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Moodboard: Will Saul


The producer and DJ behind Simple Records and Aus Music, whose sound is self-styled “deep dubdiscohousetechno with flashes of soul”, pulls together an amazingly eclectic moodboard on the eve of the launch of his DJ Kicks compiliation. Read, learn, love. 


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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,



EP Review: Dusky – Careless

With still nearly three-and-a-half months left in the year, Dusky have had a busy 2013. They’ve already released various EPs and singles on different labels – Naked Naked, Anjunadeep, Dogmatik and now Careless is out on Will Saul’s Aus Music.

Alfie Granger-Howell and Nick Harriman have been …


Aus Music celebrate 50th release with special pressing

To celebrate their 50th release since their inception in 2004, Aus Music will be releasing a very special single-sided vinyl of Deetron’s new single ‘Count on Me’.

The brainchild of Will Saul, Aus Music has had an impressive half-century of releases, establishing young producers and becoming a home for mainstay …



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



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 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 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 …



NYE + NYD Parties with Hydra

I know it’s just turning toward December, and while we all love Christmas, New Year’s Eve is definitely when the festivities go on.  Broken and Uneven‘s recent venture, clubbing series The Hydra, will celebrate its quick rise to fame with a two-day party that’ll feature countless bands and DJs.…