Interviews, Releases

Recommended: Nisf Madeena

In a year of near-continuous crisis, works of support and solidarity have proved crucial. One such release is Nisf Madeena, a compilation from renowned mastering engineer Heba Kadry, created in partnership with Arabic music and culture magazine Ma3azef. A fundraiser for music communities affected by the explosion in Beirut this summer, it is a thrilling […]

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Truancy Volume 272: Aguila

Originally from New York but now based Chicago, Aguila has a sonic richness that combines progressive melodies, rave-era breakbeats and driving 4×4 riffs, all wrapped up in a revelatory love letter to trance. There’s nothing quite like being locked into the Essential and Global Communication mixes of old, and the influence clearly shines through here with […]

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Truancy Volume 271: livwutang

livwutang is the alias of rising Seattle-based DJ and artist Olivia Klutse. Moving to the city from Denver in 2014, she has quickly become an integral and vital member of Seattle’s underground music community, forming numerous friendships and helping organize events for a number of the city’s budding parties. Truancy Volume 271 sees livwutang put together […]

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Interview: Good Sad Happy Bad

Shades is the fourth album in some 11 years from Good Sad Happy Bad, the London-based band formerly known as Micachu and the Shapes (now rechristened after their 2015 LP). It arrives after the longest gap between between the group’s albums yet, and just as there’s something idiosyncratic and unshakeable about their lo-fi avant-pop and […]

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Interview: Maarja Nuut & Ruum

Maarja Nuut & Ruum (Hendrik Kaljujärv) are a duo from Estonia who have been collaborating for a number of years. They put out their debut Muunduja in 2018 and recently followed up that release with World Inverted. This album features delicate electronic strands that underpin Nuut’s folk-inspired vocals and violin-playing to eerie and unsettling effect; […]

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Truancy Volume 270: Reptant

Reptant has fast become an intricate cornerstone when it comes to quality, knee-bucking electro and high-voltage machine jams. Emerging around 2017 as a secondary project to his Lou Karsh alias, he’s been one of many talented producers to lead the genre through a healthy and exciting new period, thanks to releases on Planet Euphorique, Salt […]

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Truancy Volume 269: Tim Reaper

Recently outscoring the likes of scene legends Fabio, Klute, and Djinn on Electronic Beats’ 90S Jungle/Drum and Bass Blind Test edition, it is clear that Tim Reaper is one of the most honest generational talents when it comes to the genre. From jungle to hardcore, to darkside and 4×4 jungle-techno, he shows an appreciation to its […]

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Truancy Volume 268: Kia

It’s easy and refreshing to hear when a DJ truly enjoys the creative part of piecing a studio mix together. Describing the way she makes them as a complete personal expression, a diary of sorts, Kia has built up a collection of mixes that completely embodies her talent for weaving deep musical narratives. Kia’s Truancy Volume is […]

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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 265: soso tharpa

Born during the infamous blizzard of ’96 in Washington, DC, and raised by Nigerian immigrant parents, soso tharpa embodies the eclectic nature of DC’s music and culture, having grown up listening to the musical likes of country, rap, and everything in between. His musical productions are similarly wide-ranging, taking inspiration from a slew of sources […]

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