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People seem a little down on the FACT magazine mixes. But given that the RA podcast has recently been relegated to an audio unfriendly 128 kpbs and the FACT mixes cover a broader sonic spectrum, I'm on it. Personal favourites include the Ben Klock, Pendle Coven and Cooly G mixes.


sam500, Friday, 5 June 2009 09:02 (eleven years ago) link

Yeah, Ben Klock's mix is amazing, one of my favourites of the year. But I have a lot of catching up to do with this series, the last one I heard was Greena's (which was just OK).

NoTimeBeforeTime, Friday, 5 June 2009 09:37 (eleven years ago) link

The older RA podcasts were in 128kbps, e.g. My My, Cassy, I didn't know they'd gone back.

languid samuel l. jackson (jim), Friday, 5 June 2009 13:31 (eleven years ago) link

idk how people can listen to 128kbps - even the great RA podcasts are frustrating b/c of the quality. fact mixes are great, all the ones i have are in 256 or 320 - cooly g, paul white, roska and terror danjah.

lex pretend, Friday, 5 June 2009 13:51 (eleven years ago) link

This looks interesting:

FACT mix 55: Kyle Hall

1. Ratio - Centralized (Substance Rework) (Central)
2. Stephen Brown - Sustain (Affected Music)
3. Duplex - Vivid Array (Frantic Flowers)
4. Mr.V - Circle Track (Sole Channel)
5. Brown Study - Cereal Numbing [Unknown)
6. Murr - Watching You (Public Transit)
7. Omar-S - Strider's World (FXHE)
8. Filsonik - LuvHolik (Unknown)
9. Mike Clark - Natalie Lacosta (White Label)
10. Omar-S - Oasis #11 (FXHE)
11. Ibex - Bok Choy (Planet E)
12. DJ Rhythm - Rhythms Groove (Unknown)
13. Kai Alce - M-7 (Mahogani Music)
14. 3chairs - Misty City (Three Chairs)
15. Lazy Fat People - Pixel Girl (PlanetE)
16. The Rurals - Sorry (Peng)
17. Kyle Hall - I <3 Dr. Girlfriend (Wild Oats)
18. Andres - A3 Untitled (from Andres II) (White label)

His 'Oats B so Deep' mix from earlier this year was real nice (here)

sam500, Tuesday, 9 June 2009 09:03 (eleven years ago) link

my comments are that I wish to god they would update the so-called "podcast" properly.

it's bad enough that they obfuscate the URL by hiding it behind an iTunes only signup in the first place (I found it ok eventually after a good half an hour of my life wasted and installing the bloody thing in the end last time... and then uninstalling). But now my little wi-fi kitchen/bedroom radio is sat missing the past TEN instalments??

rapidshare? sendspace? somebody too tight to pay for proper hosting here or is it just a more generalised half-assedness? It's really amateur to call yourself a website but publish like a blog.

fandango, Tuesday, 9 June 2009 17:30 (eleven years ago) link

If they just got a rapidshare premium account it would be all gravy.

languid samuel l. jackson (jim), Tuesday, 9 June 2009 17:32 (eleven years ago) link

ive heard some good ones but more than a few seem a bit so-so, like they were just put together for on the fly... plus, im running out of HD space for these things and am already suffering from podcast ennui.

titchy (titchyschneiderMk2), Tuesday, 9 June 2009 17:45 (eleven years ago) link

On a related note, I purged more than 30GB of DJ mixes from iTunes a few months ago. Haven't missed them.

brotherlovesdub, Tuesday, 9 June 2009 18:15 (eleven years ago) link

a lot of them (not just on fact) seem so half hearted i cant even remember what they sounded like tbh. its the (not so) new cover mounted cd.

titchy (titchyschneiderMk2), Tuesday, 9 June 2009 18:24 (eleven years ago) link

...am already suffering from podcast ennui.

― titchy (titchyschneiderMk2),

yes, i would agree with that for sure

sam500, Tuesday, 9 June 2009 23:21 (eleven years ago) link

three weeks pass...


Download: FACT mix 61 - Woebot


FBD Project: She's So (FBD)
Code Blue: Angels in Dub (Dee Jay)
Plasmic Life: Water Baby (Brain)
Essence of Aura: Northern Lights (Moving Shadow)
Jazz Vibes: Lucky (Strictly Underground)
Jodeci: Feenin (LTJ Bukem Remix) (WEA)
Complex State: Revival (Face)
DJ Krust: Touch (Full Cycle)
DJ Flynn & DJ Flora: Jungle Love (Full Cycle)
The Invisible Man: The Bell Tune (Good Looking)
Danny Breaks: Rollin' (EZ Rollers Remix) (Droppin' Science)
D'Cruze: Lonely (Suburban Base)
Roni Size, DJ Krust &DJ Die: I Remember (Full Cycle)

NB. "She's So" is one of my favourite tracks ever ever ever!!!

Tim F, Tuesday, 30 June 2009 03:02 (eleven years ago) link

two months pass...

oooh... missed out on that Woebot mix. Looks rather good.

Meanwhile, Vlad chimes in with this rather unexpected looking tracklisting!

FACT mix 78 – Vladislav Delay

Ceebrolistics ‘Aintie’
Serkkupojat ‘Kolahtaa Krl’
Wu-Tang Clan feat. Sunny Valentine ‘Gun Will Go’
Ghostface Killah ‘Black Cream’
Erikah Badu ‘That Hump’
Snoop Dogg ‘Sexual Seduction’ (Chimpo Remix)
The Cool Kids ‘Bassment Party’
Artful Dodger ‘Woman Trouble
El-B ‘Digital’
Teriyaki Boyz feat. Pharrell & Chris Brown ‘Work That’
Tricky ‘Slow’
Ceebrolistics ‘Tanhi’
Feadz feat. MC Wesley ‘Subiu, Desceu’
The Juan MacLean ‘One Day’
Luomo feat. Apparat ‘Love You All’

sam500, Monday, 31 August 2009 03:00 (eleven years ago) link

looks super good, listening right now.

my bach penises and their contrapuntal technique (the table is the table), Monday, 31 August 2009 04:39 (eleven years ago) link

i somehow don't believe that he doesn't do drugs anymore.

my bach penises and their contrapuntal technique (the table is the table), Monday, 31 August 2009 04:48 (eleven years ago) link

TRG and MJ Cole's ones are seriously great

titchy (titchyschneiderMk2), Monday, 31 August 2009 08:12 (eleven years ago) link

that vladislav delay track listing got me all excited but in practice it just made me flinch - way too incoherent

lex pretend, Monday, 31 August 2009 08:17 (eleven years ago) link

Brackles' mix is really good, though when listening to the TRG mix later there was a bit of an overlap selection-wise

Malcolm Money, Tuesday, 1 September 2009 00:28 (eleven years ago) link

yeah, for sure there.

the vlad delay one was funny, i was expecting him to really fuck the tunes up a lot more. it would be nice to see someone just destroy all those hip-hop tunes and make them sound like ice waves.

my bach penises and their contrapuntal technique (the table is the table), Tuesday, 1 September 2009 03:32 (eleven years ago) link

two months pass...

These FACT mixes are out of control! How do they expect their readers to digest half of these mixes when they come so thick and fast. Same goes for some of the other blogs/ sites out there. It's just overwhelming.

Anyway, Steve Weisemann is up for No. 99. I wonder what they're planning for #100. Surely not Richie Hawtin haha...

sam500, Tuesday, 10 November 2009 08:31 (ten years ago) link

how's the Vitalic one?

This part of the sentence is even dumber. (lukas), Tuesday, 10 November 2009 09:30 (ten years ago) link

haven't heard the vitalic. don't think it was part of their mix series, not that it matters.

sam500, Tuesday, 10 November 2009 11:41 (ten years ago) link

ah, ok, maybe not a part of their mix series but "exclusive to FACT" or whatever:


This part of the sentence is even dumber. (lukas), Tuesday, 10 November 2009 11:50 (ten years ago) link


willem, Friday, 13 November 2009 10:47 (ten years ago) link

The Village Orchestra one that went up last week one is really good.

Number None, Tuesday, 24 November 2009 15:14 (ten years ago) link

The dinky one is niiice. Not so sure about the second half tho. The King Midas Sound one looks good too.

mmmm, Friday, 4 December 2009 16:04 (ten years ago) link

the king midas sound one is good, less of a mix than a radio show tho. and always good to hear sade. cant be fucked with dinky or whoever. boring techno shittas. tho i prob should get to know more about techno shittas. i just cant be fucked at the moment.

titchy (titchyschneiderMk2), Friday, 4 December 2009 16:32 (ten years ago) link

I'm wondering now if I imagined that they ever called these "podcasts"... then I remember it definitely was one until about #40. I think they must have just given up. Or the massive technical difficulties required to er... must be totally insurmountable for some reason (£££ for hosting?).

I've probably listened to about 4 of these, I expect I would have listened to every weeks if it had been working properly!

The thought of downloading (after click page), faffing, transferring to ipod (prob deleting afterwards if shit, or even if good, unless really exceptionally so) individually. Does not appeal. Just don't have the time or inclination to make it a priority in my life to be honest. If they were podcasted, I'd listen to them on my Wi-Fi radio with zero effort whatsoever.

oh well, just stumbled on their end of decade Top 100 type thing which reminded me. An odd list for another thread....

fndgo, Friday, 4 December 2009 19:28 (ten years ago) link

as far as techno shittas go i am downloading surgeon's mix right now and am v excited

This part of the sentence is even dumber. (lukas), Friday, 4 December 2009 20:52 (ten years ago) link

and it is doooooope

hard, fun, maximal techno

drops a track from Amber in, seamlessly

This part of the sentence is even dumber. (lukas), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 18:55 (ten years ago) link

the guido mix is the first i've gotten excited about in a while. brightly coloured dubstep in a similar vein to his top 'orchestral lab' track.

sam500, Sunday, 20 December 2009 13:15 (ten years ago) link

re. fandango's comment about podcasts... doesn't really bother me - as long as the badger ends up somewhere on my hard drive. same goes for the excellent mnml ssgs series. the fact that they use fairtilizer means that you can pretty much download on demand anyway.

sam500, Sunday, 20 December 2009 13:31 (ten years ago) link

Loved the recent Dinky mix, the Todd Edwards one is great. I download most of them tbh but y'know a lot of them don't get a second listen. Same with the ResidentAdvisor ones.

Dwight Yorke, Monday, 21 December 2009 16:17 (ten years ago) link

Y'all saw that they re-upped their own 20 favorite FACT Mixes from this year, right? http://www.factmagazine.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4199&Itemid=98

if I don't see more dissent, I'm going to have to check myself in (Matos W.K.), Saturday, 26 December 2009 05:45 (ten years ago) link

why have i only just got around to listening to the dinky mix? AMAZING stuff. when she drops the martyn rmx of fever ray <3

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Thursday, 7 January 2010 09:12 (ten years ago) link

a lot more soulful and housey than i was expecting

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Thursday, 7 January 2010 09:13 (ten years ago) link

New Shed mix is HUGE

Moving Ninja – Uranium – Tectonic
Distance – Empire – Hotflush
Peverelist – Esperanto – Punch Drunk
Elemental – Metal Funk – Runtime
Moderat – Rusty Nails – Bpitch
Black Pocket – U’re A Sta (Martyn Remix) – Fat City
Skream – One For The Heads – Tempa
Elemental – Shiner – Urban Graffiti
Aphex Twin – Digeridoo (Live in Cornwall) – R&S
Drexciya – Water Walker – Submerge
Link – The Augur – Evolution
UR- The Seawolf – UR
Surgeon – Dry – Dynamic Tension
Joy Orbison – Wet Look – Hotflush
Loefah -  Twisup Vip (RMY by Youngsta & Task) DMZ
Pan Sonic – Vampina 2 – Blast First
MDR – Rerun – MDR
Zomby – Liquid Dancehall – Ramp
Shed – Supa – Soloaction

sam500, Thursday, 21 January 2010 02:36 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...

loving the Altered Natives mix from a few weeks back, it's pretty unhinged

jabba hands, Thursday, 11 March 2010 13:25 (ten years ago) link


dmr, Thursday, 11 March 2010 13:56 (ten years ago) link

that one is so fruity

jabba hands, Friday, 12 March 2010 03:04 (ten years ago) link

haha. yeah there is some smooth jazzy prog up in there. and proggy jazz. new Whatever We Want track at the end though

dmr, Friday, 12 March 2010 03:10 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...


01. Shake. Stereotype. Frictional 008
02. Skream. Minimalistix. Nonplus 004
03. Greena. Actual Pain. Apple Pips 010
04. Shortstuff & Hyetal. Don’t Sleep. Punchdrunk 015
05. MMM. Unreleased (Live Version). MMM 5
06. Roska. Holograph. Fantastic Four 001
07. Martyn. Suburbia. Apple Pips 001
08. Radio Slave. Neverending. Ostgut-Ton 022
09. Equalized – A. Equalized 003
10. D-Malice. Refix EP – Gabryelle Refix 001
11. MMM. Nous Sommes MMM. MMM 4
12. Rejected. Peanuts. Figure 020
13. Outlaw Breaks. Dutty – Dub Mix. Left Records 008
14. Jona. Secret 47. Planet E 65297


jabba hands, Friday, 16 April 2010 06:53 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...


slowdive \ slowdive \ slowdive \ creation \ 1990
chapterhouse \ treasure \ whirlpool \ dedicated \ 1991
franke \ jag älskar dig \ aldrig förstå ep \ luxury \ 2003
joy division \ isolation \ closer \ factory \ 1980
echo & the bunnymen \ do it clean \ crocodiles \ korova \ 1980
spacemen 3 \ take me to the other side \ the perfect prescription \ glass records \ 1987
cocteau twins \ lorelei \ treasure \ 4ad \ 1984
kate bush \ hounds of love \ hounds of love \ emi \ 1985
iggy pop \ nightclubbing \ the idiot \ rca \ 1977
teenage filmstars \ loving \ star \ creation \ 1992
seefeel \ more like space \ more like space ep \ too pure \ 1993
clan of xymox \ no words \ clan of xymox \ 4ad \ 1985

hounds of love?

koogs, Monday, 17 May 2010 15:47 (ten years ago) link

it's a really obscure kate bush song. pretty sure this is the first time a dj has played it before

basic chanel (r1o natsume), Monday, 17 May 2010 15:50 (ten years ago) link

Dettmann up for #150. His online mixes have been surprisingly flat so I hope he notches it up a bit for this one.

sam500, Tuesday, 18 May 2010 04:20 (ten years ago) link

dettmann is pretty low-key again, but i dug it on first listen

Billy Crystals (another al3x), Tuesday, 18 May 2010 15:04 (ten years ago) link

three months pass...

Are the older FACT mixes (and RA, for that matter) archived online anyplace?

ilxor has truly been got at and become an ILXor (ilxor), Thursday, 9 September 2010 15:55 (ten years ago) link

have been enjoying the Glasser and Pixel mixes lately.

the Solar Bears was shocking though. picking 16 records and crossfading between them after 2 minutes is not a mix.

koogs, Thursday, 9 September 2010 16:59 (ten years ago) link

Stream only: http://www.mixcloud.com/FACTMixArchive/

slow a cat sample down 800 percent (Matos W.K.), Thursday, 9 September 2010 17:02 (ten years ago) link

three weeks pass...

pretty into kassem mosse

๏̯͡๏ (another al3x), Wednesday, 6 October 2010 04:19 (nine years ago) link

i know right!

lex pretend, Saturday, 8 September 2012 10:26 (eight years ago) link

i was REALLY surprised that my piece on garage pop remixes got such a negative reaction. like wtf is wrong with those people

(nb everyone at fact itself loved those trax)

lex pretend, Saturday, 8 September 2012 10:27 (eight years ago) link

also british dance music sux right now, apart from like ikonika

― lex pretend, Saturday, 8 September 2012 10:33 (3 hours ago) Bookmark

if you stfu with this ignorant codswallop i promise not to ever invoice you for that garage bit

r|t|c, Saturday, 8 September 2012 12:56 (eight years ago) link

haha this thread is approx 7.3x worse than the fact list

fauxmarc, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 17:37 (eight years ago) link

you know, just speaking as a fan of dance and rap, i think that list is pretty good, quibbles about ordering aside. i don't know 90% of the rock on it, though.

the late great, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 18:49 (eight years ago) link

pretty awesome they included e-dancer though i'd have put it higher than 69

the late great, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 18:49 (eight years ago) link

The big issue from the dance side is that they (I assume) ruled out DJ mixes and the like, e.g. the choices of d&b albums seemed astonishingly one-sided to me but then once you're restricting yourself to "proper" artist albums 1995 - 1999 it becomes harder to avoid that I guess.

Tim F, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 18:51 (eight years ago) link

i can see that as a reasonable editorial decision though

the late great, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 18:53 (eight years ago) link

it'll be interesting to see how 00s album lists deal w/ the issue of podcasts

the late great, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 18:53 (eight years ago) link

probably just exclude those too, right?

which DJ mixes would you have included, tim?

i'd have probably put on dave clarke's electro x-mix but i'm not sure what else

the late great, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 18:54 (eight years ago) link

i can see that as a reasonable editorial decision though

― the late great, Tuesday, September 11, 2012 6:53 PM (25 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Yeah, but it has consequences when a lot of the list is about dance music.

Not that they would have had a hope in this poll but my 90s DJ mix selections would be:

Lil Louis Vega - United DJs of America, Vol. 2: New York City
Kenny Ken - A History of Hardcore
Grooverider - Hardstep Selection II
Slipmatt - Slipmatt Takes Control
Robbie Hardkiss - Mixed Messages
Carl Craig - DJ Kicks
The Dreem Teem - In Session II
Derrick May - The MayDay Mix
DJ Rolando - The Aztec Mystic Mix

Thinking about it, comps possibly more crucial to the story of jungle than mixes.

Tim F, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 19:53 (eight years ago) link

Carl Craig - DJ Kicks

^^ excellent suggestion

i would add nicolette's dj kicks to the list, that is a monster

the late great, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 20:04 (eight years ago) link

how about

v/a - TORQUE

massive omissions imo

the late great, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 20:07 (eight years ago) link

and the jungle mix category is full of "bangers"

dj db - history of hardcore, history of hardcore 2, history of our world 1, history of our world 2, breakbeat odyssey, drum and bass selection usa

dj hype - drum and bass selection 3, drum and bass selection 4

smith & mighty - dj kicks

the late great, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 20:08 (eight years ago) link

dj db - history of our world 2


fauxmarc, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 20:25 (eight years ago) link

I'd add Bukem's 'Mixmag Live' to any 90's comp best of list.

millmeister, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 20:38 (eight years ago) link

oh fuck yeah, that with his grinning mug above the clouds is BRILLIANCE

marc i actually prefer the "history of hardcore" ones

the late great, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 20:39 (eight years ago) link

Oh yeah, and I'd include Hawtin's mix in the same series. Basically a time when dj mixes had some personality and took a few risks.

millmeister, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 20:51 (eight years ago) link

when men were men, and women were women

Know how Roo feel (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 11 September 2012 21:30 (eight years ago) link

you could flange a ball down the street

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Tuesday, 11 September 2012 21:39 (eight years ago) link

If a dj played something, it stayed played!

Know how Roo feel (LocalGarda), Wednesday, 12 September 2012 06:45 (eight years ago) link

when men were men, and women were men too.

jed_, Wednesday, 12 September 2012 09:15 (eight years ago) link

rip hunta d

the late great, Wednesday, 12 September 2012 09:17 (eight years ago) link


Tim F, Wednesday, 12 September 2012 09:25 (eight years ago) link

one month passes...


listened to this a few times now, proper mint!

Crackle Box, Tuesday, 30 October 2012 11:52 (seven years ago) link

Incredible selection of black-hearted, dead-eyed, pedal-to-the-floor "mutant music" from the Sandwell District graduate.
1 Oct 2012

FACT mix is a black-hearted, dead-eyed, pedal-to-the-floor session from Silent Servant.

Recorded to mark the recent release of his debut album, Negative Fascination, on Hospital Productions, the mix focusses on propulsive darkwave and dubbed-out post-punk, placing tracks by contemporary acts including Led Er Est, Haul and The KVB alongside cult classics and cassette obscurities from the likes of Modern Art, No More and Snowy Red. Like Negative Fascination, it’s pure of purpose and entirely successful in its aims.

Silent Servant is the solo project of Juan Mendez, the California native who first made his name in techno circles in the 90s with his production work under the name Jasper, and with his co-founding of the highly respected Cytrax label. It was during this time that Mendez befriended Karl O’Connor, aka Regis, beginning a creative alliance that has lasted to this day and led to all kinds of interesting outcomes.

The two artists, along with Dave ‘Function’ Sumner and Peter ‘Female’ Sutton, turned Sandwell District from a functional 12″ series into highly influential artistic collective and record label, encouraged in no small part by Mendez’s design and visual nous, and culminating in the release of a widely praised album, Feed-Forward (2010), before they decided to call it a day earlier this year. Mendez also became intimately involved with the running of O’Connor’s long-running Downwards label, bringing young American bands like Pink Playground, Dva Damas and Deathday into the fold (check the recently released So Click Heels compilation for a fine snapshot). One such act was Tropic of Cancer, the brainchild of Mendez’s wife, Camella Lobo, to whose first three releases (‘The Dull Age’ and ‘Be Brave’ on Downwards, The Sorrow Of Two Blooms EP on Blackest Ever Black) he contributed significantly.

Of course, it’s as a techno producer and DJ that Mendez remains best known. His 12″ productions as Silent Servant elegantly combine the industrial force of classic Downwards with the the dub-wise spaciousness of Basic Channel/Chain Reaction and the skippy minimalism of Cytrax. For Negative Fascination, he has widened his palette, or rather wholeheartedly pursued directions that in the past his work has only hinted at. In simple terms, the LP finds Mendez reconciling his interest in cutting edge dance music and pin-sharp, club-ready sound design with an even deeper, more instinctive affection for 80s DIY, minimal wave and the like, and this reconciliation yields some extraordinary results: take ‘Moral Divide (Endless)’, where a typical 4/4 kick is rejected in favour of a scuffed, skeletal drum machine tattoo that Suicide might reject on grounds of it being too raw, then shrouded in strings that could teach Detroit a thing or two about grandeur and moodiness, or the way ‘The Strange Attractor”s EBM-style tom-hits ricochet wildly against the taut techno grid that encloses them, or ‘Temptation & Desire”s foregrounding of shoegazey guitar noise. It’s undoubtedly one of the year’s finest full-lengths.

“Even though it’s only seven tracks, Negative Fascination is very representative of what I wanted to achieve,” Mendez told FACT in a recent in-depth interview. “There’s a little bit of Cabs, there’s a little bit of DAF, there’s a little bit of early Basic Channel and early Downwards, there’s some weird post-punk, upbeat, almost Joy Division-like sounds. It was just this weird mutation in my head.”

The Silent Servant FACT mix sheds further light on, and traces the origins of, this “weird mutation”. It was recorded live, with turntables, CDJs and mixer with effects. Stream or download it via the Soundcloud player below.

Karl And The Curbcrawlers (Karl O’Connor) – Day In Day Out – Exist
Haul – New Sewn Pocket – YTA Records
DAF – Verlieb Dich In Mich – Virgin Records
Led Er Est – Opto Five – Captured Tracks
Modern Art – Hello/Goodbye – Domestica
The KVB – Hands – Clan Destine Records
Cabaret Voltaire – A Touch Of Evil (Reprise) – Rough Trade
Snowy Red – Sinkin’ Down – Dirty Dance
No More – Suicide Commando – Wishbone Records
Silent Servant – Temptation & Desire – Hospital Productions
Public Information Film (Karl O’Connor) – Here And Now (English
Version) – Downwards
In Aeternam Vale – Dust Under Brightness – Minimal Wave
Pye Corner Audio – Electronic Rhythm Number Three – Type Records
Hard Corps – Dirty (J.Rocc Edit) – Stones Throw / Minimal Wave
Silent Servant – Invocation Of Lust (Extended 12″ Mix) – Hospital Productions
Diseño Corbusier – Golpe De Amistad – Strut 2012 / Auxilio De Cientos 1986

Crackle Box, Tuesday, 30 October 2012 11:52 (seven years ago) link

All the Silent Servant/Sandwell/Regis stuff has been right up my alley lately. Can't wait to listen to this one.

d-_-b (mh), Tuesday, 30 October 2012 13:24 (seven years ago) link

Hah, and right after I typed that, I got this email from boomkat:

d-_-b (mh), Tuesday, 30 October 2012 13:24 (seven years ago) link

A rather good one from I:Cube, lots of spacey acid and electro:

It's just a shame that the FACT site always crashes my browser.

Neil S, Monday, 12 November 2012 15:22 (seven years ago) link

The FACT websites have always been a bit of a disaster. The new one looks like shiiiite on my phone.

millmeister, Monday, 12 November 2012 16:19 (seven years ago) link

yeah, it's a shame, I'm always put off reading anything there because of those problems.

Neil S, Monday, 12 November 2012 16:40 (seven years ago) link

opening more than two links is dicing with death basically

Number None, Monday, 12 November 2012 16:45 (seven years ago) link


this has been on repeat

1. This Torment is thought – Longreybeam
2. Trapped bootleg – Unknown
3. Bring Joy – Midland’s 2012 refix
4. Who Knows Where Love Goes – Last Magpie
5. I’ll never give up – Esteban Adame
6. Untitled 2 – Midland and Pariah
7. Mountains – Pedestrian remix – DjRum
8. Gliding – Deepchord
9. Nothing else – Detroit Swindle
10. Your’s – Medlar remix – Steffi
11. Past Present – Andrea Di rocco
12. Beserk – Daniel Bell
13. Come on – J. Bevin
14. Rain – Kerri Chandler
15. Variation 2 – d’Eon
16. What’s in your head VIP – Disclosure
17. Stone Cold – Groove Chronicles
18. Comb Over – Shadow Child and James Talk
19. It’s alright – Lorca
20. Horizons – Etch
21. Your My Own – Sello
22. Wake – Indigo
23. Fusion 45_33 version – Photek
24. Love Philtre – Citizen mix – Brabe
25. Keep the fire burning – Shadow Child edit
26. Waves Dub – Drums Of Death
27. Room Service – Citizen
28. 101 – Breach and Midland
29. Needs You – George Fitzgerald
30. Wolf Club – Desvverre

fauxmarc, Wednesday, 14 November 2012 23:25 (seven years ago) link

one month passes...

Untold takes it back: http://www.factmag.com/2012/12/31/fact-mix-363-untold/

DJ Red Alert & Mike Slammer – Ackers (Kool)
Hedgehog Affair – Heaven Sent (Basement)
Cool Hand Flex – Your Risk (De underground)
Dj Hype – I Can’t Understand It (Suburban Base)
Static Substance – Ghetto People (Remix) (Impact)
DJ Red Alert & Mike Slammer – In effect (The Remix) (Slammin’ Vinyl)
Freestyle & – DJR ‎– Madness (Awesome)
DJ Ham –Most Uplifting (Future Primitive Remix) (Kniteforce)
Nookie – The Sound Of Music (Reinforced)
Origination ‎– Break Down (Rude Boy)
Dub Two ‎– Bad Man (Tuffness Mix) (Big City)
Tango – Can’t Stop The Rush (Remix) (Formation)
D-Force – Ruff!!! (Slammin’ Vinyl)
Foul Play ‎– Finest Illusion (Section 4)
Peshay ‎– Piano Tune (Good Looking)

millmeister, Monday, 31 December 2012 15:04 (seven years ago) link

listening now, it's great.

Neil S, Monday, 31 December 2012 15:15 (seven years ago) link

just saw that, got a boner, started downloading

( ͡° ͜ʖ͡°) (sic), Tuesday, 1 January 2013 06:28 (seven years ago) link

Really smooth dubby selection from Jon K - http://www.factmag.com/2013/01/07/fact-mix-364-jon-k/

millmeister, Thursday, 10 January 2013 17:26 (seven years ago) link

three months pass...

FACT mix 380 - The Black Dog (Apr '13):

1. Autechre – Eutow – Warp
2. Forgemasters – Track With No Name
3. The Black Dog – Bleep One
4. LFO – Push – Warp – Dust Science
5. Phoenecia – Y-Intercpnkt – Warp
6. Tricky Disco – Tricky Disco
7. Move D – Rain Shine – Warp
8. Sympletic – Ace Space _ Warp
9. The Black Dog – Bleep Four – Dust Science
10. Sweet Exorcist – Testonetwothree – Warp
11. LFO – Tied Up – Warp

millmeister, Tuesday, 30 April 2013 08:42 (seven years ago) link

looks a bit old-skool. (not a criticism)

koogs, Tuesday, 30 April 2013 09:01 (seven years ago) link

"Testonetwothree" ?

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 30 April 2013 13:16 (seven years ago) link

two years pass...

Was there a distinct moment that FACT essentially became the buzzfeed of music sites, or is it just endemic to its untrammeled decline into clickbait, irrelevant-news, and manufactured-attitude fueled mediocrity?

ed.b, Friday, 19 June 2015 19:36 (five years ago) link

Lol-hyperbole, but still, am I mistaken for thinking it was waaaay more relevant and interesting four to five years ago?

ed.b, Friday, 19 June 2015 19:37 (five years ago) link

probably when they redesigned their site, early this year i think?

lil urbane (Jordan), Friday, 19 June 2015 19:45 (five years ago) link

Fact was never good

saer, Friday, 19 June 2015 19:46 (five years ago) link

they had good lists, even though i agree there are too many lists on the internet

but they pointed me toward some interesting music i might have otherwise overlooked (new and old music)

wizzz! (amateurist), Friday, 19 June 2015 19:55 (five years ago) link

they still do: http://www.factmag.com/tag/for-club-use-only/

i've definitely noticed how clickbait-y they've gotten too, i only end up there when someone links a good mix or video.

lil urbane (Jordan), Friday, 19 June 2015 20:04 (five years ago) link

two months pass...

i still like fact, but is there any point to their singles reviews section? no one seems to have much of an opinion on anything. like theyre all too worried about being told they dont know what theyre talking about.

StillAdvance, Thursday, 3 September 2015 10:44 (five years ago) link

four years pass...

very sad to learn that FACT will no longer be publishing written content. we had some golden years back there and i'm proud of what we did - sometimes adding vital context and sometimes just noising up diplo for the lols. the real FACT magazine was truly the friends i made alo--

— dj emotional recycling peacock (@chalravens) January 14, 2020

groovypanda, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 16:17 (eight months ago) link

Very garbage. I had a nice run writing for them for a while.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 16:37 (eight months ago) link

This really blows. I read the magazine since it came out on paper in 2003. I can't imagine returning to Fact if it will be all-video, personally (but I guess I'm lol old).

John Xela had some things to say about it, too: https://twitter.com/johnxela

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 19:09 (eight months ago) link

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