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Uziah “Sticky” Thompson: the man who shaped modern music without you even knowing it
You've heard a lot of Uziah “Sticky” Thompson, who died this week aged 78. Even if you don't know it, you have. As one of Jamaica's elite session musicians, he became an integral part of th [...]
Artists pick their favourite Kevin Martin records
Artists pick their favourite Kevin Martin records
Words by Laurent Fintoni •  26th August 2014 • 
All day on FACT, we're celebrating The Bug! For more, check out Maya Kalev's in-depth interview, the full stream of his new album Angels & Devils, and The Bug on London Zoo back in 2008.  [...]
John Morales’ top 10 under-the-radar disco and boogie records
John Morales’ top 10 under-the-radar disco and boogie records
14th August 2014 • 
Legendary Bronx selector John Morales knows a thing or 10 about disco. Razor blade in hand, he pioneered the art of the remix back when extending a song was a cut and splice operation, and spe [...]
PC Music: the 10 best tracks so far from 2014′s most divisive record label
PC Music: the 10 best tracks so far from 2014′s most divisive record label
Words by Joe Moynihan •  13th August 2014 • 
If we were to judge a label's success by its ability to dramatically divide comment sections on music websites, then PC Music, a net label (of a sorts) run by A.G. Cook, is currently enjoying its  [...]
Blue Note Changed My Life: 16 artists pick their favourite records from the legendary jazz label
Blue Note Changed My Life: 16 artists pick their favourite records from the legendary jazz label
Words by Anton Spice •  23rd July 2014 • 
Originally posted on The Vinyl Factory. Also check TVF's similar feature on Sun Ra from earlier this year. The finest in jazz since 1939. Among the most influential and important record  [...]
10 artists you need to know for the second half of 2014
10 artists you need to know for the second half of 2014
Words by Chris Kelly & John Twells •  10th July 2014 • 
After spending a week running down the best albums, tracks and mixtapes of the year so far, we're ready to look at what's next. For this episode of prognostication, we've focused on artists we  [...]
Bar Mitzi: Pinch and Mumdance pick 10 total bangers – old and new
Bar Mitzi: Pinch and Mumdance pick 10 total bangers – old and new
4th July 2014 • 
A few years ago, the idea of Pinch and Mumdance releasing a joint mix CD would have seemed bizarre. Mumdance was, despite releasing on a wide range of labels, closely associated with Mad Decent [...]
Five acts whose Glastonbury performances deserved more hype
Five acts whose Glastonbury performances deserved more hype
Words by Chal Ravens, Joe Muggs & Rob Pursey •  1st July 2014 • 
With the merits of Glastonbury's gargantuan headline acts - Skrillex, Metallica, Parton et al - being debated everywhere you look, it's easy to forget just how many people perform at it. One of [...]
Mind in Rewind: Richie Hawtin’s 20 best deep cuts
Mind in Rewind: Richie Hawtin’s 20 best deep cuts
Words by John Twells •  20th June 2014 • 
This month, Richie Hawtin issued his first set of new Plastikman recordings in over a decade. Entitled EX, the album is a recording of a well-publicized comeback performance at New York’s Gug [...]
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