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BOTW Playlist: Mas Ysa

In the final installment of our week spent getting to know the confessional electronica of Woodstock, NY’s Thomas Arsenault – aka Mas Ysa – the Montreal-born, Brazil-raised producer talks us through seven tracks that have directly impacted the way he views and consumes music.

From the monumental, sky-touching sounds of

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BOTW Premiere: Clubfeet – ‘No Evil’ Mixtape

It’s more than a little apt that our BOTW, Cape Town-via-Melbourne five-piece Clubfeet, have opted to supply us with a mixtape that’s formed in the majority from remixes and alternate edits. After all, not only have the quintet just released a new EP made up of remixes from their …

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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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Album Review: Cayucas – Bigfoot

Led by chief songwriter Zach Yudin, who’s reportedly had some of these tunes laying about since his days in the similarly breezy Oregon Bike Trails, Cayucas’ sleeves display their influences – and their geographical origins – like badges of honour. Accusations of lacking originality would likely be batted …

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Introducing: Fiction

It doesn’t feel quite right introducing you to a band like Fiction on a freezing British morning; the London quintet’s tropicalia and afrobeat-inspired indie pop takes the mind on a musical tour of more equatorial environs. With a debut album The Big Other out via the ever-reliable Moshi Moshi on …

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Interview: James Long

We’ll just go ahead and admit it: James Long is one of our biggest fashion designer crushes of the moment. When we interviewed him, we were blown away by his knowledge and dedication to British fashion design. Check out this interview, in which the man himself talks to Notion about

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What The Folk?

Lynn Roberts of For Folk’s Sake fills us in on what’s been happening in her genre of expertise over the past month.

Festival season kicked off with the Great Escape last month in Brighton when everyone was talking about Django Django. Coming up this month there are tons of great …

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Exclusive Stream & Interview: Jonquil

Jonquil is the brainchild of Hugo Manuel, key member of Oxford’s mathy music scene and electronic beat producer extraordinaire (cc side-project Chad Valley). We’ve seen them play live a few times now and must admit that as much as we tried not to move, we were hypnotised into a …

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