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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

— 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.


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...

Courtney Barnett continues late-night dominance with Grateful Dead cover on Fallon watch
May 28, 2016 11:01am | Cosequence Of Sound

It hasnt even been a week since Courtney Barnett conquered America with a raucous Saturday Night Live performance, but it looks as if the Australian singer-songwriter was just getting started. She stopped by the set of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Friday to rip through a special cover of the Grateful Deads New Speedway Boogie, which appears on the new Day of the Dead compilation curated by The Nationals Aaron and Bryce Dessner. The album has been a hit on the live television circuit, with both The National and Bonnie Prince Billy appearing on CBS This Morning earlier this week to perform their contributions.

Check out Barnetts cover of New Speedway Boogie below. The song originally appears on the Deads 1970 album Workingmans Dead.

Watch Courtney Barnett Cover The Grateful Dead On Fallon
May 28, 2016 10:35am | StereoGum
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0481 -- Pictured: Musical guest Courtney Barnett performs on May 27, 2016 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Watch Radiohead Play Glass Eyes Live For The First Time
May 28, 2016 10:15am | StereoGum
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 26: Thom Yorke of Radiohead performs at The Roundhouse on May 26, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Matthew Baker/Getty Images)

L.A. rapper Dumbfoundead attacks Hollywoods whitewashing in Safe video
May 28, 2016 9:59am | Fact Magazine

Koreatown artist inserts himself in classic Hollywood clips with face capture technology.

Jonathan Park, the L.A.-based rapper known as Dumbfoundead, has released a video for the song ‘Safe’ that offers a stinging commentary of the whitewashing in Hollywood and the lack of representation for Asian-Americans.

The song was written in light of the last Academy Awards ceremony, which were heavily criticised for their lack of diversity with the popular hashtag #OscarsSoWhite. On SoundCloud, Park said he “wrote this song out of frustration.”

The video for ‘Safe’, unveiled on YouTube earlier this week, takes the song’s subject matter one step further by using face capture technology to insert Park in a variety of classic Hollywood and American TV moments including Indiana Jones, Titanic, The Matrix, Full House, and Friends among many others. In between those scenes, Park plays the father role in a TV-perfect American family but eventually even that ends up being whitewashed.

The lyrics to the song can be found on SoundCloud including the excellent first line “the other night i watched the Oscars and the roster of the only yellow men were all statues / we a quarter of the population theres a room of fuckin 1 percenters laughing at you.”

Park also gets props for throwing in a reference to the late ODB and his now immortal “Wu-Tang is for the children!R...

Robyn Announces 9 New Remixes For Upcoming Festival Sets
May 28, 2016 9:50am | StereoGum

Skrillex says Sorry vocal hook was created not sampled in new video
May 28, 2016 8:26am | Fact Magazine

Producer takes to Ableton to make his point.

Skrillex has jumped online to respond to the recent lawsuit against him and Justin Beiber by Casey Dienel, aka Winter Hinterland, claiming that their song ‘Sorry’ infringed the copyright of Dienel’s ‘Ring The Bell’.

In a tweet that says “SORRY but we didn’t steal this”, Sonny Moore uses the original a cappella from the writing sessions for ‘Sorry’ by Julia Michaels and runs it through Ableton Live to show how he manipulated the pitch and semitones of Michaels’ voice to create a vocal melody similar to Dienel’s original.

SORRY but we didnt steal this 🙏🏻 @justinbieber @bloodpop

— SKRILLEX (@Skrillex) May 27, 2016

In a Facebook post published shortly after the lawsuit became public, Dienel claimed that she was left with no other choice but to stand up for her art.

Like most artists that sample music, Bieber could have licensed my song for use in Sorry. But he chose not to contact me. After the release of Sorry, my lawyers sent Bieber a letter regarding the infringement, but Biebers team again chose to ignore me. I offered Biebers team an opportunity to have a private dialogue about the infringement, but they refused to even acknowledge my claim, despite the obv...

Albums are getting unbearably long in 2016 and bullshit new streaming rules are to blame
May 28, 2016 7:42am | Fact Magazine

From Drake and Zayn to Kanye and James Blake, 2016 has been littered with albums marred by ridiculous run-times, each spanning over 17 tracks. Are artists getting more ambitious, or is there a cynical reason behind the bloat? Jeremy Allen unpicks Americas nonsensical new streaming rules that suggest its the latter.

Less is more, right? Not according to the showbiz glitterati whove dominated the music landscape so far in 2016. For every lean Rihanna and Radiohead blockbuster release clocking in at 13 and 11 tracks long respectively, thereve been two or three more big albums that drag on for an hour and then some.

Take Drake. Views spans an obnoxious 82 minutes, as one reviewer pointed out, stretching to 20 tracks of auto-tuned naval gazing with little in the way of tempo variation. There will always be cynics calling for Drake to shut his mouth a few bars into the opening track, but even a superfan must feel a sense of relief when Hotline Bling bolted onto the end strikes up nearly an hour and a half later. Aubrey man, has nobody ever told you its not the size, its what you do with it?

Drake is far from the only offender, though hes probably the easiest to take the piss out of. A$AP Rockys At.Long.Last.A$AP sure does last long, with 18 tracks over 66 minutes. Our very own Chris Kelly deemed it an unfocused, overlong slog of an album. Ditto A$AP Fergs Always Strive and Prosper, also 18 tracks with...

Radiohead perform an emotional exorcism at Londons Roundhouse
May 28, 2016 6:44am | Fact Magazine

As Radiohead hit the road in support of their surprise-released new album, Chal Ravens heads to London’s Roundhouse to find the band in a more reflective and sombre mood after the itchy mania of The King of Limbs.

If A Moon Shaped Pool turns out to be Radioheads last album, it would be a fitting end for a band whove always seemed like they’re searching for a new equilibrium. Success is just what happens before the restlessness sets in again; the smash hit becomes an iron lung and the discomfort spurs them on.

Not that retirement seems imminent in fact, the 40-odd-year-olds seem as dedicated as ever to making life difficult for themselves, taking on Jonny Greenwoods recently honed skills as a film composer on the uneasy orchestral sweeps of Spectre and Burn The Witch’. But the bands ninth album feels like a conclusion in more ways than one. Materially, the songs feel more familiar than usual from a band whove built their reputation on balancing emotive songcraft with studio experimentation. Partly thats because they are; Burn The Witch has existed in some form since at least 2006, and True Love Waits, the live favourite finally given spectral piano form on A Moon Shaped Pool, is 20 years old.

But theres also the sense of having heard certain ideas before the dreamy guitar arpeggios recalling ‘Weird Fishes/Arpeggi; the gristly strums of The Numbers’ like an aimless Optimis...

What's going on Saturday?
May 27, 2016 11:00pm | Brooklyn Vegan

Yumi Zouma, Heron Oblivion, Joan of Arc, Dowsing, Fred Thomas, Anamanaguchi, Wireheads, Ex Cult, Mass Gothic & more NYC show options.

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Bon Iver perform first Cercle show in Sydney, cover Bonnie Raitts I Cant Make You Love Me
May 27, 2016 8:00pm | Cosequence Of Sound

Back in March, Bon Ivers Justin Vernon revealed that he had been working on an innovative new live show called Cercle, to be staged at the Sydney Opera House from May 27th 30th as part of this years Vivid Sydney festival. Last night marked the beginning of the shows four-night run, and we can now confirm that the title is in reference to the bands circular stage setup.

Fans who caught clips of the show on Instagram repeatedly described it as a magical evening. Aside from well-known hits like For Emma, “Flume”, and Skinny Love, Vernon also treated the crowd to a stirring, piano-led rendition of Bonnie Raitts I Cant Make You Love Me. Check out footage from the concert below via Instagram.

I Cant Make You Love Me (Bonnie Raitt cover):

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For Emma:

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Skinny Love:

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