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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
Interviews

Interview: Moin

Returning eight years after their original debut on Blackest Ever Black, Raime’s cranky distant relative, Moin, returns with a new offering on Nic Tasker’s, AD93 imprint. On the surface it feels like a familiar format. Crunchy guitars layered over a powerful and propulsive rhythmic section. If I didn’t know better, I could have lost the […]

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Releases, Seven Plays, Various

Seven Plays X: Jackson Ryland

This installment of Seven Plays comes from the Washington, DC based artist, Jackson Ryland, whom we recently interviewed on the site. While rooted in house and techno, both his vibrant personal productions and versatile collaborative projects (Rush Plus, Superabundance) find him consistently pushing the boundaries of his sound. A passionate fan of electronic music, Jackson […]

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Releases, Seven Plays, Various

Seven Plays IX: Daoud Al-Janabi

Seven Plays is a feature where our contributors, extended family and friends keep a personal music diary for seven days, before handing the format over to another author. The aim is to keep sharing great music, this time with an individual touch that celebrates the intimacy and emotionality of our relationships with music as well […]

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Featured, Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 277: Mez

Living in LA, self-described ‘part-time raver, full-time DJ’ Mez found his true calling playing house music after a revelation on the dancefloor itself. Having quickly developed his own formidable prowess behind the decks, he now looks to strengthen and promote Black and queer culture in a wider context. His recently launched No Signal platform aims […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 273: Joe Delon

For our first Truancy Volume of 2021, we welcome Joe Delon, a DJ and label owner whose mixes have opened us up to new wealth of record-shaped gems and Discog wormholes. Originally from Birmingham with stints in London, he’s been residing in sunny Lisbon, Portugal for the last six years, a move he’s since described […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 244: Gigsta

With co-signs from Freerotation, Room 4 Resistance (where she is now a resident) and numerous other Berlin parties, Gigsta’s expansive record collection has propelled its sights on dancefloors across the continent. She is a DJ whose mixes evidently display a passion for digging and conjuring up imaginative themes. We caught up with Gigsta to discuss her […]

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Featured, Releases, Various

Focus: Yves Tumor

Continuing to push the envelope of what could be termed avant-garde music, lo-fi soul-psych enigma Yves Tumor dropped the album Safe in the Hands of Love earlier this year, following on from 2016’s Serpent Music. While the record has been received with acclaim across the board, there has also been a deep attentiveness to Yves […]

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Interviews

Interview: Charlotte Bendiks

In chilly, distant Tromsø — one of the northernmost cities in Norway, known as a great vantage point from which to see the Northern Lights — quests for the electronic underground tend to lead people away. For Charlotte Bendiks, self-described as “the northern ambassador of distant intimacy”, it’s a challenge to keep the spirit of […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. LXII

It’s easy and all too tempting to surrender to the soft sounds of Geotic. Since his 2017 album Abysma – his first record that wasn’t self-released – Geotic’s celestial electronics have shifted towards a more danceable sound. Somewhere between beach and couch, that album showcased Will Wiesenfeld’s capacity to creative emotive tracks teeming with the […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. LXI

Established as an effort to “preserve and proliferate Southeast Michigan’s rich history of dance music,” Detroit’s Vanity Press Records has seen releases from local and not-so-local artists such as AceMo, Black Noi$e, and Flora FM. Their latest 7” pairs the vinyl debuts of Ridgewood, NYC-via-LA’s Oscar Huang and Lisbon-based duo Rhythm Phazer, which consists of […]

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Releases, Sunday's Best

Sunday’s Best Pt. LX

Jamaica Suk‘s latest release comes on Establishment Records, the offshoot of CDM that’s already delivered stellar works from artists like Ārash Āzādi and Miri Kat. Clockwise offers a series of techno dreamstates that border on the nightmarish. “Two Moons” opens slowly, sparse echoes leading towards fuzzy pads and a cascading drum pattern in 3/4 time. […]

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