Since its humble beginnings just four years ago, the Outlook Festival has quickly become famous worldwide as Europe’s leading Bass music & Soundsystem culture festival. Held in an abandoned fortress off the coast of Croatia, Outlook has consistently been at the forefront of bass driven music and each year brings the biggest and most vibrant names in Electronic music. Alongside this, the festival has also become known for exposing the freshest and most unique talents from the world of Dub, Dubstep, Dancehall, Drum & Bass, Hip-Hop, Grime, Garage, Electronica and Bass Music. 2011 brought them the ‘Best Overseas Festival Award’ as voted for by the UK Festival Awards, and 2012 looks to be even better.
Both accomplished producers in their own right, Benjamin Damaage and Doc Daneeka teamed up about a year ago to make Creeper for Modeselektor’s Berlin label 50 Weapons. The duo made such a good impression that they were asked to produce a whole album, which is released today.
Since we had such a great response from the George The Poet’s session back in October…
2011 was quite a year for Nicolas Jaar and just two months into 2012 he’s set to take to the stage of Camden’s Roundhouse to showcase his new label Clown & Sunset. Having just been voted the no. 1 live act in the Resident Advisor polls, and seeing Nico at his last London date (where he played one of three sold out nights at Fabric), take it from us, this is one opportunity not to miss out on.
House and Garage night Subsoil Sessions is back for its third outing bringing T.Williams to Bristol alongside residents DJs.
Boom Clap Bachelors are a collective of producers, live musicians and DJs out of Copenhagen making magical music – think Broken Social Scene but with more emphasis on Soul elements.
An exciting new voice for UK soul with just the right about of reverence to the US greats.
Melodic breaks on a mini album for Secretsundaze.
Soothing jungle-influenced breaks on South Londons YAM Records.
80s Japanese synthpop on Jazzy Couscous’ second Kumo No Muko compilation.
A spontaneous space rock improv from the project of Mystic Jungle and Rico Milord.
Heavy drum programming, swirling toms and groove-fuelled rhythms on Matias Aguayo’s Cómeme.
The man behind the Strangelove Music label explores the junctures between organic and synthetic.
Swedish ambient jazz, 2003 reggae electronica and soothing Japanese new age.
Homegrown Celestial Lovers Rock from the Emotional Rescue, Response and Especial head.
Recline through Napoli-via-Berlin jazz-funk, L.A. boogie-RnB and downtempo soul.
A mix of “tropical / not-so-tropical” finds from the founder of Brussels’ Crevette Records.
Emotional Saharan vocalism, 70s US funk and new Nigerian-American neo-soul.
Walking us through the stunning Indian Ocean island…
Hong Kong mix, plus interactive map and favourite spots around town.
Showcasing Bulgaria’s rich heritage and vibrant present from a DJ who counts Zip as a fan.