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FACT Magazine

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FACT Freestyles: Saul WilliamS

Camera: Matthew Vega
Producer: LAURENT FINTONI
EDITOR: MATTHEW VEGA

Slam poetry master Saul Williams steps up for FACT Freestyles. Slam poetry is something of a lost art, and Saul Williams has been at the forefront of it since 1996.
Across a series of boundary-bending albums and poetry collections, the 44-year-old has become a deserved NY cult hero, once playing Tupac in a Broadway show based on his life. 

 

FACT Freestyles: Zeelooperz

Camera: Matthew Vega
Producer: LAURENT FINTONI
EDITOR: MATTHEW VEGA

Detroit original ZelooperZ drops an off-the-wall set of unaccompanied rhymes for the latest edition of FACT Freestyles.

Anyone who’s followed Danny Brown for the last few years should be familiar with his Bruiser Brigade crew. Among their number is the rubber-voiced ZeleeoperZ, who is set to release his debut album Bothic on Bruiser Brigade Records.

 

FACT TV: MACHINES IN MUSIC modular synthesizer festival


camera: Matthew Vega
Producer: Matthew Vega
editor: Matthew Vega

On October 17-18, New York welcomed the first Machines In Music fair.
Organized by popular Brooklyn-based synthesizer store Control, the “modular synth fair” invited manufacturers, fans and practitioners to inspect and enjoy some of the most intriguing devices on the market and to connect with a scene that’s surprisingly fast-growing, considering the technology was considered to be outmoded.

FACT’s Matt Vega filmed the event, and spoke to Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, both a musician and a part of the Control team, to find out what was so enticing about the modular world, and why it has become the boutique electronic instrument of choice in recent years.