easyJet to release ambient album Jet Sounds for charity
Let’s go away for awhile… If you’ve ever sat on a plane and considered how soothing the rumbling jet engine sounds are, you’re in luck – British low-cost airline easyJet has put together a special ambient album for charity, and it’s cleverly titled Jet Sounds. The title and sneaky cover art is where the Beach […]
Listen to Four Tet's new single, 'Planet'
It’s the second new track from Kieran Hebden in a month. Kieran Hebden, aka Four Tet, has released a new single, ‘Planet’. The seven-minute track combines a 4/4 techno beat with the UK producer’s trademark clipped vocals and sampled acoustic textures, and follows last month’s release ‘Two Thousand and Seventeen’, a more relaxed track reminiscent […]
Stormzy, the xx, J Hus, Sampha among Mercury Prize 2017 nominees
*Deep breath* The Mercury Prize 2017 shortlist has been announced with Stormzy, The xx and J Hus among this year’s nominees. Loyle Carner’s Yesterday’s Gone and Sampha’s Process will also have to compete with the likes Ed Sheeran’s ÷, which to date has sold over two million copies, and Alt-J’s Relaxer. Aside from The xx’s […]
Singles Club: Tyler, the Creator hits new levels of lavish mayhem with 'I Ain't Got Time!'
Each week on the FACT Singles Club, a selection our writers work their way through the new music the week gone by. This week, Tyler, the Creator is at his OTT best with a beat that’s made for the club, while DJ Lag impresses with his WhatsApp-distributed borderless banger ‘Trip To New York.’ Elsewhere, Oneohtrix […]
FACT mix 609: Original Dodger
Get your Gucci loafers on and crack open the bubbly – this one’s a bit special. Even if you’ve just got a casual knowledge UK garage, you’ve probably heard Artful Dodger. The Southhampton-based duo Mark Hill and Pete Devereux hit the big time with ‘Re-Rewind’, a track that solidified garage’s place in UK pop history […]
Listen to Four Tet's new single 'Two Thousand and Seventeen'
The beloved producer debuted the track on Radio 1 today. Four Tet, aka Kieran Hebden, has returned with a brand new single, named ‘Two Thousand and Seventeen’. It was played earlier today on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show, where Mac revealed that Hebden had been “making music for the past 10 months.” Hopefully this […]
TOP 5 SUBMISSIONS FOR THE WEEK (06/24TH TO 06/30TH) • Word Is Bond
For this week’s Top 5, we try to mix things up a little by bringing you only fresh produce from genre mashing acts. We have some RnB, Trap, Soul and much more. Check it out right away. LaFreshman – Hublot Light things up with the bright and upbeat single he calls “Hublot”. Check it out […]
Wet Sounds: New Atlantis is ushering in the new wave of new age
Starting life as an “ambient social” in South London, Deadboy and India Jordan’s New Atlantis is now a fully-fledged record label, with its first release highlighting a diverse roster artists experimenting with t-maligned new age tropes. John Twells talks to the duo about the genesis New Atlantis, and what we can expect in the future. […]
Thisis50 Indie Artist Spotlight: Young Hustler Ka$h Route turns chase for money into successful music career; launches fifth studio album project “The High Times Of Ka$h Vol. 2”
TAMPA, FL – DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia) native & upcoming Composer/Singer/Rapper/Producer, Kyle “Ka$h Route” Reedy has always been someone looking to make an extra buck. Even as a young boy he was always looking for the next hustle – juggling many different money-making ventures. Instead lunch breaks in school he would battle local mc’s, […]
Blood Sport are the techno-obsessed noise rockers carrying Sheffield's industrial torch
FACT Rated is our series digging into the sounds and stories the most vital breaking artists around right now. Today, we meet Sheffield’s Blood Sport who blend trance-inducing noise rock and glitchy electronics with explosive live shows featuring armies drummers and kaleidoscopic visuals. With a release on techno producer Helena Hauff’s label forthcoming, the band […]