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Introducing New Look Men Urban - contemporary streetwear for the style-conscious. Taking influence from the very latest in youth, street and music subcultures, this range, launched for spring 2017 captures the emerging trends from streetwear around the globe. Whether you're looking for statement outerwear, customised hoodies or individual prints, this range has everything you're after.

URBAN

We had a quick catch up with the face of NEW LOOK MEN URBAN, Vonnie, from UK rap collective, Last Night In Paris. How's your year been treating you so far? Any major highlights? Year been goin wavy, major highlights 'Pure' EP droppin, Short Film out, merch on route and our headline show! You've got a really unique style, any tips to help others achieve the same? You've got to try to incorporate silk to achieve an individual look. Where do you tend to gain your inspiration/ influence from when it comes to style choices? We all have our idols but I'd say the gang and just everyday garms really. What are your go-top pieces at the moment? Straight to baggy pants and tracksuits keepin it simps and cozy What were your favourite pieces from the shoot? Has to be the blue denim jeans, cream sweater and the denim jacket. How do you incorporate "louder" pieces into your look? Don't really think about how i dress to too much i just throw stuff on to a certain extent.

 

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“ We've caught the trends that are just emerging to deliver the most diverse and exciting range on the high street.” - Thom Penn, Head Urban Designer

 

“ You can wear the collection knowing that every one of our designs serves a purpose to stand out from the crowds.” - Thom Penn, Head Urban Designer

“ You can wear the collection knowing that every one of our designs serves a purpose to stand out from the crowds and be recognised.” - Thom Penn, Head Urban Designer

 

 

 

MEET THE ARTISTSGet to know the artists featured in Notion Magazine wearing the NL MEN URBAN range

AJ TRACEY

CADET

TEMPA

BIG TOBZ

BASSETTE

TOM MISCH

LIV DAWSON

 

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TRACEY

Name: AJ Tracey What's he do?: UK Grime Artist Known for: Featuring on nearly every "one to watch" list for 2017. It's his year. What's he up to?: Full sold out UK headline tour Did you know: His dad used to be a rapper and his mum was a drum & bass DJ

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Name: AJ Tracey What's he do?: UK Grime Artist Known for: Featuring on nearly every "one to watch" list for 2017. It's his year. What's he up to?: Full sold out UK headline tour Did you know: His dad used to be a rapper and his mum was a drum & bass DJ

“ Our vision is to be the go-to brand for every guy so one year ago we started our journey to extend into new collections. The launch of our URBAN range is a big step to achieve this” - CHRISTOPHER ENGLINDE, MENSWEAR DIRECTOR

“ Our vision is to be the go-to brand for every guy so one year ago we started our journey to extend into new collections. The launch of our URBAN range is a big step to achieve this” - CHRISTOPHER ENGLINDE, MENSWEAR DIRECTOR

CADET

Name: Cadet What's he do?: Raw and brutally honest freestyles Known for: Breaking down male promiscuity in his 'Sl*t' freestyle What's he up to?: A slew of releases and a slot at Wireless Festival Did you know: Krept took Cadet on stage at New Look Wireless 2 years ago and said "this could be you", this year he’s doing exactly that. On his music style: I find it important to say something in my music and I feel that legendary music tends to be timeless because it's constantly relatable. I try to make my music true to real life and hopefully that helps make it legendary. I'll be real, I like a lot of longline but I like to include some classic, some modern, sleek but also slick.

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Name: Cadet What's he do?: Raw and brutally honest freestyles Known for: Breaking down male promiscuity in his 'Slut' freestyle What's he up to?: A slew of releases and a slot at Wireless Festival Did you know: Krept took Cadet on stage at New Look Wireless 2 years ago and said "this could be you", this year he’s doing exactly that. On his music style: I find it important to say something in my music and I feel that legendary music tends to be timeless because it's constantly relatable. I try to make my music true to real life and hopefully that helps make it legendary. I'll be real, I like a lot of longline but I like to include some classic, some modern, sleek but also slick.

“ I'll be real, I like a lot of longline but I like to include some classic, some modern, sleek but also slick.” - Read the full interview in Notion Magazine Issue 75

“ I'll be real, I like a lot of longline but I like to include some classic, some modern, sleek but also slick.” - Read the full interview in Notion Magazine Issue 75

TEMPA

Name: Tempa What's he do?: Brummy Grime MC Known for: Dropping pure fire on his tracks and freestyles What's he up to?: Just dropped his track 'The Difference' (Meek Mill Remix) On Birmingham grime: [Birmingham grime is] much darker than London. It’s still got its own sound”. And few embody this better than Tempa. “We’re still underground. No one ain’t really successful, no one ain’t really made millions off it.

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Name: Tempa What's he do?: Brummy Grime MC Known for: Dropping pure fire on his tracks and freestyles What's he up to?: Just dropped his track 'The Difference' (Meek Mill Remix) On Birmingham grime: [Birmingham grime is] much darker than London. It’s still got its own sound”. And few embody this better than Tempa. “We’re still underground. No one ain’t really successful, no one ain’t really made millions off it.

“ It’s mad all these people seeing what I do and enjoying what I do.” - Read the full interview in Notion Magazine Issue 75

“It’s mad all these people seeing what I do and enjoying what I do.” - Read the full interview in Notion Magazine Issue 75

BIG
TOBZ

Name: Big Tobz What's he do?: UK Grime artist Known for: Consistent single, EP and LP release – hard grafter among the grime scene. What's he up to?: Recent release include 'Adisson Lee' and 'Calling Me' both enjoying spins on BBC 1Xtra On being independent: I've had a couple of deals on the table from labels, but right now we're just tryna get the best deal. I'm not rushing into one. But there has been a lot of offers and stuff, so we'll do this EP and then see what the offers are. I've also got my next headline show on 5th April and I'm on a lot of festivals this year, so it should be a good year.

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Name: Big Tobz What's he do?: UK Grime artist Known for: Consistent single, EP and LP release – hard grafter among the grime scene. What's he up to?: Recent release include 'Adisson Lee' and 'Calling Me' both enjoying spins on BBC 1Xtra On being independent: I've had a couple of deals on the table from labels, but right now we're just tryna get the best deal. I'm not rushing into one. But there has been a lot of offers and stuff, so we'll do this EP and then see what the offers are. I've also got my next headline show on 5th April and I'm on a lot of festivals this year, so it should be a good year.

“ I'm working in partnership with Disturbing London and we've just wrapped up my EP which hopefully I'm gonna drop in March.” - Read the full interview in Notion Magazine Issue 75

“ I'm working in partnership with Disturbing London and we've just wrapped up my EP which hopefully I'm gonna drop in March.” - Read the full interview in Notion Magazine Issue 75

BASSETTE

Name: Bassette What's she do?: Singer-songwriter Known for: Creating tunes full of emotion with an almost melancholic feel to them What's she up to?: 2016 saw the release of her huge collaboration with Joe Hertz, 2017 promises further development of her impressive talents On her style: My style is pretty basic and simple, to be honest, very minimalist but this shoot made me want to step up my wardrobe and out of my comfort zone a bit more!

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Name: Bassette What's she do?: Singer-songwriter Known for: Creating tunes full of emotion with an almost melancholic feel to them What's she up to?: 2016 saw the release of her huge collaboration with Joe Hertz, 2017 promises further development of her impressive talents On her style: My style is pretty basic and simple, to be honest, very minimalist but this shoot made me want to step up my wardrobe and out of my comfort zone a bit more!

“ I would describe it as alternative R&B, like future R&B… It's very minimalist production as well.” - Read the full interview in Notion Magazine Issue 75

“ I would describe it as alternative R&B, like future R&B… It's very minimalist production as well.” - Read the full interview in Notion Magazine Issue 75

TOM
MISCH

Name: Tom Misch Occupation: Singer-songwriter Known for: Fusing hip hop, neo-soul and electronica. What's he up to?: Catch him at some of the biggest festivals on the UK circuit this summer. On labelling his music: I listen to so many different types of music, it’s not coming from one genre or one place. Initially, when I started mak¬ing music, it was old school hip hop, and that was my style four years ago. Now I’ve delved into so many different genres that I don’t want to put a label on it.

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Name: Tom Misch Occupation: Singer-songwriter Known for: Fusing hip hop, neo-soul and electronica. What's he up to?: Catch him at some of the biggest festivals on the UK circuit this summer. On labelling his music: I listen to so many different types of music, it’s not coming from one genre or one place. Initially, when I started mak¬ing music, it was old school hip hop, and that was my style four years ago. Now I’ve delved into so many different genres that I don’t want to put a label on it.

“ It was cool to try out different styles I might not normally wear.” - Read the full interview in Notion Magazine Issue 75

“ It was cool to try out different styles I might not normally wear.” - Read the full interview in Notion Magazine Issue 75

LIV
DAWSON

Name: Liv Dawson What she does?: Singer-songwriter Known for: A captivating debut single 'Tapestry' that set the standard and tone for what to expect from this exciting talent. What's she up to?: A slew of shows throughout summer, including WILDLIFE Festival, and, more recently, her killer new single 'Searching'. On life influencing her music: I feel being the age I am naturally bring lots of quick changes in your life, so in that sense, it influences what I'm writing about day to day, in the last six months, I've defi-nitely felt I've found my way.

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Name: Liv Dawson What she does?: Singer-songwriter Known for: A captivating debut single 'Tapestry' that set the standard and tone for what to expect from this exciting talent. What's she up to?: A slew of shows throughout summer, including WILDLIFE Festival, and, more recently, her killer new single 'Searching'. On life influencing her music: I feel being the age I am naturally bring lots of quick changes in your life, so in that sense, it influences what I'm writing about day to day, in the last six months, I've defi-nitely felt I've found my way.

“ I grew up spending a lot of time in the studio… going out on the road and performing was hard to adjust but now I love it.”- Read the full interview in Notion Magazine Issue 75

“ I grew up spending a lot of time in the studio… going out on the road and performing was hard to adjust but now I love it.” - Read the full interview in Notion Magazine Issue 75

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