Sampha wins 2017 Mercury Prize

And Ed Sheeran didn’t! Sampha has won the 2017 Mercury Prize for his debut album Process. The R&B artist first came to attention at the beginning this decade working with FKA twigs, SBTRKT and Jessie Ware, later going on to collaborate with Drake, Kanye West, Frank Ocean and Solange. It was only until this February, however, that he finally released […]

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ZAYN grew up on "epic, intense" 1990s music videos, and now he has one of his own

The 24-year-old reveals the childhood inspiration behind his blockbuster video for ‘Dusk Till Dawn’ – the first single from an upcoming second album full  pop experiments searching for “what’s out character in R&B.” ZAYN dropped the first single from his upcoming second album yesterday, marking the start a new chapter in his sharply-watched evolution from boy band hitmaker to R&B solo success. But the bombastic ‘Dusk Till Dawn’ wasn’t what some predicted. After […]

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There’s no I in Brockhampton, the rap boy band whose collective chemistry fizzes on Saturation II

FACT reviews are back! Stay tuned every weekend for our writers’ takes on recent releases deserving dissection, and head to our all-new reviews section to keep track. Fast-rising rap crew Brockhampton assembled on a Kanye West fan forum and have since torn to next-big-thing status as the self-anointed first “internet boy band.” Their energy, aesthetic and expanding army teenage fans have won them comparisons […]

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Hear Frank Ocean's new song 'Provider'

Available in a Hello Kitty-themed sing-along video. Frank Ocean has shared the new song ‘Provider’ after premiering it last night on his “blonded RADIO” show. Available on his website, it begins as a video a boombox being modified before playing the track on cassette. It is also a sing-along, featuring a bouncing Hello Kitty head. The track is one many […]

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Berlin Atonal 2017: Seven acts you won't want to miss

All the music you need to see at Berlin’s five-day techno marathon, from rising stars to blockbuster collaborations. Now in its fifth year, Berlin Atonal has become one the German capital’s best festivals, a required pilgrimage for anyone that loves techno and experimental sounds. Held in Kraftwerk, an imposing former power station, the festival uses its cavernous post-industrial surroundings to great effect, the building’s concrete pillars and […]

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FACT mix 612: ZULI

Korn and Deftones edits alongside Boards Canada and Frank Ocean? It’s ZULI. ZULI is the latest moniker Egyptian multi-instrumentalist, DJ and producer Ahmed El Ghazoly, and his fusion Autechre-inspired electronics and transformative club sounds on last year’s Bionic Ahmed EP had us immediately hooked. Signed to Lee Gamble’s fledgling UIQ imprint, El Ghazoly has continued to develop his sound on […]

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Panorama Fest Forced to Cancel Several Sets After Floor Collapses

took place at Randall’s Island Park in New York City over the weekend featuring sets from Justice, Nicolas Jaar, Cashmere Cat, Frank Ocean and several others. Unfortunately several acts had their sets cancelled due to the stage collapsing at one the stages called the Parlor stage. The floor the indoor Parlor stage caved in and broke during a hip-hop performance […]

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Watch Brad Pitt appear on stage with Frank Ocean at FYF Fest 2017

Spike Jonze was reportedly filming the performance. Brad Pitt appeared on stage during Frank Ocean’s headline FYF Fest set in LA last night (July 22). The US actor can be seen miming talking on the phone during Ocean’s performance Stevie Wonder’s cover The Carpenters’ ‘Close to You’ and Jackson 5 classic ‘Never Can Say Goodbye.’ Watch some footage below. Attendees also reported that Spike Jonze was filming Ocean’s […]

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WayHome Festival Outlaws Opioid Antidote – Attendees Now at Risk

As the end July approaches the hype for WayHome music festival, located in Burl’s Creek Event Grounds in Oro-Medonte, Ontario, continues to build. With outstanding headlining acts like Flume, Louis the Child, Imagine Dragons, Mashmello, Frank Ocean, Porter Robinson, Solange, Mura Masa, Foster the People, festival goers are counting down the days to party and go-hard during the three day festival starting […]

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