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  • Truancy Volume 298: Jackson Ryland

    Truancy Volume 298: Jackson Ryland

    For many regular Truants readers and speed-seeking techno connoisseurs, Jackson Ryland of Washington, DC hardly needs an introduction. Beyond the sounds and insights shared in his past Superabundance interview and Seven Plays takeover, the artist’s particular brand of electronic music, marked by driving rhythms and ethereal melodies, has continuously captivated artists and dancers worldwide. Displaying a robust imagination…

  • Seven Plays X: Jackson Ryland

    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 Ryland also frequently documents…

  • With clubland closed, Jackson Ryland is making dance music for everywhere else

    With clubland closed, Jackson Ryland is making dance music for everywhere else

    Even when it’s designed for mass communion at max volume, most dance music enjoys a quiet second life outside of clubland. District producer Jackson Ryland knows this, which is why he hopes people might listen to his latest recordings on a bike ride, on a walk, around the house . . . and those are pretty much our only…

  • Jump Into The Hyperloop With rbchmbrs’s ’90s Jungle-Inspired “Estrella”

    Jump Into The Hyperloop With rbchmbrs’s ’90s Jungle-Inspired “Estrella”

    The frantic track carries U.K. influences and is from his upcoming Estrella EP, out November 7 from D.C. label 1432 R. By Anzhe Zhang As an avid Adult Swim fan, one of my favorite things about the late-night television block is the smooth electronic and instrumental hip-hop music that characterizes their commercial bumps. Something about the…

  • 10 house and techno producers to watch in 2016

    10 house and techno producers to watch in 2016

    As one of the co-founders of Washington D.C.’s 1432 R label, Dawit Eklund has done a lot to bring the music of the Ethiopian electronic community to wider attention. He’s also a mean producer himself, as his recent debut 12” for the label proves. Combining the breezy grooves of Theo Parrish with the woozy, sun-drenched…

  • Get lost in Mikael Seifu’s 13-minute electronic epic, ‘Brass’

    Get lost in Mikael Seifu’s 13-minute electronic epic, ‘Brass’

    The Ethiopian producer releases his latest single. Addis Ababa-based electronic musician Mikael Seifu continues his run of impressive releases for DC’s 1432 R imprint with his latest digital single, ‘The Lost Drum Beat’. Unlike the dance-floor-ready A-side — with its frenetic, garage-laced percussion — B-side ‘Brass’ is meditative and deliberate, gradually building over a series of movements. What begins as…

  • “The more you understand me, the more you understand my music.” Meet Ethiopian electronic artist Mikael Seifu

    “The more you understand me, the more you understand my music.” Meet Ethiopian electronic artist Mikael Seifu

    “I feel like I should get to know you first before we do the interview,” Mikael Seifu tells me. “We should get to know each other first.” It was an unusual request at the start of an interview, but not an unreasonable one. Sipping beers and chatting over Skype, Seifu and I were separated by…