Singles Club: Kendrick teams up with U2 and Four Tet brings The xx to the dancefloor

Each week on the FACT Singles Club, a selection our writers work their way through the new music the week gone by. This week, Kendrick Lamar teams up with U2 for one his new album’s most surprising collaborations, Four Tet reworks The xx’s ‘A Violent Noise’ into a festival-ready dance anthem and Kamasi Washington delivers a 14-minute epic steeped in ‘70s […]

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What Are The Best Free Music Apps For Your Android and iOS?

What are the best free music apps for your Android and iOS mobile device? So, you’ve got a brand-new smartphone or tablet. You want to know what free music apps you’ll need to try out. Or maybe you want to check out something new for your device that you’ve had for a while. What should you download? Digital Music News […]

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Bruce Langhorne, legendary folk musician and 'Mr. Tambourine Man' inspiration, has died

“If you had Bruce playing with you, that’s all you would need to do just about anything.” – Bob Dylan Folk music legend Bruce Langhorne has passed away, according to acolyte Dylan Golden Aycock. Langhorne was a session guitarist and percussionist and a friend to Bob Dylan. He inspired the song ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’, contributed the spidering guitar solo on […]

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At 71, J Geils Passes Away At His Massachusetts Home

Legendary guitarist J Geils passes away at his Groton, MA home. J Geils, the founder the one the most popular touring bands in the 70s, was found dead at his home. On Tuesday, police stopped by the singer’s home for a well-being check.  Police chief Donald Palma said ficers soon found J Geils’ body unresponsive and later declared him dead […]

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Amerikkkan beauty: How Joey Bada$$ came of age to make his best album yet

Joey Bada$$ drops his second album All-Amerikkkan Bada$$ this week, having spent the first 100 days Donald Trump’s White House administration rallying against the President on a string powerful singles. Just don’t call him a political rapper, Jesse Barnard discovers. “I’m really excited to see how the world feels about this one,” insists Joey Bada$$, but he doesn’t sound sincere. It’s a few days before the release […]

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The Gossip's Beth Ditto releases 'Fire' single and announces debut solo album

From blog house to blues rock with one the most recognizable voices the ‘00s. Former Gossip frontwoman Beth Ditto has announced her debut solo album, five years after the group disbanded. Fake Sugar will be released on June 19 (find the tracklist below), and will feature lead single ‘Fire’, which premiered on Mistajam’s Radio 1 show last night. A brooding, bluesy […]

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Exclusive: Meet “Pretty Boy Records”- The First Pop Record Label In The Caribbean

Pretty Boy Records Aiming To Raise Awareness Of Talent In The West Indies The Caribbean’s first pop label wants to raise the region’s music prile and has launched an international search for the next powerhouse all-girl group. Bajan entrepreneur Trevor Pretty launched his label, Pretty Boy Records, three years ago after becoming frustrated with record companies from the U.S. and Europe poaching […]

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Exclusive: Meet “Pretty Boy Records”- The First Pop Record Label In The Caribbean

Pretty Boy Records Aiming To Raise Awareness Of Talent In The West Indies The Caribbean’s first pop label wants to raise the region’s music prile and has launched an international search for the next powerhouse all-girl group. Bajan entrepreneur Trevor Pretty launched his label, Pretty Boy Records, three years ago after becoming frustrated with record companies from the U.S. and Europe poaching […]

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Noise great Aaron Dilloway announces nightmarish new album The Gag File

Hear the unsettling first single now. Since leaving Wolf Eyes in the mid-2000s, tape loop artist Aaron Dilloway has focused on a solo career that culminated in 2012’s Modern Jester. That record remains one the experimental masterpieces this decade and now he’s finally announced its follow-up, The Gag File. Built from manipulated field recordings and tape loops, the album focuses […]

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10 of Chicago house veteran Ron Trent's most underrated deep cuts

Chicago veteran Ron Trent has been a crucial part the US house scene since the early 1990s, and his Prescription label has been at the center his sound. To celebrate Rush Hour’s essential Prescription retrospective, Dope Jams’ Paul Nickerson has picked 10 Ron Trent classics that didn’t make it to the 6LP set. Since releasing the seminal The Afterlife EP […]

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