Interviews

Interview: Imami

Every so often, here at Truants, we’ll receive something that stops us in our tracks. Most recently, that something came in the form of Imami’s debut EP. A continuation of the exciting, forward-thinking output from Apothecary Compositions, Madhouse caught us completely off guard. Taking pre-existing dancefloor formulas to task, we’ve treated you to five lots of […]

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Downloads, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 86: Boya

Boya hasn’t put out much, but he’s caught the attention of some of the biggest names in electronic music right now, what with a feature on an Opal Tapes compilation and getting airplay from the mighty Ben UFO on the Hessle Rinse show. This week he put out an EP on Mister Saturday Night, and […]

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Releases

Recommended: RVDS – Moon On Milky Way

Despite joking with his friends that his music alias RVDS could be an abbreviation for a number of things such as “Rich Violet Detroit Sound” or “Rude Visions Destroys Science”, it’s relatively easy to see where producer Richard von Der Schulenburg got his inspiration from. Based in Hamburg, Schulenburg has been a resident DJ at […]

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Releases

Recommended: Akkord – Akkord

Akkord. Δkkord. Whichever. The shadowy Manchester duo surfaced early last year, dropping a well regarded, self-titled EP on their own label. Having provided a mix for the esteemed Electronic Explorations blog early on, they subsequently featured on the weighty EE compilation the following summer. It was appropriate, then, that they would join the ranks at […]

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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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Releases

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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