LCD Soundsystem confirm that new album is finished

“We’ve knocked it out the park with this one,” James Murphy reportedly told audience during festival set. LCD Soundsystem is “finally done” recording its long-awaited new album, the band have confirmed. Since reuniting in 2016, the New York group have been working on a follow to 2010’s This Is Happening. They have since released two news songs, ‘Call The Police’ and ‘American Dream’. […]

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Underground Resistance accuse Armin Van Buuren of plagiarizing logo for Ibiza party

“To those who steal culture, you have been warned.” Detroit techno collective Underground Resistance have accused Dutch producer and DJ Armin van Buuren plagiarizing their name and logo for his new Ibiza residency. The flyer for U R With Armin van Buuren features the trance veteran alongside a “UR” logo that looks a lot like the one that’s been used by Underground Resistance […]

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FACT mix 602 – Deathprod

Dark ambient master Deathprod takes us on an eerie journey into the past. “I probably wouldn’t make this kind music if I was living in the Bahamas,” Helge Sten, aka Deathprod, told FACT in 2014. Certainly, his Norwegian location makes sense when you pore over the pitch-black drones and spine-chilling landscapes 1994’s Treetop Drive or 2004’s Morals and Dogma. Sten’s […]

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Larkin Grimm announces new album Chasing an Illusion

Featuring last year’s ‘I Don’t Believe You’ as the first single. Experimental folk singer Larkin Grimm has announced the new album Chasing an Illusion, her first since 2013’s Soul Retrieval. Grimm explained the album was inspired by Ornette Coleman and the powerful experience attending his funeral last year. The album includes David Bowie-producer Tony Visconti on bass and was mixed […]

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HARD Issues Public Apology For Controversial Promo Video

In 2016, HARD Summer Festival received harsh criticism for a lack female talent representing the annual event’s artist lineup. In response to the backlash, HARD released a promo video for the 2017 festival in attempt to address the overwhelming gender inequality in the electronic music industry. The video was met with anger and frustration, as many prominent industry folks viewed it as insensitive and […]

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Roskilde 2017: 11 acts you can't miss

Every year, Danish non-prit festival Roskilde brings the world’s most exciting acts to Scandina for one Europe’s biggest celebrations music. FACT picks 11 acts you can’t miss at this year’s event. Established way back in 1971, Denmark’s Roskilde Festival is one Europe’s most unique events. It attracts over 100,000 music fans per year and unlike many other festivals, is committed […]

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A new book about post-rock features interviews with Mogwai, Tortoise and Kieran Hebden

Jeanette Leech chronicles the slippery anti-genre from the ‘80s onwards. The sprawling history post-rock is the subject a new book featuring interviews with some the subgenre’s most prominent musicians. Under the (fittingly lower case) title fearless.: The Making Post-Rock, the 392-page book traces the development the sound from the late ‘80s, exploring “how the strands post-rock entwined, frayed, and created […]

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Fyre Festival Cancelled After Spiraling into Hunger Games Disaster

You can’t say you didn’t have ample warning. Festivals are an expensive service to provide, let alone on a relatively remote tropical island. It costs a few thousand to make a fancy website with conceptual images, but millions to put on a festival. Remember the last fancy island getaway festival we covered?  set the standard for festival disasters as it […]

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Light In The Attic dig up Japanese folk, city pop and new age rarities

Expect mountains rare disco, new age and city pop. Reissue specialist Light In the Attic has announced a new series exploring Japan’s vast heritage music, from folk and rock to new age, boogie, starry-eyed city pop and groundbreaking electronica. The series will begin with a compilation called Even A Tree Can Shed Tears: Japanese Folk & Rock 1969-1973, which the […]

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Watch David Banner Explain Why Black People Should Be Racist

Rapper and activist David Banner went on The Breakfast Club for a revealing interview. He talked experiencing depression and new music he’s releasing. However, one the show-stopping moments was when Banner insisted Black people should be racist. In a discussion around different races keeping money within their own communities, Banner said, “I don’t see a problem in racism anymore.” He continued, […]

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