Truancy Sessions

Truancy Sessions S01 E02: Klankers

Klankers | Soundcloud | Instagram The reception for our new Truancy Sessions series last week was overwhelmingly positive, setting the stage for an exciting follow-up this week. Continuing this momentum, we are thrilled to feature Mickael Michaelides, better known as Klankers, a DJ born and raised in Cape Town but currently based in the Netherlands. […]

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Somehow you better realize when the music you're dancing to comes from people that have been exploited, the best tribute you can have is setting yourself loose in unity with the exploited.
Theo Parrish
Truancy Sessions

Truancy Sessions S01 E01: suade

suade | Soundcloud | Instagram | Bandcamp New year, new sounds! Introducing Truancy Sessions, our latest mix series dedicated to elevating the underground music scene. With eight episodes per season, we’ll be looking to amplify the voices of emerging DJs and longtime Truants friends, all while collaborating with talented designers and artists. Our mission is to […]

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Truancy Volume 323: eoin dj

eoin dj has burst into the spotlight the last year, but this ascent has come with a quiet yet steady history that predates their newfound success. Hailing from the vibrant west coast town of Galway, it’s here where foundations were set, throwing parties, learning on the fly with a series of early residencies and seizing […]

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Truancy Volume 322: EMA

For our first Truancy Volume of 2024 we turn to a DJ, promoter and label owner based in Dublin, who for the last few years has had an undeniable gift in embodying a heavy sound seeped in rigorous low-end frequencies and modern soundsystem culture. Founding the party series turned label Woozy in 2020, EMA’s intrepid […]

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Truancy Volume 321: Otik

Twenty-two mixes later and we’re signing out of 2023 with a producer and DJ whose solid reputation for both emotive electronica and high-energy, mercurial club music has seen him enjoy some of his career’s best years in recent times. Born in Bristol but operating from London since 2011, Otik has found his way onto a […]

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Truancy Volume 320: diskevich

When it comes to unearthing some of the most obscure dancefloor heaters in the world, diskevich is one of the hardest-working DJs in music right now. Raised and based in Kyiv, he started his Youtube channel in 2017, supplying followers with a regular stream of impeccable music digs both old and new. He spent his […]

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Truancy Volume 319: Fergus Jones

Originally hailing from Scotland but now based in Copenhagen, Perko debuted on Numbers back in 2018 with NV Auto – his take on UK soundsystem culture and modern experimental music. It was an early demonstration of his talent, fostering atmospheric, blissed-out sound design with club touches of UKG and Detroit techno, a record met with […]

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Live Coverage, Various

Festival Guide: Le Guess Who? 2023

Often forward-thinking and programmed with its finger on a properly global pulse, Le Guess Who? provides one of the best festival experiences in Europe. Back for its 16th edition in Utrecht this week, this is a celebration of music that seeps through the city’s extensive venue list, into local arts and culture hotspots and even […]

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Truancy Volume 318: Laksa

When it comes to artists pushing the envelop with bass-influenced techno and UK bass bobblers, you’ll be hard-pressed to find better mixes than those by Laksa. Born and raised in Bristol but now based in London, his foundational love for soundsystem culture reverberates through the bassbins of his sets and productions to this day. Regular […]

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Truants stands with Palestine

From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free October 2023 We stand in unwavering solidarity with the Palestinian people and their enduring struggle against settler-colonialism, apartheid, and genocide. Palestinians have the right to shape their political, economic, social, and cultural futures in Palestine free from occupation, and we denounce the colonial violence they […]

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Truancy Volume 317: Djoser

Stirred by the striking sounds of dubstep emerging out of the UK in the early 2000s, the Washington, DC artist Djoser first forayed into production around 2010 with a focus on harnessing the genre’s idiosyncratic style. Building on this bass-heavy foundation, Djoser’s productions have since incorporated elements of dub techno, electro, and drum and bass, […]

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