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From monastery to Bandcamp via hospital bed: meet Tatsumi, the skateboarding monk making brilliant electronic music
This is a story that's in equal parts sad, strange and beautiful. A couple of years ago I got invited to a showing of a film about music in Japan called KanZeOn; I think it was FACT's Laurent  [...]
My Favourite Record: Dominick Fernow
My Favourite Record: Dominick Fernow
Words by Dominick Fernow •  23rd April 2014 • 
My Favourite Record is a new weekly feature where we ask musicians we rate from across the spectrum to pick their most cherished album - a development of our occasional On Record feature, and a [...]
Acid, aliens and no bald phalanges: Joe Muggs does Coachella
Acid, aliens and no bald phalanges: Joe Muggs does Coachella
Words by Joe Muggs •  23rd April 2014 • 
I didn't know what to expect from my one-day visit to Coachella. In fact, not having been there before, I didn't know what to expect from California full stop. I was fairly sure that most of t [...]
Wheez-ie launches Southern Belle imprint with DJ Rashad’s <em>We On 1</em> EP; stream it now
Wheez-ie launches Southern Belle imprint with DJ Rashad’s We On 1 EP; stream it now
22nd April 2014 • 
The Houston-based footworker starts his label in style. Matt “Wheez-ie” Mauldin has spent the last few years dropping juke and footwork-influenced tracks on Distal's Embassy and Brighton-ba [...]
The 14 pieces of software that shaped modern music
The 14 pieces of software that shaped modern music
Words by John Twells •  21st April 2014 • 
We're at the stage in history where using music software isn't so much an option as it is a necessity. Sure, there are always going to be some contrarian sorts who take it upon themselves to re [...]
Photo gallery: Record Store Day 2014
Photo gallery: Record Store Day 2014
21st April 2014 • 
Last weekend, our friends at Soho vinyl specialists Phonica Records threw a day-long party to mark the seventh edition of Record Store Day, with guest DJs including Leon Vynehall, Call Super and T [...]
Clay Rendering fuse dream pop and black metal – and the results are stunning
Clay Rendering fuse dream pop and black metal – and the results are stunning
Interviewed by Maya Kalev •  20th April 2014 • 
Even the name Clay Rendering evokes the principles of birth and growth that guide Mike and Tara Connelly's new band. Tara and Mike have been involved in countless other projects, both separa [...]
“Engage the inner neck-snap”: Stray on the freedom of writing at d’n'b tempo, hip hop and mindfulness against neurosis
“Engage the inner neck-snap”: Stray on the freedom of writing at d’n'b tempo, hip hop and mindfulness against neurosis
Words by Laurent Fintoni •  19th April 2014 • 
As part of dBridge's boundary-pushing Exit Records, London-based Stray has quickly become one-to-watch. Much has been written in the past year about the freedom certain producers have found in  [...]
The FACT Playlist: our 10 picks of the week
The FACT Playlist: our 10 picks of the week
19th April 2014 • 
Every weekend we post a rundown of the music - old and new - we've been enjoying in our UK and US offices that week. No emphasis on the boxfresh or the under-the-radar: just an honest account o [...]
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