Singles Club: Rihanna brings the zest on N.E.R.D’s citrus-sweet ‘Lemon’

Each week on the FACT Singles Club, our writers rate and slate the biggest new tracks the last seven days. This week, N.E.R.D return with their first new music in seven years and have brought Rihanna’s pure fire bars along for the ride, while Kendrick Lamar guest stars on U2’s latest ‘Get Out Of Your Own Way.’ Elsewhere, a festive-friendly Sia […]

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Goldie and Skepta collaborate on new vinyl-only single 'Upstart (Road Trip)'

Originally published by The Vinyl Factory. “Minted somewhere between Blade Runner and A Clockwork Orange.” Goldie and Skepta are releasing a new single ‘Upstart’ exclusively available on 12” Metalheadz this December. The 12″ follows Goldie’s The Journey Man LP – which came out in June on the label, and Skepta’s Vicious EP – which came out in October on Boy […]

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Lorenzo Senni shares influences with The Shape Of Lorenzo To Come mix

The producer’s new single is out now on Warp. Lorenzo Senni has yet to release a follow-up to last year’s awe-inspiring Warp debut Persona, but he’s made the wait a little easier today with a new hour-long mix titled The Shape Of Lorenzo To Come. Playing f the title his new single, ‘The Shape Of Trance To Come’, the producer […]

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Yamaneko to release Spa Commissions mini-LP on Local Action

Yamaneko’s latest features music originally made for a European spa. UK producer Yamaneko has revealed his next record for Local Action, a mini-LP birthed out a series tracks commissioned for a spa in Europe. Spa Commissions soon developed into a larger project, and is described by Local Action as “his most blissful, beatless record to date”. It’s Yamaneko’s third record […]

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Sonic Adventure games get first vinyl soundtrack release

The video game music label takes on Sega’s iconic mascot. Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure 2 will receive vinyl soundtrack editions from video game music reissuers Brave Wave this winter. Sonic Adventure was Sega’s first major attempt to bring Sonic into 3D (okay, technically it was 1996’s Sonic 3D Blast, but the less said about that abomination the better), but […]

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Meek Mill sentenced to two-to-four years in prison for violating probation

Jay-Z has called the sentence “unjust and heavy-handed.” Meek Mill has been sentenced to two-to-four years in prison after violating the terms his probation. A Philadelphia judge cited a failed drug test and a failure to comply with a court order restricting his travel, stemming from a 2008 gun and drug case, reports Billboard. Mill – born Robert Rihmeek Williams […]

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Update: It’s A Wrap! Newlywed Jill Scott Files For Divorce & Ex Speaks Out

Singer Ends Marriage With Husband After Just One Year Jill Scott has split from her husband after just 15 months marriage, BOSSIP can reveal. The 45-year-old Grammy winner filed for divorce Sept. 15 from her now ex-Mike Dobson, 49, citing “irreconcilable differences” and “inappropriate marital conduct that such further cohabitation would be unsafe and improper,” according to her divorce petition. […]

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Spotify Shines the Spotlight on Artists Through Secret Genius Awards

Do you remember that almost sad feeling when you were assigned a group project and you were not properly credited for all your hard work within the group? Spotify acknowledges that reaction as they have launched a new award entitled Secret Genius Awards recognizing writers and artists who do not normally get mentioned for their hard work during award ceremonies. Essentially, […]

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