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The Many Faces of Mos Def

‘I’m a pirate on an island seeking treasure known as silence’ – ‘Habitat’, Black On Both Sides

Like the seafarer talked of in his lyrics, Dante Smith is an individual made up of many guises, a person subject to the mysterious, prone to the ecstatic. Musician, activist, actor, icon

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BOTW Playlist: Close

Rounding out our week-long love-in with Aus Music and Simple Records leader, and DJ extraordinaire, Will Saul, we asked the much lauded producer to take us on a musical tour of his life to date. From his formative years in rural Somerset, growing up on a diet of Paul

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My #RSD13: Linkin Park’s Hybrid Theory

With their debut album, Hybrid Theory, re-released for this year’s Record Store Day, Liz Ward took a look at the pre-adolescent musical zeitgeist formed by Linkin Park at the start of the 21st century. Here, she details how though the band and herself have taken greatly differing musical

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BOTW Playlist: The Flight

We asked our current BOTW – London production duo The Flight – to throw together a playlist for us of the tracks that have inspired them, not just on their debut Hangman EP, but as songwriters in general.

The pair – comprised of Joe Henson and Alexis Smith, who’ve previously …

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J-Dilla Changed My Life

Just what the Doctor Ordered

The Doctor’s Orders are “The kings of the capital’s Hip-Hop scene” according to Time-out and we are featuring them on Planet Notion, as they are the first point of call for anything Hip-Hop. Bringing you some of the biggest names alongside throwing massive unpretentious parties since 2005 for the real …

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