Downloads

Download: Spooky – Party Package Vol. 1 & 2

What gets us coming back to grime every time is its sense of melody. When rhythm or timbre are the pursuit of much dance music, melody can be swamped, or indeed purposefully neglected in favour of different, more functional elements of music. Grime functions differently in this way, it’s one of the few dance genres […]

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Releases

Recommended: Hyetal – Modern Worship

“To me Broadcast was mainly glass and metal, large structures, the reverberant sounds of an empty city, most of it set at night. This one felt more like a view of that city from the surrounding dessert obscured by a red fog, with some day trips to the coast line.” So says Hyetal of his […]

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Releases

Recommended: Musk – Take Me Higher / A Visible Action Of Life

Berlin duo Musk debuted recently with a handful of self released twelves. Their initial cuts trafficked in raw disco but this latest record skips a little farther down the timeline, landing right in the second summer of love. While their releases are currently only available on vinyl (with great art to boot), Musk know the […]

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Downloads, Interviews

Interview: DjRUM

We’ve been huge fans of DjRUM since he came into our world nearly two years ago. After several releases and remixes, he’s taken the leap to album territory with the release of “Seven Lies”, his first LP. A nine-track, 50-minute affair, it covers all the ground you’d expect from him after his stellar EPs and […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 71: Hodge

For our seventy-first Truancy Volume we are excited to bring you a producer whose productions under a number of aliases, and with several fellow Bristolians, marked him as one of the city’s most promising newcomers of the last two years. As Hodge he DJs and produces predominantly quite dark and percussive tracks, but you can also find […]

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Downloads, Releases

Recommended: j.Faraday – Beat Tape #1

If you paid any attention to our 61st Truancy Volume earlier this year from Kid Smpl, you may recall a short, fleeting track stuck in between Burial and Jhene Aiko by one Javier Escareno. The stuttering hi-hats and hushed keys lasted for but a minute, but the whole Truants crew immediately wondered when we’d hear more from […]

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Releases

Recommended: Gerry Read – Crave / Enjoy A Day Out

The last two years have been marked by a slew of 12-inches from Gerry Read, almost all of which explored skewed and pieced together forms of house music. It’s a definite deviation from the in vogue lo-fi aesthetic that’s been doing the rounds of late. Any grit or hiss that finds its way into the final […]

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Releases

Recommended: Cosmic Kids & Fingerpaint – Reality On The Horizon EP

New York label Let’s Play House is pretty adept at finding no-nonsense party music, solid house music without airs or pretensions, built to make you move. For their latest trick, they’ve paired two LA acts, Cosmic Kids and Fingerpaint, better known until now as Tyler Blake of Classixx. LPH015, or the “Reality On The Horizon” […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 70: Orquesta

Orquesta is the singular project of musical oddball Orlando FitzGerald. The eccentric Irishman has been making music for half a decade now, as well as DJing, curating and promoting, and launching his own label Meles Meles last year. His efforts have garnered interest and acclaim from local and international press. This year he is one […]

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Downloads, Releases

Recommended: Dark Sky – In Brackets

With this year’s edition of Red Bull Music Academy going down in New York, the Big Apple’s club scene has been the talk of the Internet. With tens of thousands of words being spent either aggrandizing or eulogizing the scene, it’s important to note that the individual players are equally or even more important than […]

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Interviews

Introducing: munno

In the spring of 2012 munno released his debut EP “Early Idle” through his Bandcamp. The EP received little fanfare initially but gained prowess as his name circulated among some of the breakout acts of last year, specifically Evenings and Ryan Hemsworth. With his “Based Remixes” – an impressive reimagining of some of the Based God’s […]

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Downloads, Releases

Review: RP Boo – Legacy

“Alien music is a synthetic recombinator, an applied art technology for amplifying the rates of becoming alien. Optimize the ratios of eccentricity. Synthesize yourself.” – Kodwo Eshun, More Brilliant Than The Sun The UFO has landed. A majestic chrome craft sits before you after gently touching down on earth. The ship’s flap opens, a thick […]

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