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Lovebox First Line-up Announcement!

London’s Lovebox Festival is becoming a staple of the capital’s summer season. Each year the multi-stage carnival manages to exceed itself, propelling it’s status into stratospheric spheres. This year Lovebox has joined forces with Secret Productions (co-organisers of Wilderness and Secret Garden Party 2009-2013), creating a new vision for 2014. …



Preview: Snowbombing 2014

As the nights start to draw in and the days only get damper, we here at Notion HQ once again find our thoughts lingering on an escape from the day-to-day drudgery of life in the British drizzle. No, we’re not planning an escape to a Caribbean beach or the Riviera,



BOTW Review: Close – Getting Closer

Will Saul is perhaps most famous for setting up Aus Music and Simple Records, producing some ravishing remixes – such as his brilliant recent re-imagining of Little Dragon‘s ‘Crystalfilm‘ – and manning the decks everywhere from London to Australia. But now under his new alias, Close, …



BOTW Track: Close – ‘Beam Me Up’

Will Saul‘s full-length debut under the Close moniker, Getting Closer, feels like a love letter to music; not just to the techno and house he’s grown up on and released through his labels Aus Music and Simple, but also to the spirit of collaboration, shared interests and …



Introducing our BOTW: Close

You have to admire Will Saul. Over the last decade or so, the Somerset native has brought us two of the most esteemed imprints in electronic music in the guise of Simple and Aus Music, he’s been the musical delivery man for seminal releases from the likes of …



Guest Mix: Eli & Fur

Since releasing their debut single, the appropriately twinkly ‘Sea of Stars‘, on their own NYX imprint last year, London DJ duo Eli & Fur have been one of the most enticing local dance prospects we’ve had the good fortune to encounter. Now, with two increasingly provocative singles –



Album Review: Scuba- Personality

If I didn’t know any better I would have thought I was stuck in one of those 80’s action films. You know, the kind where an electro-pop, heavy synth, dance tune is queued in at the start of the chase scene. Scuba’s third album ‘Personality’ produced by Paul Rose brings …



Download: Little Dragon – ‘Crystalfilm’ (Close remix)

There must be something in the air because it seems remixes of Swedish electro bands are penetrating our airwaves in all their newfangled, lush synth glory– and rightly ruddy so. Yesterday we brought you CSY & Stripe’s delicious rework of Icona Pop and today you can bask in the splendour …



‘Date Weekend’

When my ridiculously good looking friend broke up with his long term girlfriend earlier this year, I was on it like a rat out of a trap. “I’ll go on a date with you,” I offered. “Fuck off. I’ll never go on a date with you,” he sneered in his …