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Detroit: Heart, Soul and Drum Machines

“I just love techno, man” I can see in this particular 19-year-old Glaswegian’s eyes – wide though they are – that he isn’t joking. I’m stood at the back of an abandoned fort in Croatia surrounded by people from all over Europe, absolutely buzzing their nut about techno. As Jay



EP Review: Kele Okereke – Heartbreaker

After a year of indecision about Bloc Party’s togetherness, front man Kele Okereke has been striding out on his own releasing two dancier EPs simply as Kele. Now returning with a third under his full name, Heartbreaker is a nod to his love of underground electronic music.

Putting his indie …



Exclusive Mix: Mr. C – The End Classics

In the build up to Red Bulls’ Revolutions In Sound – bringing 30 of the most legendary UK club nights of past and present together for one landmark night – tech-house aficionado, Mr.C, pays homage to ‘The End’, picking out some of the best tracks from the club’s heritage. To …


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New Album: Blondes – ‘Swisher’

By now it’s no secret that we at Notion love Blondes. The dance duo’s debut album had our editor Michael positively breathless last summer, and personally I’m not one to question a man of such discerning taste. In their brand new sophomore effort - Swisherthe sounds of …



BOTW Playlist: Close

Rounding out our week-long love-in with Aus Music and Simple Records leader, and DJ extraordinaire, Will Saul, we asked the much lauded producer to take us on a musical tour of his life to date. From his formative years in rural Somerset, growing up on a diet of Paul



BOTW Review: Close – Getting Closer

Will Saul is perhaps most famous for setting up Aus Music and Simple Records, producing some ravishing remixes – such as his brilliant recent re-imagining of Little Dragon‘s ‘Crystalfilm‘ – and manning the decks everywhere from London to Australia. But now under his new alias, Close, …



BOTW Interview: Close

It’s hard not to feel admiration for Aus Music and Simple Records figurehead Will Saul – aka Close. For his first release under his new moniker, Getting Closer, he’s managed to simultaneously remove his identity from the process and yet still be fundamental to it; imbuing the album with



BOTW Track: Close – ‘Beam Me Up’

Will Saul‘s full-length debut under the Close moniker, Getting Closer, feels like a love letter to music; not just to the techno and house he’s grown up on and released through his labels Aus Music and Simple, but also to the spirit of collaboration, shared interests and …


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Track Premiere: Ursa Minor – ‘Hurt’ (ft. Remix by Pedestrian)

Electronic alt-pop songstress Ursa Minor, aka Gabrielle Cooke, is no stranger to PlanetNotion. Following on from the critical success of debut EP ‘Shell’, we are now pleased to announce her glorious return with new single ‘Hurt’, out May 27th on Invader Records. Straying somewhat from her operatic training, …


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Live Review: Postal Service @ Brixton Academy, 20/05/13

Matt Tomiak considers the wistful history of The Postal Service as he at long last watches them play live at the Brixton Academy.

If a week is a long time in politics, then The Postal Service would surely agree that a decade is one hell of a long time …