FACT mix 623: Jana Rush

Footwork veteran Jana Rush paints a picture the genre in 2017. It was 1996 when Jana Rush released her first 12″ on Chicago’s influential Dance Mania imprint. A split with the legendary DJ Deeon, the 12″ introduced a vibrant young talent billed as “the youngest female DJ,” and she wasn’t even 18 yet. In fact, […]

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South African kwaito veteran Professor Rhythm selects 11 ‘90s house anthems

Kwaito emerged in Johannesburg in the mid-‘90s as the popular dance music a South Africa nearing the end Apartheid, and Pressor Rhythm was one its stars. As the kwaito veteran prepares to reissue his 1995 LP Bafana Bafana on ATFA this month, we asked him to select his 11 favorite ‘90s anthems for a snapshot […]

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Andy Blake's World Unknown to revive label with new 12"

To celebrate the club night’s eighth birthday. Veteran DJ Andy Blake has been pumping blood into the London rave scene for years and now his beloved club night World Unknown, which he co-founded with Joe Hart in 2009, is reviving its label with its first 12″ release in four years. Formed in collaboration with The […]

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Basic Channel's Mark Ernestus remixes Equiknoxx on new 12"

Dub me tender, dub me sweet. As many FACT readers will no doubt know – Mark Ernestus is one techno’s all time legends. As one half Basic Channel and its many mutations (Rhythm & Sound, Maurizio etc) he helped forge an entire subgenre and now he’s sprinkled some Berlin magic over Jamaican dancehall vanguards Equiknoxx. […]

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Björk and Rihanna director Floria Sigismondi tells the stories behind her pioneering music videos

Italian-Canadian director Floria Sigismondi tells FACT the stories behind some her greatest music videos, from work with Marilyn Manson and David Bowie to Rihanna and Björk. Floria Sigismondi has directed some the most captivatingly fbeat music videos the last 20 years. After early work with Canadian rockers like The Tea Party and Our Lady Peace, […]

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Get Familiar: Clinton Sparks – Hit My Line (Ft. Joey Bandz)

Grammy nominated DJ and producer Clinton Sparks today releases his new single “Hit My Line“ featuring Joey Bandz. To mark the occasion, Sparks is making his personal phone number available to fans! “‘Hit My Line’ is about bringing people together, about being there for someone else,” says Sparks. “To celebrate that spirit, I am inviting […]

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FACT mix 622: Ploy

Timedance and Hessle alum Ploy goes deep and dark on this cavernous FACT mix. Back in the early-2010s, Samuel Smith was finishing f a music technology course when he hit upon a sound that finally resonated. Recording under the decidedly spare moniker Samuel, he fashioned a slew deep house variations for the Idle Hands-curated BRSTL […]

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Veteran French emcee Reak drops his debut project "ROC" • Word Is Bond

ROC by REAK A pioneering emcee in his own right, French emcee Reak started f as a Garf artist, dancer and rapper. combining these three hip-hop elements helped me grow as an individual and also solidified his legendary status as one the best to do it in his home country France. Working alongside the French hip-hop […]

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Grime pioneer Major Ace dies after three year battle with cancer

Wiley, Lethal Bizzle and other grime artists have paid tribute online. Grime legend Major Ace, a founding member Pay As U Go Cartel, has died. The death the London MC, whose real name was Luke Monero, was confirmed by his brother in an Instagram post on Sunday (October 8). The post revealed that Monero had […]

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10 under-the-radar club tracks you need to hear in October 2017

For Club Use Only is your one-stop guide to the best underground dance music from across the world. Each month, The Astral Plane’s Gabe Meier forecasts the next wave sounds due to break through into the mainstream. With hotly tipped releases on the way from Errorsmith, Last Japan, M.E.S.H. and Sharp Veins, as well as […]

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