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Moodboard: Blouse

Following up from their debut self-titled album, Blouse took the whole evolution process to regenerative proportions. Where Blouse was pumped with dreamy synths and electronic drum machines, their sophomore release, Imperium, see’s the band shed the aforementioned elements and record the album entirely with “instruments that don’t plug into the

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Friday Mixtape: Solomon Grey

Long week? Yep, us too. Fortunately, Black Butter-signed duo Solomon Grey – comprised of university chums Tom Kingston and Joe Wilson – dropped by the Notion mailbox with the sort of mixtape bound to exfoliate any inkling of day-to-day stress from your aching limbs. Running the gamut from Balam

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Interview: The Cat Empire

Gabriella Swerling catches up with The Cat Empire’s fiery lead singer, Felix Riebl, on their world tour and doesn’t expect to find a tame pussycat.

I have always wanted Felix Riebl to invite me to his bedroom. Never did I expect it would actually happen, but more of that later.…

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Moodboard: Maxïmo Park

Tyneside indie rock stalwarts Maxïmo Park return early next year with their much-anticipated fifth album, Too Much Information. A self-produced affair – with added input from the ever-impressive Dave Okumu, and Field Music‘s core brotherly duo of David and Peter Brewis – it’s a darkly insurgent effort;

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Interview: Seth Troxler

When you interview musicians on a fairly regular basis, they divide pretty much neatly into two categories: the ones who say ‘I just love making music’ and the ones that have a lot more to say about their chosen form of expression. Look up Seth Troxler, and you’ll quickly realise

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Interview: Mount Kimbie

It has been a busy year for multi-instrumentalists Dom Maker and Kai Campos, the better known duo behind Mount Kimbie. After releasing their second offering of offbeat electronica in the form of Cold Spring Fault Less Youth, the two have been touring for what sounds like a 6 month …

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Moodboard: Teengirl Fantasy

While students at Oberlin College, Nick Weiss and Logan Takahashi connected over a shared love of classic house and techno records that prompted them to make their colourful a-typical dance music. In the fall of 2010, True Panther Sounds and Merok released Teengirl Fantasy’s debut LP, 7AM. Titled after

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Moodboard: Audioglider

While his debut album may only be coming out this year, Audioglider is hardly a new artist. Having released tracks in the 90s under various pseudonyms (including Backdoor man and Pastaboy), Audioglider’s first big break came in when two tracks were released on Nick Warren’s GU30 Paris, followed by two …

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Celebrating Dance Mania’s First Decade: 1986-1997

Dance Mania is legendary. Its acidic, testosterone-filled releases defined a genre, merging hip hop, techno and house music into one heady mix. Not one to bow down to social constraints, the label became synonymous with terms such as ghetto-tech or ghetto-house, due to the rapid fire kicks, snares and bass, …

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Guest Playlist: Dum Dum Girls

Dum Dum Girls returned only this year with their new album, Too True. Initially, writing for the record started in the summer of 2012, a period which songwriter, Dee Dee Penny, found difficult. The writing process – a seemingly lonely and trying time for Dee Dee -  took its

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