Downloads, Interviews

Introducing: Talbot Fade

Talbot Fade is the musical project of a guy who is part of the YRZ collective. Describing his music is a challenge as simple words don’t cover the depth of emotion inherent in his tracks. Ambient interludes inspired by periods of heartache and introspection, ghostly pianos sitting over fog-like drones – evocative and resonant of […]

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Recommended: I Am The Cosmos – Monochrome

It’s been a good year for Dublin outfit I Am The Cosmos. They saw in the new year playing with the mighty Nightflight collective in The Grand Social, and later that month they released their debut album Monochrome on Elastic Witch, and premiering on Noisey. Strong reviews followed, and rightly so. It’s a sterling effort, […]

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Recommended: Freeze-Tag – Eskimo EP

Freeze-Tag (real name Marcus Alan Ward) is a Cleveland based multi-instrumentalist making dance-based ambient R&B. Described as a “prisma-chromatic” sound on his website, Ward is inspired by “retrograde and futuristic tones, as well as the unification of visual art and music”. He has great admiration for artists like Matisse, Rothko, Warhol, Van Gogh, Magritte, Basquiat, and […]

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Recommended: Music For Your Plants – Expedition Chant Cup EP

Music For Your Plants’ Expedition Chant Cup hones in on that real sweet spot between library and club music, just where we like it. It’s a vivid journey through digital detritus handled with a welcoming lightness of heart. In this respect, MFYP belong to a group of artists who are at once satirical, confusing, ambiguous, hyperreal yet […]

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Recommended: Jay Daniel – Scorpio Rising EP

2013 has seen quite a meteoric rise for the young producer/DJ from Detroit known as Jay Daniel. Starting as a DJ and co-organiser of the Detroit-based Fundamentals parties with Kyle Hall, Jay now has a record on one of the most esteemed labels in House, namely, Theo Parrish’s Sound Signature label, not to mention the fact […]

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Downloads, Interviews, Truancy Volumes, Various

Truancy Volume 87: Opal Block

Opal Block, a self-confessed 1992 obsessive trapped in 2013, has found a home for his first full-length release in Jon Phonics’ Astral Black imprint. Having released music from Phonics and Jaisu, and with a beat tape from Inkke in the works, the label knows a thing or two about how to bridge the gap between […]

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Five Mixes Are Better Than One Pt. XIX

Matthew Kent’s Blowing Up The Workshop mix series is a riveting mix series – rather than easy, instant mix after mix after mix after mix gratification, the project deviates from the norm of intensive publicity and has a more focused selection of broadcasts who are often focused in their own turn. From commissioned work, sounds from ancient keyboards […]

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Releases

Recommended: C L N K – Black Ecstacy

Error Broadcast have had a good year. They’ve been sparing with their offerings, but if nothing else they’ve given us the beautiful melancholy of Soosh’s Colour Is Breathe. Closing out the year they’ve released an album from Romanian producer C L N K, who previously released on the label as Montgomery Clunk. Black Ecstacy, an […]

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FOTN, Interviews

Functions of the Now IV: Miss Modular & Sudanim

While the first few tapes in this series focused their orbit around the Boxed massive, we now turn to those honing in on a skeletal, highly percussive, Jersey-inflected take on grime. Miss Modular and Sudanim of Her Records have presented us with exactly that, for the most part leaving behind grime’s evil sound palette and […]

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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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