Daft Punk's Thomas Bangalter Attends Cannes Without Hemet

The annual Cannes Film Festival is one the most famous and popular film festivals in the world and is attended by numerous celebrities and musicians every year. This year, one-half legendary masked duo Daft Punk was in attendance, as Thomas Bangalter was spotted sans helmet at the opening ceremony the festival on Wednesday. Bangalter, who would be known by causal Daft Punk […]

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7 pieces of gear that helped shape Radiohead's timeless OK Computer

OK Computer marked a noticeable shift from the guitar-led anthems The Bends towards the more experimental sound that would define Radiohead’s later music. But how did the band craft the album’s dense collage  sound? 20 years on from the release OK Computer, Scott Wilson picks out seven pieces gear used to make the landmark LP. In 1996, Radiohead entered the studio […]

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Steve Angello Reemerges to Reveal New Album

This year Ultra Music Festival felt a little different without one its Swedish legends. The Swedish House Mafia wild child, Steve Angello, skipped Ultra for the first time since 2012. While former bandmates, Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso, have been pumping out tracks Steve has been relatviely quiet since the release his . Even his record label, SIZE, had been quiet […]

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Listen to an exclusive playlist of Roland TB-303 classics

It’s a special day for the little silver box that could. Since it’s 3/03, FACT decided that it might be good idea to assemble our very own tribute to one dance music’s most important synthesizers: Roland’s TB-303. Released back in 1982 and marketed as a “bass line” synthesizer, the TB-303 was Roland’s attempt at manufacturing a gigging accompaniment for guitarists. […]

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Stream Jamiroquai's comeback album Automaton

New hat, same band. ‘90s disco-funk revivalists Jamiroquai unexpectedly announced their comeback this January and now you can stream their first album in seven years, Automaton. While the band played with sci-fi themes in their earlier work such as ‘Virtual Insanity’ (and Jonathan Glazer’s unfuckwithable music video for it), this time they’ve doubled-down with music that feels inspired by Daft […]

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Pharrell is going to induct Nile Rodgers into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The disco legend is just the seventh recipient the Cleveland, Ohio institution’s Award for Musical Excellence. Pharrell Williams is set to induct Nile Rodgers into the Rock and Roll Hall Fame next month. The ceremony will take place on April 7 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Newly announced performers include Alicia Keys, Indigo Girls and – with a tribute to Prince […]

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Jamiroquai Automaton

Jamiroquai could have been relegated to sheer ’90s nostalgia, but their 12-track Automaton shows that wasn’t meant to be. Known primarily for frontman Jay Kay’s penchant for funky hats, unreasonable vocal comparisons to Stevie Wonder and a propensity for catchy acid jazz and “future funk” grooves, Jamiroquai are back, and the end result is worth your time.   It’s been […]

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Reddit crowdsources 22-track playlist seeking the 'Bohemian Rhapsody' of EDM – Dancing Astronaut

Yesterday, March 28, a  user under the handle “EngineOfDestruction” posed a taxing question to the r/electronicmusic sub- community. The or enquired, “In your opinion, what is the ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ EDM – A song that will be around forever?” After the thread gained with close to 600 comments from other r/electronicmusic members weighing in with their nominees, EngineOfDestruction created a , […]

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​Lollapalooza Rolls Out 2017 Lineup with Chance the Rapper, the Killers, Muse, Arcade Fire

We’re in full-blown festival announcement season now, and Lollapalooza is the latest major player to reveal its lineup for this summer’s event.   Topping the 2017 lineup are Chance the Rapper, the Killers, Muse, Arcade Fire, The xx, Lorde and Blink-182.   They’ll be joined on the bill by the likes DJ Snake, Justice, Alt-J, Run the Jewels, Cage the […]

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Look into Daft Punk's timeless collection of samples in this new video

Over the last two decades,  have incontrovertibly shaped the course dance music. Their body work is canonized electronic gospel, and though their catalog has, in recent years, come to feature familiar faces and heavy star power in the likes , , and , Daft Punk originally staked their claim in the dance space as some the world’s greatest crate diggers and […]

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