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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Releases

Premiere: Bonebrokk – Refix

Based out of Athens, Mario Naris set up his label Trial&Error in 2015 as an outlet for his own music, which he describes himself as machine music for the mind and feet. Starting the label with his collab project .message which he works on with fellow producer Stratos Bichakis, the pair had previously had a small run […]

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Releases

Recommended: Monoak – Resolute EP

For those of us who have never had the pleasure or the privilege of attending the fabled Freerotation festival in Wales, the glut of live recordings that have surfaced over the past few years merely provides a taste of what’s on offer. Ambient sets recorded in the yurt from Jane Fitz and Surgeon sit alongside […]

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Various

Year Full Of Truants

A few of our writers tell us about how their 2015 worked out and what their plans are for this year. They collaboratively share their favourite music-related memories and tell you about their favourite upcoming artists, record sleeves, local venues and record labels. Shouts out to everyone who didn’t hand in their answers, we still love you. To kick off the […]

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Interviews, Releases

Premiere: Howes – Zeroset

In some ways, the sound of John Howes, who makes music simply under his surname Howes, is a fair reflection of Manchester where he resides having moved there from Newcastle for university. It’s pretty much always overcast or raining, but within its sodden, post-Industrial shell lies a heartbeat of culture and a city bound by its […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 135: 1432 R

2015 was a monumental year for Washington, DC-based label, 1432 R. With multiple releases from Ethiopian Records, a single by Mikael Seifu, debut solo EP from Dawit Eklund, a monthly spot on Radar Radio and a mix for RVNG Intl, 1432 R has firmly established itself as a leading representative of modern electronic music. The ’sound’ […]

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Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 134: Leonce

Leonce has been a friend of Truants for a while now. Although he signed to Fade To Mind very recently, joining fellow inductee HitMakerChinx, Leonce Nelson had beginnings when he co-started an ambient/noise label Hexagon Recordings with Wakesleep in 2012. Fast forward three years an intermittent habit of uploading Rinse FM rips of his own tracks […]

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Interviews

Interview: ANGEL-HO, Nkisi & Rabit

Back in October, Nkisi, ANGEL-HO and Rabit sat down with Truants’ Tayyab Amin to discuss ‘Decolonised Dancefloors: Race, Identity & The Global Underground’. The aim of the panel was to explore how the artists’ works and collaborations relate to these issues, whilst shedding light on and introducing their approaches to music. Nkisi is known for […]

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