Releases

Review: Moderat – II

When Sascha Ring, Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary, also known as Moderat, speak about themselves they try to emphasize that they’re just three guys making music. Unfortunately, when you’re three guys that are some of the most influential in the Berlin electronic music scene, your past achievements tend to come up often. Bronsert and Szary are […]

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Various

Three-Peat Vol. XXI: Aus Music

Three-Peat is our feature spanning genres and labels to bring you three select releases from the past – whether the past month or the past year – that still deserve your attention. 1. Ramadanman & Midland – Your Words Matter / More Than You Know An obvious choice, maybe, if we had to pick a “Greatest Hits” […]

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Releases

Review: Ciara – Ciara

It’s no secret that the music press tends to draw comparisons between female artists regardless of how much (or how little, as is more often the case) they actually have in common. We’ve seen it with the endless female DJ thinkpieces and the lazy cliché that any emerging female rapper is coming for Azealia’s throne […]

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Releases, Various

Recommended: The Artist Formerly Known As 19.454.18.5.25.5.18 – Spadesdance

19.454.18.5.25.5.18 is a man of few words. Well, technically this release is credited to The Artist Formerly Known As 19.454.18.5.25.5.18 but we’ll just go ahead drop the prefix for now. The moniker was bestowed upon him (we’re pretty sure it’s a him at least) by Horizontal Ground, a label that until recently only released records via coded aliases. 19.454.18.5.25.5.18 might be a […]

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Downloads, Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 76: Phil Gerus

Phil Gerus first burst into our eardrums over half a year ago with such a sexy, dissipated sound, it was almost impossible not to take notice. Here we are, six months and one Yeezus album later, happily presenting to you our seventy-sixth Truancy Volume from a man responsible for bringing back those sensual 80’s vibes with tunes that […]

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Downloads, FOTN, Interviews, Various

Functions of the Now I: Strict Face

It’s often said that grime is an unfinished project, its untimely jolt into the mainstream cutting short the intense burst of creativity that characterised the style’s ‘golden age’. In 2013 a whole host of producers have taken it upon themselves to finish off the job, rearranging grime’s molecules to suit the ears and minds of […]

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Chronicles, Releases

Chronicles: Yung Lean – Unknown Death 2002

The first thing you should know about Yung Lean is that he was 16 when he made “Unknown Death“. The second thing you should know is he’s from Sweden. Some readers may automatically be turned off by his age and brush him off as illegitimate but separate his young age from the music, as one would with an […]

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Downloads, Various

Five Mixes Are Better Than One Pt. XVII: Summer Special

So for the most part, it’s officially summer, and what better way to kick off summer then to kick back with your favourite summer mix? If like us here at the Truants mansion you’re plagued with indecision when it comes to picking out the best for the perfect summer vibe, don’t worry, we’ve done the […]

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Releases

Recommended: Pedestrian – Kalakuta / Ndizi

Sometimes an act’s nom de plume can work perfectly, aptly summing up their style and reputation in three words or fewer. This isn’t the case with Pedestrian. His “Hei Poa” release on Push Run showcased muffled terror and beautiful melody, “Hoyle Road”, replete with his own Sampha-esque vocals, was overflowing with shimmering emotion. His initial […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 75: Alex Burkat

The guys at Mister Saturday Night have done an excellent job unearthing talent based around New York. One of two new artists Eamon and Justin have introduced us to this year is Alex Burkat. Originally from Philadelphia, he’s settled on New York for now. His days are spent editing videos at the music production and […]

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Releases

Recommended: Snow Ghosts – A Small Murmuration

When a legendary nightclub starts a new record label, it might be easy to assume that its output will be solely the stuff of late-night parties and dark, after-hours vibes. Not so with Houndstooth, the offshoot from London’s fabric. While its releases to date, coming from the likes of Call Super, _Unsubscribe_ and House of […]

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