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Video Premiere: Josep Xorto – ‘Success!’

Earlier this year when Stand Up Against Heart Crime‘s Josep Xorto dropped the indelibly funky ‘Dancing‘, the Catalan producer’s stride was hard to falter: smooth, sleek and sensuous, it was the sound of irrepressible confidence filtered through sheer Latin swagger.

On the basis of Josep’s latest single, …



Meet our BOTW: Roosevelt

Locating himself in the bleary-eyed space where euphoria and nostalgia collide, Cologne’s Marius Lauber – under his Roosevelt moniker – has been the driving force behind some of the most elegiac dance music to set our feet moving this year. His recently released debut EP, Elliot, perfectly pitches itself



New Track: Enjoyed ft. Femme – ‘Dreamboat Lover’

Resplendently grooving along on a sea of synths, liquid basslines and post-disco beats is ‘Dreamboat Lover (Humour Me)‘, the latest offering from Hampshire-born producer Enjoyed, aka Peter Evans Pritchard. With guest vocals from Nigel Godrich collaborator Femme, ‘Dreamboat Lover’ truly sparkles, drawing in ears with the …


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Notion 062 Interview: Jamie Lidell

With an experimental approach and an imitable sound, Jamie Lidell has always been a leftfield musician. After fifteen years in the biz, and with a new album about to drop, is this the time he makes it big? Not likely, says our Online Ed Seb Law, but that’s exactly the



News: Little Boots announces second album

British dance-pop songstress Little Boots – aka Victoria Hesketh – has unveiled plans for a follow-up to her much lauded 2009 debut Hands. Nocturnes, a record that Hesketh describes as being “indebted to the night”, is set for a May 6 release through her recently launched On Repeat …



Preview: Kitsuné Winter Party at Fire

It’s looking to be a pretty big news week for everybody’s favourite French fashion and record label, Kitsuné.

Firstly, the imprint’s winter party – which is going down on November 24 at London’s Fire – has had its full line-up announced. Headlining will be French electronic powerhouse Etienne de



Preview: ReviveHer Loft Party w/ Tim Sweeney

Of all the places to hold a loft party, a derelict Victorian chocolate factory in London may not seem the most obvious; it’s certainly an interesting proposition, though, and that’s exactly what ReviveHer have done. With access to the factory’s loft only available by a singular lift – yes, we’re …



Songs for the Week #3

Torches – Sky Blue & Ivory
This is Torches’ debut single but you’d never guess. They have seemingly arrived fully formed, enveloping you in their gothically menacing and ominous brand of rock and creating a sparse and intriguing sound. Frontman Charlie Drinkwater’s baritone vocals are front and centre and through …


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Video: The 2 Bears – ‘Work’

If there’s one record that’s been played ‘til the cows come home on the Notion stereo recently then it’s The 2 Bears’ promo of their debut album ‘Be Strong’. Indeed it’s purely impossible to grow bored of our furry friends and their catchy, anthemic melodies.

And with the anticipation surrounding …



James Murphy The DJ

When you get James Murphy on the phone it’s difficult to not desire a chat about LCD Soundsystem. It was one of the best electro-pop groups of the modern era, and when it was announced that This is Happening would be the last album from the group my heart broke …