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Guns N Roses hint at reunion with new merch featuring original members
Nov 26, 2015 11:30am | Cosequence Of Sound

For all the talk of a Guns N’ Roses reunion in recent weeks, the band’s principal members have remained noticeably mute on the subject. They haven’t confirmed a comeback of the band’s classic lineup, but they haven’t outright denied it either. Today, the band added fuel to the reunion fire by revealing new merchandise featuring the original band members.

GNR’s website is now selling various blankets, pillows, ornaments, stockings, and more, all adorning the band’s classic logo and/or the faces of Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan, Izzy Stadlin, and Steven Adler. As Alternative Nation notes, this is a major development, as Axl and Slash have long squabbled over ownership of the band’s copyrights.

According to our own sources, GNR is indeed fielding offers for a potential reunion tour, with Coachella among the band’s biggest suiters. However, as of last month, the band was undecided on a long-awaited comeback.

Below, watch a dramatic reading Guns N’ Roses’ “Welcome to the Jungle”.

This is the coolest bit of interactive album promo weve seen lately
Nov 26, 2015 11:16am | Fact Magazine

So, artists, how did you announce your album today?

A radio interview? A billboard in Hollywood? A Instagram post? A premiere on Crack? Well, whatever it was, chances are it’s not as cool as this. Without giving too much away, you might never look at your eyes (or any eyes) the same way again.

More info here.


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Stream Pope Francis prog rock-infused album
Nov 26, 2015 11:04am | Fact Magazine

New heat from the Vatican insider.

Pope Francis drops his prog-rock-infused album Wake Up! on Friday, a collection of sacred hymns and excerpts of his multilingual speeches paired with uplifting musical accompaniment ranging from pop-rock to Gregorian chant.

The producer of Wake Up!, Don Giulio Neroni, said he wanted to insert rock, pop and Latin influences into the album while being “strongly faithful to the pastoral and personality of Pope Francis,” and it also features songs written by Tony Pagliuca, formerly a member of Italian prog rock outfit Le Orme.

The album is streaming on the Guardian ahead of its release on Friday through Believe Digital, and some of the proceeds from sales will be donated to a refugee support fund, which might encourage you to part with cash?

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25 Is On Pandora, Adele Announces European Tour
Nov 26, 2015 11:03am | StereoGum
Adele Puts 25 On Pandora, Announces European TourHave we reached peak Adele? No! There is more Adele! … More »

Adele Puts 25 On Pandora, Announces European Tour
Nov 26, 2015 11:03am | StereoGum
Adele Puts 25 On Pandora, Announces European TourHave we reached peak Adele? No! There is more Adele! … More »

Gorilla vs. Bear x SiriusXM // November 26
Nov 26, 2015 10:22am | Gorilla Vs Bear

Our SiriusXM show airs today and every Thursday at noon EST + again at midnight, on channel 35 SiriusXMU. Today's show features new jams from SOPHIE, Cindy Lee, Oneohtrix Point Never, DJDS, Joanne Robertson, and more. Listen here + check the full playlist below:

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Kendrick Lamar drops Traffic Jam, a remix of Jay Rocks Easy Bake listen
Nov 26, 2015 9:35am | Cosequence Of Sound

Photo by Clarissa Villondo

Kendrick Lamar makes an appearance on “Easy Bake”, one of the highlights on 90059, the new album from fellow Black Hippy crew member Jay Rock. Today, K-Dot goes the extra mile by remixing the track and slipping in a slick, “fresh out the oven” verse. The original cut was already an all-star Top Dawg Entertainment affair, complete with label mate SZA, but it just got 10X better with this rework, dubbed “Traffic Jam”.

Listen in below.

Deep Inside: Novembers best house and techno
Nov 26, 2015 9:33am | Fact Magazine

With hundreds of records released each week, it’s difficult to keep track of whats going on in house and techno.

Were told on a regular basis that pressing plants are at breaking point, but you wouldnt think it given the sheer volume of house and techno 12s being pressed each month. The number alone makes it difficult enough, but the proliferation of watered-down deep house and identikit techno tools doesnt make staying on top of things any easier, and thats before you consider the digital-only music, mixes and live streams we now have to choose from.

With this in mind, Scott Wilson brings us FACTs house and techno column each month to highlight the best and most interesting music in the form of 12s, EPs, remixes, albums and mixes. With the club environment splintering off into different directions, its easy to forget that theres just as much innovation in the house and techno scenes right now. Of course, sometimes a tracks just a banger, and there will be plenty of that too.

This month there’s high-definition dub techno from Earthen Sea, frazzled electronics from Charles Manier, scrambled club oddities from Via App and more.

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Adele is going on tour. No, really.
Nov 26, 2015 9:13am | Cosequence Of Sound

In the past, Adele has been incredibly open about her crippling stage fright, which has caused her to turn down opportunities to play major music venues and festivals. Yet with 25 officially the fastest-selling album in music history, the pop singer seems determined to take the album out on the road. Today, she announced a European tour, her first such outing in five years.

Watch Adele’s funny, vulgar-filled tour announcement video:

In related news, Glastonbury booker Martin Elbourne has confirmed that the festival has indeed offered Adele a headlining slot at this year’s festival. “There’s lots of talk about Adele and it’s in there in the mix. Adele is in a situation in her career where frankly she can do whatever the hell she likes. Hopefully it will happen and it still needs to be confirmed. Shes not into festivals but obviously, every promoter in the world wants to get her so fingers crossed, we are hoping its going to happen.” Glastonbury takes place June 22nd – 26th in Pilton, UK.

Below, see Adele’s current tour itinerary:

Adele 2016 Tour Dates:
02/29 – Belfast, IE @ SSE Arena
03/01 – Belfast, IE @ SSE Arena
03/04 – Dublin, IE @ 3Arena
03/05 – Dublin, IE @ 3Arena
03/07 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena
03/o8 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Aren...

Bloc 2016 announces stages from Electric Minds, Leisure System, Metalheadz and more
Nov 26, 2015 8:40am | Fact Magazine

Plex, Boxed, Body Hammer, Freerotation and more will also present stages at Bloc’s 2016 edition.

Bloc Festival has revealed the individual stage line-ups for the 2016 rave taking place in Minehead.

As well as the Bloc-hosted main stage featuring Thom Yorke, Four Tet and Holly Herndon, there are stages hosted by Dollop, Electric Minds, Feel My Bicep, Plex, Chapter 10, Leisure System, Dystopian, MetalheadzR&S Records vs BoxedI Love Acid vs Super Rhythm Trax, Turf, Body Hammer, Freerotation, Gateway to ZenApartment Records vs Lunar Disko, Percolate and Tesselate.

Bloc 2016 takes place at Butlins in Minehead from March 11-13, and also features performances from Floating Points, Carl Craig, Evian Christ, Helena Hauff and many more – check the full list below and grab tickets from the Bloc website.

If you can’t wait until March, Bloc will also be hosting a party at its Hackney Wick base on December 19 with Sur...

Glacial Sound shuts up shop, releases vinyl version of Black Dragons
Nov 26, 2015 8:29am | Fact Magazine

Glacial Sound’s fifth release will be the label’s last.

A mail-out from the Dublin-based label explains that the 10″ vinyl release of Riko’s Rabit-produced ‘Black Dragons’ (previously just released on digital download) will mark the end of Glacial Sound in its current incarnation, though related projects will start to emerge next year.

The vinyl version of ‘Black Dragons’ also features a remix by Bristol-based producer Ziro, which is superbly billed as “more glo than Bow.”

Stream both sides below, and order it here. It’s out on December 30.

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Beatrice Dillon and Rupert Clervauxs genius collaboration has finally come out
Nov 26, 2015 7:32am | Fact Magazine

The “techno gone Folkways” album was set to be one of our favourite albums of 2015, except it never came out.

Beset by mysterious delays, Beatrice Dillon & Rupert Clervaux’s Studies I-XVII For Samplers And Percussion (don’t let the bone-dry title put you off) on Snow Dog Records has finally arrived on Boomkat, where you can hear samples.

God knows what’s happened here, but Boomkat warns that “all copies have some creases on the cover!!! If you’re a collector who doesn’t like any imperfections in your record sleeves – steer clear of this one!” Where have they been hiding these babies?!

In the meantime, Dillon’s star has been rising thanks to her regular NTS Radio slot and the excellent ‘Face A/B’ 12″ on Where To Now?, which showed the London musician exploring a different facet of her electronic experiments.

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Londons Independent Label Market has exclusives from Björk, Jamie xx, Hyperdub
Nov 26, 2015 7:09am | Fact Magazine

The Independent Label Market returns to Spitalfields this Saturday armed with a ton of exclusive releases and experiential delights.

Highlights include an opportunity to try Björk’s ‘Stonemilker’ virtual reality headset and test out SubPac’s wearable bass systems with Hyperdub, plus labels like Erased Tapes, Ninja Tune and Young Turks have tons of vinyl exclusives for your Christmas trolley.

We’d look out for Royce Wood Jrs Midnight with a Special Request remix from 37 Adventures, Heavenly’s Mark Lanegan interview discs, early copies of Björk’s Vulnicura Strings from One Little Indian, and from Young Turks, white label remixes of Jamie xx’s ‘Loud Places’ by Herbert and John Talabot.

You can also get a craft ale from London Brewers Market while listening to DJ sets from Young Turks, DEEK b2b Be-With b2b Emotional Response, !K7, A House In The Trees, First Word, Wah Wah 45s, Jazzman and the Last FM DJs.

Head down to Old Spitalfields Market, near Liverpool Street, on November 28  go to Facebook for more details.

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Sónar announces New Order, ANOHNI and more for 2016
Nov 26, 2015 5:59am | Fact Magazine

Sónar Festival has announced the first wave of acts for 2016’s Barcelona edition.

New Order and Fatboy Slim head up the list, as does ANOHNI, the collaboration between Antony Hegarty, Hudson Mohawke and Oneohtrix Point Never, who will also perform a solo set.

Joining them on the bill are Skepta, Hyperdub boss Kode9, Matias Aguayo, The Black Madonna, Kenny Dope, John Grant, an Ed Banger House Party with Busy P, Para One and Boston Bun and the team-up of King Midas Sound and Fennesz.

American composer John Luther Adams will also appear with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra to perform ‘Become Ocean’, a piece on the topic of climate change as part of a new partnership between Sónar and L’Auditori.

The festival takes place from June 16-18 2016, and organisers promise many more names will be added in the coming months. Tickets are available now from the Sónar website at a special price for a limited time.

Check the full list of artists below in Sónar’s brilliant cat-filled pro...

Stream Fatima Yamahas debut album, Imaginary Lines
Nov 26, 2015 5:52am | Fact Magazine

Fatima Yamaha’s story is an odd one.

Not quite the “girl between two worlds” that the artist’s bio makes out (call the cops, it’s actually a Dutchman named Bas!), Fatima has been releasing music for 15 years under a variety of aliases. 2004’s ‘What’s a Girl To Do?’, however, is Fatima’s big moment: it’s been a cult classic, revered by artists like Hud Mo and Jackmaster, for years, and this year became one of the biggest tracks of the festival circuit due to a crafty reissue by Dekmantel.

Fatima’s debut album Imaginary Lines (out tomorrow on Magnetron Music) very much inhabits the same world as ‘What’s a Girl to Do?’: every track smoulders rather than erupts, with Moog-y basslines and keys to die for. We’re streaming it below; buy it here.

Yamaha will launch the album on November 27, at a London show presented by Trouble Vision and Tief. Unfortunately for latecomers, tickets for the show have already sold out.

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