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Endgame descends into the depths of a hellish nightclub in ‘Abyss’

Take a trip through the ruins of an abandoned nightclub in the bowels of a possessed, Event Horizon-esque spaceship, haunted by “Quake II RTX dead marine ghosts”. Surrender, the debut album from Precious Metals boss and Bala Club co-founder Endgame, is a deeply personal affair. Not only is it the first project on which the producer’s vocals are...

Patch Notes: INIT

Experimental sound design, vocals and club music combine on a session from the Hivern Discs duo. INIT is the collaborative project of Berlin-based producers Nadia D’Alò and Benedikt Frey. The duo’s first album, Two Pole Resonance, was released back in October 2015 on John Talabot’s Hivern Discs label, showcasing the pair’s love of moody, krautrock-influenced...

Daniel Bailey envisions community healing and Black utopia in Black Exodus

Creative activist and West End performer Daniel Bailey envisions what the Black community might look like if separated from the structures of racism. “Who could the black community become when separated from the structure of racism?” questions creative activist Daniel Bailey. In his hybrid documentary, Black Exodus, the writer, filmmaker and...

Ian Robinson and Nederlands Dans Theater members explore abstraction through movement in DADU

A choreographed short from Jacob Jonas The Company’s free film series, Films.Dance. In DADU, four members of The Hague’s Nederlands Dans Theater – Kele Roberson, Annika Verplancke, Jesse Callaert and Mikaela Kelly – explore abstraction through the framing of movement, in the setting of the Dutch hamlet of Spaarnwoude. Filmed on Super 16mm stock,...

Fact Mix 812: DJ SWISHA

A high-energy snapshot of the US underground from New York-based club artist DJ SWISHA. Over the past few years, DJ SWISHA has established himself as one of the most prolific club producers in the USA. Drawing on the legacy of Jersey and Baltimore club, juke, footwork and ghetto house, the Philadelphia-born, New York-based artist has been...

Fact Residency: Holly Blakey

Holly Blakey translates emotional generosity and moments of shared intimacy into singular, vital movement. “I’ve noticed in everything I’ve done, every single film, every single live show, I’ve always killed a man,” admits Holly Blakey. “There’s always Grand Theft Auto style violence going on, like a perverse sort of sexy violence. I can’t fucking...

Holly Blakey Presents: The Making of Phantom

Over three days in May 2021, 14 dancers from EDGE Dance Company came together at 180 Studios to capture a special ensemble performance of Phantom, adapted from a live work commissioned by London Contemporary Dance School at The Place and commissioned for film by Fact. The process of making Phantom began many months before, when Holly Blakey was...

Holly Blakey Presents: Phantom

Phantom is the first of a new series of original commissions from Fact. Filmed at 180 Studios, the work was devised and directed by Holly Blakey and features original music from Gwilym Gold, as well as costumes from London-based designers Chopova Lowena. Despite always working from an intensely personal place, Holly Blakey has never considered...

Holly Blakey Presents: Wrath

Director and choreographer Holly Blakey opens her Fact Residency with a collaboration with Mica Levi, a seething audiovisual portrait of dancer and actor Nandi Bhebhe. In all of her work, across stage and screen, movement and direction, Holly Blakey continually draws from a place of incredible emotional generosity. “I always try and remember...

Fact Mix 811: Katiusha

Diaphanous rave selections from a rising fixture of the Berlin scene. If, like us, you’re an avid listener of the London-born, Berlin-based DJ, writer and artist Katiusha’s Cashmere Radio show, you would, by her own admission, be forgiven for having her pegged as someone with their head firmly above the clouds. Describing these monthly transmissions...

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