FACT mix 626: Sharp Veins

UNO NYC’s Sharp Veins welds together two hours mind-altering pop, psychedelic ambience, lo-fi rock, outsider folk and wonky techno on this wide-ranging mix. Back in early 2014, Alabama-based producer William Harrison King was experimenting with Ableton Live, quietly taking inspiration from vintage hip-hop and a growing wave grime producers in and around London. When London-based […]

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Sterling Rhyne provides a pleasant "Remedy" on her new single • Word Is Bond

Soul/folk singer, songwriter Sterling Rhyne delivers a summery vibe single titled “Remedy”, a true reflection upon her relocation from rural life in Texas to the bustling city life New York City. The melody and lyrics came to Rhyne in a dream one summer night and the following morning, she made a demo the song with guitar and […]

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Migos Want In On 'The Lion King' Remake –

Earlier this week, Disney announced the cast for their live-action remake the animated classic The Lion King. Hip Hop is well represented: Donald Glover will play Simba and Beyonce is Nala. However, many folks feel Disney blew it when they didn’t give the role the three hyenas to the three Migos. Today, Quavo made it […]

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Rabit’s Les Fleurs Du Mal is a divine opium for mortal hearts

On Les Fleurs Du Mal, Rabit harnesses the influence Charles Baudelaire, Current 93 and Coil to shed the rhythmic and melodic chains his previous work and embark on a journey into hedonism, mysticism and spirit. John Twells submerges himself in an acid bath sound that highlights the disruption and malaise the modern world. “Dear Beelzebub, […]

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Zena Carlotta dazzles with "Say You Know" • Word Is Bond

Multi talented vocalist and harpist, Zena Carlota, just dropped her first single entitled “Say You Know”. The track is a fusion atmospheric, folkish elements and it’s all acoustic from start to finish, the Oakland based artist uses organic, heart wrenching string parts to create a warm bed on which her tender vocal lies. The track is […]

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Sound artist Sugai Ken wants to submerge you in his explorations of water and darkness

FACT Rated is our series digging into the sounds and stories the most vital breaking artists around right now. This week, Lewis Gordon speaks to Japanese sound artist Sugai Ken, whose music takes the folk traditions his home Kanagawa and turns them into vivid electro-acoustic soundscapes. Sugai Ken’s music has a strong affinity for place. […]

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Fever Ray's surprise album Plunge is like being thrown into cold water and coming up gasping

Eight years after a self-titled debut as Fever Ray, The Knife’s Karin Dreijer has returned with a new surprise album. Does this latest lucid exploration sex and separation live up to her previous glories? Emily Mackay takes the Plunge and finds out. Karin Dreijer’s first album as Fever Ray explored the domestic isolation and destabilizing […]

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Nicki Minaj Says Sexism Prevents Her From Getting Props As Top Emcee –

Nicki Minaj is certainly one the biggest rappers in the world right now.  But she feels like she doesn’t get the proper credit. Yesterday, the Young Money rhymer took to Twitter and said she still experiences a lot sexism in the music industry and because she’s a woman,  doesn’t get props for being a skilled lyricist. She mentioned […]

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Eric Andre Dressed Up Like Cardi B For Halloween [PHOTOS] –

The newly engaged Cardi B is a famous woman. So famous folks are dressing as her for Halloween. Here’s Eric Andre’s take on the Bodak Yellow rapper. Which one do you prefer? Related: The Mooch thinks Cardi B is a man.]

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The Corrs return to the Royal Albert Hall 20 years on!

Nearly 20 years have passed since The Corrs returned to the legendary Royal Albert Hall, and amid the anticipation a brand new album coming in November titled Jupiter Calling, The Corrs brought their nineties and early noughties records all the way to the 21st century in spectacular fashion. The famous Irish family returned from a […]

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