Interviews, Releases, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 287: Fraxinus

Named after the Latin word for the ash genus, Fraxinus is a vehicle for the weighty techno of Devon-born, Netherlands-based DJ, producer and composer Cameron Leaf. Originally making a name for himself as part of the Her Records crew, he debuted with the All Ends 12” in 2014. Compilation contributions for Her Records and Astral […]

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Interviews, Releases

Interview: YULLOLA

It almost feels like an undersell to refer to NYC/Maine-based artist YULLOLA as a singer-songwriter and producer; she practises imagination more than anything else, using audio, visual, literary and performance arts as tools to realise and express an overarching vision. Previously, she had been releasing music under the name Jasper Lotti – her track “Bad […]

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Releases

Recommended: Space Ghost – Dance Planet

What makes a good summer album? Is it music that sounds best in glorious sunshine or during balmy evenings? Or is it something that brings back memories of those times when gloomy winter arrives? Space Ghost’s Dance Planet does both. In the hazy stretch between May and August, these tunes can soundtrack carefree days, or […]

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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, Releases, Various

Interview: Superabundance

Speed is the name of the game for Superabundance, the collaborative project of Washington’s Jackson Ryland [Rush Plus] and Andrew Field-Pickering, more widely known as Max D of Future Times. Driven by the simple notion of producing faster tracks that fall outside the pair’s typical BPM range, Superabundance finds the DC duo creatively toying with […]

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Featured, Interviews, Releases

Interview: Bad Boy Chiller Crew

The swift rise of notorious Yorkshire entertainers Bad Boy Chiller Crew is a fascinating feat seldom seen in today’s landscape. As a trio, members Clive, Gareth Kelly and Kane started out making comedy skits, prank videos and lad banter viral clips much in the vein of Dirty Sanchez or Jackass – complete with a recurring […]

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Interviews, Releases

Interview: claire rousay

claire rousay is an artist based in San Antonio, Texas, in the United States. Prolific in her output, her work can be described as sound art, experimental, avant-garde and musique concrète, with an air of humour that can be subtle or overpowering depending on the piece. The word ‘intimate’ is often used about her pieces, […]

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Releases, Seven Plays, Various

Seven Plays VIII

For Seven Plays, each week one of our contributors will keep a personal music diary for seven days, then hand the feature over to another Truant. The idea is to keep sharing great music with our readers, but with a more individual touch than our more objective posts and reviews. Interrupting the feature’s extended hiatus […]

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Interviews, Releases

Interview: Carmen Villain

Carmen Villain has carved a particular niche for herself over the past few years. Having released music for a decade now, mostly on Oslo mainstay Smalltown Supersound, she’s shifted her sound from dreamy, guitar-led (but nonetheless atmospheric) indie-pop into her own realm of refreshingly distinctive ambient sound art. This shift kick-started with 2019’s Both Lines […]

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Interviews, Releases

Interview: Heap

For Vienna’s electronic music scene, Florian Stöffelbauer (otherwise known as Heap) is something of a local hero. As a DJ, producer and label head, Florian has an acute knowledge of the weird and wonderful. The term ‘digger’ is thrown around frequently, often with pompous connotations. While his crates run particularly deep, Florian’s far from pretentious; […]

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Interviews, Releases

Interview: Estoc

With a vision for powerful, narrative-driven DJ sets as well as a production catalogue spanning original hardstyle compositions, rhythmic drum track collaborations, dancefloor-storming superhit blends and wondrously uncanny metal mashups, Estoc sets any and all music libraries alight. The Philadelphia-based artist has been consistently delivering the fiercest of mixes and edits under the name for […]

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