Kelela sings over Autechre, Aphex Twin and Oneohtrix Point Never on ‘Aquaphoria’ mix

Taken from Warp Records’ 30th anniversary broadcast on NTS. Kelela’s contribution to WXAXRXP, a three-day broadcast on NTS Radio in celebration of Warp Records’ 30th anniversary, is now available to stream. Alongside Asma Maroof, aka Asmara, the singer has lent her voice to a variety of Warp productions old and new, including tracks from Autechre,…

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Eris Drew: Raving Disco Breaks Vol. 1

It often feels like the word “rave” means about as much to electronic-music fans these days as “punk” does to the rock crowd. The term can still conjure certain iconic images—booming sound systems, dancing masses, Day-Glo attire—but there’s no denying that rave culture long ago lapsed into caricature. You’re as likely to hear the word…

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Kontaktor 2019: Latvia’s growing techno scene is a reminder of a land before brands

FACT’s John Twells traveled to Latvian capital Riga to check out the second edition of Erica Synths’ Kontaktor festival, a community-focused celebration of techno and technology. When I arrive in Riga, the first thing I notice is the city’s eerie, semi-manicured landscape. The post-Soviet city announced its independence in 1990 (it was made official in…

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Thom Yorke Lightens Up, Ever So Slightly

There’s a certain wry comedy in “The Axe,” which arrives near the end of Thom Yorke’s new solo album, “Anima.” For well over a minute, slow keyboard chords waver in and out of tune as a distant electronic pulse twitches and a muffled, irregular kick-drum beat agitates from below. “Goddamned machinery, why don’t you speak…

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Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz – June 2019

There’s a hip-hop scene in Nashville, but it would be a stretch to say that that’s what the city is known for, right? When you think Nashville, you think country, period, and that’s unlikely to change anytime soon. Similarly, Detroit’s musical legacy is built on three pillars: Motown, late ’60s/early ’70s rock (MC5, the Stooges,…

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Dusk to Dawn

Hardcore Robyn fans already know the work of Swedish producer Rudolf Nordström, aka Mr. Tophat. He co-produced “Baby Forgive Me” and “Beach2k20,” two of the gorgeous, gently filtered house-pop tracks from last year’s Honey; his own 2017 release Trust Me, a three-song, 35-minute EP of throbbing, desaturated grooves, featured Robyn throughout. His latest solo release,…

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FACT mix 713: Laksa

Bristol-born bass explorer Laksa explores the rave’s druggy depths. When asked earlier this year what inspired him to start producing, Callum Ross, better known as Laksa, told Hyponik it was simply “Bristol”. This makes sense: Ross’s deft blend of wobbly percussion, soundsystem-ready bass and narcotic synths is matched with the West Country city’s heritage of…

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Barker teases new album Utility with vinyl-only white label on Ostgut Ton

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10 of the best Polish techno tracks

There's techno and then there's Polish techno. Despite the country’s proximity to Berlin, where dark and pumping sounds have laid an influential foundation, Poland’s style is unique from the techno that comes out of the German capital. With its origins in a style of music resembling synth-pop, the techno from the Eastern European country is…

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Anthony Naples: Fog FM

American house and techno are in a remarkably good place right now. The underground is thriving, bolstered by a network of labels, club nights, warehouse parties, and off-the-beaten-path festivals, all with a staunchly independent spirit that’s a world away from the high-flying, big-ticket milieu of commercial dance music. It’s an especially welcome development given that…

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Trolls World Tour – Trailer

Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake return in an all-star sequel to DreamWorks Animation’s 2016 musical hit. In an adventure that will take them well beyond what they’ve known before, Poppy (Kendrick) and Branch (Timberlake) discover that they are but one…

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Surrender Turns 20

Prior to making his name in the early 1990s at the Haçienda and through his big-beat project Lionrock, Manchester-based DJ Justin Robertson once held a Sunday club night called Spice. Among its regulars were Ed Simons and Tom Rowlands, two college students from London who, like Robertson and other aspiring young musicians at the time,…

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‘Trolls World Tour’ Trailer: Ozzy Osbourne & Rachel Bloom Want To Turn Musical Diversity Into A Boneyard – Deadline

A gentle, poppy rendition of “The Sound of Silence” is interrupted by a noisy metal guitar that breaks into the intro of “Crazy Train.” No, your Spotify isn’t on shuffle, it’s the first trailer for Trolls World Tour, the sequel to the 2016 toon hit starring Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake. “There are other kinds…

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The 4.5 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Congrats folks, you made it: Tomorrow is officially the first day of summer. This week’s 4.5 songs have nothing to do with that fact, but there is a video of a chill dog playing some top-notch tunes. Enjoy. Your Old Droog, "Train Love" There are only so many topics deep enough for musicians to dedicate…

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Full Cast Rocks Out with 21 ‘Trolls World Tour’ Character Posters – Animation Magazine

Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake and the rest of the stellar voice cast for Trolls World Tour ave debuted a set of 21 colorful, quirky character posters for the upcoming DreamWorks Animation sequel. In an homage to concert culture, each poster features a troll’s upraised hand throwing horns and showing off an arm full of personality-appropriate…

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Trolls World Tour Trailer: Justin Timberlake And Anna Kendrick Are Back

Following the success of Trolls in 2016, DreamWorks “can’t stop this feeling!” Princess Poppy, Branch and the gang are heading back to theaters next spring for another animated adventure. This time, the music-infused film will expand the established universe by introducing audiences to new “troll tribes”, each representing different genres of music. Anna Kendrick and…

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Raf Simons pays tribute to R&S Records in latest collection

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Ozzy Osbourne, Anderson.Paak, J Balvin, George Clinton Join Trolls Sequel About Different Music Genres

The animated musical Trolls came out back in 2016. You might remember the inescapable Justin Timberlake soundtrack cut, “Can’t Stop The Feeling,” following wherever you went that summer. Today, DreamWorks announced the sequel, Trolls World Tour, along with its musician-heavy cast. The Walt Dohrn-directed movie, which is set to hit theaters next year, follows Troll…

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PTU: Am I Who I Am

The music of Russian producers PTU is a ragtag collage, the gleeful antidote to sensibly beige tech-house or the cynical opportunism of corporate EDM. Originally from the southwestern city of Kazan, the duo of Alina Izolenta and Kamil Ea found wider attention thanks to star DJ Nina Kraviz, who included their track “A Broken Clock…

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Mary J. Blige, Rachel Bloom, Kenan Thompson, J Balvin, Ozzy Osbourne & More Hop On ‘Trolls World Tour’

The sequel to Dreamworks Animation’s $346M-plus grossing hit Trolls, Trolls World Tour, has added a slew of voiceover castmembers including two-time Oscar nominee and multi-platinum recording artists Mary J. Blige, Grammy-nominated artist J Balvin, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend‘s Rachel Bloom, Pitch Perfect‘s Ester Dean, Gustavo Dudamel (The Nutcracker and the Four Realms), Grammy-winning rocker Ozzy Osbourne, Grammy-winning…

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First Look! Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake Discover New Troll Lands in Trolls World Tour

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FACT mix 712: Doc Sleep

A sideways trip through house and techno from the Room 4 Resistance resident and Jacktone Records co-founder. Doc Sleep’s first experience of dance music was in the late ’90s, at a queer party held in the back room of a bowling alley in Fargo, North Dakota, where she heard tracks by Armand Van Helden and Depeche…

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Pierre Taki given suspended term for cocaine use

The Tokyo District Court on Tuesday sentenced Pierre Taki, an actor and member of Japanese techno-pop duo Denki Groove, to 18 months in prison, suspended for three years, for using cocaine. The court ruled that Taki, 52, whose real name is Masanori Taki, snorted a small amount of cocaine at an apartment in Tokyo around…

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Floating Points shares new track, ‘LesAlpx’

Taken from a new 12″ set for release next month. Floating Points is back with ‘Les Alpx’, his first new track in two years. The track sees producer Sam Shepherd returning to a more dancefloor-focused sound after recent excursions into post-rock, ambient and jazz. “I started going back to my early records and all the…

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Joey LaBeija: TEARS IN MY HENNESSY

Bronx-born Joey LaBeija is a homegrown New York DJ, with diverse taste reflecting his city’s disparate communities. He’s a known quantity on the queer nightlife circuit—he previously co-hosted the defunct Techno Cumbia party, which put on shows by Bbymutha and LSDXOXO—and in his punkish, winking vision of club music, there is equal space for dembow,…

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Tom Misch Doesn’t Want to Be Famous

You shouldn’t think of Tom Misch as a common London singer-songwriter. Just turning 23, he is a guitarist, violinist, beatmaker and producer, and an all-around artist who sings with his signature soft, low-pitched voice. Inspired by artists such as J Dilla and Robert Glasper who were out way before he was born, Tom’s music has…

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Logos on the classic methods that underpin his genre-bending club and ambient experiments

Signal Path is a series that delves into the creative process of our favorite producers and musicians. In this interview, Scott Wilson visits the studio of chameleonic UK producer Logos, whose trailblazing experiments with instrumental grime and “weightless” music have evolved into a more cinematic sound. As Logos, James Parker has explored a lot of…

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Guerrilla Turns 20

Super Furry Animals insisted that drugs weren’t a catalyst for the band’s psychedelic vision, but some of SFA’s early decisions came across as if they had been made in altered states of consciousness. These were the years leading up the band’s ambitious, abundant third album, Guerrilla — which turns 20 today — as well as…

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DJ Python: Derretirse EP

The mid-2000s were banner years for reggaetón—particularly in Miami, where the fledgling sound, a Latin American take on dancehall reggae’s dembow riddim, could be heard booming from cars up and down the avenues. One of the people who picked up on the lurching kick drums and syncopated snares as they dopplered down the block was…

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