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 »

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 »

Toro y Moi Delivers VHS-Inspired Video for 'No Show'

reactid=”127″> Toro y Moi (aka Chaz Bear) is back with a new video for “No Show.” The VHS-styled visual combines elements from his previous clips “Girl Like You” and “You and I.” In the video, Toro y Moi is singing about heartbreak intermixed with lo-fi images as if the clip was shot on a camcorder.… Read More »

FACT mix 627: Oneohtrix Point Never

Oneohtrix Point Never turns in a special FACT mix dedicated to the world cinema. Daniel Lopatin shouldn’t need any introduction on these pages. Over the past decade, under the tongue-twisting Oneohtrix Point Never moniker, Lopatin has journeyed from the Tangerine Dream-influenced synth fantasia his early tapes, through the vaporwave-adjacent Replica years to explore daring fresh… Read More »

Berlin club disrupter Ziúr searches for meaning in the universe

FACT Rated is our series digging into the sounds and stories the most vital breaking artists around right now. This week, Caroline Whiteley finds out how Peaches-endorsed Berlin producer Ziúr went from chopping up Rihanna and Justin Bieber hits to asking grand philosophical questions our chaotic planet on her impressive recent debut album, U Feel Anything?… Read More »

M.E.S.H.'s vital Hesaitix reconstructs IDM amid disrupted dreams of Aphex Twin

M.E.S.H.’s second album Hesaitix runs from the radical deconstruction is predecessor, embracing the dancefloor without sacrificing experimentation. IDM survivor John Twells examines an album that revises a sound by addressing its fatal flaws. The term “intelligent dance music” – IDM, for short – was never championed by the group studio nerds who piped their bleeps,… Read More »

DOOKOOM feat. DAVID BANNER ruffle racial feathers on "The Worst Thing" • Word Is Bond

Afro punk noise rap crew DOOKOOM join forces with Dirty South hip hop legend, David Banner, for their video single, ‘The Worst Thing’.  The unsettling song dwells on the state violence where structural racism, the direct result white supremacy, is rendering black lives worthless across the world DOOKOOM and David Banner, from South Africa and Mississippi respectively, two… Read More »

Solange Delivers a Magical Performance at Atlanta’s Afropunk Fest

Solange headlined Afropunk: Carnival Consciousness in Atlanta, closing out a weekend a performances that included Willow Smith, Miguel, Flatbush Zombies, and Oshun among a slew others. Solange’s performance ended the festival on Sunday (Oct. 16) night. Fueled by tracks from her acclaimed 2016 album, A Seat At The Table, Solange’s work is just as relevant now… Read More »