Interviews

Interview: Lorenzo BITW & Kwam

Lorenzo BITW is a name you will see blinking on your radar screen a lot more this year. A Rome-based producer best known for his series of edits and his colourful, hard-edged take on UK funky. Lorenzo’s biggest track to date is “Storm” – a collaboration with Nervous Horizon boss TSVI and up-and-coming MC Nico Lindsay […]

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Interviews

Interview: Sami%SuYung

1432 R co-founders Sami and Joyce have been busy lately. Between running the Washington, DC-based label, promoting parties (ROAM and ANYWHO), curating a mix series (Extended Family) and DJing, the two managed to put together a compelling debut. Titled Ethics, the EP marks their first release working as a duo under the moniker Sami%SuYung. Warm, […]

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Downloads, Various

Mix: Whip Full Of Truants

Beep beep! Who got the keys to the Jeep? Ride around in fine style to our latest crew mix fresh from the Truants Chop Shop. We’ve imported the hottest parts from across the globe and modded them somethin’ good for your cruising pleasure. The automobile interior is a key environment when it comes to formative […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. XLIII

Six releases deep, London-based label Yumé have been drip-feeding us nourishing house and techno for the last three years or so, such as the excellent “The Beacon/The Fear” single from Neinzer last year. The Kel EP is their latest, coming from Glasgow’s Hi & Saberhägen, a duo who already have releases on Truants faves Proibito […]

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Interviews, Releases, Various

Q&A: Mike Parker

Having served in the game for over two decades, Mike Parker has carved out a niche sound. Relying on rich textures and hypnotic grooves, he brings the most out of the bare minimum. His music can be enjoyed both at home on some headphones or being mixed by a DJ in the club. He can […]

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Featured, Interviews, Truancy Volumes, Various

Truancy Volume 167: Tasker

Our first Truancy Volume of the year comes from a DJ and label owner, whose name has conjured up a strong connection to London’s music scene over the years. A previous host and programmer at Boiler Room alongside close friends Bradley Zero and Charles Drakeford, as well as being a close affiliate to Young Turks, […]

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Interviews, Releases, Various

Interview: Prayer

Residing in London, Prayer is a classically trained pianist and composer who has caught the attention of many with his music that embodies a distinctive UK sound. With the help of his father, he gained an early insight into classical music which turned towards a keen interest into the darker sounds of the genre. Drawing […]

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Various

Year Full Of Truants: 2016

We’re incredibly excited to return from our winter breaks and kick off 2017 in fresh new kits, with plenty of on and off the pitch antics to get up to. Before that, a host of certified Truants gather together to share on the year just gone. Have a read and get to know the faces […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 166: Jules

Our last Truancy Volume of this year comes from a DJ based in Cologne going by the name of Jules. A regular DJ at Salon des Amateurs in Düsseldorf, a place which has honed the skills of top tier DJs such as Lena Willikens and Jan Schulte, it’s not surprising Jules skills as a selector are equally as matched. They […]

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Interviews, Releases, Various

Q&A: Lil Jabba

Lil Jabba is a creator, possessing immense skills and artistry clearly demonstrated in both his visual and audio work. His profession in the latter has been acclaimed since his early releases, where he successfully delved into the realms of juke and footwork, producing tunes that took the genres to a new level. Since then, the […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 165: Spencer Parker

With two Truancy Volumes left in 2016, this week’s mix comes from one of the scene’s finest purveyors of house and techno music. A regular to labels such as Rekids, Tsuba and his own label, Work Them Records, over the past ten years, Spencer Parker could easily hold his head high as a producer alone, but […]

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Releases

Recommended: Shinichi Atobe – Rebuild Mix 1.2.3.

Recent years have seen plenty of avant-leaning, club-coloured sounds from Japan, with notable examples including Wata Igarashi’s immersive techno, Kyoka’s beat-driven vocal collages, and Keita Sano’s rough-n-ready dancefloor weapons. As such, the sudden return of Shinichi Atobe in 2014 was a timely and welcome one, although whether it was coincidence or otherwise is impossible to […]

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