Singles Club: Will Smith's EDM debut 'Get Lit' is a glorious disaster

Each week on the FACT Singles Club, our writers rate and slate the biggest new tracks the last seven days. This week, Will Smith conjures up an EDM nightmare with ‘Get Lit’ – his first single in over a decade – while rising UK rapper Dave goes in on Theresa May, Donald Trump, those responsible for […]

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Príncipe Discos announces debut album from DJ Lycox, Sonhos & Pesadelos

The latest release from the Lisbon label. Príncipe Discos is set to release the debut album from Paris-based producer DJ Lycox. Out November 17, Sonhos & Pesadelos stays true to the label’s “original kuduro backbone,” while “organizing new forms, song structures and even artificial life.” Check out the first track ‘Solteiro’ – a dreamy, new age-leaning […]

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FACT mix 623: Jana Rush

Footwork veteran Jana Rush paints a picture the genre in 2017. It was 1996 when Jana Rush released her first 12″ on Chicago’s influential Dance Mania imprint. A split with the legendary DJ Deeon, the 12″ introduced a vibrant young talent billed as “the youngest female DJ,” and she wasn’t even 18 yet. In fact, […]

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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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Wu-Tang Clan continue to dismantle their legacy on The Saga Continues

Wu-Tang Clan refuse to give up on the sound they’ve cultivated for decades – and it’s starting to sound stale. Daniel Montesinos-Donaghy dives into the New York collective’s latest, The Saga Continues, and hopes for a happy ending. It’s been a decade since Wu-Tang Clan released 8 Diagrams, an album acted as a grand finale […]

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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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Big T – 30 Loaded Lux (Official Music Video)

Video After The Jump Big T drops f an ficial music video for “30 Loaded Lux.” This is f his mixtape titled “Big Tuna.” Available now on iTunes: http://www.datpiff.com/BIG-T-MR-CHILLACKABOO-Big-Tuna-mixtape.85854…

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Kelela's Take Me Apart is a genre-melding journey to the truth about sex and love

Kelela has been crafting clever combinations R&B and electronic music since her daring debut Cut 4 Me. Britt Julious takes stock Kelela’s growth since on her first full-length, Take Me Apart, an album where you can truly hear her voice. Kelela has never fit neatly into one box. “I am a black woman, a second-generation […]

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The month in Bandcamp: Healing music for We, so tired of all the darkness in our lives

Every month Miles Bowe rounds up the best Bandcamp, unearthing the finest, freshest and weirdest releases the DIY platform has to fer. In this edition our Bandcamp column, releases veer wildly from club bangers to new age to death metal and beyond. But if there’s one recurring theme its “healing.” For some, like Mexico City’s […]

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Rising Louisiana Rapper Ratchet Life Shot And Killed –

Sadly, there’s another tragedy in Hip Hop to report. According to SayCheeseDigital, the up and coming Louisiana rapper Ratchet Life was fatally shot this past weekend. So far, there haven’t been any more details than that released. The Southern MC had a nice regional following with over 9,000 fans on his Instagram page and a few videos […]

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