Of Truants, the crew were asked to imagine themselves in the most harrowing environment they could think of and pick one or two songs that would soundtrack that experience. As […]

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Downloads, Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 83: Silk 86

The London-centric producers Finn Casey and Thomas L have been making music and throwing parties together for half a decade, and emerged as Silk 86 at the start of the year. With the intent of exploring a housier direction under their new alias, they proved their adeptness at making dancefloor primed and melody infused grooves with their debut […]

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Recommended: Night Slugs Club Constructions 2013

Although it began as a club orientated label in 2010, the evolution of Night Slugs had taken it to more abstract territories of late. Last year, to ensure that at least one of the label’s feet was firmly on the dance floor, the founders Bok Bok and L-Vis 1990 inaugurated the Club Constructions series with […]

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