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Johnny Tuxedo: Redefining Black & White

In the last decade or so, the UK has become enthralled with Proms. No longer are end of year ‘discos’ held in the hall or in the local cricket club, but rather, taking cues from our friends across the pond, are now extravagant affairs that call for all manners of …

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Discovering Disco with Joey Negro

Ever wondered about the process of putting together a compilation album of rare disco? Course you have. Disco fan extraordinaire and DJ Joey Negro walks us through the process of finding his favourite records that never even had a digital release (can you imagine?)…

When first I heard Narada Michael …

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Event Preview: XOYO Loves

It’s getting colder out there in the depths of the city, and just as we are all starting to lose hope, the team behind XOYO and The Nest are set to present their newest platform: XOYO Loves. XOYO Loves leaves its East London address and heads South to the infamous …

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Stream: Frederic Mercier – ‘Spirit’

At the beginning of this week, as at the beginning of most weeks, a torrent of records flood from the postbags at Notion and are distributed among the team. We get everything from hardcore post-rock to flyweight folk; the mainest of mainstream rubbish to the obscurest Hungarian reissues. It is …

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Friday Mixtape: Ghosts of Venice

A busy year for Ghosts of Venice. On top of the acclaim that surrounded single My Love he’s also snuck in a brilliant edit of Larry Levan classic with Denise Laselle, ” I’m So Hot” as well as upcoming remixes for Lemaitre and Queen Of Hearts. Currently engaged in …

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Album Review: Acid Washed – House of Melancholy

In 1938, Swiss scientist Albert Hoffman became the first man to synthesise acid (LSD, for any chemists out there). But in the process, he unintentionally absorbed tiny amounts through his fingertips, experiencing the dreamlike psychosis this powerful hallucinogenic induces. He later conducted a self-experiment with the deliberate intention of discovering …

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Moodboard: Kiwi

London-based DJ Kiwi (Alex Warren) has been perfecting his funk and disco-inspired beats over the past two years, and recently confirmed a spot at the official Lovebox after party. The Nest resident told Planet Notion about his favourite things and the influences on his huge, cool-drenched sound.

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Moodboard: Escort

Since Escort’s latest single Barbarians is being looped in the Notion offices, we asked New York’s favourite disco band to tell us about their favourite things from Brooklyn and beyond.

Stylist: Irini Arakas is a good friend of mine, and the stylist to the band. Her fashion line, Prova, …

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December’s Disco on Ice at Somerset House

Each month, LOVESICK hosts an event called “Disco on Ice”, where disco returns for an exciting party.  This month at Somerset House, LOVESICK will again host this event as people can throw on their white suits and get down to their favorite tunes.

Blonde Ambition & Hilary Grove, the …

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Coggles Streetstyle: Amph

As streetstyle photography has evolved, so has the way it has evolved. Even the Sart is doing more story-based ideas now and expanding his blog from pretty shots of Giovanna Battaglia outside Continental fashion shows. Pleasantly, they’re all following the lead of one British retailer, Coggles. For the last …

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