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Outlook Festival Croatia announce Busta Rhymes, Buraka Som Sistema, DJ Marky and many more!

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outlook festival croatia
• Headliners include Busta Rhymes, Barrington Levy, Horace Andy, DJ Premier, Buraka Som Sistema, Goldie, Andy C, Moodymann, David Rodigan, DJ Marky, Andy C, Chronixx & Zinc Fence Redemption, Digital Mystikz, MJ Cole, DJ EZ, Floating Points, Special Request and many more, with a further 200 names to be revealed soon.
• Outlook returns for its 7th season on the stunning Croatian coast
• The festival takes place from Weds 3rd – Sun 7th September 2014

Outlook Festival returns to Croatia this September after last year’s best ever event to date, a celebratory fusion of dub, reggae, hip-hop, drum ‘n’ bass, garage, house and more on the dazzling Adriatic coast. Joining the dots between musical legends right through to the next generation of up and coming talent, again some of the finest live acts and DJs descend upon a 19th century fort for five days and nights of amazing music. Close to the historic city of Pula in Croatia’s northern region of Istria, the now iconic Outlook sets the agenda with a world-class array of performers in a collection of truly spectacular locations, set in and around an abandoned fort. Choose from a dungeon, a courtyard, a moat, a boat, the beach or the festival’s main stage set on a harbour. Outlook combines a heady mix of fun in the sun and under the stars as a dedication to sound culture, which has just revealed its first wave of names.

Outlook Festival 2014 – The Lineup So Far
Busta Rhymes, Barrington Levy, DJ Premier, Buraka Som Sistema, Horace Andy, Jah Shaka, Goldie, Moodyman, David Rodigan, Digital Mystikz, Michael Prophet & Dub Asante Band, DJ Marky, Andy C, DJ EZ, DJ Zinc, Submotion Orchestra, Chronixx & Zinc Fence Redemption, Ranking Joe, MJ Cole, Floating Points, The Bug feat. Iration Steppas, Dillinja, Spy, Dbridge, Calibre, Onra, Mungo’s HiFi, Youngsta, Pinch, Special Request, Andres (Slum Village), Kaytranada, Dub Phizix & Strategy, Icicle, Spectrasoul, Grooverider, The Heatwave, Channel One & Prince Fatty, Wookie, Author, Jonwayne, Eliphino, Bishop Nehru, Stwo, Applebottom, Hannah Wants, Andrew Ashong, Stylo G, Mickey Pearce, Daddy Freddy, Eglo Band, High Focus, My Nu Leng, Fatima, Kutmah, Doc Scott, Skeptical, Total Science, DJ Die, Source Direct, Radikal Guru + Cian, The Mouse Outfit, Necessary Mayhem, Goth-Trad, Hatcha, Mr Williamz, Alex Nut, Flako, Vivek, J:Kenzo, Commodo, Sunship, OBF, Blackboard Jungle, MC GQ, Stamina MC, SP: MC, DLR, Sticky, Klose One, Fracture, Bushkin, DJ Q, Ant TC1, Wilfred Gieroux, Charlie P, Sam Binga, Lowqui, Maffi, Seven Davis JNR, Proxima, Chimpo, Gantz, Logos, Wen, Compa, Fokus, Rich Reason, Finwa and Onset, with over 200 more names to be announced.


‘Mala in Cuba’on Brownswood Recordings on 10th September

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on June 26, 2012 by dk

In May 2011 Mala (Digital Mystikz) travelled to Havana, Cuba with Gilles Peterson to record and collaborate with local musicians as part of the ongoing Havana Cultura project. The results are documented on his album ‘Mala in Cuba’ – scheduled for release on Brownswood Recordings on 10th September 2012. The album will be preceded by a 12” featuring ‘Cuba Electronic’ and ‘Calle F’ released on 6th August 2012.

A devotee of Jamaican sound system culture, Mala led from the front as the first waves of so-called “dubstep” filtered out from Croydon’s Big Apple Records, battering bassbins across South London in 2002/03 alongside the likes of Skream, Benga, Coki and Loefah. Fiercely independent, he co-founded the label and legendary club night DMZ (with Coki and Loefah) and has produced some of the scene’s most vital and acclaimed tracks as Digital Mystikz. He also established his own imprint – Deep Medi Musik – in 2006 as an outlet for his own sonic experimentations alongside those of his favourite producers. Mala is universally respected as an innovator and leader not only within the global dubstep movement but also within the broader electronic realm.

The results of a true culture clash, ‘Mala in Cuba’ marries the intricate rhythms and deep, spiritual roots of Cuba with Mala’s own roots in South London and his dedication to bass culture. Travelling to Havana with DJ / broadcaster / record collector Gilles Peterson and fellow producer Simbad in 2011 – where they were recording sessions for Gilles’s ‘Havana Cultura: The Search Continues’ album at Abdala Studios – Mala installed himself in a small studio across the corridor from the main hub. With a constant stream of gifted local musicians and vocalists passing through, from diva Danay Suarez to the legendary percussionist Changuito and acclaimed pianist Roberto Fonseca, this was a true journey of discovery for everyone concerned.

Returning home with a laptop crammed with inspiration, Mala began to stitch the story of his Cuban adventure together. The space, depth and weight of the sound is vintage Mala, but the melodies, licks, chord progressions, rhythms and chattering percussion are uniquely Cuban. For Brownswood Recordings boss Gilles Peterson, who famously curated excursions in the spaces between jazz and electronic music whilst at Talkin’ Loud (namely Kenny “Dope” Gonzalez’s and “Little” Louie Vega’s Nuyorican Soul project in 1996 and Roni Size Reprazent’s ‘New Forms’ the following year) this is a record that he has dreamed of making: “This is the record that reevaluates and realigns the dubstep movement within sound system culture.”

Como Como feat. Dreiser & Sexto Sentido
Cuba Electronic
The Tunnel
The Tourist
Calle F
Noches Sueños feat. Danay Suarez

Tectonic Plates Volume 3 (Tectonic)19th March 2012

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 25, 2012 by dk

Release date: 19th March 2012
Format: LP / CD / Digital
The mighty Tectonic Recordings drop the latest in their esteemed Plates series, compiling exclusive tracks from a selection of electronic music’s leading and breaking artists. Since starting low frequency operations in 2005, Bristol’s Tectonic Recordings has been a landmark for dubstep, bass and progressive electronic music fans; with artists releasing on the label including Skream, Loefah, 2562, Peveralist, RSD, Flying Lotus, Joker, Addison Groove, Jack Sparrow, Photek, Benga, Digital Mystikz and label boss Pinch.


1. Kryptic Minds – ‘The Talisman’
2. Addison Groove – ‘Phantom’
3. Tunnidge – ‘Universal’
4. Pinch – ‘Blow Out The Candle’
5. Goth Trad – ‘Mach’
6. Clue Kid – ‘Evolution’
7. Roska – ‘480 BC’
8. Monky – ‘Float’
9. Ginz – ‘Chrome’
10. OM Unit – ‘Preshah’
11. Kevin McPhee – ‘Outs’
12. Illum Sphere – ‘Promise A Secret’
13. 2562 – ‘Rogue State’

Modeselektor -Modeselektion Vol 1 out November 5

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 25, 2010 by dk

Though a new album from Berlin’s next-level bass dons, Modeselektor, is still nowhere in sight, we do have news of the duo kicking off a fresh compilation series. Entitled Modeselektion Vol. 1, the 18-track disc is said to showcase “the progression of dubstep’s offsprings and related, or unrelated but similar sounding, techno producers in London, Berlin, or elsewhere.” So, basically, the release has whatever the hell music Modeselektor wants it to have. Vol. 1 is scheduled for release on November 5 via the production outfit’s own label, Monkeytown, and will be preceded by a short stint in the U.S. this September. You can find those dates and tracklist, below.


1. Siriusmo “Das Geheimnis”
2. SBTRKT “The Unspoken”
3. Feadz “The Assistant Manager”
4. Tadd Mulinix & Daniel Meteo “The Good Star”
5. Robag Wruhme “Bierholer”
6. 2562 “The Wind Up”
7. eLan “Pussy Posse”
8. Cosmin TRG “Space Station Love Affair”
9. Shed “With Bag And Baggage”
10. Apparat “King Of Clubs”
11. Marcel Dettmann “Lyrate”
12. Ikonika & Optimum “Hum”
13. Modeselektor “VW Jetta”
14. Ramadanman “Pitter”
15. Digital Mystikz-Mala “Explorer”
16. Bok Bok “Say Stupid Things”
17. Housemeister “Kristall”
18. Cylob “Pepper Spray” (Capsicum Edit)

Thursday, September 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theater
Friday, September 24 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos (Decibel Festival)
Saturday, September 25 – Washington, D.C. @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
Sunday, September 26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Wiliamsburg


Soul Jazz – Future Bass out September 20, 2010

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 24, 2010 by dk

Mala, Four Tet, Ramadanman and Untold are among the producers to feature in a new compilation from London based label Soul Jazz, entitled Future Bass. A teaser 12″ for the compilation was recently released, featuring stunning efforts from Four Tet and Mala. The rest of the tracklisting includes a healthy mixture of established heads – most notably Digital Mystikz man Coki and Hemlock boss Untold, alongside relatively unheralded producers like Distal and Randomer. Soul Jazz has made a name for releasing lovingly curated and colourfully designed compilations that focus on everything from obscure New York post-punk to German experimental rock and electronic music. Now it’s the turn of the underground bass scene, with its roots very much in the UK, to shine. The compilation will be released on a heavyweight triple vinyl, triple-vinyl. The CD version will come in deluxe plastic casing, complete with a set of limited edition postcards. It will be followed a series of 12-inches featuring more exclusive tracks by the artists included, kicking off with Untold.

 Future Bass will be released on September 20, 2010.


1. Mala – Don’t Let Me Go Listen
2. Four Tet – Nothing To See Listen
3. Untold – Fly Girls
4. Coki – Ransom
5. Ramadanman – Bass Drums
6. Black Chow – Air
7. LD – Mastermind
8. V.I.V.E.K – Talking Shadows
9. Randomer – Puzzled
10. Ginz – Boss
11. Harry Craze – Gone
12. Distal – Grape Donut
13. Sub Version – Free To Funk


Truth – Puppets Album on Aquatic Lab Records(LABCD002)September 6th +free mixes

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 12, 2010 by dk

The theory that isolation breeds creativity has never been as apt as it is in Truth’s case.”
– Mary Anne Hobbs (BBC Radio 1)

Truth, undoubtedly New Zealand’s greatest dubstep export; release their debut album Puppets through Australian label Aquatic Lab. Following two 12″ releases on Aquatic Lab, their first full length takes the dubstep sound back to its weighty roots, reminiscent of foundational half-step rollers submerged in sub-bass, twisted into their own signature blend of edgy attitude and dub-wise sentiment.

Truth is Andre Ferndandez, Tristan Roake and Julian Van Uden. Hailing from Christchurch NZ, one of the world’s most southern cities, the theory that isolation breeds creativity has never been as apt as it is for Truth.

“We’ve been producing music together for ten years, and were introduced to the sound of dubstep by Mala (Digital Mystikz). Originally we met through a shared love of music, always bumping in to each other at the same gigs in the late 90s. A couple of years later we decided to start producing music together and things have flowed from there. When Mala played us his releases on Deep Medi a few years back, the style appealed to us immediately, and we were inspired to start making music which worked within the dubstep sound.”

Truth’s music encompasses an array of melodies, vocals and spacious beats that range from rumbling half-step stompers into deeper, profound realms. One common element underpins every track though: a heavy bassline riddim.

They go on to state, “Puppets is an album which aims to give the listener a snapshot of the Truth sound as it currently stands. This is sub-oriented bass music, meant to be turned up loud! The vibe is dark and a little bit cinematic in places. Overall the album is a combination of big dance floor tunes for the club and some deeper darker numbers to put people on edge. It’s also definitely a listening album, meant to be appreciated in its entirety.”

Truth’s dubplates have received DJ support around the globe from artists such as Mala, Skream, Joe Nice, Hatcha and N-Type, with their beats being dropped at shows from Club Love in New York City to DMZ in London, as well as featuring on radio stations BBC Radio One, Kiss and Rinse FM.

Truth’s productions have been quickly snatched up by a number of established labels such as Mala’s seminal label Deep Medi Musik and Skream’s Disfigured Dubz label. Truth has also recently released a 12” on Boka Records, along with remixes for artists such as The Nextmen, Ms Dynamite and Silverclub. Alix Perez included his collaboration with Truth on his debut album ‘1984’.

Two comprehensive Europe tours and a string of gigs around America, Australia and Asia, have included an appearance at the foundational DMZ night in Brixton and the infamous Sub Dub in Leeds.

Truth – Puppets LP
Cat number: LABCD002
Release date: September 6th 2010
1. Burglar
2. Dead Silence
3. Don’t Explain
4. Juno
5. Puppets
6. Masters of the Stars
7. Under Current (feat. Ben Verse)
8. Terror Planet VIP
9. Legion
10. Invaded!
11. Lab Rat
12. More Dangerous
13. Wicked Vibe Broccoli
14. Indigo Mood
15. The Fatman

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Sex, Truth and Videotape-Truth’s USA Tour Mix – 29 07 2010
1/. Truth – Juno – forthcoming on “Puppets” LP
2/. Datsik – Firepower – Dub
3/. Antiserum & Ill-Esha – Gold Rush – Dub
4/. Truth & Ben Verse – Undercurrent – forthcoming on “Puppets” LP
5/. Vent – Flava – Dub
6/. Datsik – Mechano – Dub
7/. Truth – Masters of the Stars – forthcoming on “Puppets” LP
8/. Truth – Burglar – forthcoming on “Puppets” LP
9/. Joker & TC – It Aint Got a Name –Dub
10/. Benga – Stop Watching – Digital Soundboy
11/. Liquid Stranger – Ripple – Rottun
12/. Crushington & Black Sun Empire – Wolf Moon – Dub
13/. Babylon System & Antiserum – California Style – Argon
14/. SP – Trust Nobody VIP
15/. Truth – Lab Rat – forthcoming on “Puppets” LP
16/. Truth – International – Deep Medi Dub
17/. Silkie – Bass Junkie – Deep Medi Dub
18/. 12th Planet & Antiserum – Purple & Gold
19/. Crushington – Paper Walls – Dub
20/. Truth – More Dangerous – forthcoming on “Puppets” LP
21/. Truth – Amnesia – Deep Medi Dub
22/. Truth – Indigo Mood – forthcoming on “Puppets” LP
23/. Von D & Riskotheque – Like a Bird – Disfigured Dubz Dub
24/. Truth & Dutty Ranks –Worlds Apart – Argon Dub

Download: Truth-Outraged By Silence (MIX) 01 Truth – Timeshift (Boka Dub)
02 Von D & Riskotheq…ue – Like aBird (Disfigured Dubz Dub)
03 Noah D – Serious VIP (Dub)
04 The Heavy – How You Like Me Now -Joker Remix
05 Noah D – The Love (Dub)
06 Mala – Eyez (Dub)
07 Truth …- Burglar (Aquatic Lab Dub)
08 Breakage ft David Rodigan &Newham Generals – Hard (Caspa & The Others Remix) (DigitalSoundboy)
09 Noah D & Mensah – Kashmir (Dub)
10 Joker – Tron (Dub)
11 Kito – LFO (Disfigured Dubz Dub)
12 Science – Heal My Hurts (Dub)
13 Truth – Masters of the Stars(Aquatic Lab Dub)
14 Bassment Jaxx ft Kelis &Chipmunk – Scars – Engine Ears Experiment Remix (XL)
15 Babylon System – Regardless VIP(Dub)
16 Matt U – Double Blind (Dub)
17 Truth – Invaded (Aquatic Lab Dub)
18 Truth – International (Deep MediDub)
19 Bulletproof – The Game (Dub)
20 Truth – Wicked Vibe Broccoli(Aquatic Lab Dub)
21 Tunnidge – 7 Breaths (Dub)
22 Truth – Dead Silence (Aquatic LabDub)
23 Bassnectar – Boombox – Noah D Remix(Amorphous Music)
24 Truth – Juno (Aquatic Lab Dub)
25 Babylon System & Nibe – Raclette(Dub)
26 Alexis K – Etnica (Dub)
27 Truth – Bubba Ho Step (DisfiguredDubz Dub)
28 Jakes – Gold Chain (Dub)
29 Antiserum – Mofo (Dub)
30 Truth – Wednesday (Disfigured DubzDub)
31 Calibre – Tenopause (Deep Medi Dub)
32 Mala – Unexpected (Dub)
33 Tes La Rok – Them (Dub)
34 Kito – Don’t Wanna Lose You(Disfigured Dubz Dub)
35 Truth – Don’t Explain (Aquatic LabDub)

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Truth Live video from NYE 2010 @ Inangahua, New Zealand

UK/EU Tour Video (April 2010)

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Download: Ben UFO -XLR8R Podcast 137

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 14, 2010 by dk

The world of electronic music is filled with quirks, but one of the most confusing is the fact that so many DJs only get attention if they also produce tracks. If someone has banged out a quality tune or two—and in some cases, the “quality” requirement is optional—they can quickly find themselves DJing around the globe, regardless of whether or not they are actually any good behind the decks. On the flip side, there are amazing DJs whose talents go unnoticed simply because they’ve never slapped their name on a song or remix. For a genre where clubs and parties take center stage, it seems like the system has been flipped on its head. Nevertheless, a select few still manage to break through based solely on their DJ skills. That group includes young Ben UFO (a.k.a. Ben Thomson), co-founder of the London-based Hessle Audio label. His top-notch DJ sets, usually combining the freshest funky, garage, and 2-step sounds with a choice selection of classic dubstep, house, and techno, have been blowing minds for a while now, so we are ecstatic to have him curate this edition of the XLR8R podcast.

Download: Ben UFO -XLR8R Podcast 137   or  Here


01 Mad Mike feat. Davina “Don’t You Want It” (Happy)
02 Cassy “Endless Endeavour” (Cassy)
03 Afefe Iku “Body Drummin” (Yoruba)
04 Untold “Anaconda (Guarachero Refix)”
05 A Made Up Sound “Alarm” (A Made Up Sound)
06 Funkystepz feat. Lily McKenzie “For U”
07 West Norwood Cassette Library “Blonde on Blonde”
08 Logic “Blues For You (Hard Dub)” (Strictly Rhythm)
09 Unknown “Blue”
10 Kathy Brown “I Appreciate (52 Leagues of Swing Mix)” (Cutting)
11 Mosca “Square One (VIP)”
12 Martin Kemp “Fix” (Blunted Robots)
13 Aaron Carl “Wallshaker” (Millions of Moments)
14 Commix “How You Gonna Feel (Pangaea Remix)”
15 Indo “R U Sleeping? (Bump and Flex vocal Mix)” (Satellite)
16 Blackstreet “Need a Fix (Jeremy Sylvester Remix)” (white)
17 Unknown “Untitled”
18 Biter “Hype Trak”
19 Wizzbit “Jamnite” (Slimzos)
20 Peverelist and Hyetal “RRR”
21 Dom Perignon and Dynamite “Together” (Mos Wanted)
22 Blackout “SOS”
23 Ramadanman “Bass Drumz”
24 Digital Mystikz “Ugly” (Big Apple)
25 Chris Mack “Gal A Call Me Phone (Militant Vocal Mix)” (Ultimate Beats)
26 Blawan “Iddy” (Hessle Audio)
27 Outkast “Ms. Jackson (Harmonimix)”
28 Mondie “Shower” (white)
29 J Sweet “Gutter (Alias Remix)” (Sweet Beatz)
30 Shystie feat. Crazy Titch and J2K “Make It Easy (Davinche Remix)” (Network)
31 Joe “Level Crossing” (Hessle Audio)
32 James Blake “Libra”