NOTION NOW #204: Childish Gambino, Jorja Smith & Amaarae

NOTION NOW #204: Childish Gambino, Jorja Smith & Amaarae

Press play on the latest edition of NOTION NOW, and get your playlists summer-ready.

UNDISCOVERED #204: Downtown Kayoto, Äyanna & BAKEY

UNDISCOVERED #204: Downtown Kayoto, Äyanna & BAKEY

A weekly playlist sharing our pick of the best new music from the world's most exciting emerging musicians. You heard it here first.

Finding Community with Habibti Nation

Finding Community with Habibti Nation

Celebrating three years of its growing community and club night, Habibti Nation threw a SWANA summer party in Hackney Wick last weekend and Shiler Mahm was on hand to tell us what went down.

Selected by Wallace

Selected by Wallace

Radical ruralism: Wallace selects us 10 tracks filled with sounds firmly rooted in nature and the outdoors.

ayrtn in Conversation with Niko B

ayrtn in Conversation with Niko B

Pioneering a whole wave of UK rap unbound by hip-hop classicism, here we catch ayrtn in conversation with fellow rising artist Niko B, talking Channel U, seafood salad and white wine combos and how he’s shaping the next stage of his sonic venture.

KNEECAP

KNEECAP

As Curzon release their comedy drama film Kneecap, the Belfast trio talk their Irish republican politics, controversy, and how this semi-fictionalised biopic will pave the way for their native language.

Songer

Songer

Unafraid to push music in different directions, Songer's fifth project, THE PRICE OF THERAPY, explores hip-hop’s ability to heal. Here, he reflects on the realities of stardom, freestyling at school and why he’ll never gravitate towards fame.

Paul Russell

Paul Russell

After years of waiting for his moment, Paul Russell’s time has finally come. Kicking off 2024 with new music and back-to-back performances, the rising star is sharing his R&B-funk-hip-hop-pop with the world, and isn’t about to stop any time soon.

Life’s a Parade and Shared Dreams by Gracie Brackstone

Life’s a Parade and Shared Dreams by Gracie Brackstone

Photographer Gracie Brackstone provides us with exclusive images from two of her recent photobooks, Life’s a Parade and Shared Dreams for NOTION 95.

Beyond The Bassline Celebrates Centuries of Black British Music

Beyond The Bassline Celebrates Centuries of Black British Music

The first of its kind, The British Library's new exhibition explores the 500 year history and everlasting legacy of Black British Music.

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'Let’s Get On Dey Ass' by Lil Yachty

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Chy Cartier

Chy Cartier

From 2023’s ‘Bossed Up’ to 2024’s ‘Like Magic’, Chy Cartier has transformed the sonic scene at just 19-years-old, without industry backing or features, she's paving her own path and not looking back.

AJ Mitchell

AJ Mitchell

At just 22, AJ Mitchell is already an entertainment industry veteran. Now stepping into a bold new world with his second album, an electro-pop-soul odyssey through grief of every kind, join us as we head on the journey with him.

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Meet the Seven Artists Taking Over 2024 So Far

Meet the Seven Artists Taking Over 2024 So Far

To celebrate making it half way through the year, here are seven rising stars you need to know from 2024 in music so far.

Haseeb Iqbal is Trusting Humanity Amidst the Siege of Automation

Haseeb Iqbal is Trusting Humanity Amidst the Siege of Automation

DJ, broadcaster and writer Haseeb Iqbal talks music as medicine, seeking a higher spiritual force and tracing the origins of the Sun Ra Arkestra.

‘Villa & A House’ by Gianna Lei

Gianna Lei's new single 'Villa & A House' heralds a darker sound and deep personal connection.

‘Ima Winner Baby’ by Jessica Betts & Niecy Nash-Betts

New single 'Ima Winner Baby' is a work of love for Jessica Betts and Niecy Nash-Betts.

Idris Elba Drops New Anthem ‘Pushing On’ with GREY GOOSE Altius

The luxury vodka brand taps British icon Idris Elba to soundtrack summer celebrations with their collaboration, 'Pushing On'.