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FACT mix 627: Oneohtrix Point Never

Oneohtrix Point Never turns in a special FACT mix dedicated to the world cinema. Daniel Lopatin shouldn’t need any introduction on these pages. Over the past decade, under the tongue-twisting Oneohtrix Point Never moniker, Lopatin has journeyed from the Tangerine Dream-influenced synth fantasia his early tapes, through the vaporwave-adjacent Replica years to explore daring fresh

T. Swift’s Blade RunnerInspired ‘… Ready for It?’ Video Has Two Cyborg Swifts

It’s here. “… Ready for It?,” the most sonically progressive track from Taylor Swift’s upcoming Reputation, first premiered at a Florida State versus Alabama Saturday Night Football game, then made a brief pit stop on the internet long enough for us to debate whether we actually liked it or not, and is now back in

The Imperfect Innovation of Kanye West’s Graduation

Graduation, which turns ten today, probably isn’t the worst Kanye West LP, but even if it were, that would hardly be cause for shame. In keeping with its title, Kanye’s third album puts on a weird costume and participates in a ceremonious procession, but behind the ordered facade something disheveled invariably peeps through. Graduation marks

French marching band play Daft Punk for Donald Trump

Donald Trump is always good value, isn’t he? (When you’re not paralysed with terror that he’s going to cause the destruction mankind, obviously.) Most days you can rely on him saying something worth mocking, but today he didn’t even have to open his mouth. While on a state visit in France, The Donald attended a

When Did Arcade Fire and the Killers Become the Same Band?

The resemblance is uncanny. Earlier on Vulture’s Songs the Week, I praised the Killers’ new song “The Man” for being a glitzy disco-funk confection, but also noticed something a bit odd about it. For a good half-listen, I confused it with Arcade Fire’s two new glitzy disco-funk singles, which I’ve had equal difficulty telling apart

The Weeknd Takes Yet Another Victory Lap at Barclays Center

The Weeknd. Photo: Taylor Hill/Getty s One reason to count your blessings is to make sure you actually have them. Fittingly enough for an album released on the night Thanksgiving — American, not Canadian — the motivating force behind the Weeknd’s Starboy (2016) was a desire to confirm that the artist (born Abel Tesfaye) did,

Arcade Fire Announce New Album, Share ‘Everything Now’ Music Video

In a move master trolling, Arcade Fire made their new album’s first single exclusively available as a 12-inch vinyl single and teased that fans should “stay tuned for infinite content.” Fortunately, they didn’t make us wait too long for some more content: The band have announced that a new album called Everything Now co-produced by

BET Announces 2017 Nominees and Beyonce and Chance the Rapper Lead the Pack

BET has announced the nominees for the 2017 BET Awards and Beyonce leads all performers this year. Beyonce has been nominated for seven nominations, including for Video the Year and Album the Year for Lemonade, while her song “Freedom” with Kendrick Lamar has landed a Best Collaboration nomination. Bruno Mars is up for five awards,

Forbes: Tidal Could Be The Asset That Makes Jay Z A Billionaire

 Tidal has faced some hurdles since Shawn “Jay Z” Carter and other artist-owners relaunched the service in March 2015. The initial public response to the streaming platform was negative, there was significant turnover at the executive level, and an overwhelming majority music industry executives believed the service would not last a year. Two years later, Forbes suggests

Fans Discover A Sample Daft Punk Used 20 Years After The Song Was Released

Twenty years ago, debuted their album Homework. The album was pushed the boundaries electronic music and changed the industry in an instant. To date, Homework is labeled as one the most influential albums all time. Over the past two decades, Daft Punk’s fans have been researching different samples used from Daft Punk’s album. “Fresh” had

Your Guide to Frank Ocean’s Endless Visual Album

FAQ for you. Dry your eyes, Frank Ocean has been found and so has his new music! After two weeks cryptic, intermittently streamed carpentry, Ocean seemingly completed work on his stairs Thursday night and promptly (by his watch) dropped a new 45-minute visual album, Endless, on iTunes and Apple Music. According to Apple, it’s the

10 Best New Songs of the Week: Kendrick Lamar, Calvin Harris, Beth Ditto, More

Every week, Vulture highlights the best new music. If the song is worthy your ears and attention, you will find it here. Read our picks below, share yours in the comments, and subscribe to the Vulture Playlist for a comprehensive guide to the year’s best music. Kendrick Lamar, “HUMBLE.”“HUMBLE.,” like “Formation” before it, is a

Daft Punk Did Not Just Announce a Full 25-Date Live Tour

Last night the popular music blog wrote a post declaring that have announced a full 25-date live tour. The post quickly went viral stating that the “robots will play 25 dates across the world starting this summer, their longest stint on the road since the Alive tour in 2007.” Mixmag even went on to say

Reddit crowdsources 22-track playlist seeking the 'Bohemian Rhapsody' of EDM – Dancing Astronaut

Yesterday, March 28, a  user under the handle “EngineOfDestruction” posed a taxing question to the r/electronicmusic sub- community. The or enquired, “In your opinion, what is the ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ EDM – A song that will be around forever?” After the thread gained with close to 600 comments from other r/electronicmusic members weighing in with their

Reddit crowdsources 22-track playlist seeking the 'Bohemian Rhapsody' of EDM – Dancing Astronaut

Yesterday, March 28, a  user under the handle “EngineOfDestruction” posed a taxing question to the r/electronicmusic sub- community. The or enquired, “In your opinion, what is the ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ EDM – A song that will be around forever?” After the thread gained with close to 600 comments from other r/electronicmusic members weighing in with their