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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Awesome Tapes From Africa to release rare ‘90s South African house album from Professor Rhythm

Originally posted by The Vinyl Factory Funky, synth-filled dance music through a kwaito sieve. Awesome Tapes From Africa is releasing Pressor Rhythm’s ‘90s LP Bafana Bafana this October. Pressor Rhythm is an alias Thami Mduli, a prolific musician and producer in the Rainbow Nation, who was previously a member Taboo and CJB. Mduli’s trajectory mirrored the musical trends sweeping across the […]

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8 of the most important modular synthesizers in music history

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 modular synth has evolved from a gigantic, impractical musical instrument to something that’s regularly seen in the studio and on stage. But how does a modular […]

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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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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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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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Golin's futuristic, robotic pop has a human heart

FACT Rated is our series digging into the sounds and stories the most vital breaking artists around right now. This week, Samantha Coggin speaks to pianist and producer Rin Suemistu, who on her debut EP as Golin makes futuristic pop inspired by memories her childhood in Japan before emigrating to the United States. As a child, Golin – aka Rin Suemistu – […]

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Pretty Lights Kicks Totem-Wielding Fan Out of Front Row

Pretty Lights Boots Jellyfish-Wielding Totem Man From Front In today’s dance music landscape, totem poles go hand-in-hand with music festivals like “kandi” goes with raver kids. Totem poles have popped up all across major music festivals and raves, and despite being an eye-sore for those directly in the line sight, the general consensus stands that they’re are useful as hell […]

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