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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How to build a modular synth: The ultimate Eurorack buyer's guide

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 rising popularity modular synthesis means that barriers to entry for those interested in diving into the world Eurorack have never been lower. However, with increasing numbers manufacturers producing […]

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Kaskade Fans Are NOT Happy They Don’t Have Redux Tickets

Kaskade Fires Back At Angry Fans Over Redux Tickets It has become one the most popular sideshows in dance music over the last few years. Kaskade’s Redux shows have attracted fans from all over the world and has gained serious popularity. Earlier this month, Kaskade released his and announced a along with. He intentionally chose smaller, more intimate venues for […]

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Morrissey shares first single from new album, 'Spent The Day In Bed'

The controversial firebrand also recently opened an ficial Twitter account. Morrissey has revealed the tracklist, artwork and release date his forthcoming album, Low In High School. Out November 17 on BMG and Morrissey’s recently founded label Etienne, the LP features track titles in a typically Morrissey vein, including ‘I Wish You Lonely’, ‘I Bury The Living’ and first single ‘Spent The […]

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Jamie Lidell on his new music production podcast, Hanging Out With Audiophiles

The veteran UK vocalist and producer tells us what to expect from his new podcast about the music-making process. Today (September 18)  sees the release former Warp artist Jamie Lidell’s new EP, Extended Beginnings. It’s the second record to be released on the IDM experimentalist-turned-soul singer’s Jajulin label since he struck out on his own late last year, but this month […]

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Ariel Pink is beguiled by another outsider figure on the sobering Dedicated To Bobby Jameson

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. Ariel Pink returns this week with his follow-up to 2014’s bombastic Pom Pom, on which his weirdo-pop wildness hit thrilling new levels excess. Where does he go next? And who exactly is Bobby Jameson, the inspiration behind this eleventh album? […]

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Epic B lives up to his name on new Swing Ting release Late Night FlexN

Flex dance music, or FDM for short, is a Brooklyn-born genre that’s like a moodier version dancehall – one where 808s boom, chopped-up vocal samples echo and lazer-like sound effects are scattered throughout. Meet Swing Ting recruit Epic B, one the flourishing scene’s driving forces. Raised in East New York and Brownsville, Epic B is a flex dance music pioneer. Though he’s produced for […]

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L7 to release first new music in 18 years

The band’s last release was 1999’s Slap-Happy. L7 have announced their first new music in 18 years. As Pitchfork reports, the feminist rock trailblazers will release two new singles this autumn, with the first track coming on September 29 reliable punk imprint Don Giovanni. The LA-based band formed in 1985, releasing their debut self-titled album in 1988. This was followed by 1990’s Smell […]

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Oliver Heldens Got Kicked Off The Decks By The Golden State Warriors

Oliver Heldens just took to Twitter to tell us a somewhat surprising story about how one the currently most famous sports teams took over his Las Vegas pool party. Can you guess who they are? Well, it turns out only one Golden State Warrior is a fan Heldens judging by his revelation. It all came to light when the Warriors […]

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Happy Meals' video for ‘May You Be The Mother’ is a trippy playground ride

If you don’t already know this rising Glaswegian duo, this video’s a good place to start. Known for their mesmerising live performances and excellent releases on Optimo’s So Low Records and Night School Records, Scottish pair Happy Meals have been on a steady upward trajectory since forming in 2014. In June, the two-piece – aka Suzanne Rodden and Lewis Cook – released Full Ashram Devotional Ceremony Volumes IV-VI, originally conceived as a […]

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