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The Black Keys hip-hop album?

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , on December 3, 2009 by Jaybo

The Black Keys have collaborated with the once king of hip-hop, Damon Dash to produce Blakroc. An amazing eclectic mix of rock and hip-hop tones, featuring an all-star line up of: Mos Def, RZA, Pharoahe Monch and M.O.P.’s Billy Danze to name a few. Check exclusive videos and album content here.

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FACTION 2.0 = CRUX LONDON

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 28, 2009 by Jaybo

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Rising from the ashes of FACTION, Crux is pleased to announce a series of new, regular, club-nights for East London.

Kicking off with the monthly THROBBING DISCO parties, upstairs at Catch, starting Friday 29th May, where myself (Jason Faction) & Chris Low will be joined by special guests to shake the walls with a unique blend of electro, bass, nu-beat, acid, EBM, house & techno classics from 9 till close.

CRUX (noun) definition: a vital, basic, decisive, or pivotal point; the essence of a matter; possessing of substance.

The Final FACTION!!!

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 31, 2009 by Jaybo

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DJ BENETTI

Faction is proud to welcome as special guest on Friday April 10th, Bank Holiday Weekend – The capo dei capi of Italo Disco – DJ Benetti.

The sound of Italo, characterized by Giorgio Moroder-esque space synths, New Wave electronic drums and irresistibly infectious melodies has received an overdue renaissance in recent years, injecting some welcome Dolce Vita back into the club scene.

Having made his DJ debut at a Mafia-controlled pizza restaurant in 1980, Benetti is now renowned as one of the unsung pioneers of the Italo sound. Most recently dropping his disco diamonds an the Bloc Weekender he has played at Cocadisco a record 6 times in addition to his residency at italoBLACK in Edinburgh and the monthly Disco Caligula parties. Delivering magical musical odysseys that have enchanted both Italo initiates and hardcore cognoscenti every time.

“I’m always look forward to playing,” Benetti tells us from his villa near San Marino, famed for the wine cellar converted to accommodate his enormous record collection. “I’ve recently unearthed many great ’80s rarities from Rimini’s deepest vaults more precious than the very Turin Shroud.”

Something we at Faction are sure will prove beyond doubt that, as the young Signora Ciccone’s T-Shirt read; “Italians Do It Better”.

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CHRIS LOW

Chris Low took to the turntables during the halcyon days of Acid House. His CV includes the legendary Edinburgh clubs Soma, Sex Beat, Skidoo and XS, DJing at Kraftwerk and Nitzer Ebb after-shows and most recently a triumphant six hour set at his Throbbing Disco night in Tokyo. Chris has played on US radio station 91.5 WPRK alongside DJ Pierre, DJ Sneak and Felix Da Housecat amongst others; can boast vinyl releases on Pro-Jex, Victoria Music, SW20 Records and can always be relied on to get the dancefloor jumping with an genre-defying blend of house, electro, italo, and nu-beat classics. Always with a few surprises thrown into the mix.

JASON FACTION

Following the successful Faction trip to New York, where they played a number of slots across Brooklyn and Manhattan culminating in an illustrious Faction party in Williamsburg, Faction resident, Jason will be tearing up the dance floor with a selection of cuts from the full sound spectrum of Faction nights from the start of the club till the present.

Any questions, please call: 07761 982265 or email: info@factionclub.com
Check out the event on Facebook.

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Unfortunately Friday April 10th Bank Holiday special will be the last ever Faction. I can only thank everyone who ever came along, all the DJs and acts who played and all those who made it as enjoyable a venture as it was. But stay tuned for details of the new club night, it’s going to be MASSIVE!!!
Once again thanks to all those who have supported Faction over the past year and a half and I’ll be giving away another FREE CD featuring a selection of the songs that have made the club to the first 50 people who come along on April 10th. (Jason Faction)

Kickers Fancy Footwork

Posted in Film, Music with tags , , on December 19, 2008 by Jaybo

I can remember back in school a friend rocked up on no uniform day wearing a bright red pair of Kickers, he was the envy of the playground. South London has always seemed to be one of those areas where micro trends evolve, even today all kids are still sporting kickers. From the rave scene years back till present day, Kickers has had a massive presence in youth culture.

Thanks to Kickers and Splendid for inviting us to the preview of the Fancy Footwork video. The video was produced by Nottingham duo, Lovebite and featured vocals from Chromeo.

FACTION NEW YEAR BASH!!!

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , on December 17, 2008 by Jaybo

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Faction has had a great year! Last month saw it’s 1st birthday, which had a line up to die for. But this New Years line up is probably the best I’ve seen in London for a while. Stay tuned to the faction blog for venue details.

FACTION X Dazed Digital Playlist

Posted in Art, Fashion, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 10, 2008 by Jaybo

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The lucky boys at Faction were able to get their birthday compilation streamed on Dazed Digital, listen to this amazing playlist here.

Jay Z – We Go Hard

Posted in Art, Music with tags , , , , on December 2, 2008 by Jaybo

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Click the image above to see the new Jay-Z video, where the word Brooklyn creates the rapper’s image. It was created as part of a campaign to fight AIDs in Africa and it is the first rap video with its own open source code!

Source: (Red) Wire