Pasadena rapper KStone talks Childhood, Incarceration, and Music (Exclusive Interview)

Mistah Wilson: Yo KStone, what’s good wit it! Thanks for coming thru for this exclusive interview with ThaWilsonBlock Magazine! Before we get further into it, what was it like growing up in Pasadena, CA and what does it mean to be from tha City Roses?

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James Holden reflects on a career spent escaping dance convention

Since his success producing euphoric trance in the early 2000s, Exeter-born James Holden has moved further away from dance music, reshaping his sound as his philosophy and taste has shifted – something that’s never been more obvious than on this year’s The Animal Spirits. Before his performance at Le Guess Who? on November 11, Claire […]

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7 must-hear mixes from October 2017

It’s almost impossible to keep on top everything that SoundCloud, Mixcloud and online radio has to fer. In our new monthly column, FACT guides you through the must-hear mixes the last 30 days, whether you want a club session to warm you up for the weekend, ambient soothers or a set vinyl-only obscurities. We’re living […]

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Planet Mu to release limited edition Claude Speeed and Ekoplekz tapes

Mike Paradinas’ label branches out to cassette-only physical releases. Planet Mu is set to release two limited edition tapes from Glasgow-by-way–Berlin artist Claude Speeed and Bristol’s Ekoplekz. Out in time for Christmas on December 15, both cassettes are accompaniments to the two albums released respectively by each artist this year – Ultra Infinity and Bioprodukt […]

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Marilyn Manson bassist Twiggy Ramirez accused of rape

Jessicka Addams, lead singer riot-goth band Jack Off Jill, has spoken out about the allegations. Marilyn Manson’s longtime bassist Twiggy Ramirez (né Jeordie White) has been accused rape and psychological and physical abuse by his ex-girlfriend, Jack Off Jill singer Jessicka Addams. Writing in a Facebook post yesterday (October 20), Addams characterizes her relationship with […]

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Throbbing Gristle co-founder Genesis P-Orridge diagnosed with leukemia

Psychic TV tour dates have been canceled so Genesis can start treatment. Genesis Breyer P-Orridge has been diagnosed with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia. The co-founder Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV is set to undergo treatment starting this Monday. A note on Facebook disclosed the diagnosis and a cancelation Psychic TV tour dates in Europe: “We begin […]

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Listen to Young Thug and Future's new mixtape Super Slimey

Surprise! Young Thug and Future have collaborated on a new mixtape. Super Slimey features a guest spot from Migos’ Offset and production by Mike WiLL Made-It, along with London on Da Track, Southside, and Richie Souf. Listen to the mixtape Apple Music below. This new release follows Young Thug’s last full-length project, Beautiful Thugger Girls. […]

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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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