It’s nearly that time of year again, when the global Bass Music cognoscenti descend upon the ancient fort of Punta Christo, nestled amidst the mountains and verdant Croatian coastline to celebrate soundsystem culture in all its forms. That’s right, its the Outlook Festival!
SUBPAC is proud to be hosting our own demo area at the festival this year, we’ll be holding court at the Knowledge Arena. So if you are lucky enough to be jetting off to Pula next week, we’ll see you there!
In the meantime, if like us you’re in a bind over who to catch at this year’s festival, we have compiled a list of our personal picks from the extensive, multi-genre line up. Have we missed your favourite? Got any tips for us? Let us know in the comments.
“Do you like it when the DJ plays good vibes? Do you like it when the DJ plays 45’s?” If the answer to either of these questions is yes, then you really owe it to yourself to go see Kenny Dixon Jr. AKA Moodymann when he plays a rare festival set at the fort this year. Vital to the progression of the house sound that is so ubiquitous today, Moody pioneered a cut n paste sampling style that owes as much to fellow Detroiter J Dilla as it does Ron Hardy.
One of the premier producers and DJs of our time, Zed Bias AKA Maddslinky is sadly hanging up his headphones this year, so this is one of the last chances you will get to see the maestro at work, please make sure you do.
With releases on some of the most forward thinking labels around, London’s Ashley Tindall AKA Skeptical has spent the last few years exploring the outer reaches of Drum and Bass his new release on Youngsta’s Tempa Records sees him moving into 140 territory with devastating results.
With all of the recent press about Dubstep’s untimely demise, it is encouraging to see producers such as New Zealand’s Truth both keeping the faith, and prospering. Producers of glacial and truly seismic slow-burners this year’s set is going to be deeper than that trench in the Pacific.
Continuing with producers with a storied history in the lore of UK dance music, Eddie Seven has had a hand in some of the biggest Drum & Bass and Dubstep tracks of the last ten years, his Uprise Audio camp will be in full effect at this year’s event.