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On the Road with Charli XCX & MECA Festival

Popstars really do live the life, don’t they? Not only is there the constant stream of money, adoration and mind-altering substances to dabble with, but there’s also the joys of weeks spent on the road to factor in too. Sure, taking a three-week round trip in a dilapidated van or



Preview: Majestic Casual – Chapter 1

In the world of web 2.0, the power of music discovery no longer remains in the wrists of the DJ. Where these ‘tastemakers’ would be first (and only) purveyors to break new music, the ever-expanding online world has allowed for new culture pioneers to emerge. Enter Majestic Casual: a …



XOYO Loves set to play in November

XOYO have just announced the next two dates for their XOYO Loves series following this Summer’s East London ventures. November will see a take over at the Coronet Theater for two huge Saturday nights of house and disco, as Crazy P and Hercules & Love Affair Soundsystem head the respective …



Guest Playlist: ForteBowie

Fresh from a particularly noteworthy hook-up with FTSE on ‘St. Tropez‘, it’s all kicking off in the world of Atlanta-born rapper, vocalist and producer, ForteBowie. With a deluxe version of his EP, Vice Haus, out early next month and a new single in the guise of



NEWS: Remix album of AlunaGeorge’s debut ‘Body Music’

AlunaGeorge‘s debut album, ‘Body Music’, went straight in at #11 in the UK Official Album Chart on Sunday. And now a remix album has surfaced, with tracks remixed by the likes of Baauer, Friendly Fires, S-Type, Bondax, Bremner, Raffertie and DJ Snake. To …



Track Premiere: Clean Bandit – Dust Clears (Jack Savidge Remix)

Taking what’s undoubtedly one of the most introspective tracks we’ve heard to date from Baroque house four-piece Clean Bandit in ‘Dust Clears‘, Friendly Fires‘ Jack Savidge turns the song’s minimal beats and thoughtful vocals into a clamorous ocean of oscillating arpeggios and unrelenting percussion. In doing so, …



Live Review: Parklife 2013

Parklife Festival, haven’t you grown. I remember when you were just a wee festival newbie, situated in the heartland of Manchester’s student community, where for £25 your average cool cat could lose themselves in some Fake Blood, a Friendly Fire or get acquainted with some Magnetic Men. …



Preview: Rumble in the Jumble #2

Jumble sales: they’re a staple of British culture and are more relevant now than they’ve ever been given the recession-riddled state we currently find ourselves in – though that’s still no guarantee you’ll come away from your Sunday morning jumble with some quality swag.

Well, thanks to those innovative folk …



Bacardi Beginnings: Ronika

Just recently Planet Notion headed down to an east London studio to meet up with two recording artists who have become involved in a fresh new collaborative project spearheaded by Bacardi. As part of the Bacardi Beginnings campaign, celebrating 150 years of the rum brand, dance music producer extraordinaire Mylo …



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