London nightlife receives boost as Sadiq Khan announces 24-hour Overground plans

Just in time for party season. London Overground’s 24-hour service will launch for the first time on December 15. The 24-hour service will operate on Fridays and Saturdays between New Cross Gate and Dalston Junction, before extending to Highbury & Islington next year, as the BBC reports. Mayor London Sadiq Khan said the service would “provide… Read More »

FACT mix 628: DEBONAIR

NTS regular DEBONAIR shows why she’s one London’s best DJs with a temperature-raising selection vintage techno, party-starting house and gritty industrial oddities. Debi Ghose, aka DEBONAIR, is one NTS Radio’s longest-standing residents. She helped to set the station’s anything-goes musical agenda when she joined back in 2011 and continues to hold down a bi-weekly show that… Read More »

Doctor Who composer Delia Derbyshire receives posthumous honorary PHD

The electronic music pioneer was honored by her hometown university. Delia Derbyshire, composer the Doctor Who theme and a key member the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, has posthumously received an honorary doctorate from Conventry University today, The Guardian reports. Derbyshire was born in Conventry in 1937 and later attended Cambridge University for math and music with… Read More »

Dancehall scientists Equiknoxx on their new album Colón Man and the 20th Century Jamaicans who inspired them

Jamaican sounds have been the template for musical experimentation the world over for decades. From The Clash incorporating dub to the West Indian-inflected vocals early dubstep to Fade to Mind’s deconstructed dancehall, Jamaica has been the muse for countless artists seeking to bend the envelope. But with Kingston-based production crew Equiknoxx, we’re hearing Jamaican musicians… Read More »

Yamaneko's Spa Commissions and JV Lightwork's Inner Work challenge everything we know about ambient and New Age

Recent New Age-challenging releases from Yamaneko and Deadboy under the moniker JV Lightbody has FACT’s John Twells asking, If all music can be so easily tuned out in this multi-screen era, what purpose does music that’s actually intend to be “ambient” actually serve? How ten do you actually get to sit down and actively pay… Read More »