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Festival Alert: Outlook Festival 2012

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.

New Release: Pavel Dovgal/Ta-Ku – Finest Ego| Faces Series Vol.1

We’re a little bit late on this release, but it’s just too good a discovery not to share with you guys. Two of the most seasoned beatmaker collectives came together this summer to put out the first volume of a fresh new producer series entitled ‘Faces’. Every edition showcases two different producers from the hubs of PROJECT: Mooncircle (Mike Gao, Long Arm, fLako) and Finest Ego (Om Unit, Floating Points, Dorian Concept), with unique cover artwork for each artist designed by the aspring LNY, ‘known for his surrealistic portraits, blending humans and animals’. This first volume brings together Russian-born Pavel Dovgal and Ta-Ku, who has Philippine roots and grew up in Australia. The cultures they’ve grown up in are worlds apart, and through this they bring their own unique blend of music; Pavel Dovgal’s Kiss Purple sparking future-garage pads alight with some up-tempo snaps and claps, whilst Ta-Ku’s Confessions features John Robinson aka Lil’ Sci (Scienz Of Life) flowing smoothly over some J Dilla/Madlib inspired production. You can listen to the full 8 tracks here.