Maschine MK3 review: Less like a MIDI controller and more like an instrument

Native Instruments’ new Maschine is the most radical redesign to the controller since it transformed beatmaking back in 2009. But is the new model just a re-skinned version eight-year-old hardware? Scott Wilson finds out if the Maschine MK3 is worth the cash. Every producer wants that one thing that does it all in the studio. […]

Share Button
Read more

18 Producers ensure The World meets DOOM • Word Is Bond

The World Meets ** DOOM by Uglypitch Records The metal face one has definitely got some hardcore fans and followers and it is such individuals that have come together to create this savoury project. The project is a collaboration 18 producers world wide joining together to pay homage to the one and only MF DOOM. […]

Share Button
Read more

The apocalyptic future is now on Godspeed You! Black Emperor's Luciferian Towers

Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s latest Luciferian Towers digs through the same political muck the band has been navigating over the past two decades. Louis Pattinson combs through their romantic pessimism and finds more romance than usual on the sixth LP. Godspeed You! Black Emperor have always known things weren’t going to get better. In a […]

Share Button
Read more

21 awesome tracks made with modular synths

It’s Modular Synth Day on FACT! We’re marking the first birthday our Make Music section with a celebration modular synths, the artists that patch with them and they music they make. Find it all here. Enjoy a playlist made up awesome music from 21 our favorite modular synth artists from across the past 50 years, including Suzanne Ciani, Morton Subotnick, […]

Share Button
Read more

Levon Vincent hopes to "ignite a new peace movement" with new album, For Paris

The Houston-born producer had an “epiphany” following comments he made after the 2015 Paris attacks. Levon Vincent has announced a new album, For Paris, which is out digitally next week. Writing on Facebook today (September 20), the US techno producer explains the concept behind the album, which he said is inspired by the “horrible comments” he made […]

Share Button
Read more

Burial releases new single 'Rodent' on Hyperdub

Hear the track and Kode9’s remix now. Burial has released the new single ‘Rodent’ today on Hyperdub alongside a remix from label boss Kode9. The single is Burial’s third release this year following his Subtemple EP this spring and a remix Goldie’s ‘Inner City Life’ on the veteran producer’s MetalHeadz label. The single is available […]

Share Button
Read more

Psych-punk band LA Witch cast a '60s girl group spell on their assured self-titled debut

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. SoCal trio LA Witch’s self-titled debut is a tough-as-nails, gritty exploration psych, punk and rockabilly tinged with ’60s girl-group nostalgia. Claire Lobenfeld peeks into the stale cigarette smoke-and-cheap beer-scented world they’ve conjured and […]

Share Button
Read more

Sote is helping Iran’s experimental electronic music scene become a powerful cultural force

Sote, born Ata Ebtekar, is one Iran’s foremost electronic musicians. Although he’s kown for his visceral releases on Warp and Sub Rosa, his latest, Scared Horror In Design, has a much more delicate touch. Oli Warwick spoke to the innovator about dance music in Tehran and Ebtekar’s upcoming commission for CTM Festival. “Pre-revolution, post-revolution, in arts […]

Share Button
Read more

Thisis50 Indie Artist Spotlight: East Coast Reggaeton group Los Unicos turns heads with new music

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ – Los Unicos’ name says everything you need to know about them. They dare to be different. They are “unique.” In fact, the music that comes from the Reggaeton and Latin-pop group out Bergen County, New Jersey is so unique that it’s turning heads not just in the U.S., but internationally, as […]

Share Button
Read more

BP the Neckbreaker drops "Timeless Music" (Album Stream/ Interview) • Word Is Bond

For the benefit anyone who’s been living in an underground bunker for the past few years…who on earth are you? My name is BP and I’m a producer out Amityville, Long Island. I make that Boom bap style beats. I have produced full albums for Nature ( the Firm), 9th Prince ( Killarmy), and William […]

Share Button
Read more