30 of years of Work: DJ Premier on rap and the art of making records

30 of years of Work: DJ Premier on rap and the art of making records

We speak to producer, mentor and hip-hop icon DJ Premier about hip-hop, the universe, and everything.

Everything you need to know about Abi Ocia

Everything you need to know about Abi Ocia

We get to know Abi Ocia in her own words.

Deadboy on how the dramatic changes of the past year influenced his debut album

“It’s hard to make a record this year that doesn’t have some aspect of what’s going on in the world embedded in it.”

New Magic: Son Little on spirituality, happy accidents and outback revelations

Born in Philadelphia but based all over the world, Son Little crafts hazy, country-tinged soul born from the wandering blues.

Lola Coca on unlearning and re-learning, positive activism and dream dates

On the cusp of releasing new music, Lola Coca reminisces about her whirlwind year in which she released her debut album, gigged a lot and returned back to writing with a fresh outlook.

Personal Essay: Jamz Supernova on her journey to trailblazing tastemaker

Radio 1Xtra resident, former Reprezent radio DJ and all-around tastemaker, Jamz Supernova reflects on how South London has shaped her identity for Notion 78.

Oscar #Worldpeace is changing the narrative

"It’s 2018, the internet is powerful, people are getting cancelled every day. Whoever’s in that building, the BBC, Beats 1 building, we can get to the top of it and cancel them."

Chlöe Howl is trying to push the conversation beyond ‘woke pop’

Signed at just sixteen, Chlöe Howl came of age in the music industry. Now she's taking it on headfirst.

“It has been tough claiming white spaces” experimental soul artist Nadia Nair on her battle to succeed

After years of songwriting behind the scenes and an uphill battle to get her voice heard Nadia Nair is finally breaking out.

EASY talk fights, starting over and driving through the California desert with Camille Rowe

EASY is Los Angeles' favourite new rock band, born from the skateboarding world Josh Landau and co are taking the sounds of Venice Beach global and bringing some famous faces along with them.

“It’ll ruin ‘daycore’ songs forever, and you’ll find lots of anime” – breaking down nightcore with DJ Surati

PC Music? Nightcore? Daycore? It can all be a tad confusing. Luckily rising DJ in the scene Surati breaks it down for us, while debuting an exclusive mix for Notion.

Go East: The future of British rap is happening in East Africa

From genge to lugaflow, Tanzania to Uganda, East Africa is a hotbed of new styles and sounds of rap music. Bex Shorunke takes a deep dive into a musical landscape that's been ignored in the UK for far too long.

Life in the booth: Studio 54’s Nicky Siano shares his greatest DJ stories

Studio 54 resident and The Gallery founder, Nicky Siano shares some of his favourite memories from a life behind the decks.