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Review: Valhalla Fest

Valhalla Festival in Amsterdam is now an annual fixture on the clubbing calendars of most. It’s a bold, one day spectacular that aims to draw together many facets of the Dutch scene, with internationally recognised DJs, labels, and party promotions all contributing to the whole thing. Held in a large …



Brb Going to Amsterdam: The Valhalla Festival

Where in the world can you find shops that sell just chips? As in, chips are their only item. Where everyone is always happy? It’d have to be a paradise, a utopia. It could only exist in a country where Windmills area thing, and canals are expansive. I think I …



In Focus: Amsterdam Dance Event

Every autumn, as the Ibiza glow starts to dissipate, the electronic music industry descends on Amsterdam for one last hurrah before the year’s out. ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event) is where pretty much everyone in the world of dance music heads to each year for a chance to meet up, discuss



BOTW Interview: Vondelpark

With their debut album, Seabed, dropping this week through legendary Belgian electronic label R&S, Alex Cull caught up with London three-piece Vondelpark over a particularly crackly phone line for a chat about their roots, the troubled production of the record and their best festival memories.

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News: Kompakt Turns 20

Twenty years in and still going strong, legendary German electronic label Kompakt celebrates its vicennial anniversary this year and they’re set to do it in style, too.

To mark the occasion, the highly revered imprint will be taking their most celebrated artists on an anniversary bonanza tour across Europe – …


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Hurts Announces 2013 UK/Europe Tour

English band Hurts have blown up in the music sphere with their debut album Happiness.  They’ve received great reviews and reached the top 10 in several countries.  Their dark, vaguely dystopian take on pop music has gained them a significant following.  The group, made of singer Theo Hutchcraft and …


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Review: Amsterdam Dance Event

I love Amsterdam Dance Event. It’s the reason I fell in love with Amsterdam. At its core, a daytime dance music industry conference that sees over 3500 delegates from across the world do business, discuss the hot topics in the scene, catch-up and swap music with each other. At …



Club Beat #84: Toolroom in Amsterdam

The most anticipated week in the dance music calendar is upon us. Yes, the Amsterdam Dance Event has started and Toolroom are celebrating with the release of their ‘Toolroom Amsterdam Essentials 2012’ and ‘Toolroom Records Amsterdam 2012’ compilations, as well as their night at Panama this



Introducing: S.C.U.M

Acclaimed band S.C.U.M is making a huge impression here at Notion. The band made a name for themselves with SIGNALS, a mixtape featuring music that was produced on the road as they visited vast and wonderful locations. It also functions as an acoustic diary, drawing upon elements from each …