Facta is the primary moniker of Oscar Henson - musician, producer and DJ from London, and co-founder of the celebrated electronic record label, Wisdom Teeth.
His music joins the dots between the upfront, bass-heavy sounds that he grew up around – dubstep, grime, UK funky, house and techno – and broader influences drawn from ambient, jazz, dub, pop, experimental electronics and beyond. As such his music typically marries the groove, functionality and physicality of dance music with more challenging, esoteric ideas drawn from further afield, contrasting bright, colourful and melodic elements with layers of manipulated noise and bleeping electronics.
His music has been released on a host of definitive electronic labels including Incienso, Livity Sound, Tempa, Idle Hands, Ancient Monarchy, Houndstooth and Dr Banana (as Reverend Slippy), as well as on his own label, Wisdom Teeth, which he co-founded in 2014 alongside friend and collaborator K-LONE. The label has grown to become a globally recognised and respected imprint, releasing contemporary club music, experimental, ambient and downtempo from a global roster of artists that includes Salamanda, Tristan Arp, Yushh, AYA (fka LOFT), Nick León, Lurka, Batu, Parris, Hodge, Steevio and more.
In 2021 he released his debut LP, ‘Blush’ – an innovative and distinctly contemporary album that moved a good few steps beyond his work to date: loosely rooted in UK dance music but taking added influence from ambient, modern classical, dreampop, Balearic and folk music. The record marked the second long-form release on Wisdom Teeth, following neatly on from K-LONE’s debut LP, ‘Cape Cira’. Both albums received widespread critical acclaim.
Facta has performed extensively across the world including tours of North America and Australia/New Zealand. He has broadcast live on Boiler Room and Mixmag Lab; performed at many of Europe’s leading festivals including Love International, Freerotation and Glastonbury; made radio appearances on Radio 1, NTS and Rinse FM; and been featured in Pitchfork, Mixmag, Resident Advisor, The Quietus, Crack Magazine, FACT and beyond.
AGENT: Tal Fineman