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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FOTN, Interviews, Various

Functions Of The Now XVIII: DJ Haram

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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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 132: Endian

With end of year lists slowly starting to trickle out, there’s one track in particular we find that’s absent from some of the bigger sites, despite having what could be considered a decent summer. Championed by both Joy Orbison and Scuba in each of their respected Essential mixes, snippets of new untitled Endian teased the notion […]

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Chronicles, Releases

Chronicles: Goth Money – Goth Money Trillionaires

If there is to be any overt or ulterior goal of bubbling-up rap crew Goth Money’s music, it’s a convoluted one; interviews of the six members frame their project as a form of positivity achieved through organic, artistic union, while the group’s material is most often somewhat a literal incarnation of their name. Either way, […]

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Interviews, Releases, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 131: Erosion Flow

Our latest Truancy Volume comes from producer and DJ, Henrik Koefod (aka Erosion Flow), an emerging talent out of Copenhagen. Erosion Flow first grabbed our attention in 2014 with his electric debut EP on George Fitzgerald’s ManMakeMusic label. Garnering quick support, tracks like ‘Bedroom Jam’ saw airtime on Ben UFO’s Rinse FM show and George Fitzgerald’s BBC Radio […]

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Interviews

Interview: Imre Kiss

Before gaining broader attention for the Raw Energy EP on Lobster Theremin last year, Slovakian-born Hungarian producer and designer Imre Kiss released his debt Midnight Wave on Budapest’s Farbwechsel in 2013. A limited cassette release (we’re talking 50 copies), it was a mournful, shadowy work and it didn’t stick around for long. One owner, however, […]

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