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Stream Slackk and Dullah Beatz Forest Walk, from Boxeds first single
Nov 24, 2015 7:04am | Fact Magazine

After two years of club nights showcasing instrumental grime and a pair of free compilations, Boxed makes its label arm official in December.

The first 12″ is a various artists affair showcasing some of the sometimes-unsung producers who’re played regularly at the night. Trends, Spokes and Lloyd SB all contribute solo tracks, while Boxed co-founder Slackk teams up with Dullah Beatz – best known for his trap-cum-grime demolition jobs and collaborations with Big Narstie – for ‘Forest Walk’, which combines the longing melodies of Slackk’s debut album Palm Tree Fire with wonky drums and Dullah’s trademark ‘huh!’ sounds. They should feel out of place, but totally work.

Stream ‘Forest Walk’ below, and order Boxed 001 here.

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Lisbon trio Niagara launch Ascender label with new 12  stream Beto
Nov 24, 2015 6:33am | Fact Magazine

Lisbon crew Niagara have started their own label.

After introducing themselves to the world via the city’s essential Principe Discos imprint, releasing their Ouro Oeste EP in 2013 and Ímpar earlier this year, the hardware-loving mutant house group will launch Ascender next month.

The first release is a fresh 12″ from Niagara, also titled ‘Ascender’ and led by the fizzing, super-squelchy house stomp of ‘Beto’  stream that below and grab the record on December 7.

Niagara’s house leanings are a somewhat distanced from the burgeoning batida scene typically profiled on Principe, but you’re here now, so check out scene elder DJ Marfox’s FACT mix and rewind to Robert Barry’s 2013 feature on the sound of Lisbon’s ghettos.


A2 Beto
A3 Hexe
A4 Ara

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Lunice releases 180 EP, will support Madonna on tour
Nov 24, 2015 6:18am | Fact Magazine

LuckyMe’s Lunice has released a new EP, 180.

It’s the producer’s first EP since 2011’s One Hunned (though he’s dropped the ‘Can’t Wait To’ single, various TNGHT tracks and collaborations with Le1f and more in that time). All the tracks on the release were recorded between 2011 and 2012; stream lead track ‘Burnt’ below and order the record here.

Lunice will also be supporting Tory turn-up queen Madonna on the European dates of her Rebel Heart tour. Here they are getting crunk in Vegas. Those dates follow the audio, as well as some of Lunice’s YouTube Beat Blogs from the period these tracks were made.

Lunice Madonna support dates:
Nov 24 Palau Sant Jordi Barcelona, Spain
Nov 25 Palau Sant Jordi Barcelona, Spain
Nov 28 Sportpaleis Antwerp, Belgium
Nov 29 SAP Arena Mannheim, Germany
Dec 5 Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dec 6 Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dec 9 Bercy Arena Paris, France
Dec 10 Bercy Arena Paris, France
Dec 12 Hallenstadion Zürich, Switzerland

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YouTube channel Majestic Casual shut down over copyright infringement
Nov 24, 2015 5:58am | Fact Magazine

Majestic Casual, a YouTube music channel with over two million subscribers, has been shut down for violating copyright restrictions.

The channel’s massive archive has been wiped from the site, with a message reading: “Majestic Casual has been terminated because we received multiple third-party claims of copyright infringement regarding material the user posted.”

Focusing on electronic music from the EDM end of house to hip-hop beatmakers, the channel launched in 2011 and in 2013 released a two-disc compilation featuring SBTRKT, Flume and Nosaj Thing. They also had a reputation for covering their videos with images of lightly attired babes, triggering an avalanche of eyerolls from certain quarters of the dance community.

As Mixmag points out, the takedown follows news that YouTube owner Google plans to provide up to $1 million (£650,000) in legal fees to defend the targets of copyright takedowns though it’s not clear if Majestic Casual would qualify for this support if legal proceedings are brought.

Fred von Lohmann, Google’s copyright legal director, wrote in a blog post: “We are offering legal support to a handful of videos that we believe represent clear fair uses which have been subject to DMCA takedowns.

“We’re doing this because we recognise that creators can be intimidated by the D...

Leon Vynehall rebuilds Midnight on Rainbow Road for the dancefloor
Nov 24, 2015 5:28am | Fact Magazine

Leon Vynehall’s next release brings a low-lit drifter to the dancefloor.

‘Midnight on Rainbow Road’ was released as part of Rush Hour’s second Musik For Autobahns compilation this September, with the Brighton producer tapping into a downbeat Balearic mood just the thing for a long, late night drive.

Vynehall has now unveiled new version of the track “reconstructed for the dancefloor” and set for release through Rush Hour. You can pre-order a copy already.

Hear a snippet of the reconstructed tune via Rush Hour’s Facebook and sink into the cushion-soft original beneath. Catch up with Vynehall’s FACT mix for more.

Leon Vynehalls “Midnight On Rainbow Road” now reconstructed for the dancefloor Test press approved!! Pre-order:

Posted by Rush Hour on Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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Kranky artist Loscil creates ambient music app that sounds different every time
Nov 24, 2015 4:45am | Fact Magazine

Vancouver’s Loscil, aka Scott Morgan, drummer for Destroyer, has released his new EP as an interactive smartphone app.

Adrift features four “endless” tracks which “use structured random selection to continuously play with no beginning or end.” Each track, named after a ghost ship, is made from a combination of acoustic and electronic elements which Morgan recorded and produced so that the program randomly weaves them together on the fly. The result is an EP that sounds different each time you play it.

Adrift also features Elisa Thorn on harp, Kelly Wyse on piano and Mark Bridges on cello, and it arrived on iOS yesterday check out the trailer below. The EP is Morgan’s second of the year, following February’s for Greta. [via RA]


1. Bannockburn
2. Baychimo
3. Orlova
4. Ryou-Un Maru

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Spooky and Capo Lee take no prisoners on Welcome to Clartsville
Nov 24, 2015 4:26am | Fact Magazine

The man with the fastest fingers in grime teams up with rising MC Capo Lee.

Capo has been around for a while, but he’s enjoyed a breakthrough 2015 with a regular presence on radio (both spitting on sets and through single ‘Liff’.) He’s also formed an alliance of sorts with DJ/producer Spooky, teaming up on several tracks and sets.

Welcome to Clartsville sees the pair team up over six tracks. Some are new, some (such as ‘666 God’) have been on radio rotation for a while, but the whole thing is monstrous. Stream it below, and download it here.

Revisit Spooky’s FACT mix.

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Prins Thomas returns with double EP Toransu on Full Pupp
Nov 24, 2015 4:19am | Fact Magazine

Prins Thomas has lined up a double EP to follow his ace Paradise Goulash triple-disc mix from last month.

Toransu comprises a few new tracks with reworkings from his III album and a remix of ‘Stockholm Express’ by Norwegian producer Chmmr, as RA reports, and it marks the 50th release on Prins Thomas’ Full Pupp label, which turned 10 last year with a bumper 32-track compilation.

FACT’s Ben Murphy recently sat down with the always-entertaining Oslo DJ for some pointers on “kicking against the pricks” and the art of the DJ.


A1 Meiro
B1 Luftspeiling (12-inch Version)
B2 Trans (12-inch Version)
C1 Toransu
C2 Luftspeiling (Bogus Beat)
D1 Stockholm Express (Chmmr Change Trains Remix)
D2 Aoa (Kort Miks)

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Ringo Starr is auctioning copy #0000001 of The White Album
Nov 24, 2015 4:08am | Fact Magazine

The Beatles drummer is selling off the ultimate trophy records for fans of the band.

Ringo Starr is actually selling over 1,300 items on Julien’s, the Beverly Hills auction house that specialises in celebrity tat. In amongst Starr’s jewellery, art and more is his original UK pressing of The Beatles’ classic White Album, numbered 0000001.

According to Dangerous Minds, its widely accepted that copies one to four of the record are in the possession of Beatles members, but it was also assumed that 0000001 belongs to John Lennon (a view echoed by Paul McCartney, who once said that Lennon shouted loudest for it.) Psyche! Turns out Ringo had it all along, and apparently had it stowed away in a London bank vault for over 35 years.

Bidding starts at $20,000, but will presumably rise to much higher. Proceeds from the auction will go to the Lotus Foundation, which Starr and his wife Barbara Bach founded to fund, support, participate in and promote charitable projects aimed at advancing social welfare in diverse areas.

Chance your luck over at Julien’s. [via The Vinyl Factory]


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Max D announces third album Boost hear Rhythm Automator
Nov 24, 2015 3:48am | Fact Magazine

The Future Times boss unveils a twisted new track.

Max D is behind some of the most singular house records of recent years, refining his groggy, sun-dappled approach to the ‘floor on 2013’s excellent House of Woo (as Maxmillion Dunbar) and this year teaming up with Baltimore sampler Co La for a freaky album on PAN.

In February he’ll be sticking with the more concise Max D moniker for his third solo full-length, titled Boost, which he describes as “seven songs acting on instinct”. Mixed in Amsterdam with Jordan Czamanski, one half of Juju & Jordash, the album is due out in February on vinyl and digital, led by the decidedly wonky ‘Rhythm Automator’, which you can stream below.

Catch up with Max D’s standout FACT mix and go record shopping with the Future Times boss on FACT TV.


A1. Bubblegum
A3. A Billion Drops In Space
A4. Inspo (Ambient Mix)
B1. Rhythm Automator
B2. Hummingbird
B3. Wave & Particle

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Underworld announce new album Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future
Nov 24, 2015 3:44am | Fact Magazine

Dance survivors Underworld will release their ninth album, Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future, on March 18.

So what’s in this shining future? Well, according to a press release it’s “the elegiac swoop of strings as they stretching out across off-world electronics; a demented lupine howl that curls itself into an unshakeable earworm; celestial techno and South American acoustics; voices that warp into harmonic riffs; found lyrics that form fine-tuned monolgues.” Quite.

Underworld will also play a limited number of European shows in March. Stream the first taste of Barbara Barbara below.

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The Naturals - Hive
Nov 24, 2015 1:40am | Drowned In Sound
Having been Bristol's best kept secret for over a decade, now seems as good a time as any for The Naturals to reveal themselves to the rest of the world. From their humble beginnings as shoegaze-tinged experimentalists to the frankly uncategorisable beast that stands before us today, The Naturals story has been one of arduous toil and industrious progression. Indeed, were anyone to try and pigeonhole this four-piece into any conscripted genre they'd fail miserably. Which is testament to the ambition and dedication of a band never afraid to push boundaries to their absolute limit and leap over the fences if necessary.

Although staples of the Howling Owl collective that's spawned the likes of Spectres, Velcro Hooks and Oliver Wilde, Hive, its creators have more in common with the beat-heavy experimentation associated with Bristol's underground (trip)hip-hop scene of the 1990s. Not necessarily in the most obvious musical sense. But certainly from the perspective that nothing is beyond the realms of possibility. So it's no surprise that reference points across Hive's eight discordant pieces range from the Dystopian sonic purges of Einsturzende Neubauten through to Channel One inspired dub sounds via electronic elements of a Dusseldorf persuasion and math rock signatures from as far afield as Washington DC.

What's mos...

Adele performs Water Under the Bridge on Fallon watch
Nov 24, 2015 12:15am | Cosequence Of Sound

Over the weekend, Adele proved it is possible to sound great on Saturday Night Live without having to lip sync. The global pop star stuck around the Big Apple on Monday for another performance behind 25, this time appearing on The Tonight Show Starring. She turned in a similarly first-class performance, showing off her regal yet soul stirring vocals on an outstanding rendition of “Water Under the Bridge”.

Additionally, Adele played a game called “Box of Lies” and sat down for a brief interview with Jimmy Fallon. Catch the replay below.

25, which came out last Friday, sold over 2.3 million copies in its first three days of release, making it the fast-selling album in music history.

What's going on Tuesday? (Stevie Wonder, George Clinton, My Morning Jacket, Mayhem & Watain, Fishbone and more)
Nov 23, 2015 11:00pm | Brooklyn Vegan

photo: My Morning Jacket in Austin in October (more by Tim Griffin)
My Morning Jacket

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

My Morning Jacket, Woods @ Beacon Theater
My Morning Jacket returned this year with their very solid seventh album, The Waterfall. They always shine as a live band too, and tonight begins their four-night run at The Beacon in support of it. Each night has a different (and also good) opener. Tonight it's folk rockers Woods.

Stevie Wonder @ Madison Square Garden
Stevie Wonder has been on tour playing his classic 1976 double album Songs in the Key of Life, and he brings that tour back to NYC tonight.

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic @ B.B. King's
It's a tough night for fans of classic funk/soul/etc though. The equally legendary George Clinton hits BB King's.

Mayhem, Watain, Rotting Christ @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
The double bill of Mayhem and Watain was already a must-see for black metal fans the first time it happened this year, so thankfully they're doing it all over again. This show's in a more intimate venue than last time too.

Fishbone, Murphy's Law @ House of Independents (Asbury Park)
Asbury Park's newest venue House of Independen...

Thom Yorke Discusses Climate Change With Writer George Monbiot
Nov 23, 2015 10:31pm | StereoGum
Thom Yorke Discusses Climate Change With Writer George MonbiotThom Yorke is performing at the Paris venue Le Trianon in December as a part of the Pathway To Paris climate change concert, which coincides with the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference, also in Paris. Yorke is a professed fan of writer and environmental activist George Monbiot, and as Pitchfork reports, the French … More »

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