Function reveals second archival compilation for A-TON, Recompiled II/II

More tracks from the Function vault. Ostgut Ton has announced full details  Recompiled II/II, the second two compilations archival material from Dave Sumner, aka Function. The vinyl-only 2LP release includes 13 tracks from the veteran US techno producer recorded between 1996 and 2011, tracing his journey from New York’s ‘90s techno scene to Berlin. The tracklist […]

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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, […]

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Hüsker Dü drummer Grant Hart has reportedly died aged 56

Hart formed the influential Minnesota punk band in 1979. Hüsker Dü drummer Grant Hart has reportedly died aged 56 after losing his battle with cancer. The influential US punk band shared a photo Hart on their Facebook page this morning (September 14) with no caption. Variety later reported news Hart’s passing a source, although his […]

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Buying a drum machine: What to consider and where to find the best deals

Whether you’re starting out or you’re an an experienced producer, a drum machine is one the most important pieces gear you’ll buy. Scott Wilson picks out seven  the best, ranging from pick-up-and-play boxes to fully-featured, all-in-one production tools. If you’re starting out in production and you want to make dance music, a drum machine will likely be the […]

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5 Popular Venues for Hip-Hop Performances in Taipei • Word Is Bond

PIPE Live Music Locating in Gongguan, Taipei City, Pipe is one the few venues that embraces hip hop acts. Its uniqueness lies in the fact that it was originally a water pumping station built during the Japanese colonial period in Taiwan. With over a hundred years history, it is a place where tradition clashes against […]

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How on-site drug testing at festivals can help save lives

This year, between six and 10 UK festivals are hoping to provide drug testing on site following the recent increase in drug-related deaths. As the UK appears to be slowly catching up with the rest  Europe in terms attitudes to harm reduction, April Clare Welsh explores whether this controversial practice can help save the lives recreational drug users. Imagine if you could […]

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FACT mix 611: Nídia

Príncipe-signed prodigy Nídia carves out a fresh path with fractured rhythms and booming basslines. Formally known as Nídia Minaj (after her musical idol Nicki), Nídia was still at high school when she began splicing together her own beats, influenced by the vibrant party scene in Bordeaux, France, where she lived. Before moving to France at […]

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J'Mar Grae Drops 12 track project Eunoia • Word Is Bond

Mississippi’s J’Mar Grae delivers his new project he calls “EUNOIA” with nothing but pure gusto and honesty from start to finish. The 12 track body work is a superb mix funk, soul, alternative hip-hop that also bumps while shedding some light into his person. Standouts on the project include “I’ll Be Okay” featuring Yori and […]

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O.J. Simpson Granted Parole After Almost 9 Years In Prison

Video After The Jump LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel heist, successfully making his case in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America’s enduring fascination with the former football star. Simpson, 70, could be a free man as early […]

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FYF FEST: TOP 10 MUST-SEE ARTISTS THIS WEEKEND! • Word Is Bond

If you have checked our social media accounts, you have been in the loop about the set-times for the various artists that will be performing this weekend at FYF Fest. But… considering the variety music you’ll get besides hiphop, like rock* (among other genres), we here at TWIB would like to give you OUR top […]

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