Featured, Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 291: Danielle

Danielle has been a key figure in the Bristol coterie for a while now, regularly lending her talents to the city’s ongoing musical developments. Yet her trajectory as a DJ has led her far further than the confines of Bristol over the last five years. Her versatility and multi-faceted skills have led her to take […]

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Featured, Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 290: CCL

When we look back at the era from 2015 to now, we doubt there are DJs whose mixes dominated the zeitgeist as much as CCL’s. Through recordings for Unsound, Honey Soundsystem, C-, Discwoman and Blowing up the Workshop, their distinct vision and ability in creating masterful, story-like mixes has resonated far and wide. That’s not […]

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Featured, Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 289: Bruce

For Bruce, breakthrough releases on Hessle Audio, Idle Hands and Livity Sound were always bound to turn heads, but he’s kept the momentum going in spectacular fashion the last eight years. A large part to this is his distinct ability in manipulating tension and release for either densely textured rhythms to stripped-back, ambient abstractions, but […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 288: Sicaria Sound

For the last five years, the DJ and producer partnership of Lou Nour (FKA Imbratura Lou) and Sancha Ndeko has been on a wild ascent. As Sicaria Sound they’ve embraced the two-decade-old lineage of dubstep, and merged their own individual interests of grime, dancehall and soundsystem culture to produce the kind of quiet, careful innovation […]

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Interviews, Releases

Interview: Freedom To Spend

Freedom To Spend is a label that takes unheard or underappreciated sounds from decades gone by and repackages and recontextualises them for a new audience. In recent years they have released music from Michele Mercure, Ernest Hood, Ursula K. Le Guin & Todd Barton, Pep Llopis and more. 2021 has seen the label release Tiziano […]

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Releases, Seven Plays, Various

Seven Plays XI: Aurora Brainsky-Roth

This instalment of Seven Plays features selections soundtracking a week in the life of Aurora Brainsky-Roth. Originally from the US, Aurora relocated to the UK in 2017 to pursue graduate studies. As forgetful angel, she takes a considered and emotionally vivid approach to DJing, sometimes in collaboration with her husband, the producer ootheca. She has […]

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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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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 286: Bakked

Joining us for this week’s Truancy Volume is a producer and DJ based in Turin going by the name of Bakked, who has caught our attention in recent times with a trio of groove-packed releases on his label Outban. Wonderfully and distinctively designed thanks to Simone Faye, the records have not only helped him solidify […]

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Truancy Volume 285: Kasper Marott

Of all the DJs working within the realms of trance and progressive house at the moment, Danish producer Kasper Marott comes across as one of the most genuine. A prominent name to emerge from Danish nightlife these last few years, largely due to producing one of the biggest tracks of 2018, he’s been involved in […]

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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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