How to remake a bleep techno classic

When Sheffield’s Central Processing Unit wanted to reissue two lost bleep techno classics from the genre’s ‘90s heyday it hit a snag: the master tapes were nowhere to be found. Instead, the label’s founder chose to rebuild them himself from scratch, using as much the original gear as possible. Oli Warwick finds out how it was done. Reissues classic, sought […]

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Singles Club: Vince Staples makes a splash with 'Big Fish'

Each week on the FACT Singles Club, a selection our writers work their way through the new music the week gone by. This week, One Direction’s Liam Payne goes hip-hop with ‘Strip That Down’, which features Migos main man Quavo, a writing credit from Ed Sheeran and a beat suspiciously similar to YG’s ‘Why You Always Hatin’. There’s also new Vince […]

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Industrial legend Drew McDowall on Coil and confronting global crisis

Drew McDowall is legendary for his contributions to experimental greats Coil and Psychic TV, but over the past few years he’s forged his own path, releasing equally boundary-crushing solo music. Ahead the release his new album Unnatural Channel, McDowall talks Chris Zaldua about finding his artistic voice and today’s turbulent political times. Drew McDowall has probably worked on some your favorite records, whether you […]

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Soundgarden Legend Chris Cornell Tragically Commits Suicide

Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell now joins a growing list grunge pioneers who have tragically passed away. Around midnight, Detroit Police Department ficers responded to a 911 call from the MGM Grand Casino.  Dontae Freeman, a Detroit PD spokesman, only said that the unidentified white male victim, born July 20, 1964, had apparently committed suicide.  When police ficers arrived, they pronounced the […]

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Singles Club: Miley's 'Malibu' is like something out of a Fyre Festival ad

Each week on the FACT Singles Club, a selection our writers work their way through the new music the week gone by. Miley Cyrus leaves her hip-hop and Flaming Lips-led psychedelic experiments behind this week, returning with a new song (‘Malibu’) more in keeping with her country pop beginnings. There’s also another new Calvin Harris track teaming up with a […]

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Novation Peak review: A luxury synth at a reasonable price

Novation is renowned for making affordable, accessible tools for music-making. Its latest device however, is a luxurious polysynth that aims to take a chunk out the high-end sphere dominated by companies like Moog and Dave Smith Instruments. Can Peak carve out its own space in a crowded market? Scott Wilson reviews the UK company’s exciting new synthesizer. Novation has released […]

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The MP3 is now officially dead, according to creators of the format

Originally posted by The Vinyl Factory R.I.P. The creators the MP3 have ficially written f the format. As NPR reports, The Fraunher Institute for Integrated Circuits – a division the state-funded German research institution that funded the MP3’s development in the late ‘80s – has announced that its “licensing program for certain MP3 related patents and stware Technicolor and Fraunher IIS has […]

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Danny L Harle announces 1UL EP, hear the title track now

The Month Mayhem continues. Next up in PC Music’s month-long daily release marathon is Danny L Harle with the new 1UL EP due next week. Today you can stream the title track. PC Music’s Month Of Mayhem has already included releases from other PC Music mainstays including new music by Life Sim and a video from GFOTY. A.G. Cook kicked […]

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Judge Dredd TV series currently in development

The cult comic book hero returns to screens. After spawning two cult films, Judge Dredd is headed to television screens with a new series in development, BBC reports. Titled Judge Dredd: Mega City One, the series will follow the dystopian lawman who holds the powers judge, jury and executioner. The title character was previously portrayed by Sylvester Stallone in the […]

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Danny L Harle announces 1UL EP, hear the title track now

The Month Mayhem continues. Next up in PC Music’s month-long daily release marathon is Danny L Harle with the new 1UL EP due next week. Today you can stream the title track. PC Music’s Month Of Mayhem has already included releases from other PC Music mainstays including new music by Life Sim and a video from GFOTY. A.G. Cook kicked […]

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