Album of the Week
May 29, 2017
Dilla fan? This one’s for you. Reimagining Miyazaki is the ambitious instrumental debut mixtape from Ghosting, a new identity for influential Melbourne record producer Andrei Eremin. Inspired by the beautifully minimalist soundtracks of iconic anime director Hayao Miyazaki.
May 22, 2017
Footwork visionary Jlin has unleashed her sophomore record Black Origami. The album is a difficult one to define; it’s brutal, sharp, dense, and demands a lot from the listener. But given some time, the album reveals itself to be a stunning piece of musical architecture. Unlike her 2015 debut, Jlin moves further away from footwork’s literal sonic qualities while reclaiming and amplifying the genre’s already imposing physicality.
Big Swell, Vol. 1
May 15, 2017
WVS (pronounced ‘waves’) is a new label which aims to shine a much-needed spotlight on a new generation of Australian talent creating forward-thinking hip-hop and alternative RnB. The creative brains of the label is local producer, artist, writer and musician Miracle, who has put together an extremely well-curated compilation featuring some of most exciting voices in Australian hip hop.
May 8, 2017
One of the UK’s most promising new producers, Mina, has delivered her first fully-fledged EP Sentah. Confirming FACT’s expectations as one of the 10 Club Producers to Watch, Sentah is a vibrant journey through the most exciting and melodic corners of the global club music universe. Inspired by her travels in Ghana, where she met and recorded with local MCs and producers Bryte, Gafacci and Cratus, as well as Peruvian vocalist Nané and Italian producer Lorenzo BITW, Sentah is Mina’s love letter to afrobeats, dancehall, UK funky and all kinds of syncopated rhythms.
May 1, 2017
Ilium is the engrossing debut album from LA-based Huxley Anne. Following an extended period of creative stasis, Ilium is the result of an intense emotional outpouring. What results is an album that straddles the line between darkness and light, and touches on drone, industrial, ambient, and the beat-driven pastures of her LA base.
5 Years Of Motorik: An Australian Techno Experiment
April 24, 2017
Born out of warehouse parties throughout Sydney, Motorik now operates as a label, weekly radio show on FBi Click, monthly club night, and quarterly music festival—all with a heavy focus on Australian artists. 5 Years of Motorik: An Australian Electronic Music Experiment features 14 tracks from some of Australia’s most exciting dance music producers. Although its mission statement is techno-focused, the five-year release presents a varied sound, from the gritty techno of Jensen Interceptor to CSMNT61’s synth-heavy explorations. The album also features the debut release from the collaborative project of Kirin J Callinan and Motorik co-founders CSMNT61.
April 17, 2017
On his 6th album, Darren Cunningham – aka Actress – explores his clubbier and more avant-guard side, while maintaining a musicality that keeps the listener close.
April 10, 2017
One of the stalwarts of the Warp Records roster since the early 00s, Clark has made a name for himself for consistently pushing electronic music into uncharted territories. His latest offering Death Peak is a dark and cinematic journey that oscillates between expansive ambient tracks and unrelenting techno burners. Smashing together organic textures, saturated synth patterns and crushing drum rhythms, unsettling music has never sounded this good.
Where Are We Going
April 3, 2017
Brooklyn-based producer Maya Bouldry-Morrison — otherwise known as Octo Octa — has released her second LP on San Francisco label Honey Soundsystem. Where Are We Going sees Octo Octa blend dreamy deep house and techno with flourishes of Jersey club all while exploring themes of personal fulfilment and identity.