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Applications Open for Red Bull Music Academy

Over the last 15 years, the Red Bull Music Academy has circumnavigated the globe, bringing many of the finest musicians in electronic and rhythm-lead music into a lecture hall environment, and offering unique insights into their craft. Many of the alumni have testified to the indelible mark the academy has …



What’s the Craziest Place You’ve Ever Been?

I’ve had the good fortune to have experienced many crazy and unusual places as a part of my job at Notion – everything from strange music festivals to the most random fashion events you can imagine. I however have never been to the Robot Bar in Tokyo – though after …



Album Stream: Cuushe – Butterfly Case

Ahead of its Monday release via impeccably-curated Tokyo label flau, Japanese dream-popper Cuushe has unveiled her sophomore album – the elegantly-titled Butterfly Case – in full. It’s ten tracks of lighter-than-pixie-dust pop, rich in plaintive atmospherics and gossamer textures.

Coming four long years after Cuushe’s debut LP, Red Rocket



BOTW Interview: Close

It’s hard not to feel admiration for Aus Music and Simple Records figurehead Will Saul – aka Close. For his first release under his new moniker, Getting Closer, he’s managed to simultaneously remove his identity from the process and yet still be fundamental to it; imbuing the album with



BOTW Interview: Wild Nothing

Virginian native and indie-pop wunderkind Jack Tatum – aka Wild Nothing – has certainly let himself float stylistically adrift on his latest EP, Empty Estate. What it’s allowed for, though, is a record unafraid to experiment with form and function; one that moves in ways that would have been



Interview: Lora Gene

It’s the middle of our week featuring new designers across a variety of different creative outlets. Wednesday brings us to Lora Gene, the brainchild of Lora Nikolaev; a brand that focuses on women age 25-45 who use their ‘style genes’ to express their personality through the innovative way they



News from Japan: Onitsuka Tiger Meets Mita

Onitsuka Tiger is one of Japan’s leading shoe designers. Since 1949 they’ve flooded the world with top-notch sneakers, sporting those signature stripes that are just about synonymous with running. They’ve just teamed up with the world-famous Japanese  sneaker store Mita to produce a unique new pair of shoes.

In celebration …



News: UT Pop-up London

Founded in 2003, the Japanese brand UNIQLO has provided millions around the globe with top-notch clothing articles for both men and women. The upcoming Spring/Summer ’13 collection features a new line of t-shirts, designed in collaboration with MTV and inspired by the likes of David Bowie, Madonna, AC/DC, Kiss, Sex …



Interview: MC Gaff E

Notion’s online editor Seb Law recently caught up with the rather dazzling MC Gaff E for a chat about her globetrotting lifestyle, rich visual style and the influences that make her so, well, colourful…

Planet Notion: Your live shows are very visual. When you’re writing music, do you think about



Moodboard: Eli and Fur

Back in November we ran an exclusive preview of Eli and Fur‘s latest video ‘Tonight’. In another ‘exclusive’ feature, the girls have given us access to the inner workings of their mind and tell us what’s hot and what’s not in their worlds:

Bruce Springstein – I’m On Fire…