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Track Premiere: J2K – ‘Fresh’

On the title track from his forthcoming Fresh EP, Roll Deep mainstay J2K moves out of the shadow of some of his more notorious peers – Wiley, Skepta, Flow Dan et al – to prove himself more than up to the challenge of going solo.

Forged from …



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



Rascals Takeover Week: Mixtapes

This week on PlanetNotion, it’s Rascals takeover time. We interviewed the prodigal grime foursome – comprised of Big Shizz, Tempz, Merkz and Kay Willz (boy, that’s a lot of zeds) – for our latest issue, Notion 063, and now we’re allowing them the chance to shout about the things



Interview: G-FrSH

The south London, self dubbed ‘Flash Affy’ is back and in the style in which we know him best. G-FrSH’s new mixtape ‘Legoman II’ is much like its predecessor ‘Legoman’. However, what may separate the two is G-FrSH’s constant growth both as an emcee and a recording …


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Reading & Leeds Festival Going All-Out for 2013

The Reading & Leeds Festival, a massive two-location series of concerts is finally letting details out about its plans for 2013.  And, uh, they’re pretty big.

Besides from maintaining the quality they’ve served over the past decades (Nirvana, anyone?), they’re also going bigger this year.  Way bigger.  On top …



Replay get you warmed up for Bestival

To ensure you’re in the festival mind set (I mean drunk and lairy – trench foot is optional) Replay are hosting a set of warm up gigs in the count down to Bestival.  Last thursday, the Replay store in Covent Garden, played host to the second event. The line up …



Converse Block Party

Converse, if there were ever a shoe more synonymous with music culture, we can’t think of one. And so, what better way to celebrate the launch of the new Star Player range, a variation on the classic Chuck Taylor, than with a free underground block party.

Taking place in London’s …



MOBO Tour finale – Skepta at London’s O2 Academy

As a countdown to the UK hip-hop/RnB/Grime MOBO awards, the MOBOs have gone mobile. After touring the length of the country, starting in Norwich on 12th October, the tour is to conclude for a special event at London’s Islington Academy on 19th October, presented by the MOBO Organization and Urban …