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Playlist: Soft As Snow

 Experimental pop duo Soft as Snow have a refreshing approach to music making. Forget laptops and welcome back analogue synths, the Norwegian pair have come together to produce hypnotic electronic beats that we love. 

Like what you hear? Lucky you, Soft as Snow are playing tonight at Birthdays in Dalston.

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Premiere: Queen of Hearts – ‘Like a Drug’

Taken from her debut album ‘Cocoon’, the enigmatic Queen of Hearts has released her new video for ‘Like a Drug. Since the release of her debut EP, ‘The Arrival‘, Queen of Hearts has received rallying support from the likes of The Times, The Guardian and influential …

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Album Review: Various Artists – Pop Ambient 2014

The beauty encased within the ten tracks of Kompakt’s latest Pop Ambient compilation is like nothing I have ever heard before. Each track disarms, welcoming and inviting you into the world of the Cologne-based house and techno label, revealing to you its softer, more thoughtful side. Each track usurps …

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Issue 66: Lulu James “Proper Buzzing” Feature

A Geordie Grace Jones in the making? From icy electronica to house bangers, Lulu James has it all.

 

WORDS / Chris Mandle
PHOTOGRAPHY / James Moriarty
STYLING / Jo Shippen
HAIR, MAKE-UP & NAILS / Holly Silius using Mac Pro, Bumble & Bumble and H&H Nails

 

London’s K …

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Festival: Unknown Festival announce final acts

Croatia’s Unknown Festival have announced the final acts to their lineup, including: Jon Hopkins, Paul Woolford, Marc E and Death On The Balcony.

Excitement for Unknown is palpable, with the festival promising to deliver cutting-edge live performances and DJ sets that are eccentric and nothing like you’ve seen before. Created …

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Walls new song ‘I Can’t Give You Anything But Love’

Walls are back with their first new material since their 2012′s ‘Coracle’. This time they present the double a-side ‘Urals / I Can’t Give You Anything But Love’, lifted from their forthcoming EP, ‘Ecstatic’. ‘I Can’t Give You Anything But Love’ is a seven minute electronic monster, …

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Friday Mixtape: Ronika ‘Escalator to the Equator’

It’s always roundabout now, when the first summery rays start to flicker through the seemingly permanent blanket of cloud and the idea of putting on a pair of shorts isn’t immediately met with a derisive laugh, that we turn our attention towards the outside world, and (more pertinently for this …

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Album Review: Neon Neon – Praxis Makes Perfect

When Neon Neon – the brainchild of Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals) and Boom Bip (aka Bryan Hollan) – released their debut album Stainless Style, a concept album on the life of John DeLorean (who produced the car of the same name), over five years ago, it …

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Interview: Minute Taker

London is often viewed as the home of the best contemporary music, fashion, and culture that this sceptred isle has to offer. It must be said, however, that this view is often given by Londoners themselves and at PlanetNotion we like to remember that there is a wealth of unique …

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News: Kindness – Carnivals (The Soft remix)

Sheffield producer Carnivals -aka Stewart Green- dropped split single Kindness/Swallow The Sky earlier this year. winning listeners over yet again with his combination of floating, ethereal songwriting and atmospheric beats.

Remixed by Cambridge electronica upstarts The Soft, ’Kindness’ has now been reworked into something equally special. The remix blends …

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