With the sheer number of music blogs out there to choose from, it can feel a bit disconcerting to pick which ones to follow regularly. There's usually two types of music blogs, the ones that are extremely up-to-date with recent releases, update very frequently and will allow you to stay on the forefront of new music, and there are those that you trust for their consistently dope taste in music. We like to believe that we are respected for having an equal amount of the former and the latter, but today's post is not about us. It's about another blog that also brings you that perfect mix between the two.
It is always nice to see one of our peers make big moves, and Truants, a like-minded (and great) blog out of the Netherlands, is the latest one to get its time in the limelight. They've relaunched their website, and like Palms Out Sounds and Discobelle have done before them, they will start releasing records via their recently founded Truancy Records.
Not only do they get quite a bit of love from producers and fans alike (they're even #based approved, due to Lil B shouting them out a few times on twitter), they also have impeccable taste in music, and I've definitely been a reader since they first started publishing articles. Therefore, when their hotly anticipated Compilation mixtape dropped, I couldn't resist promoting it, mainly because the quality is so unbelievably mindblowing.
This 14 track mixtape features unreleased material from a whole slew of up-and-coming producers like Brenmar, Chaos in the CBD, Femme en Fourrure, LOL Boys, and Montreal producers ITFW and Grown Folk, among others. Every single one of the songs is beyond rad, and worth repeated listens. The tape is free, amazingly, but Truants added the option to donate however much money that you wish to a foundation that helps Libyan & Region Appeal, which is a project that the Red Cross is overseeing. If you dig the amazing tunes and the new Truants site, I highly suggest that you give whatever you can to the foundation. If you'd like to read a bit more about the Libyan & Region Appeal, click HERE for more info.
Finally, I've included the streaming links below, so that you may preview all of the songs, and the link to download the mixtape is at the end of the post. Show some support, Truants are one of the blogs that we give mad respect to. Swag.
Truancy Compilation One by TRUANTS
"We hope you enjoy the compilation as much as we do. And although you can download the compilation for free, we’d appreciate if if you could make a small donation to the bank account we set up for this project. All proceeds will be forwarded to the Libya & Region Appeal, and will be transferred on April 30th and May 31th. After the last transition the account will be closed. Thanks a lot to everyone who made this possible, the artists, our lovely audio engineer Faisal and Mannu Elewaut who helped him out, Ricc & Ross, and of course, the listeners. One love"
Donate to the cause and/or Download the Compilation HERE.
Big ups to Truants Blog and best of luck in all of your future ventures.