Mexico City Set to Host First Ever RESISTANCE Festival

Back in 2015, Ultra Music Festival turned to the dark side and enlisted Arcadia Spectacular to put together their brand new RESISTANCE Stage. It featured an abundance renowned techno DJs from across the world. The most impressive aspect was the new stage, which featured recycled military parts to create a steampunk wonderland. In 2016, the festival debuted the , which was a

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AEG Buys Out FYF Fest Founder, Moving Forward With Plans for 2018

We have just gotten word that AEG and Goldenvoice have bought out FYF Fest’s founder Sean Carlson’s stake from his festival and will carry on the torch without him. This move stems following a number  sexual harassment allegations against Carlson that first began back in November. After quietly distancing itself, AEG activated a buyout clause in Goldenvoice’s six-year-old deal with Carlson and

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FACT mix 640: DJ Taye

One Teklife’s youngest members pushes footwork forward on an electrifying FACT mix. DJ Taye is one the youngest members the Teklife crew, but he’s already got more experience under his belt than a lot musicians twice his age. Born in 1994 and raised in Chicago’s South Side on a musical diet ’70s jazz, house, Jay-Z,

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"The internet is a devastating wasteland": How social media could be making musicians sick

Music industry vet turned music management teacher Sally Gross has seen “what happens to the detritus the music industry firsthand.” With the study, “Can Music Make You Sick?”, she and co-author George Musgrave aimed to figure out why musicians, even the most up-and-coming, suffered more mental health-related issues than most other people. Lily Moayeri spoke

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Yuzo Koshiro and Motohiro Kawashima’s Streets of Rage 3 OST is a valuable slice of techno history

Released this month on vinyl for the first time by Data Discs, Yuzo Koshiro and Motohiro Kawashima’s Streets Rage 3 soundtrack blends innovative generative programming with serious techno innovation and accidentally pre-empted trance. But in a world endless reissues, John Twells wonders if video game soundtracks can ever be more than nostalgia. It’s easy to

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Les Hay Babies' Six Favourite Places in Moncton

Les Hay Babies are a folk trio based in Moncton, New Brunswick. Their most recent album, La 4ième dimension (version longue), came out in 2016 on Simone Records. They gave us a tour their hometown highlights. Location photos by Matt Williams. SDV Vintage (327 Mountain Rd.) The only one its kind in the region, SDV

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Step into the cult of Nilüfer Yanya

FACT Rated is our series digging into the sounds and stories the most vital breaking artists around right now. This week, London singer-songwriter Nilüfer Yanya takes us inside her sparse, guitar-driven R&B pop. Her songs’ stories may be hard to grasp but the most affecting ones always are, she tells Al Horner. Love is a

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U.S. Girls Achieve Balance Between Pissed Off and Buoyant on 'In a Poem Unlimited'

On her last album as U.S. Girls, 2015’s Polaris Music Prize-shortlisted Half Free, Meg Remy’s sample-based songwriting reached storytelling heights only previously hinted at by turning a spotlight on women’s lives. She used each song to explore “a different female character that was expressing some sort inner narrative,” she told Impose magazine that year. But

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Remembering Jóhann Jóhannsson

Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, who penned a slew influential solo albums and a number Hollywood scores, including The Theory Everything and Arrival, died in Berlin on Friday, February 9. John Twells looks back on a life artistic integrity, exploration and collaboration. I was wearing an Iron Maiden shirt when I met Jóhann Jóhannsson for the

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Black Panther director Ryan Coogler had his "mind blown" by Kendrick Lamar's all-star soundtrack

Anticipation was already high for new Marvel movie Black Panther. Then Kendrick Lamar announced he was readying a tie-in album, featuring Vince Staples, James Blake, SZA and more, and excitement tipped into hysteria. The film’s director Ryan Coogler tells Al Horner how the soundtrack came to be and why it’s an important appendage to a culturally crucial

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An Essential Guide to Superchunk

The plethora new sounds that exploded out the ’90s was staggering. And while many the decade’s most singular artists continue to do great things both in the mainstream and the underground,  few have remained as artistically ambitious, consistent and wedded to their original ethos as Chapel Hill, NC quartet Superchunk. Certainly none sounded like they

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Kylie Minogue Will Play Berghain On Her Upcoming Tour

Let the Berghain games begin! Kylie Minogue is heading to this hedonistic Berlin spot to perform her newest album ‘Golden‘. The Australian singer/former Neighbors star announced her tour dates for next month with Berghain as the final stop. For those you who don’t know, Berghain is Berlin’s most exclusive nightclub notorious for long lines and

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