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 »

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 »

Spotify acquires online production studio SoundTrap to let users make their own music

A free recording tool from the streaming giant. Spotify has acquired the free recording studio program SoundTrap in order to allow users to make their own music. The Stockholm-founded SoundTrap is a free browser-based production studio designed to be easy to use for new and experienced producers alike. It also allows multiple users to work… Read More »