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Truancy Volume 267: Ikonika

With a career spanning back from the late 2000s to today, Ikonika has long been regarded as a key name in the UK club music scene. Going back to 2008, she’s released on flagship labels like Hyperdub and Planet Mu, as well as what could have been a one-off 10″ for Don’t Be Afraid’s DBA […]

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Truancy Volume 266: Zozo

Zozo is a DJ from Istanbul, Turkey. Forever experimenting with sounds of all shades, she’s established herself across Europe by collaborating with the Lyon-based Macadam Mambo crew residencies as well as enjoying a residency at Sameheads in Berlin. In 2017 she released a mind-bending tape for the Sameheads C60 series entitled Witchez of Anatolia, opening […]

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Truancy Volume 264: Turtle Bugg

New Jersey, New York and Detroit. Three of the key cities in the development of house music in the United States. Turtle Bugg was born in Jersey, lived in New York for a long time and now resides in Detroit. It’s fair to say these locales influenced his approach as a DJ, as well as […]

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Interview: Minor Science

Minor Science is an alias of Angus Finlayson, initially known as a music writer for sites such as Resident Advisor before surprising many with the release of his debut 12″ as Minor Science on Will Bankhead’s The Trilogy Tapes in 2014. An impressive, intriguing five-tracker, it showed a willingness to explore unexpected terrain in the […]

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Truancy Volume 259: Doc Sleep

Doc Sleep is an unsung hero. Low-key and understated, she’s an accomplished DJ and producer, as well as being part of the two-person team behind the consistently excellent Jacktone label. The label has amassed an incredible 70 releases since 2013, putting out tracks from the likes of gayphextwin, Roche, Experimental Housewife, CMD, and past Truancy […]

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Interview: Astrid Sonne

Copenhagen-based Astrid Sonne didn’t grow up with electronic music. The composer and violist grew up on a small Danish island and moved to the capital to study classical music, ultimately quitting in her late teens to move into the electronic realm. In 2018, she put out her debut album, Human Lines, and in late 2019, […]

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Truancy Volume 254: DJ Voices

New York’s DJ Voices is drawn towards the unexpected. We spoke at a Japanese restaurant in Dublin (where she’d later play for the Pear crew to a crowd of Halloween revellers and well-dressed 20-somethings), and she pointedly said that she would play a whole set of up-tempo tracks slowed down using the CDJ’s wide function (which […]

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Interview: Locked Groove

Belgian producer and DJ Locked Groove has steadily been releasing music over the past decade, with  a Truancy Volume appearing in 2012, but something kicked into overdrive in 2019. Following a run of singles on his own Locked Groove Records last year, including the glacial trance of Zillion, he dropped his debut album Sunset Service in March this year on Hotflush. Combining […]

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Interview: AVA. Records

Earlier this summer, AVA. Records and Cold Blow released a compilation of tracks by Electro Music Union, Sinoesin & Xonox. Not, in fact, three separate artists, these were three aliases of Jason Adkins, who released a series of releases on his short-lived Metatone label in the early-to-mid 1990s. Similar in sound and texture to the “ambient […]

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Interview: Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy is a DJ and producer based in New York. A maverick figure, he blends humour and techno to great effect, donning costumes in his artwork, giving his releases titles like Time Saving Tips For Dj’s ‎and, most recently, releasing an album that’s a compilation made up of his own aliases. It Takes A […]

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Truancy Volume 245: Dr. Rubinstein

Dr. Rubinstein is that rare thing, a DJ who’s just a DJ. It almost seems churlish to put it that way, but she’s made her name and career enchanting crowds with just her infectious selections of acid techno and cosmic electro. Just watch her on the decks, how she feels the music she shares with […]

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Recommended: Lara Sarkissian – Peninsula

The All Centre label established by DJ Pitch has been putting out stellar two-track releases since it appeared last year, with a roster that includes BLEID, Alec Pace and BFTT among others. The latest release, from San Francisco-based Lara Sarkissian (aka FOOZOOL), is a wonder. The title track is a thunderous rampage of drums over […]

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