David Toop on Björk, birdsong and being ripped off in The Road

Björk’s new album Utopia is threaded with samples recordings by English author and sonic experimenter David Toop. What’s his relationship with the Icelandic icon’s work, how did his 1980 album Hekura – one  Björk’s favorites – come to be, and what’s his own vision utopia? Daniel Montesinos-Donaghy finds out. David Toop had an odd experiencing watching the… Read More »

Noel Gallagher Confessions

The Oasis man shares his innermost thoughts.  Noel Gallagher, you might have noticed over the 20 years or so he’s been at the summit British guitar music, doesn’t mince his words. Oasis may be behind him, but he remains as potent a pop culture force as ever – in part for his acerbic commentary on… Read More »

Björk's constellation in the clouds

Her new album Utopia imagines a better world, while our own plunges into darkness. Why? Because nihilism is not going to save the planet, a fired-up Björk tells Al Horner in a conversation also spanning nights in New York with the Wu-Tang Clan, self-care canal walks in London, a near-collaboration with Jay Z and her… Read More »

Master P Thinks Lavar Ball Should Apologize to Donald Trump

reactid=”117″> The war words between President Donald Trump and hoops patriarch Lavar Ball has been swirling all over social media and mainstream news this entire week. For those uninitiated, POTUS is upset that the polarizing basketball poppa didn't thank the prez for helping to get Lavar's son, UCLA star LiAngelo Ball, back to the U.S.… Read More »

How Jai Paul and AK Paul enlisted Fabiana Palladino and Ruthven for their new label

The Paul Institute, a new label and creative house from Ivor Novello-winning producer AK Paul and his AWOL pop genius brother Jai, launched last week with the release two surprise singles. Accessible text message code on an encrypted website, it was far from your average single launch for two unknown artists. Fabiana Palladino and Ruthven… Read More »

Singles Club: Stefflon Don and Skepta sample The Simpsons and turn up the heat on ‘Ding-A-Ling’

Each week on the FACT Singles Club, our writers rate and slate the biggest new tracks the last seven days. This week, Stefflon Don and Skepta get raunchy on ‘Ding-A-Ling’, while Diplo and MØ attempt to ‘Get It Right’ on their new collaboration. Elsewhere, Miguel is back with upbeat jam ‘Pineapple Skies’, DRAM and Playboi Carti… Read More »