Sainsbury’s announces plans to launch record label

The British supermarket giant began stocking vinyl last year. Sainsbury’s is launching a record label, beginning with two 20-track vinyl compilations curated by Saint Etienne’s Bob Stanley. As the BBC reports, the label is called Own Label in reference to the supermarket’s own-brand line from the ‘70s. It will be a standalone imprint released Universal and Warner Music. Stanley’s first two compilations, Coming […]

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De Sluwe Vos Against The Clock

Strong vibes.  De Sluwe Vos, also know as The Sly Fox, has made a remarkable impact on the Netherlands house and techno scene these past few years. He’s released records on labels like DJ Haus’ Unknown to the Unknown, 4 Lux, Soulfood and most recently smashed it with a 12″ on Patron Records entitled A (Glitched) Lovestory. We met up […]

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Sound artist Sugai Ken wants to submerge you in his explorations of water and darkness

FACT Rated is our series digging into the sounds and stories the most vital breaking artists around right now. This week, Lewis Gordon speaks to Japanese sound artist Sugai Ken, whose music takes the folk traditions his home Kanagawa and turns them into vivid electro-acoustic soundscapes. Sugai Ken’s music has a strong affinity for place. Born and raised in the […]

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Expert In Minaj Rape Case Says Alleged Vic May Have Had Symptoms Of Stockholm Syndrome

Prosecution Rests Wednesday In Jelani Maraj Rape Trial The alleged victim in Nicki Minaj’s brother’s child rape trial may not have spoken out about the alleged abuse because she actually cared for her alleged abuser, an expert testified Wednesday. Dr. Ann Meltzer, a child psychologist who works with child abuse survivors, said that it’s common for abused children to display […]

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Spotify is Becoming the Backbone of the Music Industry

With the likes NOTD, Lauv, Axol, and Khalid becoming rising superstars due to the streaming industry, I decided to take a look at how Spotify is integrating into modern day culture. With over 60 million paying subscribers, it has quickly become one the hottest platforms for music releases. Whether you listen to John Legend or Kygo, I think it’s pretty […]

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Korg's Gadget studio is coming to Nintendo Switch next year

Nintendo’s smash console gets its own music-making studio. If you love making music and playing video games, you’re going to want to put a Nintendo Switch on your Christmas list if you don’t already own one: Korg is bringing its Gadget studio to the console early next year. Korg Gadget – which gives you a stware studio full synths and drum […]

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Kevin Shields confirms My Bloody Valentine will "100%" release a new album next year

The follow-up to 2013’s m b v. My Bloody Valentine have been teasing new music since September but it looks like the band have now confirmed that an album is “one hundred percent” due out next year. Kevin Shields revealed the news in an interview with Pitchfork about the forthcoming all-analog Loveless reissue. He said that they had begun recording […]

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