Ookay Reveals New Alias: Sumr Camp

Another day, another brand new alias. Lately, in the world EDM, alias performance seem to be the big thing as DJs continue to reveal alternative acts. This is not necessarily bad news though, a new alias allows us as fans to experience a different side our favorite artists. In recent times, Martin Garrix has performed

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See the full list of winners at the 2018 Grammys

It’s “music’s biggest night”! Or at least that’s what the Recording Academy tell us. The 60th Grammy Awards are tonight and before the actual pageant begins, artists like LCD Soundsystem and Kendrick have already taken home trophies. We’ll be updating live once the show begins – *fingers crossed TDE, especially SZA, takes home more gilded

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Our music tech predictions for 2018: SoundCloud's survival, the Bitcoin boom and more modular madness

What technological trends can listeners and artists expect in 2018? Scott Wilson stares into his crystal ball to discover how tech may change the way we consume and make music in 2017, wondering what changes are coming to Spotify, whether SoundCloud will survive and whether Eurorack gear will continue to inspire  musicians. From the insidious rise

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Pauline Anna Strom dreams in color: The legendary loner synthesist on a life of innovation

Earlier this month, RVNG Intl. celebrated the otherworldly ’80s synth constructions self-described “loner and heretic” Pauline Anna Strom by re-releasing music from her debut Trans-Millenia Consort and other parts her catalog. Lewis Gordon looks back at these incredible New Age innovations in a conversation with Strom, who opens up just enough to give even more

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Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' Rules Australia's Albums Chart

It’s the best-selling album the year in the United States, and the week’s No. 1 in the U.K., and now Taylor Swift’s Reputation (Big Machine/Universal) is crowned champion Australia’s chart.  Reputation, the U.S. pop singer-songwriter’s sixth studio album, becomes Swift’s fourth No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart, following 1989 (November 2014), Red (October 2012) and

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Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' Rules Australia's Albums Chart

It’s the best-selling album the year in the United States, and the week’s No. 1 in the U.K., and now Taylor Swift’s Reputation (Big Machine/Universal) is crowned champion Australia’s chart.  Reputation, the U.S. pop singer-songwriter’s sixth studio album, becomes Swift’s fourth No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart, following 1989 (November 2014), Red (October 2012) and

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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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How Rap Reveals What a ‘Rock Star’ Really Means

To borrow the title from another one his songs, Post Malone deserves congratulations. Aided by a bit YouTube skulduggery but mostly powered by its own sheer catchiness, “Rockstar,” the darkly zonked-out single from Post Malone, has, after weeks jostling, finally replaced “Bodak Yellow” as the top song on the Billboard Hot 100. As is typical

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Remembering the Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie

It may seem hyperbolic to say that no non-Canadian can truly understand the importance Gord Downie, because it is, but that doesn’t mean it’s not true. Downie, who died last night at 53 after a protracted and public bout with brain cancer, was the lead singer the Tragically Hip, a band that is iconic in

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[EP] HART – THE REFLECTIVE

Rising ambient Trip-Hop producer, HART, has just come onto the scene with the unique sound. Her newest EP is out, called The Reflective, which has an earthy sound and reminiscent the past. Recently signed to independent alternative UK & Irish Hip Hop Label, Ill Records (illrecords.net), HART is certainly someone to watch. Not disclosing her

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Are Classic Rock Now

This weekend saw the launch the second annual Meadows Music Festival in Queens by Citi Field. Founders Entertainment, the production and promotion company also responsible for the city’s annual Randall’s Island summer bash Governors Ball, has approached the business adding to New York’s annual festival load very carefully. By nudging Meadows out into September, it

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Hüsker Dü drummer Grant Hart dies from cancer, aged 56

Grant Hart, best known as the drummer alt rock and punk band Hüsker Dü, has died at the age 56 after a battle with cancer. As news Hart’s death broke, the ficial Hüsker Dü Facebook page posted a photo Hart with no caption, and Variety later confirmed the news. <span id=”selection-marker-1″ class=”redactor-selection-marker” verified=”redactor”></span><span id=”selection-marker-1″ class=”redactor-selection-marker”

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