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The 20 best industrial & EBM records ever made
The 20 best industrial & EBM records ever made
Words by Richard Clouston •  27th November 2014 • 24 Comments
Back in 2006, Richard Clouston - he of the Kult 77 project and London-based clubnight COSEY - ran down his 20 favourite industrial and EBM records for FACT. Industrial sounds are more common  [...]
The Ghosts of Goldie: how Om Unit is dismantling drum’n'bass
The Ghosts of Goldie: how Om Unit is dismantling drum’n'bass
Words by Laurent Fintoni •  27th November 2014 • 
When I wrote the How Drum'n'Bass Got its Groove Back feature for FACT last year, my motivation came from a combination of excitement for the music as a fan and personal engagement with it as a wr [...]
“I can’t f**king stand EDM anymore”: Skream bites back
“I can’t f**king stand EDM anymore”: Skream bites back
Words by Ally Byers •  25th November 2014 • 
10 years on from ‘Midnight Request Line’, it’s safe to say that Skream has become a different artist entirely. You already know salad days Skream - the spirited teenager who became one of [...]
Photos: Do!! You!!!, Peckham’s newest record store
Photos: Do!! You!!!, Peckham’s newest record store
25th November 2014 • 
Berwick Street, fall back. Over the last year, South London's Peckham has started to stake a serious claim for London's best spot for record shopping, with a series of new stores such as Rye Wa [...]
War ina Tokyo: the curious world of Japan’s reggae scene
War ina Tokyo: the curious world of Japan’s reggae scene
Words by David Katz •  24th November 2014 • 
Totto Helix The Japanese fascination with reggae and dancehall has been well documented. The country currently boasts over 300 active sound systems, of which the award-winning Mighty Crown i [...]
The Perennial Outsider: electronic veteran Cristian Vogel looks back on a life less ordinary
The Perennial Outsider: electronic veteran Cristian Vogel looks back on a life less ordinary
Words by Joe Muggs •  21st November 2014 • 
Cristian Vogel has a lot to say. Full disclosure: I've known Cristian for many years – since we were at university together in the early '90s in fact, as is touched on in my 'Rubbish Raver' m [...]
Meet Awful Records: the Atlanta rap clique that won 2014
Meet Awful Records: the Atlanta rap clique that won 2014
Words by Chris Kelly •  20th November 2014 • 
It’s been a long time since Atlanta wasn’t the most important city in hip-hop. From Gucci Mane’s trap house revolution to Future and Mike Will’s mainstream takeover to the tip-of-the-ic [...]
Has 2014 been the best year for dance albums in recent memory?
Has 2014 been the best year for dance albums in recent memory?
Words by Angus Finlayson •  19th November 2014 • 
The dance music LP: a pathetic, unlovable creature, caught hopelessly between worlds. We all know the types: the pointless agglomeration of played-to-death singles; the collection of techno flo [...]
A Beginner’s Guide To…Field Recording
A Beginner’s Guide To…Field Recording
Words by Lawrence English •  18th November 2014 • 
Chris Watson The history of field recording is central to the development of electronic music, with artists - from Eno through Scanner to Burial - drawing on its theories and strategies to crea [...]
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