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Download Young Thug Im Up Mixtape
Feb 5, 2016 7:55am | StereoGum
Young Thug - Im UpFor a few weeks, the livewire Atlanta rap star (and recent Future sparring partner) Young Thug has claimed today as the release date for his Slime Season 3 mixtape. Well, Thug did follow up last fall's Slime Season 2 with a new mixtape today, but it's got a different title. The new tape … More »

Andrew Bird debuts kick-ass new song Capsized on Conan watch
Feb 5, 2016 7:55am | Cosequence Of Sound

Next month, Andrew Bird will embark on a full-band world tour that will take him to the US, UK, and beyond. It appears he’ll be bringing along some new music, too. During an appearance on last night’s episode of Conan, Bird debuted a groovy new rocker called “Capsized”. Watch the replay below.

(Read: 15 Surprising Leaps By Musicians)

Bird’s last release came in the form of 2014’s Things Are Really Great Here, Sort Of, which contained covers of The Handsome Family. His last album of original material was 2012’s Hands of Glory.

For Bird’s upcoming jaunt, $1 for every ticket sold in North America will be donated to organizations working to end gun violence. Find the full itinerary here.

J Dillas Donuts gets 10th anniversary reissue from Stones Throw
Feb 5, 2016 7:48am | Fact Magazine

Dilla reissued, again.

J Dilla acolytes rejoice: you can now own his classic album Donuts all over again thanks to Stones Throw, which is releasing a 10th anniversary version of the LP on vinyl.

Originally released on February 7, 2006 – three days before his death from the incurable blood disease TTP – Donuts was made with a Boss SP-303 sampler and small record player from his hospital bed, and has since passed into hip-hop legend.

It’s certainly not the first time Donuts has been reissued, but its considerable legacy means there will always be demand for new versions. Stones Throw’s 10th anniversary edition offers the original Jeff Jank artwork on a 2LP gatefold sleeve, complete with liner notes from Donuts 33 1/3 author Jordan Ferguson.

It’s available now from the Stones Throw store. While you wait for that, listen to J. Rocc’s recent all Dilla mix for Discogs. [via The Vinyl Factory]

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DJ Justin James responds to backlash over female DJs: Sex sells. Period
Feb 5, 2016 7:48am | Fact Magazine

The DJ Justin James saga continues.

Here’s a quick rundown: On Wednesday, an LA-based DJ and booking agent currently working in Asia got a lot of people’s backs up via up an advert he posted in public Facebook group ‘Support FEMALE DJs’. Everyone from The Black Madonna and Legowelt to Derrick Carter waded in to express their disgust at James’s sexist requirements which demanded female DJs are “attractive” and of a certain weight and height should they hope to DJ with him in Asia.

Last night, James got in touch with us wanting to tell his side of the story. “I am not sorry that people are angry. People have misconstrued what I said,” he told FACT over email. “The list of requirements that I posted were not mine, but very specifically what I was asked to seek out by a set of employers I personally (as a DJ) couldn’t care less about who a DJ is or what they look like Only how they play.”

We asked him if he was morally opposed to the criteria: “One year ago, I would have said yes. I disliked the fact that this was becoming a thing. I disliked the fact that I was getting passed up on jobs due to other less talented (female) DJs. But, after traveling around I started to become aware that there is a HUGE market for people that are good at what they do and attractive to boot.”

He continues: “Sex sells. Period. Please dont act like ...

tix on sale: Coldplay, Thermals, Kvelertak, John Carpenter, Santigold, Parquet Courts, Smashing Pumpkins & more
Feb 5, 2016 7:45am | Brooklyn Vegan


Tickets for the Coldplay shows at MetLife Stadium go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Mothers show at Baby's All Right go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the True Window and Drab Majesty show at Saint Vitus go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Miike Snow show at Warsaw go on sale at 10 AM. Their LPR show is sold out.

Tickets for the Kvelertak, Torche, and Wild Throne show at Irving Plaza go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for The Thermals show at Market Hotel go on sale today at 10 AM; their show at Bowery Ballroom goes on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Smashing Pumpkins (acoustic) and Liz Phair show at Beacon Theater go on sale today at 11 AM.

Tickets for the John Carpenter (playing film scores) show at Playstation Theater go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Parquet Courts and B Boys show at Webster Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Floating Points shows at Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Frankie Cosmos, Eskimeaux, and Anna McClellan shows at Shea Stadium go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the So...

Watch Wilco Perform On Colbert, Sing Stephen Colbert A Lullaby
Feb 5, 2016 7:42am | StereoGum
Wilco and Stephen ColbertWilco have been down with Stephen Colbert since his Colbert Report days. And when they showed up on his Late Show last night, they weren't just there to do musical-guest duties. They did just fine as musical guests, of course, performing the vaguely skronky "Random Name Generator," from last year's album Star Wars. More »

Against The Clock: Kamera
Feb 5, 2016 7:33am | Fact Magazine

Against the Clock is a series where we give an artist 10 minutes in the studio and see what they come up with. You can watch all the past episodes here.

Kamera is the latest signing to Erol Alkan’s Phantasy Sound stable, where he’s just followed up his 2015 debut Arc with Ventoux, four tracks of head-tripping techno and drifting sci-fi drones. In the studio Kamera cut his teeth on the classic Akai MPC sequencer, but after hunting for something similar he discovered the Elektron Octatrack.

“It took a while for me get my head around it but I use it for everything now drums, synths and anything sample-based,” he told FACT TV. “The sequencer is so powerful, you can change every step. You can literally make every sample sound different.”

Kamera went Against The Clock with just his Octatrack and a synth app on his iPhone. The episode was shot at his studio in North London before he headed off to play a set at Bugged Out.

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Jim-E Stack Deadstream
Feb 5, 2016 7:08am | Gorilla Vs Bear

New track from Brooklyn producer Jim-E Stack, inspired by Ready For The World's "Long Time Coming":

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Donuts Turns 10
Feb 5, 2016 7:06am | StereoGum
Donuts Cover ArtThere's a lot to break down on the massive hip-hop production pillar known as Donuts. In terms of emotion, technique, and legacy this thing is beastly. A 130-page book was written on it! So let's begin with a bit of background and symbolism to ease into why it's blasphemous among hip-hop heads to … More »

Stream Mssingnos Fones EP
Feb 5, 2016 6:11am | Fact Magazine

One of our faves is back.

Mssingno has just dropped his new four-track EP on XL Recordings. Stream lead track ‘Scope’ below and check out the full Spotify stream of Fones underneath it’s available to buy from XL too.

The label calls it a showcase of the UK producer’s “crystalline hybrid of R&B and rave, overflowing with trademark anthemic, ultra-melodic hooks.” First-listen review: we concur.

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Mssingno drops his new FONES EP
Feb 5, 2016 6:07am | Gorilla Vs Bear

UK producer Mssingno drops his new FONES EP on XL. Listen to the whole thing below + pick up the 12" here:

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Google declares war on fake download buttons
Feb 5, 2016 6:02am | Fact Magazine

Now you can steal music more securely.

If you’re the kind of person that likes to take food out of hardworking artists’ mouths, good news: Google is making it easier for you to find the one download button on the page of that dodgy site that will let you take their music for free.

Google has just upgraded its Safe Browsing capabilities, meaning that browsers will now offer even more warnings about malicious content on the web. One of the things it now looks out for are fake “download” and “play” buttons that usually populate the sort of sites where, let’s face it, we’ve all tried to download Taylor Swift’s 1989 because it’s not on Spotify.

If you’re unlucky enough to encounter one of these buttons, Google will issue a warning, thus preventing malware being downloaded while you try the other 10 fake buttons on the page.

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download Young Thug's I'm Up mixtape
Feb 5, 2016 5:30am | Gorilla Vs Bear

R.I.P Slime Season 3: stream + download Young Thug's I'm Up now:

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Cerrone releases Afrobeat-led EP with Tony Allen
Feb 5, 2016 5:10am | Fact Magazine

French disco luminary Cerrone has taken a new direction on his forthcoming EP, Afro, out February 12 on Because Music.

The clue’s in the name: it’s a record in thrall to Afrobeat. Cerrone has joined forces with erstwhile Fela Kuti drummer Tony Allen (who played with Fela during his formative years) and Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango, for what he describes as “a passionate tribute to Africa.”

It’s also been remixed by Todd Edwards.

See the video for ‘Funk Makossa feat. Manu Dibango’ below.

Cerrone’s seminal LP, Supernature, is at No.38 in our 100 Best Albums of the 70s list.

Afro Tracklist:
1. 2nd Chance Feat. Tony Allen
2. Funk Makossa Feat. Manu Dibango
3. Bodytalk
4. Funk Makossa Feat. Manu Dibango (Todd Edwards Remix)
5. 2nd Chance Feat. Tony Allen (Mind Enterprises Remix)
6. 2nd Chance Feat. Tony Allen (Extended Club Mix)

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Future Primitive launches with vintage Italian techno from Leo Anibaldi
Feb 5, 2016 5:00am | Fact Magazine

Rome’s 90s techno scene gets highlighted by the new label.

Italian techno from veteran producer Leo Anibaldi will be the focus of the first release from a new label, Future Primitive.

Together with Numbers favourite Lory D, Anibaldi played a key role in Rome’s electronic scene in the late 80s and early 90s, bringing the harder sounds of US and European techno to the city’s clubs.

94-96 features two tracks from Anibaldi’s mid-90s peak: a ‘Stretched Edit’ of 1994 track ‘Fusion 1’, and a remastered version of ‘Evocation Part II’, a track originally released on Aphex Twin’s Rephlex label in 1996.

Future Primitive is being operated by online record store Juno’s techno buyer Milo Bragg, which means it should be worth keeping tabs on. According to Juno Plus, future releases will see both new and old material issued – expect the kind of music you’d find on his killer mixes for NTS, The Trilogy Tapes and Berceuse Heroique.

94-96 will be released on vinyl in late March – until then you can stream previews of the label’s debut 12″ below.


A1. ‘Aeon Fusion I’ (2016 stretched edit)
B1. ‘Evocation Part II’ (remastered)


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