Shiva Feshareki is taking Éliane Radigue and Lee Gamble underground

What would music sound like deep underground in the caves beneath Derbyshire’s picturesque Peak District? That’s what composer Shiva Feshareki wondered when she dreamt up a project that would spotlight new compositions from “deep listening” legend Éliane Radigue and contemporary producer Lee Gamble and push them beneath the surface. Tom Howells unearths the story behind […]

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London's Sunfall Festival under fire for "dangerous" five-hour queues

Reports severe delays and queue crushes have been flooding social media. South London’s Sunfall Festival descended into chaos earlier today (August 12) with reports “dangerous” queues up to five hours flooding social media. Festival-goers at the Brockwell Park event described scenes crowd crushes with police having “to enforce crowd control” as people stampeded barricades in […]

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Roland SE-02 review: A near-perfect analog monosynth for under $500

Roland’s latest Boutique synth is an all-analog collaboration with US company Studio Electronics that takes inspiration from the Minimoog Model D and other ‘70s instruments. Scott Wilson finds out if the SE-02 is worth your cash, or if it’s just another paperweight in waiting. Roland’s rebirth over the past few years has been a long time coming. […]

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Kraftwerk and more: Portugal's Neopop Festival 2017 reviewed

Located in Portugal’s coastal city Viana do Castelo, Neopop festival is a celebration electronic music with a European body clock that allows for a hedonistic 9am finish. This year’s techno-heavy lineup boasted a mixture innovators, trailblazers and newcomers that traced the lineage the Detroit phenomenon from its roots in European synthesizer music. April Clare Welsh was […]

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MF DOOM previews new albums with weekly Adult Swim singles series

Hear the first single in the series now. MF DOOM has announced a new weekly single series on Adult Swim kicking f the 15 week run featuring music from upcoming albums. Titled The Missing Notebook Rhymes, the series is described as a “notebook” upcoming releases and singles by other artists featuring DOOM such as Jay […]

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11 releases handpicked by FACT to buy today on Bandcamp

Bandcamp will donate their share prits for all music sold on Friday, August 4 to the Transgender Law Center. The fundraiser follows US president Donald Trump’s tweets alleging he will ban transgender American from serving in the armed forces. Want to support but need help with your shopping list? We got you. Earlier this week, […]

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FACT mix 612: ZULI

Korn and Deftones edits alongside Boards Canada and Frank Ocean? It’s ZULI. ZULI is the latest moniker Egyptian multi-instrumentalist, DJ and producer Ahmed El Ghazoly, and his fusion Autechre-inspired electronics and transformative club sounds on last year’s Bionic Ahmed EP had us immediately hooked. Signed to Lee Gamble’s fledgling UIQ imprint, El Ghazoly has continued […]

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Singles Club: Boy oh boy, Charli XCX's latest is pop perfection

Each week on the FACT Singles Club, a selection our writers work their way through the new music the week gone by. This week, Hype Williams continue to fuck with our heads by releasing a confounding squiggle noise that throws up more questions than answers, while Charli XCX and Jessie Ware remind us the power […]

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