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New Track: Hawkon – ‘Touching Air’

Picture the world of social media as one large room. Everyone is jumping up and down and screaming, apart from one person standing quietly at the back. His eyes and some of his face is obscured by various different flowers and strange shapes that look like a combination of rock …



Meet the new face of RnB: August Alsina

Meet the new face of RnB, August Alsina – yes, that is his real name. He is covered in tattoos, swears, talks explicitly about sex and has a very ‘colourful’ past preceding his music. At the same time, he is super cute, he can sing (sang, even), girls love him, …



Drake drops new track ‘Hold On, We’re Going Home’

Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum hip-hop superstar Drake has premiered his new single ‘Hold On, We’re Going Home’ this week. Set for release on September 9th, the new track is an upbeat mix of RnB with Drake’s signature silky vocals and impressively catchy hooks. We think the tack is one of Drake’s …


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Interview: David Stewart

David Stewart is West London’s finest new talent. The singer, songwriter and record producer has already worked with top British artists such as Ed Sheeran, Yasmin and Wretch 32; which inevitably seduced him into pursuing his own solo career. We caught up with David, and here is what happened…



Notion 064 Feature: Cover star Miguel

Bringing Sex Back

While his success may be the definition of a sleeper hit, there’s nothing sleepy about the neo-RnB star: scandalous and romantic, beloved of JT, duetting with Mariah and touring with AliciaMiguel’s time has come.




Angel weighs in on latest music videos

Are music videos seen differently through the eyes of an artist? Are they harsher critics? Do they see things we don’t? We decided to ask Angel. Anyone with musical notes tattooed his face is certainly passionate and with his first studio album ‘About Time’ recently released and two top


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Tips For 2013 Advent #5: AlunaGeorge

AlunaGeorge have been around for a couple of years now, but since they were picked up by Island Records earlier in 2012 people have been paying more attention to their original take on modern RnB. Thanks to George’s bloody awesome production skills and Aluna’s unique, otherworldly vocals, the duo have …


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Tips For 2013 Advent #4: Kilo Kish

Kilo Kish (Lakisha Robinson) has been described mostly by critics as something similar to  future-RnB-slash-spacey-jazz-funk – these are the words that people on the internet tend to overuse when writing about the emerging artist.

What makes Kilo Kish different is that she doesn’t really rap – rather, her slack spoken …


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Tips For 2013 Advent #2: The Weeknd

The Weeknd emerged in 2011 when Abel Tesfaye released three free mixtapes on the internet over a matter of months. House Of Balloons, Thursday, and Echoes of Silence then went on to reach critical acclaim from pretty much all of the music press. He’s now been snapped up by the …



Introducing: Lovelife

Ex-pat RnB duo Lovelife (LVLF) certainly seem to have a lot going for them. Not only were the pair – comprised of Ally Young and Lee Newell – lucky enough to have the chance to relocate from London to NYC; they’ve since shared stages with St. Lucia and Notion favourites …