Nine DOOM rarities from the untouchable enigma's vaults

Hot on the heels MF DOOM’s aborted The Missing Notebook Rhymes project, Hugh Leask rounds up the acclaimed rapper’s finest deep cuts, from collaborations with Aesop Rock and Percee P, to under-appreciated loosies and rarities. The Missing Notebook Rhymes, MF DOOM’s recent project with Adult Swim, had just started to gather momentum before it was […]

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Pioneer DJ's latest piece of gear is a CDJ-sized standalone sampler

The DJS-1000 is a sampler aimed at DJs. Pioneer DJ has updated a lot its standard DJ gear this year, but the company’s also released a lot brand new products, including synths, audio interfaces and DJ controllers. The latest is something none its rivals are making: a gigantic standalone sampler designed to fit alongside CDJs […]

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Nabihah Iqbal, formerly Throwing Shade, announces debut album on Ninja Tune

Hear first track ‘Something More’. Ninja Tune is set to release Weighing the Heart, the debut album from electronic artist and DJ Nabihah Iqbal, formerly known as Throwing Shade, later this fall. Iqbal says she’s gotten rid the moniker and “proudly wears her given name] as a female British Asian artist making electronic music.” Weighing […]

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St. Vincent's MASSEDUCTION is the shattering work of a future pop star

As St. Vincent racks up the pop star bona fides, she continues to make inward-looking music and, with MASSEDUCTION, she’s also challenging her own sound. Ben Hewitt peers into this new world – produced by Lorde and Taylor Swift collaborator Jack Antonf – and sees that St. Vincent’s color palette may have changed, but her shattering […]

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St. Vincent's MASSEDUCATION is the shattering work of a future pop star

As St. Vincent racks up the pop star bona fides, she continues to make inward-looking music and, with MASSEDUCATION, she’s also challenging her own sound. Ben Hewitt peers into this new world – produced by Lorde and Taylor Swift collaborator Jack Antonf – and sees that St. Vincent’s color palette may have changed, but her shattering […]

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Stream Colleen's stunning A flame my love, a frequency

Coming later this month. Colleen’s melancholic A flame my love, a frequency, her seventh studio album, may not be out until next Friday, October 20, but the album is streaming today ahead the release. The album is return to form sorts for Colleen who used an entirely electronic set up including Moog pedals and Critter […]

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Portugal's Out.Fest might be an antidote to Lisbon's rising tide of gentrification

Barreiro, located across the Tagus river from Portugal’s capital, was once one the country’s busiest industrial ports. Now the post-industrial town  poses an alternative haven for artists and musicians as the gentrification Lisbon continues to develop. April Clare Welsh headed to Saturday’s Out.Fest – an experimental music extravaganza with a community-minded ethos – to get the lowdown. […]

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Jabu is the Bristol trio creating atmospheric R&B about loss for Blackest Ever Black

FACT Rated is our series digging into the sounds and stories the most vital breaking artists around right now. This week Claire Lobenfeld talks to Blackest Ever Black trio Jabu about their dark, loss-laden project Sleep Heavy. One the most intriguing projects from Blackest Ever Black this year comes from electronic R&B trio Jabu. Emerging from […]

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Singles Club: Giggs and Popcaan make a gruesome twosome on 'Times Tickin'

Each week on the FACT Singles Club, our writers rate and slate the biggest new tracks the last seven days. This week, Giggs teams up with Popcaan for ‘Times Tickin’, while The Breeders’ original lineup returns for their first song since 1993. Elsewhere, AJ Tracey is back with ‘Quarterback’ and FACT favorite Helena Hauff drops her […]

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Marie Davidson teams with Invisible Church on collaborative EP featuring Theo Parrish

The techno legend plays cymbals for the duo on one track. Marie Davidson has teamed with fellow Berlin producer Invisible Church on Whatever Makes You Feel Safe, a new collaborative EP due October 20 on Bologna’s Yerevan Tapes. The project came together during RBMA’s festival in Davidson’s home Montreal last fall. Unlike her recent club-focused […]

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