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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
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Truancy Volume 284: D. Strange

Over the past few years, D. Strange has created a series of succinctly singular electro releases. His sound is crisp machine music with soul, full of a relentless darkness but not without hope. Following a recent move from Indianapolis to Chicago, the DJ and producer spoke to us about the difference between the two cities, […]

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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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Truancy Volume 275: Aaron J

Currently located in Boston, Aaron J is the founder of Sure Thing which is an event series, podcast, and record label firmly rooted in techno, yet driven by a mystic, deep and organic palette of downtempo and ambient music. Despite being responsible for an incredible amount of US and San Francisco debuts, over the years bringing in […]

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Releases, 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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Black Lives Matter

We stand in support with George Floyd. We stand in support with Ahmaud Arbery. We stand in support with Breonna Taylor. We stand in solidarity with all black people who suffer at the hands of white supremacy every day, and we stand in support of all protests against racism and police brutality. Truants is a […]

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Interviews, Releases, Various

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 257: Channel Tres

There’s few people who currently embody the confluence of modern music like Channel Tres does. On the one hand, the soulful heart of dance music lives at the centre of his music, taking us through from deep Chicago house to dub techno effortlessly. At the same time,  his West Coast synths and lyrical nods to mainstream […]

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Interview: Maral (Part 2)

It’s been over a year since we last spoke to Maral, the LA artist whose distorted rhythms have captured the attention of international artists, renowned journalists, and notable music platforms alike. In the time since, Maral has performed numerous live sets, DJ’d radio shows, hosted local parties, participated in Red Bull Music Academy’s Bass Camp, […]

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Festival Review: No Bounds 2019

No Bounds returned for its third edition last weekend, presenting a lineup of some of dance music’s most vital contemporary talents, alongside an array of boundary-pushing figures working between the lines of the musical avant-garde. Based in Sheffield, the three-day weekender has prided itself on its inclusion of local residents and artists, and its format of using […]

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