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Denis Sulta joins Numbers with Its Only Real
Nov 27, 2015 5:50am | Fact Magazine

Buckfast at the ready.

The Numbers crew have unveiled the latest artist to join their ranks, “Glasgow’s man of the year” Denis Sulta.

Previously known for a pair of rough and ready house 12″s on Glasgow’s Dixon Avenue Basement Jams label, Sulta is known locally for his stint behind the counter at the city’s world-renowned Rubadub store.

‘It’s Only Real’ is a perfect fit for Numbers, a fast-paced melodic techno banger that you could imagine being dropped at Paisley’s Club 69 at peak time – stream it below ahead of its release on December 1.

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Flava D remixes Craig David & Big Narsties When The Bassline Drops
Nov 27, 2015 5:45am | Fact Magazine

The gradual return of Craig David has been a fascinating window into the national psyche.

It’s been years since Leigh Francis irreversibly soiled his legacy with Keith Lemon: The Movie, and finally we seem ready to collectively wise up and reevaluate’s legacy as a UK garage superstar, while accepting that fame has wreaked extraordinary havoc on the Southampton kid. The thing about Craig, as FACT TV discovered while filming a forthcoming Confessions episode (can’t wait for that), is that for all his abtastic Instagrams and Miami vices and hiding little chocolates in Louboutin heels around his house, the bootyman is a really, really nice guy.

We digress. Craig recently teamed up with Big Narstie for ‘When The Bassline Drops’ and proceeded to take FACT Singles Club by storm. The only way to make this track better, we thought, would be to get a nu-school garage hero say, Flava D to give it a remix.

Dreams can come true! Flava D’s bassline remix has arrived, and it’s fantastic. ‘When the Bassline Drops’ is out today, and we should probably try to get it to number one, right? Buy it on iTunes or stream it 100 times on Spotify.

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The Maccabees: From Latchmere to the brink of Arenas
Nov 27, 2015 5:06am | Drowned In Sound
While the prophets of doom continue to tell us there are no British bands worthy of making the step up to bonafide festival headline status, the impending rise of both Foals and The Maccabees this past year would suggest otherwise. Whereas the former's fourth effort What Went Down signalled their most disparate attempt yet at genre cross-pollination and universal acclaim, the latter went about their business in a more introspective, and dare I say it, mature manner. 2012's Given To The Wild already stated their intentions, it's richer, occasionally cinematic and ultimately diverse sound already a million miles away from that harnessed in those early 45s just six years earlier. So it didn't come as too much of a surprise when Marks To Prove It arrived in March of this year. Defiant in part and stoic in others. Having celebrated their tenth year in existence during the making of the album, it represented the kind of monumental jump a band like The National made from Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers to Alligator, albeit in a different context. No longer concerned with market driven industry politics or intent on rushing a new record out for the sake of it. Marks To Prove It's two-year long gestation period proved a worthwhile exercise in patience and fulfilment, culminating in arguably the band's...

Erykah Badu reunites with Andre 3000 on Hello from her But You Caint Use My Phone mixtape
Nov 27, 2015 5:00am | Gorilla Vs Bear

Erykah Badu does the Rundgren/Nazz/Isley Brothers classic with 3 Stacks, taken from Badu's new mixtape. Listen below + download BUT YOU CAINT USE MY PHONE now on iTunes.

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Erykah Badu reunites with Andre 3000 on Hello from her But You Cain't Use My Phone mixtape
Nov 27, 2015 5:00am | Gorilla Vs Bear

Erykah Badu does the Rundgren/Nazz classic with 3 Stacks, taken from Badu's new mixtape. Listen below + download BUT YOU CAINT USE MY PHONE now on iTunes.

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Donato Dozzy collaborator Nuel ventures into cold climates on Hyperboreal
Nov 27, 2015 4:59am | Fact Magazine

Frozen electronics from Further Records.

Fans of austere and superbly crafted techno may be familiar with Nuel through his 00s Aquaplano Sessions with fellow Italian artist Donato Dozzy, which were deservedly reissued a couple of years ago on Spectrum Spools.

Nuel released his first solo album in 2011 on Further Records, and now he returns to the label for its 100th release, Hyperboreal. The album was made with “the minimum of fuss” on an Ekdahl Polygamist synth and a few pedals, according to the label, and is perfect “for colder climates, for stark and inhospitable landscapes,” a sentiment we’d agree with  stream ‘Steppin Stone’ and the title track below.

The Ekdahl, now discontinued, is a pretty unusual piece of gear it looks like an 80s children’s puzzle for a start.

“I fell in love with it from the first sight,” Fogliata says of the gear. “Aesthetics are very important to me, if I don’t like the way a synth looks like I can’t get anything from it. Just like when meeting a nice person but there’s no physical attraction, it can be a good friendship, nice conversations, but ‘love’ is missing, and making music is making love so this aspect has a huge influence on creativity. Being surrounded by beauty makes me feel better and reinforces the posi...

M.I.A. highlights the refugee crisis on Borders video
Nov 27, 2015 4:45am | Fact Magazine

M.I.A. has unveiled the video for her recent track ‘Borders’ on Apple Music.

The track appeared last week, and followed Matahdatah Scroll 01 Broader Than A Border, a short film featuring two songs also expected to appear on her forthcoming album.

The ‘Borders’ video sees M.I.A. highlighting the current refugee crisis while walking on water – watch it below via Apple Music.

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Lovebox brings Robert Johnsons Ata and Benedikt Frey to Dance Tunnel
Nov 27, 2015 3:47am | Fact Magazine

The world renowned German club goes on exchange.

Lovebox is keeping busy through the winter months by bringing some of the world’s best clubs to London, saving you a trip to Europe and carrying out some important international techno diplomacy in one stroke.

Located just across the river from Frankfurt, the intimate Robert Johnson is regularly cited as one of the world’s best clubs, attracting the cream of international DJs to play alongside its strong resident line-up, and putting out great records through its Robert Johnson Live label.

On December 6, founder Ata and resident DJ Benedikt Frey will join Lovebox’s East Meets series with a night at Dalston’s Dance Tunnel, joined by London locals and friends of Lovebox, Bobby Pleasure and Hot Blood. Kicking off at 5pm and running until late, it’ll be Sunday clubbing at its finest.

Find out more on Facebook and grab tickets from RA and Ticketweb.

The next chapter of Lovebox’s East Meets series takes place on January 30 at Oval Space, with renowned Paris nightclub Concrete in charge  stay tuned to find out who’s on the bill.


Hear Erykah Badu and Andre 3000 reunite on Hello
Nov 27, 2015 12:45am | Fact Magazine

Taken from new mixtape But You Caint Use My Phone.

Erykah Badu’s But You Caint Use My Phone has arrived as an iTunes and Apple Music exclusive with a full release set to follow on December 4. Guests on the tape are kept to a minimum with former partner Andre 3000 making the only featured appearance. The pair’s new collaboration ‘Hello’ is their first since Badu appeared on Outkast’s ‘Humble Mumble’ in 2000.

According to a press release, But You Caint Use My Phone expertly weaves Erykah Badus trademark soulful vocals with psychedelic soundscapes, hip-hop-inflected beats, smooth R&B, jazz, art-rock and found sounds into a new genre Erykah describes as TRap & B.”

On Thursday, Erykah Badu shared a 30-minute mix on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show and discussed her new mixtape.

Stream ‘Hello’ featuring Andre 3000 below.

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What's going on Friday? (My Morning Jacket, Menzingers, mewithoutYou, Ondskapt, Buck Gooter & more)
Nov 26, 2015 11:00pm | Brooklyn Vegan

photo: The Menzingers at BV-RBSS at Baby's in April (more by Amanda Hatfield)

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

My Morning Jacket, Cass McCombs @ 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 their four-night run at The Beacon continues tonight. Each show has a different great opener, and tonight it's singer/songwriter Cass McCombs.

The Menzingers, mewithoutYou, Pianos Become The Teeth, Restorations @ Webster Hall
This is a hugely stacked and diverse bill of forward-thinking rock music. Melodic punks The Menzingers headline, and before them it's art rockers mewithoutYou, intense post-hardcore/post-rock band Pianos Become the Teeth, and soaring heartland rockers Restorations.

Dark Star Orchestra @ Playstation Theater
There may not be a more high-concept Grateful Dead tribute band than Dark Star Orchestra, who recreate actual Dead setlists for their shows.

Ondskapt, Abazagorath, Vilkacis @ Saint Vitus
Swedish black metal band Ondskapt have been at ...

Tame Impala The Less I Know The Better Video
Nov 26, 2015 10:47pm | StereoGum
Tame Impala - Tame Impala have already shared a couple of hallucinatory videos for Currents' "Cause I'm A Man" and "Let It Happen," and now they've given us another for "The Less I Know The Better." Directed by CANADA, the clip reframes Kevin Parker's heartsick lyrics as the colorful story of a high school … More »

Kevin McPhee inaugurates Ian Oakley alias with The Rise And Fall EP
Nov 26, 2015 8:53pm | Fact Magazine

Canadian house and techno producer unveils a new moniker.

Kevin McPhee will launch his new Ian Oakley alias with a four-track EP for Wake Up! Records next month. The Rise And Fall EP collects three originals plus a remix of the title track from Wake Up! boss Benjamin Brunn.

The Toronto-born musician first came to attention around 2011 with a series of dusty, UK-influenced house 12″s for labels like Idle Hands, [nakedlunch] and Ramp offshoot Brainmath. After a quiet 2014, McPhee’s release schedule has picked up a little this year. He’s released a collaboration with Gerry Read for another Ramp sublabel, Fourth Wave, and delivered an EP for WNCL in September.

McPhee will round out the year with the release of his new EP as Ian Oakley, which you can preview below. [via RA]


01. Thumbs
02. Rise And Fall
03. Bug Jam
04. Rise And Fall (Benjamin Brunn Remix)

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Download Lil Wayne No Ceilings 2 Mixtape
Nov 26, 2015 8:01pm | StereoGum
Download Lil Wayne No Ceilings 2 MixtapeHappy Thanksgiving from Lil Wayne! As promised, Wayne has just dropped No Ceilings 2, a sequel to his much-loved Halloween 2009 mixtape. The 24-track project includes features from Future, Curren$y, Turk, Mannie Fresh, Yo Gotti, Jae Millz, King Los, and more, and takes beats from the Weeknd's "The Hills," Eminem's "My Name Is," and a … More »

Lil Wayne releases No Ceilings 2
Nov 26, 2015 7:45pm | Fact Magazine

Lil Wayne has released sequel to his 2009 mixtape No Ceilings.

As with the previous edition, No Ceilings 2 collects Wayne’s own versions of current hits. The new mixtape includes freestyles over Future and Drake’s ‘Jumpman’, ‘Where Ya At?’, ‘Plastic Bag’, ‘Big Rings’ and ‘Diamonds Dancing’; Drake’s ‘Hotline Bling’ and ‘Back 2 Back’; The Weeknd’s ‘The Hills’ and more. Future, Gudda Gudda, Mannie Fresh, Yo Gotti and Curren$y all make cameo appearances.

Its been a turbulent year (again) for Lil Wayne. Hes been feuding with Birdman all year since launching a $51 million lawsuit against Cash Money for its failure to release Tha Carter V and had his Miami Beach mansion raided by police earlier this month. He also popped up on Young Thugs Slime Season mixtape despite Thug being named in an indictment that alleged his involvement in Waynes bus shooting.

Stream or download No Ceilings 2 below.

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Watch the trailer for Pusha Ts short film Darkest Before Dawn
Nov 26, 2015 4:59pm | Fact Magazine

Film will accompany the album due next month.

Earlier this week, Pusha T announced Darkest Before Dawn, a new album due next month that serves as a prelude to his long-gestating King Push LP. Darkest Before Dawn features production from Kanye West, Puff Daddy, Timbaland, Q-Tip, Baauer and Nashiem Myrick.

The album is accompanied by a short film that will premiere at Art Basel in Miami next week. The short film is directed by Kid Art, and you can watch the trailer below.

Darkest Before Dawn is set to arrive via G.O.O.D. Music on December 18.

Most rappers can only give you the soundtrack, I give you the motion picture… See you at Art Basel! #KingPush

— PUSHA T (@PUSHA_T) November 25, 2015

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