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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Burial releases new single 'Rodent' on Hyperdub

Hear the track and Kode9’s remix now. Burial has released the new single ‘Rodent’ today on Hyperdub alongside a remix from label boss Kode9. The single is Burial’s third release this year following his Subtemple EP this spring and a remix Goldie’s ‘Inner City Life’ on the veteran producer’s MetalHeadz label. The single is available now digitally and will be […]

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Psych-punk band LA Witch cast a '60s girl group spell on their assured self-titled debut

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. SoCal trio LA Witch’s self-titled debut is a tough-as-nails, gritty exploration psych, punk and rockabilly tinged with ’60s girl-group nostalgia. Claire Lobenfeld peeks into the stale cigarette smoke-and-cheap beer-scented world they’ve conjured and finds it’s just as sun-dazed […]

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Sote is helping Iran’s experimental electronic music scene become a powerful cultural force

Sote, born Ata Ebtekar, is one Iran’s foremost electronic musicians. Although he’s kown for his visceral releases on Warp and Sub Rosa, his latest, Scared Horror In Design, has a much more delicate touch. Oli Warwick spoke to the innovator about dance music in Tehran and Ebtekar’s upcoming commission for CTM Festival. “Pre-revolution, post-revolution, in arts stuff, political stuff: Iranians are […]

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SOPHIE releases sample pack with sounds from 'Lemonade' and more

All the SOPHIE samples you could ever need. Anyone who wants to recreate the neon sound SOPHIE at home is in luck: the PC Music affiliate has released his first sample pack subscription website Splice. The pack contains the “metallic, plastic synth glitches” ‘Lemonade’ and ‘Hard’, as well as the subs from Quay Dash’s ‘Bossed Up’, which he recently produced. It also […]

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There's A New Dating Site for Techno Music Fans Out There

There’s Now Basically A Techno Tinder Out There. No longer do you have to match with someone on Tinder, only to find out they just listen to 80’s hair metal. The new dating website created by Mathias Krizanac was created specifically for techno fans all over the world. The site was created to bring the fans together to share their love the […]

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Techno and catharsis: Discovering electronic music's outer limits at Berlin Atonal 2017

Now in its fifth year, Berlin Atonal has become an essential pilgrimage for fans techno, ambient and experimental music’s darker corners. Last weekend’s lineup saw icons like Regis, Shackleton and Demdike Stare perform in the cavernous Kraftwerk venue, but this year’s program took the festival to unexpected new places as well, Scott Wilson discovered. In the depths a disused power station in […]

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Brooklyn experimenter Kelly Moran is pushing prepared piano to exciting new frontiers

FACT Rated is our new series digging into the sounds and stories the most vital breaking artists around right now. This week, Sam Goldner talks to Kelly Moran, a classically trained pianist who combines her passion for John Cage-style prepared piano with distinctly modern electronic production techniques on her debut solo album Bloodroot. It’s a bold move to position yourself […]

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