Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 130: A Made Up Sound

By now, an artist as celebrated and established in the scene as Dave Huismans needs little to no questioning on why any record he puts out is a straight in the bag purchase. Be it under A Made Up Sound or 2562, the last ten years have seen Huismans deliver some of the most uncompromising and unconventional records to grace […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. XXXIV

Malory has been doing the live hardware rounds in New York’s thriving mechanical scene for a minute now. Her first official release comes from GOD MODE, a label that’s growing more captivating with each album they put out. There is something that just clicks with this release, it feels so natural. The track names are […]

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Releases

Recommended: Erosion Flow – Spectrums Vol. 1

Danish producer Henrik Koefod (aka Erosion Flow) returns with the Spectrums Vol. 1 EP, the first of a two-part release forthcoming on Martyn’s label 3024. Following his excellent self-titled debut on George Fitzgerald’s ManMakeMusic label last year, Koefod’s new release has him exploring the percussive side of things. Still present are the cooing samples and wriggling […]

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Releases

Premiere: Dawit Eklund – Litchi Juice

Now coming up to their seventh release in early November, Washington, DC-based label 1432 R have really impressed us the last year with their introduction to Ethiopian-based dance music and off-kilter electronics. Headed up by Joyce Lim, Sami Yenigun and Dawit Eklund, the trio formed when the latter two started throwing warehouse parties while studying at George Washington […]

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Interviews

Interview: Basic Soul Unit

The ability to be diverse in one’s creative output without compromising on quality or substance is a rare quality, but one that could be easily ascribed to the Toronto-based producer and DJ Stuart Li. Working primarily under the name Basic Soul Unit (the name itself could be interpreted as an indication of his approach, a […]

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Chronicles, Releases

Premiere: Brown Irvin – Bay Fog

Brown Irvin is a new project from LA’s AshTreJinkins, whose main focus over the past decade has been in the world of dusty, beat-driven hip-hop. This new persona sees him move in different directions, a side project for him to explore house and techno from his own particular point of view. Having released a three-track digital […]

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Releases

Premiere: Forrests – Organs

Irish act Forrests have been quiet lately, essentially going into hibernation for the guts of two years. During this time since the release of Wilder on Blast First Petite they’ve knuckled down, honed their craft and worked on a new release, Organs. It sees them make camp somewhere in between the earthy, emotive Bandcamp drone and the riotous celebrations of […]

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Interviews, Various

Interview: Rival Consoles

For the past two years, Rival Consoles has put out two hefty EPs on Erased Tapes each time autumn has rolled around. This year, he’s returning to the label with his third album, Howl. Like his previous work (some of which we’ve covered on these pages), it’s melliflous, heartfelt and muscular. Ahead of its release, […]

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Chronicles, Downloads, Releases, Sunday's Best

Summer’s Best Pt. XXXIII

What a time to be a Truant. Autumn’s release schedule is like a cheesecake, real late at night: sensational. But we couldn’t proceed without giving the summer its due, so we’ve got a bumper edition of our Sunday’s Best column to top it all off. We’ve kept ourselves busy with various mixes and features popping […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 129: Bicep

Today’s Truancy Volume comes from our favourites AKA the boys behind Bicep. We first heard of Andy Ferguson and Matt McBriar a few years ago through their very own blog Feel My Bicep, and they have been two of our top selectors ever since. Seeing the London-via-Belfast duo establish themselves as some of the most […]

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FOTN

Functions Of The Now XVI: Rushmore

Functions Of The Now is a mix series charting modern developments at the innovative edges of dance music. Originally conceived in 2013 to shine a light on the once-again fertile grime production scene and its influence, the remit of the series quickly widened to incorporate all manner of interesting manipulations of existing club modes. Whether […]

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Releases

Premiere: Dan Beaumont – Spirit Talkin’ (Patrik Sjeren Remix)

Time management may well be a particular skill that London-based Dan Beaumont has successfully grasped and mastered over the years. As well as being the mind behind setting up clubs Dance Tunnel and Dalston Superstore – two of East’s most ventured nightclubs – he’s found time in the last year to focus on Chapter 10, a […]

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