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How Jai Paul and AK Paul enlisted Fabiana Palladino and Ruthven for their new label

The Paul Institute, a new label and creative house from Ivor Novello-winning producer AK Paul and his AWOL pop genius brother Jai, launched last week with the release two surprise singles. Accessible text message code on an encrypted website, it was far from your average single launch for two unknown artists. Fabiana Palladino and Ruthven

Doctor Who composer Delia Derbyshire receives posthumous honorary PHD

The electronic music pioneer was honored by her hometown university. Delia Derbyshire, composer the Doctor Who theme and a key member the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, has posthumously received an honorary doctorate from Conventry University today, The Guardian reports. Derbyshire was born in Conventry in 1937 and later attended Cambridge University for math and music with

MUTEK is officially headed to San Francisco next year

The festival is currently accepting artist proposals. The globe-trotting electronic music festival MUTEK has announced its first US edition will be held May 2018 in San Francisco. The festival will take place May 3-6 and is currently curating its lineup with co-directors Miroslav Wiesner and Gabrielle de Villoutreys. Wiesner, who is also the founder San

Vince Staples Thinks 'Big Fish Theory' Should Win a Grammy Award for Electronic Album of the Year

Earlier this year, Vince Staples won the ears rap aficionados when he unleashed his latest album, Big Fish Theory. For the Cali native, he firmly believes his project should undoubtedly be in the discussion for the 2018 Grammys, especially after he delved into the land electronic music with his recent endeavor. In an interview with NPR,

What to buy bedroom producers for Christmas 2017: Gift ideas from $6 to $749

Whether you just need a fun stocking filler or a feature-packed drum machine, picking out the right present for a musician or producer can be difficult. In this list, FACT gives all the gift advice you’ll need to score a hit this holiday season. Coming up with gift ideas is never easy, but it can

Talib Kweli – Radio Silence (Album Stream)

Talib Kweli releases his new album titled Radio Silence. The 11-song project features guest appearances from Rick Ross, Waka Flocka, Anderson .Paak, BJ The Chicago Kid, Jay Electronica, Yummy Bingham, and more. Stream Radio Silence  Spotify up top or download a copy your own on iTunes. Follow Me

Ray J Inks $31M Deal to Advance His Electric Transportation Brand

Ray J’s Raytroniks is getting a makeover, starting with a rebranding and a $31 million distribution deal. The R&B artist-turned-TV personality launched the Los Angeles electric transportation startup — now ficially known as Raycon — in 2016 and its initial product release, the foldable, two-wheeled Scoot-E-Bike was popularized in the electric vehicle market with help

A Practical Conversation With Curt Smith of Tears for Fears About the Band's Latest Greatest Hits Album

You could forgive Curt Smith '80s hitmakers Tears for Fears for not being overly celebratory about the band's recently released (Nov. 9) greatest hits compilation, entitled Rule the World: The Greatest Hits. Since releasing their first best-, Tears Roll Down, in 1992, the cerebral pop duo have had their name attached to hits comps named

Alan Walker Spices Up Avicii & Rita Ora Collab 'Lonely Together' for Remix Package: Listen

The ficial remix package is out for Avicii and Rita Ora's break-up-make-up anthem “Lonely Together,” and Alan Walker leads the pack with a funky cut up. It's a little more tropical, with a punchy rhythm emphasized by sticky staccato synth lines. Gritty textures give the song new heft, and playful melodies give it a sense fun. It's the first

Talib Kweli Returns From Hiatus With New Album 'Radio Silence' Featuring Rick Ross, Jay Electronica & Anderson Paak.

Talib Kweli returns from hiatus with his eighth studio album Friday (Nov. 17). Radio Silence serves as the Brooklyn native’s first LP since 2011’s Gutter Rainbows and is more a return to form what we expect from the socially conscious artist. Talib relies heavily on features throughout the 11 tracks, including some the best hip-hop

Talib Kweli Drops New LP <i>Radio Silence</i>

And just like that Talib Kweli has stepped out the shadows and caught everyone sleeping with his latest LP Radio Silence. It’s been two years since the Brooklyn MC dropped his last album, F*ck The Money. So when he released the Anderson .Paak assisted “Traveling Light” not too long ago many viewed that as Talib tippin’ his

Sounds of the Upside Down: 7 easy ways to recreate Stranger Things' eerie '80s synths at home

If you’ve already binged Stranger Things 2 and need another hit nostalgia, why not have a go at making some music inspired by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein’s score? Scott Wilson gives you seven tips to help you create your own ‘80s-style synth tracks. When Stranger Things premiered last year, it wasn’t just the story,

Ice-T reflects on a career of breaking boundaries, bending the rules and trading infamy for fame

With three decades in music under his belt, there are a number ways to celebrate Ice-T’s contributions to hip-hop. Ahead lecture at Red Bull Music Academy Festival Los Angeles, Rae Witte spoke to the gangsta rap pioneer about the ins and outs the game, then and now. “I only like doing things that haven’t been

Rabit’s Les Fleurs Du Mal is a divine opium for mortal hearts

On Les Fleurs Du Mal, Rabit harnesses the influence Charles Baudelaire, Current 93 and Coil to shed the rhythmic and melodic chains his previous work and embark on a journey into hedonism, mysticism and spirit. John Twells submerges himself in an acid bath sound that highlights the disruption and malaise the modern world. “Dear Beelzebub,

M.E.S.H.'s vital Hesaitix reconstructs IDM amid disrupted dreams of Aphex Twin

M.E.S.H.’s second album Hesaitix runs from the radical deconstruction is predecessor, embracing the dancefloor without sacrificing experimentation. IDM survivor John Twells examines an album that revises a sound by addressing its fatal flaws. The term “intelligent dance music” – IDM, for short – was never championed by the group studio nerds who piped their bleeps,