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This year's Venice Biennale put music and sound centre stage, re-drawing the lines between sound, art and performance. With The Vinyl Factory lathe installed in the Arena recording the first week  [...]

VF Podcast: The issue with reissues

May 29, 2015

This is the second episode in a four part series exploring the state of vinyl today. Having asked whether the internet has ruined the joy of record collecting in our first podcast, we invited  [...]

Grace Jones Changed My Life: 11 artists pick their favourite Grace Jones records

May 28, 2015

Supermodel, disco queen, glam rock star, Bond girl, muse and work of art; it's no surprise that Jones has changed a few lives. From Meshell Ndegeocello to Kim Ann Foxman we invited 11 artists to s [...]

Moment of Truth: 20 essential Gang Starr tracks

May 27, 2015

Infusing conscious lyrics with a beat-making jazzy sound, Guru and DJ Premier were arguably the best MC-DJ unit of the '90s. Mr Thing picks out 10 classic and 10 lesser known Gang Starr tracks th [...]

In vogue: Jeremy Shaw on sci-fi and altered states in Variation FQ

With the soundtrack to his acclaimed 16mm installation Variation FQ being pressed to vinyl for the first time, we caught up with artist and producer Jeremy Shaw to talk voguing, mushrooms and mini [...]

Fast Lane: 10 incredible Latin soul tracks on enigmatic label Speed Records

May 26, 2015

Labels don't come much speedier than Speed Records. In the space of one year - 1968 - the little label put out seven full lengths and a bunch of 45s before making a mysteriously swift exit. Olive [...]

The 10 best vinyl releases this week (25th May)

May 25, 2015

We select the 10 most essential vinyl releases of the last 7 days. This week's top arrivals exhibit a healthy balance of past and present. Highlight 12"s include a highly sought-after Pepe Bradoc [...]

10 essential rock and pop records to look out for this month (June)

May 23, 2015

The good people at Norman Records provide the latest in our genre rundowns, picking out 10 must-have rock, pop and indie records. They might not have an actual bricks and mortar record store (a [...]

How New York’s jazz clubs helped define the music; Jason Moran on STAGED

May 22, 2015

Jazz pianist and artist Jason Moran has lived in Harlem for twenty two years. While he has seen the area change dramatically in that time, to understand where modern Harlem is today you have to [...]

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