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Interview: Half Caste

Half Caste isn’t just any ordinary duo. For a start, there’s the music they release; ethereal, introspective fare, the likes of which laughs in the face of generic and sometimes predictable electronica. Their most recent effort, the Heritage EP on Flumo, is a lovely insight into their polished sound, with


G-Sessions: Patrick Mohr at Voo Store, Berlin

G-Shock are slowly taking Europe – not in an aggressive, militant way though, in a way that Tyler Brule of Monocle magazine might term ‘soft power.’ They are building a network of up-and-coming talent in a pan-European series called G-Sessions, which aims to harness the local creativity of the city …



Exclusive Mix: Oliver Schories

Ahead of his appearance at this weekend’s Time Warp festival in Mannheim, we asked German techno producer Oliver Schories to put together an exclusive mix for PlanetNotion.

It’s a slow-blossoming dance-floor workout that runs the gamut from minimal techno to deep house, something that’s perhaps to be expected given Schories’ …



BOTW Interview: Vondelpark

With their debut album, Seabed, dropping this week through legendary Belgian electronic label R&S, Alex Cull caught up with London three-piece Vondelpark over a particularly crackly phone line for a chat about their roots, the troubled production of the record and their best festival memories.

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Time Warp Mannheim 2013

Preview: Time Warp Festival Mannheim 2013

Now in its 18th year – yes, it’s old enough to drink and all that – and counting, the Mannheim iteration of Time Warp is looking set to be a cracker in 2013. This year’s festivities, which commence on April 6, feature a plethora of the biggest acts in house …



Video: Coma – HOOOOORAY

With Kompakt‘s 20th anniversary celebrations going off all over Europe this year – including a tour we recently told you about – it’d be all too easy to get lost in nostalgia for the esteemed German imprint’s colourful past. That would be doing the label an injustice, though; ever …



News: Kompakt Turns 20

Twenty years in and still going strong, legendary German electronic label Kompakt celebrates its vicennial anniversary this year and they’re set to do it in style, too.

To mark the occasion, the highly revered imprint will be taking their most celebrated artists on an anniversary bonanza tour across Europe – …



Interview: Kim Ann Foxman

Alex Cull chats with former Hercules & Love Affair lady Kim Ann Foxman about growing up in Hawaii, her first exposures to house music and going solo.

You grew up in Hawaii: Has your upbringing there influenced you at all as a musician? If so, how?
I did grow up …



Interview: John Tejada

With the release of his sophomore full-length The Predicting Machine for legendary German label Kompakt last month, we caught up with eminent Austrian producer John Tejada to chat about his formative years, mysterious future collaborations and his brief foray into West Coast hip-hop…

You come from a pretty musical family



Album Review: Boy – Mutual Friends

It seems everybody these days is talking about the difficulties faced by attractive women. (By now you have probably heard that hot girls have problems too.) Valeska Steiner and Sonja Glass, collectively known as Boy, are surely not exempt from this grievous prejudice.

It is all too easy to dismiss …