Downloads, Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 79: Shawn O’Sullivan

Shawn O’Sullivan is one of the more opinionated people in electronic music. On top of that, he has an almost encyclopedic knowledge of little known or recognized strains of music. During our conversation, he referenced his angst filled teenage years and the various types of music that accompanied it; that explains why his music tends […]

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Releases

Recommended: One Circle – Flight To Forever

With the gothic pop of WIFE’s “Stoic” EP and Saa’s self-titled EP, one could be forgiven for thinking that left_blank was moving away from the more dancefloor-oriented styles it promoted with its first releases in 2011. One Circle’s “Flight To Forever”, the label’s eighth release, reverses that trend. The EP comes from a triumvirate of […]

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Chronicles, Releases

Chronicles: ZMoney – Rich B4 Rap & Heroin Musik

Promising young Westside rapper ZMoney belongs to a generation of Chicagoans, raised on dudes like Young Jeezy and Gucci Mane, who have mutated swagged-out ATL hip-hop into their own uniquely midwestern strain with its unique marble-mouth flows and roughly pretty autotune hooks. Although his music might sound at home alongside Southside drill rappers, ZMoney is […]

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Various

Recommended: Raw M.T. – Raw Music Theory

Italian producer Raw M.T’s self-titled EP, set for release at the end of the month on Ukrainian label Wicked Bass, comprises four serious selections. Wicked Bass have been releasing some hot stuff – we were 100% down for that Innershades EP a few months back, and of course we’re big fans of your boy Huerco S […]

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Downloads, FOTN, Interviews

Functions of the Now II: Inkke

Glasgow is a city of people with vociferous musical appetites, but there are a few individuals and collectives that excel in particular fields of expertise. The staff at Rubadub are pretty much walking encyclopaedias when it comes to techno, and a night of classic dubstep wouldn’t be complete without a set from one of the […]

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Releases

Review: Yoshito Murakami ‎- Mu To Eien

Discovering Yoshito Murakami‘s “Mu To Eien” LP happened by pure chance while browsing the Youtube channel of Truants’ favourite Bandshell – a very happy accident, as this is perhaps one of the most interesting and rewarding ambient releases of the year so far. From what little information is available about Yoshito Murakami, we know that he is […]

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Chronicles, Releases, Various

Chronicles: August Heat

August was a crazy month in hip-hop. Between the flood of mixtapes released and Kendrick’s bar-raising verse, there was a lot to take in and sort through. Not to worry though, as we’ve corralled the heatwave of hip-hop here at Truants so you don’t get lost in the sauce. Here’s the notable drops of the month […]

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Chronicles, Downloads, Various

Review: Gucci Mane – World War 3: Molly, Gas, Lean

Gucci Mane is no stranger to working prolifically, but 2013 has been an especially fruitful year for the Atlanta rapper. He’s dropped five solo mixtapes, four collaborative projects, and the Bricksquad compilation album is set to debut this fall. Earlier this month, Gucci released “World War 3: Molly, Gas, Lean”, a triumvirate of mixtapes rivaled […]

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Releases

Recommended: Black Orange Juice – Alone

Anyone with any knowledge of the UK underground house music scene will have heard of Ossie; a more than promising producer with some hefty releases under his belt to boast about; most notably ‘Supercall’ on 2020 Midnight Visions, ‘Tarantula’ on Lightworks, and his ‘Set The Tone‘ and ‘Ignore‘ EPs on Hyperdub. Now, we know what you’re thinking, you’re hyping […]

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Releases

Recommended: Kelpe – Monte Verita

“In the 90s … house music 12″s were generally populated by an original vocal mix, a radio edit, a club edit and the all-crucial ‘dub’ (or vox-less) mix. We launch our house music 10″ series by cutting out the dodgy vocal mixes and heading straight for the dub…” So read the press release for the […]

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Downloads, Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 78: Aerobiz

The enigmatic Aerobiz (previously L.W.H.) debuted back in 2011 on Main Attrakionz’s “Chandelier” alongside Julian Wass. Filled with synths that would make an Albert Pyun film proud and mixed by current Canadian prince Ryan Hemsworth, the release was a bit of a departure from the typically lo-fi sound Main Attrakionz had been known for. The […]

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Various

Recommended: Unklone – Designated #41

Brooklyn’s Fifth Wall, run by Hound Scales and Divvorce, have taken it upon themselves to release the debut EP from Unklone, an alias for a somewhat mysterious Leeds-based producer who’s been very busy in the studio recently. “Designated #41” is just under half an hour of techno productions, lead by the wonderful “Tetsuo”, which rightfully […]

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