Dillon Francis & Porter Robinson Headline SnowGlobe '17

SnowGlobe 2017 Will Feature Major Hip-Hop Acts Start packing your parkas and mittens because SnowGlobe just share the phenomenal lineup for their 2017 installment. This year’s headliners include big names Dillon Francis, Porter Robinson, Travis Scott and Zedd. Also featured among a mostly dance-fueled lineup is R&B breakout Khalid. It goes without saying that Khalid has been one 2017’s most prominent […]

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Singles Club: Björk's first single from her "Tinder album" is one to swipe right on

Each week on the FACT Singles Club, our writers rate and slate the biggest new tracks the last seven days. This week, we enter Björk’s hallucinogenic Utopia with the first single from her eagerly-awaited ninth album, while Burial returns from the shadows with another surprise new track, ‘Rodent’. Elsewhere, Four Tet gives us another glimpse at incoming new album New Energy, NAO’s ‘Nostalgia’ is actually fairly […]

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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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Berlin-era Bowie looms large over LCD Soundsystem's spectacular American Dream

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. LCD Soundsystem’s comeback album American Dream is packed with the anxiety trying to bring back the past and the ghosts that still haunt — and it’s great. Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib digs deep into their re-emergence one indie rock’s most beloved bands. The […]

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Myrkur expands the horizons of black metal and dream pop on her nightmare-fueled new album

FACT Rated is our new series digging into the sounds and stories the most vital breaking artists around right now. Next, Miles Bowe meets Amalie Bruun whose one-woman metal project Myrkur shifts from dreamy to nightmarish with a whip-cracking intensity on her new album Mareridt. Myrkur is front and center on the cover her harrowing sophomore album Mareridt, but for […]

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A week-long trip into drone and techno at MUTEK Montréal 2017

MUTEK is a Montréal institution and has survived almost two decades, highlighting peculiar electronic music from throughout the world. John Twells headed north for another year to examine the festival in 2017, as arts funding dwindles and the perceived usefulness creativity is put into focus once more. MUTEK Montréal is not for the faint heart. It’s an ambitious, long-form event […]

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Solange launches Seventy States exhibition at London's Tate Modern

An interactive version the exhibition is available to view online. Solange has launched a new digital exhibition at London’s Tate Modern. Inspired by a photograph artist Betye Saar, Seventy States explores black womanhood and identity and will take the form  never-before-seen performance pieces and visual concepts drawn from videos for Solange’s acclaimed 2016 album A Seat At The Table. Two untitled poems are also […]

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Pacha NYC Might Become an Art Gallery and We're Not Thrilled

Back in May, we reported that Space Ibiza‘s co-owner, Antonio Piacquadio, had intentions reinventing New York City’s nightlife with a new nightclub called FREQ. FREQ was supposed to take over Pacha NYC‘s former building. Those plans might just have gone out the window with the latest reports the building that once was home to Pacha NYC and Sound Factory. Last week, Community Board […]

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easyJet to release ambient album Jet Sounds for charity

Let’s go away for awhile… If you’ve ever sat on a plane and considered how soothing the rumbling jet engine sounds are, you’re in luck – British low-cost airline easyJet has put together a special ambient album for charity, and it’s cleverly titled Jet Sounds. The title and sneaky cover art is where the Beach Boys references end though – […]

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