10 under-the-radar club tracks you need to hear in October 2018

For Club Use Only is your one-stop guide to the best underground dance music from across the world. Each month, The Astral Plane’s Gabe Meier forecasts the next wave of sounds due to break through into the mainstream.

September brought a darker tint to the usual club fare and found a range of DJs exploring truly outré material. There were moments of brightness, of course, particularly Colin Self’s latest for RVNG Intl., Ana Caprix’s ‘Long Dark Summer’ mix and DEBIT’s Love Discipline tape for Quiet Time, but albums from Bliss Signal, Eartaker and Teresa Winter came off as deeply physical mood pieces. Miss Kenzo, Odete and Sentinel & SmallLittleCupid dove into the abyss on mixes for JEROME, Discwoman and Unseelie respectively, proving there is plenty of music to cut through to the bone. Continue reading

James Gardin – Joy (Audio/iTunes/Spotify/ILLECT Recordings)

Lansing, Michigan based emcee James Gardin drops his new track JOY, via ILLECT Recordings

Joy is something we all try to find in every day. At times, its located in painfully apparent places. Sometimes, its qualities are more elusive and need to be dug up from overlooked nooks and crannies. At the end of the day, joy is always found in things that are internal and eternal.

James Gardin continues his undefeated streak as The World’s Most Encouraging Rapper™ and reconvenes with his longtime collaborator TheyCallMeHeat. The result is a fresh new single to help people get through their big, medium and small sads. Continue reading

Mykill Miers – Crime After Crime (Audio/iTunes)

Los Angeles based Mykill Miers drops his latest track CRIME AFTER CRIME, taken off his upcoming EP, CRIME STORIES

Mykill Miers releases ‘Crime After Crime’, the first single off his upcoming EP ‘Crime Stories’. The EP is ready to revive Hip Hop in a way that hasn’t been done in a while. Its lyrical content speaks to Hip Hop enthusiast with urgency, substance, and undeniable skill.

This release is a collection of crime stories in rhyme form. Each song is a cliffhanger. ‘Crime Stories’ features production from the late great DJ Devastate, Rediculous, Big Bro Jake and Mykill himself. Continue reading

Watch CIFIKA, Francis Inferno Orchestra, Jordan GCZ and DJ Windows XP go Against The Clock at ADE 2018

Watch as four artists go Against The Clock in front of a live audience.

FACT has returned for the 2018 installment of ADE in Amsterdam for another edition of our Against The Clock Lab, a special chance to watch some of your favourite artists making tracks from scratch in ten minutes in front of a live audience.

Catch up on what went down during four thrilling Against The Clock sessions with CIFIKA, Francis Inferno Orchestra, Jordan GCZ and DJ Windows XP below.

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Happa announces Argot 12″ on Fnord Communications

Featuring remixes from bass heavyweights Parris and Kowton.

Leeds producer Happa has announced the release of Argot, a bass-heavy 12″ that arrives next month via the eclectic Fnord Communications.

The deep, narcotic cacophony of title track ‘Argot’ is reassembled as an off-kilter roller by FACT favourite Parris, as wonky synths ricochet around eerie ambient passages. On the flip, Livity Sound affiliate Kowton retools the shuffling groove of ‘Wen U Relli Hit It’ into a club-ready bass tool. Continue reading

Róisín Murphy unveils final 12” in Maurice Fulton-produced four-part series

Originally posted on The Vinyl Factory.

Hear the infectious dance floor stormers now.

Róisín Murphy has announced her fourth collaborative 12” ‘The Rumble’ / ‘World’s Crazy’ produced by Maurice Fulton via The Vinyl Factory, out digitally today ahead of its 2nd November vinyl release.

“‘The Rumble’ was written with Maurice and Mim,” shared Murphy. “Mim is amazing with infectious energy.”

“I needed help as it’s a mammoth track, like two songs in one, the second half is a vamp in which Maurice instructed me to preach! Preaching was not a natural stance for me but he insisted I try, now I can’t stop testifying, the process has changed me a little.” Continue reading