The Prodigy Announces New Single Coming This Year, New Album To Be Released In 2018

Good news has arrived for all fans  The Prodigy. The band recently announced social media that they are dropping a new tune before the end the year, along with a new album that will come in 2018. The announcement, which unfortunately doesn’t get into details about specific release dates, has been clearly well received by their followers. In just a […]

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Are modular synths worth the hype? Four artists share their Eurorack secrets

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. Should you take the plunge into the sometimes confusing world modular synthesis? Scott Wilson speaks to four artists using the Eurorack format – Russell E.L. Butler, Raica, Luke […]

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Listen to an unreleased Delia Derbyshire track, 'Future Ghosts'

Spliced together from a seemingly lost archive over 300 tape reels. The BBC Radiophonic Workshop — the sound artists behind famous early electronic TV soundtracks like Doctor Who and Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy — have unveiled an unreleased highlight from their most famous member, the late Delia Derbyshire. Titled ‘Future Ghosts’, the piece was made various elements from Derbyshire’s […]

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21 awesome tracks made with modular synths

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. Enjoy a playlist made up awesome music from 21 our favorite modular synth artists from across the past 50 years, including Suzanne Ciani, Morton Subotnick, Caterina Barbieri and Robert Aiki […]

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8 of the most important modular synthesizers in music history

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 modular synth has evolved from a gigantic, impractical musical instrument to something that’s regularly seen in the studio and on stage. But how does a modular […]

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Golin's futuristic, robotic pop has a human heart

FACT Rated is our series digging into the sounds and stories the most vital breaking artists around right now. This week, Samantha Coggin speaks to pianist and producer Rin Suemistu, who on her debut EP as Golin makes futuristic pop inspired by memories her childhood in Japan before emigrating to the United States. As a child, Golin – aka Rin Suemistu – […]

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Singles Club: Björk's first single from her "Tinder album" is one to swipe right on

Each week on the FACT Singles Club, our writers rate and slate the biggest new tracks the last seven days. This week, we enter Björk’s hallucinogenic Utopia with the first single from her eagerly-awaited ninth album, while Burial returns from the shadows with another surprise new track, ‘Rodent’. Elsewhere, Four Tet gives us another glimpse at incoming new album New Energy, NAO’s ‘Nostalgia’ is actually fairly […]

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TOKiMONSTA Speaks On Rare Condition & Recent Brain Surgeries

TOKiMONSTA has made a name for herself through her music and her impressive performances at large scale festivals and events such as Burning Man, EDC Las Vegas, and Lightning In A Bottle. The artist – whose real name is Jennifer Lee – has not missed a beat and continues to rise in popularity as her skills are increasingly recognized and appreciated. Lee […]

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This gorgeous hardware granular synth lets you make sounds from your own samples

The Tasty Chips GR-1 is now available on Kickstarter. Netherlands-based boutique company Tasty Chips Electronics has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the GR-1, an €849 hardware granular synth. The GR-1 is a rarity: granular synthesis, where sounds are made up tiny “granules” sound from an audio sample, is usually the domain stware. Tasty Chips’ device houses the synth in an aluminium case with a […]

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RVNG celebrate Pauline Anna Strom's otherworldly synth music on Trans-Millenia Music

Highlights from the Bay Area composer’s brilliant and overlooked career. For their next release, RVNG Intl. are shining a spotlight on Bay Area electronic composer Pauline Anna Strom with a compilation titled Trans-Millenia Music. Blind from birth and a self-described “loner and heretic” during her Catholic upbringing in Louisiana and Kentucky, Strom relocated to the Bay Area in the ’70s. […]

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