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The weeks best videos: Sevdaliza, Clams Casino and a five-year-old rapper
May 29, 2016 10:40am | Fact Magazine

Welcome to FACT’s weekly video round-up.

As we note at the end of every year, music videos have never been better. But too often, music videos along with documentaries, live sets and interview clips get lost in the shuffle of news and new music.

With that in mind, FACT is doing what it does for mixes, mixtapes, vinyl and more: rounding up the internet’s best videos on a weekly basis. And to remove our bias, we won’t be including our own content you’ll have to stay tuned to FACT TV for all your Against The Clock, FACT Freestyles and Confessions needs.

Read more: The 20 best music videos of 2015


Sevdaliza
‘The Formula’
Dir: Emmanuel Adjei

Sevdaliza pairs three new songs with this heartbreaking short film. The Formula works backwards from a rainy, twilight drive and follows a troubled relationship marked by nightmares and emotional distance. Undoubtedly conceived without Beyoncé’s visual album in mind, The Formula certainly feels like part of the Age of Lemonade.


Mitski
‘Happy’
Dir: Maegan Houang

Mitski follows up her striking Your Best American Girl video with ‘Happy’, an equally power...



Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment Share Surf Outtakes Feat. Chance The Rapper
May 29, 2016 9:34am | StereoGum
The Social ExperimentDonnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment released the fantastic Surf, one of the very best albums of last 2015, exactly one year ago yesterday. To cele...


Studio equipment worth $20,000 stolen from Kanye Wests studio
May 29, 2016 9:11am | Fact Magazine

Thieves make off with thousands of dollars in laptops and computers.

TMZ reports that a burglary took place at Kanye West’s home studio in Calabasas, California, on Monday May 23. Around $20,000 worth of equipment was stolen.

The incident was reported to police on Tuesday morning after the door to Kanye’s studio was discovered open with many laptops and desktop computers missing. The equipment has already been replaced and none of the content is at risk apparently due to security measures in each device.

There are currently no suspects though TMZ reports Kanye’s team believes the crime was committed by someone in the know.

Earlier this week, a nearly 20-year old beat tape from Kanye West surfaced online. The eight beats are from a 1997 tape and include two that were later placed with Grav and Infamous Syndicate, some of Kanye’s earliest releases.

The post Studio equipment worth $20,000 stolen from Kanye West’s studio appeared first on FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music..


Hear unreleased music from the Surf sessions featuring Chance The Rapper
May 29, 2016 8:45am | Fact Magazine

A thank you to “everyone who’s still listening and growing with the music.”

Donnie Trumpet and The Social Experiment is Chance The Rapper’s live band and last year they debuted with Surf, an album released for free via iTunes that garnered critical acclaim even as everyone awaited another Chance album/mixtape.

On the one year anniversary of the album’s release, Donnie Trumpet have posted a ten-minute mix of unreleased music from the album’s sessions.

Titled ‘The First Time’, it is “an ode to an era” according to the SoundCloud description and features Chance The Rapper, Ady Suleiman, J.P. Floyd, Dustin Green, and Cam Obi over production from Nico Segal and Nate Fox.

In Chance related news, a video of the rapper at 17 has resurfaced again showing him rap his way through the track ‘Nostalgia’ from his 10 Day mixtape at a local YOUMedia event in Chicago.

Read Next: Chance The Rapper is on an ultralight beam on the gospel-influenced Coloring Book

The post Hear unreleased music from the Surf sessions featuring Chance The Rapper appeared first on FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music..


What's going on Sunday?
May 28, 2016 11:00pm | Brooklyn Vegan

Cro-Mags/Sheer Terror/CIV cancer benefit, Sheer Agony, Phil Lesh & Friends, Ex-Cult, Wireheads & more Sunday show options in (and around) NYC.

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The Chills played their first NYC show in 20 years at NYC Popfest w/ The Railway Children, Even As We Speak, Secret Shine & more (pics)
May 28, 2016 7:57pm | Brooklyn Vegan

A great set from one of New Zealand's best-ever bands as part of a very enjoyable NYC Popfest finale.

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iconic L.A. DIY venue The Smell set for demolition
May 28, 2016 6:57pm | Brooklyn Vegan

The Smell has been in operation since 1998 and has been a home to such bands as No Age, The Mae Shi, HEALTH, Mika Miko and more.

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Los Angeles DIY Venue The Smell Set For Demolition
May 28, 2016 5:51pm | StereoGum
The Smell

Watch Dinosaur Jr Debut New Song Goin Down On Jools Holland
May 28, 2016 1:03pm | StereoGum
Dinosaur JrEarlier this week, Dinosaur Jr. announced their new album Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not and shared the propulsive lead single "Tiny." They performed the song on the BBC show Later... With Jools Holland on Tuesday night, and they also debuted the equally awesome album op...

Robyn invites The Black Madonna, Cassius and more to remix tracks from her catalogue
May 28, 2016 12:11pm | Fact Magazine

A celebration of the remix’s power to make you hear songs in a different way.

Swedish singer Robyn posted on her website yesterday that she has invited nine artists to remix tracks from her catalogue and career, including Chicago’s The Black Madonna, French production duo Cassius, and German musician Wolfgang Voigt.

The remixes, under the title RBN/RMX, will be debuted at a series of live performances in upcoming weeks, starting with Boston Calling tonight, Governor’s Ball in NYC, and Field Trip in Toronto. A release will follow.

Robyn included a note on her website about the project, saying “remixes make me listen to a song in a different way; they stretch you out as a listener and leave space for other things that a pop song usually doesnt. I hope to be able to share this experience with my audiences at Governors Ball, Boston Calling, and Field Trip over the next week and just dancing together…”

You can see the full line up of remixers and the tracks they have reworked below. [Via Pitchfork]

Last September, Robyn was announced as part of a contributing cast to Oneohtrix Point Nevers Partisan soundtrack.

Read Next – You have to let go in order to be happy: The story of Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique

Tracklist:
Axel Boman – ‘Hang With Me’
Cassius – ...


Robyn will debut nine remixed tracks at her upcoming festival appearances
May 28, 2016 11:55am | Cosequence Of Sound

Robyn has a full slate of festival appearances scheduled for the coming days, when shell be performing at Boston Calling, NYCs Governors Ball, and Torontos Field Trip. Now she has announced that those performances will include nine remixes of key tracks from various points throughout her career. These remixes will be released to the public later this month, but festivalgoers will have the first opportunity to hear tracks reinvented by the likes of Axel Boman, Cassius, The Black Madonna, and Joakim.

Ive asked ppl whos music I love to remix my old music. Boston, New York, Toronto, excited to share this w u. #RMXRBN pic.twitter.com/JzIGbeY1g0

— Robyn (@robynkonichiwa) May 28, 2016

As Robyn explained in a note accompanying the announcement, Remixes make me listen to a song in a different way; they stretch you out as a listener and leave space for other things that a pop song usually doesnt. I hope to be able to share this experience with my audiences at Governors Ball, Boston Calling, and Field Trip over the next week and just dancing together Check out a list of Robyns remixes and upcoming festival dates below.

Remixes:

Axel Boman Hang With Me
Cassius Dancing On My Own
Harry Choo Choo Romero “Love Kills
Joakim With Every Heartbeat
Mr. Tophat Main Thing
The Black Madonna Indestructible
The Mekanism Dont Fuckin...


Mark Pritchard and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith collaborate on Now:Now
May 28, 2016 11:48am | Fact Magazine

Synth enthusiasts come together for new track series.

English producer Mark Pritchard and American composer Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith have come together for a unique collaboration titled ‘Now:Now’, released this week as part of a new remix series sponsored by The Absolut Company. A new installment in the series will be released every last Thursday of the month.

The track sees the pair combine their interests in synthesizers and gentle compositions, which they both explored in their recent album releases – Under The Sun for Mark Pritchard and EARS for Aurelia Smith.

The artwork for the track comes from Jonathan Zawada, the Australian visual artist who collaborated with Pritchard on Under The Sun. The image is a 3-printed bust of Pritchard.

Earlier this month, FACT sat down with Pritchard and Zawada to discuss the world-building qualities of the new album.

In March, we also visited Aurelia Smith at her Los Angeles home where she gave us an intimate performance of her modular synthesis orchestra. Watch that below.

The post Mark Pritchard and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith collaborate on ‘Now:Now’ appeared first on FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music..


2 Chainz Gotta Lotta (Feat. Lil Wayne) Video
May 28, 2016 11:27am | StereoGum
Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz"Gotta Lotta," the first single from Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz recent collaborative full-length ColleGrove, hilariously interpolated part of Scatman John's "Scatman (Ski Ba Bop Ba Dop Bop)" in the hook. Now the two rappers have made the reference eve...

Low End Theory announces 2016 festival with Ghostface, Prefuse 73, MixedByAli and more
May 28, 2016 11:09am | Fact Magazine

Beat scene weekly once again expands to one-day festival this summer.

Low End Theory have announced their third annual festival will be held on Saturday July 23 at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles. The one-day event celebrates the wide range of music that informs the weekly club night and this year’s headliners are all about LET’s hip-hop roots with Wu Tang’s Ghostface Killah & Raekwon, turntablist pioneers the Invisibl Skratch Piklz, and TDE producer MixedByAli.

Other names on the bill include beat scene pioneer Prefuse 73, whose importance we underscored last year in an extensive profile, Brainfeeder’s Taylor McFerrin, Sonnymoon, the duo of Kendrick Lamar-collaborator Anna Wise, and many regular LET guests and fellow L.A. artists including Daedelus, Teebs, Jonwayne, Samiyam, Dibiase, and Great Dane.

As with previous editions, the festival will also feature daytime events including production workshops and a beat invitational while local soundsystem Pure Filth provides additional sound for the multiple stages.

Earlier this month, Low End Theory celebrated their 500th weekly show with surprise sets from Tokimonsta and original resident edIT (now of The Glitch Mob). In a video celebrating the event, resident The Gaslamp Killer said “I don’t go to church and I don’t have any healthy repetitive behaviour in my life a...


Watch Amy Schumers Down To Earth Sketch With Selena Gomez
May 28, 2016 11:08am | StereoGum
Selena GomezSelena Gomez made an appearance on Thursday's episode of Inside Amy Schumer as the bandleader of "Selena And The Schume-Tones," the house band for Schumer's talk show Down To Earth, hosted "40,000 above the earth aboard a luxury airship that never touches the...
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