Playing tracks by
Scritti Politti, Angela Bofill, Total Contrast, Stanley Clarke, Todd Terje and more.
FACT mix 249 is by Ford & Lopatin. The duo formerly known as Games recently released their debut album, on their own Software imprint via Mexican Summer (Washed Out, Best Coast, etc). Lopatin, best known for his work as Oneohtrix Point Never, has been mates with Ford AKA Tigercity since they were nippers, and they bonded in sixth grade over a shared love of Mahavishnu Orchestra.
The new album, Channel Pressure, is the culmination of F&L’s years spent tinkering with synthesizers, immersing themselves not just in fusion but in any kosmische, new age and disco psychedelia they could get their hands on. Oh, and of course it’s a concept record, loosely telling the story of “a teenage anti-hero, violent robo-jocks and a record industry run by a super computer”.
FACT mix 249 is a neat insight into their musical worldview, classics from Carly Simon and Scritti Politti bookending bumping electro-soul and trippy, discoid fare from the likes of Total Contrast, Todd Terje and Tiger & Woods.