Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 153: 8ULENTINA

For Truancy Volume 153 we’re pleased to present 8ULENTINA, curator of the recently featured Tobago Tracks compilation DISMISS U. 8ULENTINA is a producer, DJ and installation artist based in Oakland, California. Together with foozool, they run Club Chai, a club night that inverts power structures through its line ups and offers the kind of space that, as […]

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Various

Premiere: Gussy – Looking At Myself (Air Max ’97 Remix)

We’re extremely excited to premiere Air Max ’97‘s bionic take on Sydney singer and producer Gussy. Gussy’s takes an intimate look into fractured, digital selves and subjectivity under late heteropatriarchal capitalism. Air Max ’97 twists the vocals into something more alien and prickly. Where the original is touching and corporeal, the remix is cold and synthetic – […]

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Various

Recommended: Linda Catlin Smith – Dirt Road

Dirt Road started its life as dance music. Commissioned by a choreographer, this near 70 minute piece for violin and a glowing array of percussion (including vibraphone, gongs, cymbals and triangles) by the Canadian composer Linda Catlin Smith achieves ambitious and euphoric heights through a startling shy set of musical materials. As the title suggests, the music wanders, […]

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Releases

Recommended: Jackmaster – DJ-Kicks

There has been something undeniably genuine about the rise of Jackmaster. The past few years have seen the Glaswegian take on a supreme (and burdensome) ‘party boy’ status in a remarkably dignified manner. For his so-called “troops”, he has become a beloved embodiment of exactly what they want dance music to be about: total uproar, […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. XXXVIII

Ocobaya is the new moniker for Washington, DC producers Aaron Leitko and Mike Petillo. Previously known for their work as Protect-U on the Future Times imprint, here they’ve teamed up with DC label and Truants favorite 1432 R to inaugurate the new project. The Messix EP finds them experimenting more than in past releases, sometimes […]

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Interviews

Interview: Airhead

We’ve been fans of Airhead for some years now, writing about him twice in 2012, but his release schedule is painfully steady and considered. His last release came in 2014, the searing October / Macondo on Hemlock. Since then he’s been busy writing and touring with his childhood friend James Blake, as well as establishing party-slash-label 1-800 Dinosaur (alongside Blake, […]

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Interviews, Various

Interview: 8ULENTINA & DISMISS U Artists

Released in April, Tobago Tracks’ DISMISS U compilation is one of the most vital of the year. Assembled by producer, DJ and installation artist 8ULENTINA, the compilation showcases seven femme artists weaving diasporic narratives into dance tracks that reference, subvert and/or ignore Western club tropes. Although the release is cohesive, it resists easy categorisation: featured on the […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 151: resom

Nadine Moser has spent many years being involved in music in many ways – as a fan, DJ, booker, organiser and activist. Under the name resom, her way of playing records is grounded in zeroing in on their subtleties and weaving together rich and diverse tapestries of sound, an approach well represented in her Truancy […]

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Interviews

Interview: Will Saul & October

UK-based house label Aus Music are preparing their 100th release this July.  The label have released zeitgeist-defining EPs by acts like Midland, George Fitzgerald and Bicep before their names became ubiquitous with the contemporary scene. The feat is even more impressive considering it means they have roughly put out a record a month for a decade […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 150: Laurel Halo

To mark the 150th Truancy Volume, we are very happy to share with you a mix from one of the most distinct and interesting artists around. Over the course of several EPs, two albums and many live performances, Laurel Halo has created music which is as strikingly original and engaging as it is unbound to […]

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Releases, Various

Recommended: Rhythmic Theory – Circulation

Idle Hands, whose boss man Chris Farrell spoke to us at length in 2014, recently released the debut full-length of Rhythmic Theory. This release, Circulation, follows a hefty number of 12″s on a small number of labels over the past few years. Between his own label, BRSTL (which he runs with Farrell and Shanti Celeste), […]

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