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FACT Magazine Prince’s family prepare to fight sale of Paisley Park @ Musique Non Stop

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Posted: 05 Aug 2016 02:35 PM PDT
Prince's family prepare to fight sale of Paisley Park
The home and studio is valued at over $7 million.

Prince’s Paisley Park mansion is reportedly set to hit the market, but the late musician’s family are gearing up to block the sale of the Minnesota property.

The bank managing Prince’s estate has filed documents asking a court to let it sell several of Prince’s properties, reports TMZ.

Paisley Park isn’t up for sale yet, but the documents value the 60,000 square feet compound at just over $7 million. The bank has also hired a real estate agent.

Sources close to Prince’s family told TMZ that they plan to “do everything they can to block the administrators” from selling the house, which was built by Prince in the mid '80s.

Prince’s property portfolio also includes the Minneapolis home where The Kid, Prince's character in Purple Rain, was meant to have lived. The house was bought by Prince after it went up for sale last summer.
Last month Prince's family confirmed a tribute concert will be held in Minnesota on October 13. In more upsetting news, The X Factor is planning to pay tribute to Prince and David Bowie by hosting special theme weeks during the 2016 series.

Read next: Prince was the baddest motherfucker on the planet
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Beyoncé producer Boots says he turned down Suicide Squad OST after seeing footage
Posted: 05 Aug 2016 01:51 PM PDT
Beyoncé producer Boots turned down Suicide Squad OST after seeing footage
“Money is cool but gut feelings are stronger,” the producer wrote on Twitter.
Beyoncé collaborator Boots was asked to score Suicide Squad – but turned the job down after seeing footage of the movie.
The US artist, who produced several songs on Beyonce’s self-titled 2014 album and has since released his debut album AQUARIA, revealed on Twitter that he was asked to score a version of a trailer for the comic book adaptation, which hit theaters today.
“It was dope but I had a feeling they were going to go [the] pop music route,” he said of the trailer, explaining that the movie’s producers had also shown him a cut of the film and asked him to write the score.
“[A]fter seeing it I decided it wasn’t for me and politely declined,” he added. “[T]he moral is money is cool but gut feelings are stronger and worth more.”
Earlier today we were treated to the sight of Skrillex and Rick Ross hanging out with The Joker, as played by Jared Leto, in the totally ridiculous video for ‘Purple Lamborghini’, their contribution to the movie’s soundtrack. Grimes has also written a song for the movie, a '90s style industrial rave monster titled ‘Medieval Warfare’.
Suicide Squad currently has a 26% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
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Posted: 05 Aug 2016 12:48 PM PDT
Viola Beach hit number one with posthumous debut album
The posthumous debut album by British band Viola Beach has hit number one.
The band’s four members and their manager were killed in a car crash in Sweden in February when the car they were driving fell into a canal.
A self-titled collection of nine tracks was compiled by the families and friends of singer Kris Leonard, guitarist River Reeves, bassist Tomas Lowe, drummer Jack Dakin and manager Craig Tarry. The Official Chart Company announced that Viola Beach outsold the number two album, ELO’s All Over The World, The Very Best Of, by about 6,000 copies.
In a statement, the families said: "The tragic circumstance that met Viola Beach and their manager Craig that fateful night in Sweden will not now define their lives. What will now define their lives and what they will be remembered for, forever, is the music they were so passionate about making together."
Martin Talbot, chief executive of the Official Charts Company, said: "It is hard to think of an album more people were rooting for than the Viola Beach release – nor a success which has felt so bittersweet. We're delighted that it has taken the No 1 spot, but it is an awful tragedy that Jack, Kris, River, Tomas and Craig are not here to see themselves take a place in the annals of British music."
The Warrington band had featured on BBC Introducing, a radio showcase for up-and-coming artists, and were in Sweden to play Where is the Music? festival when their car plunged 25 metres off a bridge into a canal outside Stockholm.
The band’s first single ‘Swings & Waterslides’ reached number 11 in the wake of the tragedy. Coldplay paid tribute during their Glastonbury headline slot by performing the Viola Beach song ‘Boys That Sing’. [via BBC News]
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Posted: 05 Aug 2016 11:06 AM PDT
Earlier this year, FACT’s John Twells and Bryan McKay headed to Montreal with local FACT contributor Son Raw for MUTEK, and talked to a handful of artists about the nature of live performance.
Marco Polo Gutierrez, aka Siete Catorce, is a rare artist that can truly claim to be doing something unique. His fusion of Mexican traditional rhythms and contemporary dance tropes is urgent and exciting, and his releases on NAAFI, Enchufada and Cocobass are way too underrated.
We met up with Gutierrez at this year’s MUTEK Montreal, where he managed to perform a number of sets, each showcasing his innovative style and keeping the dancefloor moving. For his live performance, he avoids noodling and improvisation in favor of playing new material and constructing a solid narrative – it’s a decision that pays off.
Directed by Bryan McKay. Interview by Son Raw. Shot by Bryan McKay and John Twells. Produced by John Twells.
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Posted: 05 Aug 2016 10:40 AM PDT
Welcome to FACT’s Rap Round-up.
One of the year’s most anticipated records finally dropped, and it was worth the hype. Gucci Mane’s Everybody Looking is a paranoid, unsettlingly sober document from one of rap’s most influential statesmen. And while the game undoubtedly took a step forward in his absence, his presence still feels crucial.
This week’s most exciting drop, however, comes from Southern rap trio The Outfit, TX. Fusing the bass-heavy rattle of Atlanta’s trap sound with the syrupy grind of Texas, Green Lights: Everythang Goin stands out simply because it creates an atmosphere so well: the production is on point, the delivery memorable and the general mood pitch-black throughout.
Elsewhere, Rome Fortune recaptures the energy of Beautiful Pimp with VVORLDVVIDE PIMPSATION, Lil Uzi Vert confirms why he’s on top with Perfect Luv, Chance collaborator Noname recaptures the spirit of Lauryn Hill with Telefone and Lil Durk shows he’s still got something to prove on 2x.
Click on the album or mixtape title for a preview or stream.

The Outfit, TX
Green Lights: Everythang Goin

Last fall, The Outfit, TX released Down By The Trinity, a black-as-fuck-we're-all-goths effort that found the Dallas trio exploring political nightmares and Southern hip-hop memories with equal aplomb. Since then, they've been cashing in chits – "getting to the money, living real fast, just having to go get it," as group member Mel told Noisey.
That new lifestyle is reflected on Green Lights: Everythan Going, a mixtape that forgoes the UGK-meets-Three 6 Mafia aesthetic of Trinity in favor of a Texas-flavored take on contemporary trap rap. Mel, Jayhawk, and Dorian stay focused on the money-women-power triumverate over sinister, syrupy growlers, many of which are produced by Stunt N Dozier, a Dallas duo behind underground hits by the likes of Dorrough and Gangsta Boo.
The result is a collection of tracks that put The Outfit at an oblique angle from their trap contemporaries: familiar sounds and lyrical tropes are muddied, slowed-down or distorted enough to stand out from the rest. 'Look Into My Eyes' has the type of melody Travis Scott wishes he could write; 'Get Dough' is a percolating strip club anthem; 'Visions of Grandeur' unspools its titular subject over a hypnotic piano melody; and so on. Mel says The Outfit is all about "shifting paradigms", and in a rap world where artists are often afraid to explore new styles, we're here for the "new wave" from these Dallas groundbreakers. CK

Rome Fortune

Atlanta rapper Rome Fortune’s 2013 mixtape Beautiful Pimp hit on something rare and important – a fusion of sizzling ATL sounds and experimental electronic tropes that hinted at a desire to explore the outskirts of rap rather than cling to overdone templates. His follow-up proved that point further – Beautiful Pimp 2 was even more exploratory, a single-producer album with a distinct theme, tied together by glorious vibraphone interludes from Rome’s grandfather, jazz musician Richard Adderley.
After hitting a wider audience with his Fools Gold debut Jerome Raheem Fortune earlier this year, he’s back to doing exactly what he does best with VVORLDVVIDE PIMPSATION, a collection that reminds fondly of the Beautiful Pimp without having to recycle old ideas. The production is on point throughout, handled by BloodPop (fka Blood Diamonds), DJ Spinz, DunDeal, Toro Y Moi, C4, iLoveMakonnen and others. It’s a similar list to Beautiful Pimp, sure, but the sound’s surprisingly coherent, bound together by Rome’s warm, charismatic performance.
He sounds refreshed somehow: thirsty and invigorated as he blasts through the smooth ‘Trouble’ (featuring regular collaborator Candice Mims); charged on the stripped-to-the-bone ‘My First 00,000’; and completely effortless on the album highlight ‘Balloons’, which just happens to be produced by FACT-fave and Awful Records mainstay Ethereal. JT

Lil Uzi Vert
Perfect Luv

Luv him or hate him, you can’t deny that Philadelphia’s Lil Uzi Vert has a vice-like grip on rap right now. His formula is sort of genius – a blend of frazzled EDM electronics, emo-lite boy band melodies, Future’s Auto-Tuned warbling and the kind of brittle trap you’d expect to hear bellowing from an Atlanta strip club. It’s a scorched skeleton of '00s pop music wrapped in the flesh of modern rap, and is deliriously infectious as a result.
When Vert’s on point, it’s futile to resist. Just flip to ‘Of Course We Ghetto Flowers’, a brittle banger led by wormy synth leads and boasting guest appearances from Migos’ Offset and Awful Records’ Playboi Carti. The track’s frothy, youthful exuberance is almost exhausting; the three rappers breathlessly trade ad libs and verses as if they’re pogoing while spitting.
It’s easy to see why Vert’s such a commanding presence at the moment. Even at his least engaging (the dull as ditchwater ‘Alfa Romeo AW30 (I Can Drive)’ for example, which boasts the immortal lines, “I can drive / I’m driving fast now”) he’s still instantly recognizable and countless times more exciting than the majority of his peers. It feels as if he’s one big breakout away from world dominance – just wait. JT


When we first wrote about Noname (neé Gypsy) three years ago, her debut mixtape Telefone was expected "any day now". But while she obviously didn't deliver on that timeline, she has finally delivered on the promise of her Acid Rap appearance and long-gone SoundCloud loosies with a stunning debut effort.
The dream of neo-soul is alive on Telefone: lush, jazz-inflected beats and music box melodies underscore a buoyant sing-song flow, her poetry rich with imagery and wordplay. It's no surprise that she cut her teeth in poetry slams and Louder Than a Bomb competitions when she raps: "I’m trying to reimagine abracadabra for poverty / Like poof I made it disappear, proof I’m made of happiness." And like her most notable collaborator Chance the Rapper, her lyrics are heavy with childhood nostalgia, the loss of innocence ('Yesterday') and reflections about life before and during Chicago's seemingly never-ending crime wave ('Casket Pretty', which is evocative from the title down to its "too many babies in suits" lyrics).
While Chance doesn't appear here, Noname shares his collaborative spirit, sharing the mic with the likes of Raury, Saba, Eryn Allen Kane and TheMIND over beats by newcomers Cam O'bi and Phoelix. And when she's namedropping influences (Nina Simone, Missy Elliott, Andre 3000), she's referencing their works in her lyrics. Most poignant is a repeated use of Lauryn Hill's "everything is everything" as a refrain heavy with hope and peace, but also resignation. It might have taken a little longer than expected, but Telefone feels right on time. CK

Gucci Mane
Everybody Looking

That Gucci Mane's unimpeachable run in the late 2000s has been a key influence for so much rap in Atlanta and beyond is one of the rare things on which rap fans can agree. Gucci's first post-prison album, Everybody Looking, is not only aware of but obsessed with that fact, as the title suggests. But it also finds the 36-year-old rapper in a precarious position: after being away from an ever-changing game for nearly three years, can Gucci still hang in the rap world that he helped create?
In a rush to find out, Everybody Looking was reportedly recorded in less than a week; as Gucci raps on the opening track, "I can’t even sleep, I got so much to say". Perhaps because of the quick turnaround, though, there's not much to distinguish the album from the countless tapes that were released when Gucci was behind bars. The beats by Mike Will Made-It and Zaytoven are vintage trap fodder, and Gucci – as talented and compelling as he still is – seems like he's still warming up.
Still, he has plenty to say for his haters and imitators. He fires the first shot on 'Out Do Ya', counting the money he made while behind bars and wondering aloud, "How you let a nigga in the feds out do you?" And despite rapping, "Bitch stop the comparisons / I’m not these other artistes," he actually has kind words for his rap progeny. On 'All My Children', he looks out at the "trap boys" he turned into rock stars like a proud father: "And if we never talk again, still got your back boy / This here is bigger than the game, deeper than rap, boy." One of those rappers – Young Thug – delivers the album's best feature (Kanye and Drake feel superfluous here), welcoming 'Guwop Home', but also showing his mentor how much his sound has mutated and moved on without him. CK

Lil Durk

At this point, Chicago’s frenetic drill sound has been mostly absorbed into the trap scenery. Its producers have found homes elsewhere and its stars – Chief Keef, King Louie, Katie Got Bandz and of course Lil Durk – have either moved on or faded from view. Lil Durk, who was snapped up fairly early by Def Jam, has managed to stay in the spotlight somewhat, achieving success recently with Dej Loaf collaboration ‘My Beyonce’ and keeping the hardcore fans happy with the ear-bashing 300 Days 300 Nights mixtape.
2x is the rapper’s second attempt at a major label full-length, and it sounds as if he’s been given a little bit more room to flex. His major debut, last year’s Remember My Name, wasn’t a disaster by any means, but was awkwardly sequenced and lacked the raw punch of his earlier drops. Thankfully that’s remedied here – from the melancholy opener ‘Check’ there’s a sense that Durk’s been allowed a little more control. Features are well-timed and sparse, with the best coming from Future, Young Thug, Ty Dolla $ign and of course Dej Loaf (‘My Beyonce’ is included).
Sadly there’s nothing here with the sheer power of 300 Days 300 Nights‘ ‘Waffle House’ (still one of the rapper’s finest tracks), but Durk appears to be using this tape to approach darker themes, and it’s hard to complain about that. JT
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Posted: 05 Aug 2016 09:55 AM PDT
Release Radar delivers a personalised playlist of new music every Friday.
Spotify has launched a new personalised playlist aimed at keeping listeners up to date with their most listened-to artists.
Release Radar is a weekly playlist in the vein of Spotify’s successful Discover Weekly, but instead of highlighting music you might like but haven’t heard, it delivers the new singles from artists you follow and listen to most.
Spotify already has a curated playlist called New Music Friday that delivers selected new releases each week, but Release Radar should be more aligned with individual listening habits.
The new playlist is delivered on Friday to tie in with global release day, and also offers a few tracks from new discoveries based on previous listening habits. Much like Discover Weekly, Spotify says the accuracy of the new playlist will improve the more music you listen to.
First impressions are that it seems to work reasonably well. My first playlist gave me techno from Legowelt, Voiski and John Roberts who I’ve been listening to regularly in the past few months, but the tracks selected have been available for a few weeks.
Release Radar is one of several music discovery features launched over the past year. As well as Discover Weekly, the streaming service earlier this year launched Fresh Finds, a playlist that aims to highlight under-the-rader talent before they get big.
The streaming service has also moved into video. In May the company announced the development of 12 original video series with involvement from actor Tim Robbins and Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons.
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Posted: 05 Aug 2016 09:32 AM PDT
A Calvin Harris-free zone.
Dizzee Rascal has hinted at a change of direction for his next album, the follow-up to 2013’s The Fifth. “The album’s gonna be very loud,” he told Beats 1 at the weekend. “It’s a real rap-based album at the moment, there ain’t really no dance music on there.”
He explained: “It’s one of them ones where you can actually sit comfortably with people and watch them enjoy it and be surprised by it because I don’t think people really know what to expect.”
Dizzee has been working on tracks for the album with Salva, Valentino Khan and Dan Farber. “I’m really happy about how it’s been going. I thought I was halfway, but it’s looking like three-quarters now,” he added.
After several years spent denying he made grime, Dizzee has been acknowledging his roots this year, performing Boy In Da Corner in full in New York and gearing up to share a stage with Wiley again (that gig is tonight, August 5, in Bedford Park).
Listen back to Elijah & Skilliam’s special RBMA Radio show featuring 100% Dizzee classics and B-sides along with an interview with the grime icon. [via NME]
Read next: 10 years of Dizzee Rascal’s teenage masterpiece, Boy In Da Corner
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Posted: 05 Aug 2016 08:36 AM PDT
Each week, FACT trawls through the untamed world of free mixes, radio specials and live blends so you don't have to.
This week’s there’s something for the Stranger Things fans eagerly awaiting the release of the show’s soundtrack, a Detroit techno history lesson, a snapshot of mid-90s drum and bass and more.

Local Action
Stranger Things special on Radar Radio, August 4
If you’ve seen Netflix hit Stranger Things, you’re probably as eager for the killer soundtrack to drop as we are. This week’s Local Action show on Radar Radio offers the next best thing: two hours of classic synth music and unheard tracks in the vein of the eerie, '80s-set show from contemporary producers including FaltyDL, Mumdance, E.M.M.A. and Murlo. Tune in and prepare for a trip to the Upside-Down.

Boccara Mix 05
We hadn't heard of it until this week, but Boccara looks to be yet another reason to visit Montreal, a night that's had a stack of quality underground DJs passing through this year according to its SoundCloud page: Fit Siegel, Jayda G and Florian Kupfer to name a few. Toronto's CL steps up to their mix series with an excellent session of out-there sounds – it's just the kind of imaginative, considered and ultra-banging set to take you into the weekend, basically.

Detroit techno special on NTS Radio, August 2

This week a Detroit techno exhibition opened at London’s ICA, and NTS Radio’s Nitetrax show devoted itself to the genre. Featuring wall-to-wall classics from Juan Atkins, Underground Resistance, Carl Craig, Drexciya, Jeff Mills and more, it’s both a killer mix and an ideal crash course if you need to brush up on the Motor City.

DJ Persuasion
'95-'96 mix for Tape-Echo

DJ Persuasion isn’t widely known outside of Bristol, but he’s got one of the most comprehensive collections of jungle, hardcore and D&B anywhere. Following recent mixes for Berceuse Heroique and Happy Skull covering the hardcore era, he turns his attention to the early liquid D&B sounds of the mid-'90s for Tape-Echo. Expect classic Source Direct, Photek, Adam F, Doc Scott and more.

Pure Joy

Truants contributor and Wild Combination resident Pure Joy is one of few selectors whose name accurately reflects their DJ style. His mix for Tobago Tracks is the sound of emotional overload, combining everything from Cosmin TRG and Minor Science to Gaika and Air Max '97 across a breathless 53 minutes. More of this kind of thing please.
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Posted: 05 Aug 2016 08:26 AM PDT

The blockbuster soundtrack that won’t leave you alone.

The video for Skrillex and Rick Ross’ Suicide Squad collaboration, ‘Purple Lamborghini’, has reared into view.
Directed by Colin Tilley, the video, which could easily have taken its cue from Asda’s Halloween range, sees Jared Leto in character as the Joker hanging out with Skrillex and Rick Ross at a gothed-up VIP club. After a short stint looking tough and moody, the trio speed off to embark on their Suicide Squad mission. Basically, if you want to see Skrillex trying really hard to look mean while he follows Ross and Leto around like a lapdog, click below. Chances are it won’t put you off watching the film though (we’ve already got our tickets).

It’s the third video to be released from the film’s soundtrack, following Twenty One Pilots’ ‘Heathens’ and ‘Sucker for Pain,’ a collaboration between Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign, and more.

Earlier this week, Grimes dropped her Suicide Squad single ‘Medieval Warfare’ and despite the movie’s staggeringly negative reception, told Zane Lowe on Beats 1 that she was "really, really looking forward to it.” Grimes wrote the song from the perspective of Suicide Squad character Harley Quinn and later clarified its meaning in a since-deleted Instagram post. (Clue: it’s not about sex) [via Stereogum]
Suicide Squad hits UK cinemas tonight.

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Posted: 05 Aug 2016 08:19 AM PDT
Juicy J looks back to go forward.

Today, it was announced that Juicy is prepping his follow-up to 2013’s actually-quite-decent Stay Trippy. It’s called Rubba Band Business: The Album, which betrays the fact that even Juicy knows he needs to return to the momentum of his 2010-2012 peak.

It’s no secret that Three 6 Mafia’s Juicy J has hit a rocky patch of late. Sure, he’s become a ubiquitous figure in pop, a go-to for a quick verse and punchline, but his long-form output has lost its spark. Juicy’s last mixtape, Lit In Ceylon, lacked the urgency of classic tapes like Blue Dream & Lean and the genre-changing Rubba Band Business, but at least it seems as if he’s aware and looking to remedy it.

First single, ‘No English’, features Travi$ Scott on the hook (thankfully, he doesn’t get a verse) and certainly sounds more powerful than anything on Lit In Ceylon, so let’s see. We’re still waiting for that Three 6 Mafia reunion, honestly. [via Pitchfork]

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