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BOTW Playlist: LAW

We’ve spent a lot of time this week talking about how ascendant Edinburgh songwriter Lauren Holt, aka LAW, has been revitalising pop, soul and hip-hop by deconstructing all three genres and reforming them into strange – and wonderful – new shapes. Her knack for doing so is hardly something

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Breaking News: Wiley Actually Turned up to Something

This might have something to do with not having to perform in a muddy field and instead, spend the day in a BBC 1XTra studio. Either way, Wiley arrived and a documentary was made.

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BOTW Interview: Gang Colours

With his second album under the Gang Colours moniker, Invisible In Your City, Botley-based producer Will Ozanne expands on the organic beauty of its predecessor, The Keychain Collection, in a refined and elegant manner. It’s a subtle shift, but one that’s very much there. Synth-wise crackle and blustery

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A.Dot: Music video reviews

A$AP Ferg ft. A$AP Rocky – ‘Shabba Ranks’

This has all the ingredients of one of those trap songs that are just… they are just no-brainers. You don’t have to think. Like Trinidad James. It has all the ingredients of being like an ‘All Gold Everything’ type track. A$AP Ferg, …

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Interview: Context

It seems everything’s taking off in the world of displaced, formerly Norwich-based MC, Context. Now living in London, the last few months have seen him drop what may be his strongest track to date in the form of the acerbic ‘Small Town Lad Sentiments‘: a biting tune

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Rudimental week: Moodboard

As their album title Home would suggest, Hackney boys Rudimental are proud of their roots. Piers Agget informs us the word denotes more than just a physical dwelling-place for the band however, sharing with PlanetNotion the various sights and sounds that have inspired their work.

 

Hackney Mural

It represents …

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The most definitive moments in grime

To mark the release of Jammer’s upcoming album Living The Dream, we asked the grime artist (Boy Better Know, Lord of the Mics) what have been the most definitive moments of the genre he helped pioneer:

When P Diddy wanted to do a grime tune.

For iconic figures coming in

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Guest Playlist: Benin City

With their debut album, Fires in the Park, due early next month on Audio Doughnuts, bass-heavy, ethno-clash troupe Benin City took us on an audio tour of the sounds that have inspired them while creating it. Here, the group’s frontman Joshua Idehen (who co-wrote the songs with multi-instrumentalist

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Angel weighs in on latest music videos

Are music videos seen differently through the eyes of an artist? Are they harsher critics? Do they see things we don’t? We decided to ask Angel. Anyone with musical notes tattooed his face is certainly passionate and with his first studio album ‘About Time’ recently released and two top

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Rascals Takeover Week: Moodboard

When we asked incendiary grime four-piece Rascals to put together a moodboard as part of their PlanetNotion takeover this week, the response we got was certainly an interesting one. The Notion 063-featured group happily supplied us with a series of images depicting their interests, but rather than explain –

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