Sampha wins 2017 Mercury Prize

And Ed Sheeran didn’t! Sampha has won the 2017 Mercury Prize for his debut album Process. The R&B artist first came to attention at the beginning this decade working with FKA twigs, SBTRKT and Jessie Ware, later going on to collaborate with Drake, Kanye West, Frank Ocean and Solange. It was only until this February, […]

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ZAYN grew up on "epic, intense" 1990s music videos, and now he has one of his own

The 24-year-old reveals the childhood inspiration behind his blockbuster video for ‘Dusk Till Dawn’ – the first single from an upcoming second album full  pop experiments searching for “what’s out character in R&B.” ZAYN dropped the first single from his upcoming second album yesterday, marking the start a new chapter in his sharply-watched evolution from boy band hitmaker to R&B solo success. But the bombastic ‘Dusk Till […]

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There’s no I in Brockhampton, the rap boy band whose collective chemistry fizzes on Saturation II

FACT reviews are back! Stay tuned every weekend for our writers’ takes on recent releases deserving dissection, and head to our all-new reviews section to keep track. Fast-rising rap crew Brockhampton assembled on a Kanye West fan forum and have since torn to next-big-thing status as the self-anointed first “internet boy band.” Their energy, aesthetic and expanding army teenage […]

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Spotify Announces Top 30 Streamed Songs Of The Summer –

Thanks to streaming services, declaring the song the summer is a more precise thing than it has been in the past. Spotify has ranked the 30th most streamed songs in the United States between June 21 and August 27th. It should be no surprise that Justin Bieber’s remix the Luis Fonsi f/Daddy Yankee hit Despacito […]

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Berlin Atonal 2017: Seven acts you won't want to miss

All the music you need to see at Berlin’s five-day techno marathon, from rising stars to blockbuster collaborations. Now in its fifth year, Berlin Atonal has become one the German capital’s best festivals, a required pilgrimage for anyone that loves techno and experimental sounds. Held in Kraftwerk, an imposing former power station, the festival uses its cavernous post-industrial surroundings to great effect, […]

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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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A$AP Rocky & Friends Drop "RAF" Visual –

Back in May, A$AP Rocky had dropped two versions a BANGER titled “RAF” featuring Playboi Carti, Quavo, Lil Uzi Vert, and Frank Ocean. Today, we’re blessed with a visual. First, go get the song now on Apple Music – http://smarturl.it/iRAF Second, check out their RAF below: You diggin their Raf Simons?

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A$AP Rocky – RAF ft. Frank Ocean, Lil Uzi Vert & Quavo (Official Music Video)

ASAP Rocky shares the ficial music video for “RAF” featuring Playboi Carti, Quavo, Lil Uzi Vert, and Frank Ocean. Watch the video below. “RAF”  available now on: Apple Music – http://smarturl.it/iRAF Spotify – http://smarturl.it/sRAF Amazon – http://smarturl.it/aRAF Google Play – http://smarturl.it/gRAF Follow A$AP Mob: http://instagram.com/asapmob  https://twitter.com/ASAPMOB https://www.facebook.com/asapmobficial http://www.asapmob.com/

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Watch Brad Pitt appear on stage with Frank Ocean at FYF Fest 2017

Spike Jonze was reportedly filming the performance. Brad Pitt appeared on stage during Frank Ocean’s headline FYF Fest set in LA last night (July 22). The US actor can be seen miming talking on the phone during Ocean’s performance Stevie Wonder’s cover The Carpenters’ ‘Close to You’ and Jackson 5 classic ‘Never Can Say Goodbye.’ Watch some footage below. Attendees also […]

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Tyler, The Creator Didn't Mention Frank Ocean In Coming Out Track 'Garden Shed' –

We already knew Tyler, The Creator was going to cast ambiguity onto his sexuality in his new album Flower Boy because it leaked earlier this month. It turns out that on one the tracks in which he seems to be coming out the closet the lyrics were misheard. Here what everyone thought he rapped on […]

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