How to build a modular synth: The ultimate Eurorack buyer's guide

It’s Modular Synth Day on FACT! We’re marking the first birthday our Make Music section with a celebration modular synths, the artists that patch with them and they music they make. Find it all here. The rising popularity modular synthesis means that barriers to entry for those interested in diving into the world Eurorack have never been lower. However, with increasing numbers manufacturers producing […]

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Hüsker Dü drummer Grant Hart has reportedly died aged 56

Hart formed the influential Minnesota punk band in 1979. Hüsker Dü drummer Grant Hart has reportedly died aged 56 after losing his battle with cancer. The influential US punk band shared a photo Hart on their Facebook page this morning (September 14) with no caption. Variety later reported news Hart’s passing a source, although his death has yet to be […]

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Buying a drum machine: What to consider and where to find the best deals

Whether you’re starting out or you’re an an experienced producer, a drum machine is one the most important pieces gear you’ll buy. Scott Wilson picks out seven  the best, ranging from pick-up-and-play boxes to fully-featured, all-in-one production tools. If you’re starting out in production and you want to make dance music, a drum machine will likely be the first thing you buy once […]

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Spotify Services will be Coming to Xbox One Soon

Spotify Services will be Coming to Xbox One Soon As technology continues to progress and impress us, there is one music, podcast and video streaming service that seems to be dominating many our devices – Swedish company Spotify. Recently the 140 million users were informed that the application was indeed on it’s way to the Xbox One family consoles. A recently reported and later  confirmed […]

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Alternatives To Soundcloud Are Stepping Their Game Up

hasn’t been in great shape lately after announcing they basically to last much longer without help. While some some users may view this as tragic,  others view this as an opportunity to fer a service similar to what Soundcloud does. One such service that is gaining popularity is , a podcast app that uses a different approach to online music streaming. […]

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How on-site drug testing at festivals can help save lives

This year, between six and 10 UK festivals are hoping to provide drug testing on site following the recent increase in drug-related deaths. As the UK appears to be slowly catching up with the rest  Europe in terms attitudes to harm reduction, April Clare Welsh explores whether this controversial practice can help save the lives recreational drug users. Imagine if you could get your drugs checked before […]

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Lollapalooza Creator Talks New House Music Project

Perry Farrell, creator Chicago’s Lollapalooza, will be working on a new project where ‘EDM will be turned away‘. Farrell will attempt to bring back the psychedelic and meditative aspects house music. The legendary festival creator says he hates what EDM has done to house music and plans to take matters into his own hands through his new project. Ironically most […]

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FACT mix 611: Nídia

Príncipe-signed prodigy Nídia carves out a fresh path with fractured rhythms and booming basslines. Formally known as Nídia Minaj (after her musical idol Nicki), Nídia was still at high school when she began splicing together her own beats, influenced by the vibrant party scene in Bordeaux, France, where she lived. Before moving to France at age 11, Nídia spent her […]

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EDC Vegas 2017 Death Cause Revealed

The death one man at Electronic Daisy Carnival Las Vegas this year has ficially been ruled an accident. Autopsy results revealed that Michael Morse, 34, died from acute MDMA and TFMPP toxicity, along with other environmental factors such as heat exposure. The Clark County Office the Coroner/Medical Examiner ruled his death an accident. MDMA is commonly known as ecstasy and […]

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BREAKING: Linkin Park's Chester Bennington Commits Suicide By Hanging

Chester Charles Bennington, known as the frontman the very popular rock band, Linkin Park, had accomplished so much in his career with the phenomenal success and transcending the Alternative Rock charts with albums such as Meteora, Hybrid Theory and Minutes to Midnight and having had multiple worldwide tours that impacted so many lives and had created so many timeless classics […]

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