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We Been Ready: Inside the global resurgence of Baltimore club
We Been Ready: Inside the global resurgence of Baltimore club
Words by Chris Kelly •  18th December 2014 • No Comments
Until recently, Baltimore club was thought dead and buried, one of the first casualties of the blog-buzz cycle. But with Jersey club lighting up festivals and clubs in the US and abroad, its Balti [...]
Sun Ra, blunts and hip hop: Ras G on creativity, rappers and the importance of record shops
Sun Ra, blunts and hip hop: Ras G on creativity, rappers and the importance of record shops
Words by Laurent Fintoni •  13th December 2014 • 
In the Amharic language Ras means head and has since become an Ethiopian title for prince or chief. Used by countless artists in the past decades to denote a spiritual affiliation with the Rast [...]
Go around the house with Ben Pearce, and win top-of-the-range Bose headphones and a Bluetooth wireless speaker
Go around the house with Ben Pearce, and win top-of-the-range Bose headphones and a Bluetooth wireless speaker
9th December 2014 • 
Audio brand Bose are collaborating with Argos to give away two state-of-the-art Bose products, perfect for use either away from or around the home. To be in the draw to win either a pair of Bo [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Dancing to the silent beat: St. Louis storyteller Coultrain on the latest chapter of his Seymour Liberty opus
Dancing to the silent beat: St. Louis storyteller Coultrain on the latest chapter of his Seymour Liberty opus
Interviewed by Laurent Fintoni •  15th November 2014 • 
Nothing is true, everything is permitted. St. Louis' Coultrain is a man of many facets: drummer, visual artist, singer and poet. It's the words that have defined Coultrain's career so far, both [...]
Pulling out all the stops: Why Room40′s John Chantler is taking his modular synth to church
Pulling out all the stops: Why Room40′s John Chantler is taking his modular synth to church
Words by Chal Ravens •  11th November 2014 • 
“The organ is controlled manually with levers. Right now you can see nothing is pressed down, and you can hear this clicking noise of the keys being activated, but then there's this thing where. [...]
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