Interviews

Interview: DJ Deep

Recent years have seen a wealth of musical talent emerging from France. Producers like Voiski (who delivered our 82nd instalment of the Truancy Volume series back in 2013) and Antigone, as well as labels such as Construct Re-Form and Syncrophone have helped to re-establish France – and Paris in particular – as one of techno’s current […]

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Releases

Premiere: B.A.D.S – Hous-O-Matik Hom-O-Patik (Spencer Parker Remix)

Late last year, Rekids head honcho Matt Edwards (Radio Slave) teamed up with Francesco de Nittis aka Mr Ties and Spencer Parker for a new alias project titled B.A.D.S. (Berlin Amateur Dramatics Society). Made especially in conjunction for an appearance at de Nittis’ Homopatik party at Berlin’s About Blank last year, they debuted a track called “Hous-O-Matik […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 141: Sassmouth

Samantha Kern aka Sassmouth has been spinning records for a while now. Her residencies at Planet Chicago in Chicago’s renowned Smart Bar as well as As You Like It in San Francisco have made her a well-regarded selector in dance music circles in the US. Outside of DJing, she also runs her own label, god particle, which […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. XXXV

Established in Manchester in 2008, the meandyou. collective of Andrew Lyster, Herron, Alexander Taber, Joy Orbison and Juniper began hosting parties throughout Europe before launching a label in 2013. Their latest release, the Bookbinders EP, marks the young label’s fourth instalment, with meandyou. once again bringing together artists with unique approaches to house and techno. […]

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Releases

Premiere: D-IX – 144.22 (Long Version)

Three years in and Berlin based label LACKREC have slowly carved themselves a set of 10 quality releases, ranging from an open approach to house, techno and electro. Headed by Claudio Banti, the label has had an assortment of releases from producers such as Jonas Palzer, 7 Citizens and D-IX, all whom make up the LACK […]

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Releases

Recommended: Morkebla – Ono-Sendai Cyberspace

William Gibson has long inspired the landscape of electronic music. Most recently, Mumdance, Logos and Shapednoise named their collaborative project The Sprawl, after his mid-1980s trilogy of sci-fi novels. References to his imagined universe litter music writing and criticism, an easy shorthand for dystopian menace. Now, Italian artist Morkebla has named his latest release Ono-Cendai […]

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Releases

Premiere: Sage Caswell – House Of Jeans

Following on from premieres from Guy Andrews and Samrai & Platt earlier this week, we’ve got another artist who has previously mixed a Truancy Volume for us since we started the series. Having teamed up with fellow producer and past collaborator Cromie for an hour long mix for us back in 2013, Sage Caswell has […]

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Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 139: Hi Tom

Hi Tom may not be a name a lot of our readers know immediately off the bat but he’s fast becoming one of our favourite DJs and producers. Residing in Trondheim, Norway, he joins a long list of producers and collectives such as Drippin, Cashmere Cat, Niilas, Lido and KOSO, all making R&B leaning club music […]

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Releases, Various

Premiere: Samrai & Platt – Tease Me ft. Kemikal

If you hadn’t guessed by now, we’re big fans of the Swing Ting crew here at Truants. Samrai & Platt have already provided us with a Truancy Volume and a premiere of their track “Bad Riddim“, and Florentino served us up his edit of “Get You Alone” last year. In 2015, Swing Ting fully established their label arm to run […]

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Releases

Premiere: Guy Andrews – Spirit Ritual

Having tapped Guy Andrews for our 28th Truancy Volume in 2011 on the brink of his first Hemlock release, we’ve been following his career closely and excitedly. This looks to begin a new chapter with the release of his debut album Our Spaces, which shows his maturity as a producer. Produced over a period of two years […]

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Various

Mix: Bed Full Of Truants

Valentine’s Day is the worst, right? Wrong! There’s no better excuse for us Truants to get together and pick our most sexed up tracks in which to grind/cry through the day with than Valentine’s. This one’s been on the cards for a while; a year to be exact thanks to Soundcloud. But, with a crew full of slow […]

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Releases

Premiere: HBNG – Sudden Death

Long time purveyors of the underground scene in their home city of Stockholm, Henrik Bergqvist and Noah Gibson’s productions, be it under their own names or their collab project HBNG, have provided much consistent quality when it comes to club-ready house and techno. Having debuted their HBNG project with the brilliant EP 1 last year on […]

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