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Stream: Erykah Badus new mixtape But You Caint Use My Phone
Nov 27, 2015 9:36am | Cosequence Of Sound

Today, Erykah Badu has revealed her new mixtape, But You Caint Use My Phone. It’s available to download and stream via Apple Music. You can also listen below via Datpiff.

The mixtapes title is a reference to the singer’s 1997 classic Tyrone, while each of its tracks is about telephones in some way, specifically “our own reliance on staying inter-connected.” The collection features the previously released Phone Down and Badus Hotline Bling remix, here renamed as Cell U Lar Device.

According to a press release, for the tape, Badu worked closely with producer Zach Witnessin in her hometown of Dallas, Texas. Over a 12-day period, she welcomed a number of surprise guests, including André 3000 and Drake, into her bedroom studio to help create a new genre blend she has dubbed “TRap & B”. Badu and Witnessin focused on creating sympathetic vibrations between the musics frequency and vibration, even utilizing a tuning fork and Tibetan singing bowls to find the precise wavelengths. The goal was to create a sound that brings peace and tranquility to its listener.

The mixtape will be available via all retailers and streaming services come December 4th.

But You Caint Use My Phone Tracklist:
01. Caint Use My Phone Suite
02. Hi
03. Cell U Lar Device
04. Phone Down
05. U Use To ...

Watch a documentary on Planet Mus rich 20-year history
Nov 27, 2015 9:29am | Fact Magazine

Experience 20 years of the label in under 10 minutes.

Planet Mu celebrated 20 years of existence in 2015, and to mark the occasion The Vinyl Factory has produced µ20, a short documentary that delves into the label’s history.

Featuring interviews with label founder Mike Paradinas, Planet Mu artists Ekoplekz and Mr Mitch and journalist Rory Gibb, the documentary also includes archive footage featuring Aphex Twin, Venetian Snares and a young Russell Haswell.

Watch it above, and when you’ve finished revisit FACT’s oral history of Planet Mu.

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Santigold Who Be Lovin Me (Feat. ILOVEMAKONNEN) Video
Nov 27, 2015 9:26am | StereoGum
Santigold - Earlier this month, Santigold announced her new album 99¢, the follow-up to 2012's Master Of My Make Believe, and shared its groovy lead single "Can't Get Enough Of Myself." Now she's given us a video for another track, the promised iLoveMakonnen collab "Who Be Lovin' Me," which was produced by Toronto electronic … More »

Coldplay Adventure Of A Lifetime Video
Nov 27, 2015 9:19am | StereoGum
Coldplay - Coldplay shared "Everglow," their song with Gwyneth Paltrow, yesterday, and they've followed it today with the video for A Head Full Of Dreams lead single "Adventure Of A Lifetime." As previously teased, it features the members of Coldplay rendered as dancing CGI apes for some reason. It looks as silly as … More »

Enya - Dark Sky Island
Nov 27, 2015 9:13am | Drowned In Sound
The success that Enya has enjoyed in her 25-plus year career is enough to make anybody jealous. Over 80 million albums sold to date, the extent of which has spawned its own economic term, 'Enyanomics'. The biggest selling solo artist to come from Ireland. Music that has soundtracked everything from heartfelt 9/11 tributes and Lord of the Rings through to car ads with Jean-Claude Van Damme, and has influenced artists as far flung as Bat for Lashes and Nicki Minaj.

Yet for all her success (or perhaps because of it), a lot of people tend to get awfully sniffy about her music, either dismissing it as boring, samey, uncool or as wishy washy 'New Age' (the last label Ive always found to be rather odd, given that much of her music appears to be steeped in Catholic imagery, which is about as far away from 'New Age' as you can get). An episode of South Park even insinuated that her music can lead to murderous tendencies. It is my sincere hope that her ninth studio album, Dark Sky Island , will finally set the record straight, put those dismissals in the past, and finally respect Enya for the visionary talent that she is.

And its not because Dark Sky Island breaks new or unexpected territory for Enya. On the contrary, the album is more a continuation of everything that has come before. Right from the opening ...

Video Premiere: Nikki & Candy Sunshine Sunshine Santa Claus
Nov 27, 2015 9:00am | CMJ

Just in time for you to yawn, stretch, avoid the scale and realize, “Damn, it’s already stupid Black Friday?!” this L.A. twosome offer up a new holiday favorite for you. And in case the tore-tapping tune’s point—how damn nice the weather is all the time out in La-la-land—isn’t glaringly, depressingly obvious for us northerners, they […]

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M.I.A. Borders Video
Nov 27, 2015 9:00am | StereoGum
M.I.A. - M.I.A. has shared the video for her new single "Borders" via Apple Connect. The self-directed clip features a swaggering Maya Arulpragasam joining a band of refugees to climb fences, pile onto small boats, and wade through water. At one point she wears a Paris Saint-Germain soccer jersey with the "Fly Emirates" logo replaced by … More »

Oneida - Positions
Nov 27, 2015 8:57am | Drowned In Sound
Brooklyns Oneida have been a force in experimental rock for almost 20 years now and in the last seven or so of those they have really eased into Doing Whatever The Fuck They Want. In 2008 they started their 'Thank Your Parents' album trilogy with Preteen Weaponry, a 45-minute track divided into three sections, followed the next year by the surprisingly-good triple album Rated O and completed in 2011 with the drumless avant-garde drone noise of Absolute II. It has now been three years since their last studio album and the band seem to have mostly content to have engaged in other sorts of ideas and projects. Thus we come to Positions, an EP containing two covers and one new song.

The thing I've always found most admirable about Oneida is their single-minded approach, their unpredictability, their desire to never do the obvious or expected. So if, as the press release concedes, an EP consisting mostly of two covers seems like a bit of a step back for the band, it most emphatically is not.

Obviously part of this is the choice of covers. It's not like Oneida have done a soulful rendition of a pop song or anything. That's definitely not their style. First up, then, is 'S.P.Q.R.', which first appeared on This Heat's magnificent 1981 album Deceit, an album that still sounds like it could have been recor...

Stream Erykah Badus But You Caint Use My Phone mixtape
Nov 27, 2015 8:26am | Fact Magazine

Erykah Badu has dropped her eagerly anticipated mixtape, But You Caint Use My Phone.

The tape, which features her ex Andre 3000 on ‘Hello’ plus her inspired refix of ‘Hotline Bling’ (retitled ‘Cell U Lar Device’), is available to stream via DatPiff ahead of a release on iTunes on December 4.

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The Weeknd is selling a vape for $325
Nov 27, 2015 8:14am | Fact Magazine

Vapes are over-priced status symbols just like any gadget primarily marketed at affluent young nerds but seriously, Abel?

The Weeknd’s latest merch includes, quite obviously, a vaporizer (no word on the promised Alizé tie-in or Weeknd-branded Xanax yet). The Pax 2 vape, a model favoured by heads who take their low-key puffs very seriously, comes in a matt black shell with an XO logo and, even better, when you power it up it plays a squeaky MIDI rendition of ‘The Hills’.

All this will set you back $324.99, which, as Pitchfork’s Miles Raymer points out, is not only mad expensive but a full $45 more than the standard Pax 2, with no additional functionality. Let your money go up in smoke here (and choose US when it asks).

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Placebo - MTV Unplugged
Nov 27, 2015 7:32am | Drowned In Sound
Placebo might not be at the top of many peoples lists of suitable candidates to release an acoustic album  their greatest successes have tended to be their most bombastic moments. The classic cocktail of angst and power-chords which soundtracked the teenage ennui of a large swathe of my generation are what would probably be most commonly associated with the band, even with their core members now comfortably into their forties. In addition, Brian Molkos vocal and his penchant for the occasional swing of the lyrical sledgehammer hardly lend themselves comfortably to the whispered confessional situation.

That said, MTV Unplugged represents a double opportunity. Firstly, its an overdue chance for the listening public to re-evaluate Placebos creative legacy. Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, it allows the band to remind us why, two decades into their career, theyre still making (and apparently selling) records. It would seem both unfair and unrealistic to attribute that entirely to sentimental thirty-somethings trying to string out their teenage years as far as possible, so there must be something more there, right?

As it turns out, MTV Unplugged demonstrates a level of nuance beyond what many would probably expect from Placebo. Crucially, its an immaculately assembled performance, full of rich, lu...

St. Beauty Going Nowhere
Nov 27, 2015 7:08am | Gorilla Vs Bear

Check the beautiful, Lacey Duke-directed new video from Janelle Monaé protégés and Wondaland crew members St. Beauty:

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Max Richter to release SLEEP box set and remixes  hear Mogwais Path 5
Nov 27, 2015 7:07am | Fact Magazine

Max Richter’s soporific longform experiment will get a deluxe release next month.

SLEEP, described by the composer as his “personal lullaby for a frenetic world,” premiered this past September in London at a concert performance lasting from 12 midnight to 8am, which was broadcast live on BBC Radio and broke two Guinness World Records in the process.

On December 11, the piece will be released in full as part of a deluxe box set containing eight CDs and one high-definition Blu-Ray disc. After that, a series of SLEEP remixes is on the way led by Mogwai’s version of ‘Path 5’, also due on December 11. Stream the remix below and pre-order the box set here.

Richter will also be taking SLEEP on the road as a shortened piece performed alongside his classic The Blue Notebooks, visiting Bristol, London, Norwich, Manchester and Edinburgh in May next year  see the tour dates under the video.

Meanwhile, Richter recently signed on to soundtrack the debut feature film from Luke Scott, son of Blade Runner director Ridley Scott.

Tour dates:

Sat 14 May – Bristol, Colston Hall
Tue 17 May – London, Barbican
Thu 19 May – Norwich, Norfolk & Norwich Festival
Sat 21 May – Manchester, RNCM
Tue 24 May – Edinb...

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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