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 [...]
D Double E – Episode 3
Following K9 and Blue Daisy, one of grime's most unique voices, Newham Generals' D Double E, steps in for the latest FACT Freestyle.
Preditah provides the beat. [...]
“I can’t f**king stand EDM anymore”: Skream bites back
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
David Katz 24th November 2014
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 [...]
Meet Awful Records: the Atlanta rap clique that won 2014
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?
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
Lawrence English 18th November 2014
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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