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UK RELEASE DATE 16TH SEPTEMBER
This year Example sold-out his first 14-date UK arena tour amazing fans with his blinding, critically acclaimed live show rivalling that of his stadium-size rock contemporaries. Last year he a sat at the top of the UK charts with a No.1 certified platinum album ‘Playing in the Shadows’ and two consecutive No.1 singles including ‘Changed the Way You Kiss Me’ and‘Stay Awake’.
There is no rest for man of the moment Example, he’s back and ready to unleash the massive comeback single from his third studio album. Produced by DJ Dirty South, ‘Say Nothing’ is an anthemic stadium filler, laced with a hooky guitar riff and signature Example killer chorus. This track is a destined radio smash; overflowing with Example’s classic lyrical prowess.
Currently featuring alongside Calvin Harris on the huge single ‘We’ll Be Coming Back’ released on the 29th July. Whilst still maintaining his stranglehold on the world of Electronica with 12 shows in Ibiza this season, Example has spent this summer on the road playing a plethora of festivals across the UK and Europe including T in the Park, Wireless, Radio 1’s Hackney Weekender and Benicassim to name a few.
Ministry of Sound will release ‘Say Nothing’ on the 16th September with an array of A-list remixes courtesy of TC, Roska, Burns, Foamo and Hardwell.
1. Grievous Angel – Kleer
2. J Beatz – Subwoofer (Grievous Angel Remix)
This is a welcome return from Sheffield-based producer Grievous Angel who has been known for his slew of edits and live remixes – whether it be Grime, Dancehall, House or UK Funky. Having done this for Keysound label-mates Dusk & Blackdown as well as random re-works of productions from artists like Wiley (check 2009’s Ice Rick refix under the alias of Bubblez), Grievous Angel has got an eye for recycling existing ideas but is no slouch when it comes to his original productions either. His new EP on Forefront recordings see’s him manifest his love of UK Funky with two cuts that showcase his ability to move dancefloors with crispy drums and the undeniable swing of House and Garage.
Lead track ‘Kleer’ is built up around grandiose arpeggios over percussive drums that mirror the brutal urgency of UK Funky and drum programming of Dutch house. Whilst the basslines are militant, the addition of the whirring synths adds an air of smoothness to proceedings and builds a sense of eerie tension around the otherwise stomping effort.
On the flipside is his remix of J Beatz’ ‘Subwoofer’ (previously released on Forefront) oozes tropical vibrations with a tribal-esque beat pattern that ebbs and flows effortlessly and will work as a great tool in club sets. Rhythmically the remix possesses all the swagger of early Cooly G and Roska efforts yet there’s an underlying influence of dub as the subtle low-end bassline becomes more prominent as the track progresses.
OUTLOOK FESTIVAL 2012
30TH AUGUST – 3RD SEPTEMBER
FORT PUNTA CHRISTO, PULA, CROATIA
“The best four days of bass music in Europe, if not the world.” – Resident
After creating a buzz in the Bass Music community it’s time to spill the beans and announce the second wave of acts joining the Outlook lineup. Welcoming back some familiar faces along with newcomers, established headliners and classic pioneers, Outlook Festival proudly presents its broad spectrum of acts.
Kicking off the proceedings is a name that has been around since the very beginning of Outlook and who has played a massive part in the music we love. Skream is undoubtedly one of the biggest names in modern dance music and an artist that has been a regular feature on the Outlook lineup. Anyone that has attended previous years will be aware of the hype surrounding Skream and his high-energy performances. His incredible versatility ranges through many genres and finds a comfortable home across main stages, boat parties and more intimate surroundings. Back for the 4th time, Outlook Festival proudly announce, Skream.
Set in the breathtaking abandoned Fort Punta Christo, the Outlook site looks like something from another world. By far one of the most unique festival sites in Europe, Outlook is located on the northern coast of Croatia and is surrounded by crystal clear Adriatic waters. Outlook boasts the best location for sun soaked beach parties and all night raving till sunrise in the Fort. The legendary Outlook boat parties will also be setting sail with some of the most exciting names in Bass Music and Soundsystem Culture!
Looking back to the foundations of Dub and Reggae, Outlook announce a very special duo. Founded by brothers Norman and Ralston Grant in Jamaica during the late 1960s, the Twinkle Brothers became an instant hit. Since then they have created their own Twinkle label and helped to build over 60 albums with collaborators. On stage the Twinkle Brothers have gained global recognition with Norman as the energetic front man along side Ralston driving their rich sound.
Just in case you’ve forgotten, Drum and Bass plays a massive role in the Outlook lineup and its time to add two of the genres finest. Easily one of Brazil’s finest musical exports and a global star, DJ Marky jets to Croatia this summer. Fusing the music of his Latin American upbringing with sounds from London is what gave this DJ a unique sound within the scene. In 2002 his single “LK” entered the UK charts making DJ Marky one of the most popular DJs at the time. This amazing talent oozes sunshine and will sound truly special in Croatia.
Another global super star Outlook will be welcoming is one of the most revered names in Drum and Bass. Descriptions like high-energy and excitement don’t even come close to the devastation Andy C is known for causing. When not travelling the globe tearing dancefloors apart Andy C takes time to pass on his knowledge at Oxford University. With nearly two decades of DJing behind him, who better to tear up the main stage at Outlook this summer?
Experience counts for a lot and for the second time Outlook Festival opens the fort to an extraordinary artist that has inspired listeners for two decades. Zinc began his musical journey back in the early 90’s in London when fusions of Hardcore and Ragga became known as Jungle. In this new genre Zinc built himself a solid reputation that has continued through to the present day. Not only prolific in the realms of DnB but also in the modern sounds of London’s underground scene. Now turning his focus to styles such as Garage, Breakbeat, and Bass, Zinc founded his own unique flex known as Crack House.
One of the biggest names in UK Funky will be joined on stage by a singer who has found a way to compliment the emerging British genre perfectly. No performance would be as better suited to sunshine when Roska & Jamie take to the stage at Outlook this year.
Another duo that Outlook are proud to announce have just finished touring with SBTRKT as his supporting act. Hailing from the creative source that is Croydon, Disclosure join the bill at Outlook Festival. Comprised of two young brothers, Disclosure have made an impressive entrance on to the Bass Music atlas with taste makers like Benji B and Mary Anne Hobbs backing releases. At the ages of 16 and 19 we can’t wait to see what the pair have in store for the future and for their debut performance at Outlook.
Outlook have always been firmly behind up and coming UK Hip Hop. This year Outlook presents one of the most exciting acts to have appeared in some time. The Four Owls make their debut appearance at Outlook alongside some of the Hip Hop greats already confirmed for this year. Fliptrix, Verb T, BVA and Leaf Dog make up the hottest new UK Hip Hop with more onstage energy than a Mediterranean thunderstorm.
With so many stages at Outlook it only seems fair to lend them to some friends for the night to take care of. Founded in 1994 Metalheadz is soon to release its 100th record and has brought through some of the best producers around. Label boss Goldie will see support from the likes of dBridge, Lenzman, Jubei, Calyx, Teebee and MC Lowqui. Our second takeover comes from London pirate radio institution Rinse FM. Gracing this stage will be some of its finest DJs that include N-Type, Oneman, Zinc, Marcus Nasty, Roska and P Money. Another highly subscribed takeover is always the Shogun Audio Stage brought to you by label boss DJ Friction. Joining him are a force of DJs that include Spectrasoul, Icicle, Alix Perez, Rockwell and SP:MC as your host.
This year Outlook is going out of its way to bring you the biggest names and the most cutting edge sounds around. Expect the best and remember to keep your eyes peeled for more information on our lineup as more news is released.
Festival Tickets On Sale Sunday 22nd January 16:00
For full information regarding Festival Tickets, Boat Party Tickets, Coach Travel from the UK, Transfers from nearby airports, Camping and Accommodation please go to outlookfestival.com. Below is a short overview of the key information.
Outlook Festival Ticket: £135 + bf (18+ only, ticket covers festival entrance only) // Dual Weekender, Outlook & Dimensions Ticket: £230 + bf (18+ only, ticket covers festival entrance only) // Boat Party Ticket: £20 + bf // Camping: Starting From £36 + bf // Sunshine Bus Return Coach from the UK: £175 + bf
Adding his trademark deep and dirty basslines, Rinse FM regular Roska takes Graphics atmospheric production and twists it even further into dancefloor territory. Have a listen below
Off the back of her summer collaboration, Full Attention with Terror Danjah, Ruby Lee Ryder lends her vocals to this silky Champion production. With her delicate vocal harmonies she sings in a lullaby like fashion which compliments the subtle synth stabs and refined chopped up bassline.
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He hasn’t jumped the gun, that’s for sure. Having spent several rudderless years following the release of his debut album Welcome To The Best Years Of Your Life, the re-energised producer, singer and DJ eased himself back in to the breach earlier this year with the single Falling and follow-up Something For The Weekend. Now, finally, the long awaited There’s More To Life Than This album is upon us. Recorded in Berlin, New York, London, Bristol, Munich, Stockholm and Stuttgart with producers Motor City Drum Ensemble, Redlight, Georg Levin, Chocolate Puma, Midland, Soul Clap and Henrik Schwarz, the album marries Ben’s songwriting and soul/jazz instincts with a house edge provided by some of the scene’s leading producers and the result is a harmonious, elegant and above all, individual set.
Finally you can listen this great album as we said before
1. The Book (Produced by Georg Levin)
2. Something For The Weekend (Produced by Danny J Lewis)
3. Falling (Produced by Lovebirds)
4. Same Thing (Produced by Chocolate Puma)
5. Justice (Produced by Motor City Drum Ensemble)
6. Stronger (Produced by Midland)
7. Inflections (Produced by Henrik Schwartz)
8. Sugar (Produced by Redlight)
9. Let Your Feelings Show (Produced by Georg Levin)
10. Butterflies (Produced by Rasmus Faber)
11. Summer’s Loss (Produced by Rasmus Faber)
2. Lighter VIP
After much anticipation one of UK funky’s brightest stars, Champion, finally drops his deadly Lighter EP as the inaugural release on his new imprint, Formula Records.
Sitting somewhere in between Lil’ Silva, Roska and Cooly G Champion has got the undiluted UK Funky sound down to perfection. He’s already been marked as one to watch by Fact Magazine and Champion is growing as a producer with each release. The Lighter EP exemplifies the style and sound that has got him the admiration and plaudits from DJ’s across the board – raw, rugged and rhythmic in abundance.
Lead single Lighter showcases his seductive percussion techniques with stripped back drums setting the stage early on and an audacious bass melody that is aggressive but playful at the same time.
Bongoshot sees Champions play with more futuristic synths but the syncopated drum pattern and arpeggiated bass that accompanies it brings it right up to the present day sound of the UK underground.
Off the back of the infectious Motherboard EP on Terror Danjah’s Hardrive label earlier this year the Lighter EP has proven longevity given the fact that it has been played constantly by the likes of Kode 9, Benji B, Bok Bok, Roska and Oneman for the past 18 months yet its release is still highly sought after.
To get a taster of the Champion sound in a club then look no further than the audio from the recent Butterz & Hardrive extravaganza at Cable from a few weeks back which contains a barrage of his productions both old and new.
With Ben’s There’s More To Life Than This long player just around the corner, here’s a little taster of what’s to come. Produced by Enzyme Black, Something For The Weekend is a house-inspired, disco-tinged feelgood groove that’s a perfect prelude to the full length set. This first salvo is a taster for the taster, especially for the heads; Gerry Read provides the jazzed-out broken beats while Roska and Ben’s alter ego Breach drop variations on dub step and retro-rave respectively.
The full Something For The Weekend single includes remixes by Breach, Joey Negro, Lee Foss & Robert James, The Revenge, Roska and Gerry Read. Ben¹s new album, There¹s More To Life Than This, will be released on 12th September via Strictly Rhythm.
Download DEEP MIX AUGUST 2011
1. Candy feat Matt Tolfrey – Lee Curtis
2. Seduction (jimpster remix) – Vincenzo and talking props
3. Popes city (soulful mix) – The Pimp
4. Wilderness (Genius Of Time Remix) – Trickski
5. October Beach (original mix) – Dario Damerini
6. Dirty Haze – Roman rauch
7. i’m lonely [original mix – hollis p. monroe
8. Burning (Fanatix Powerhouse Edit) -MK
9. Everything – Pommer and bark remix
10. Something for the weekend (Lee foss and Robert James remix) – Ben Westbeech
11. Deep In The Three – Thyladomid & Adriatique
12. Entrance Song (SLG Remix) – Eats Everything
13. Hawaiian Air – Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Remix-Friendly Fires
14. Want you in my soul – Lovebirds feat. Stee Downes Want you in my soul
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