Outlook Festival Melbourne Launch 2017 featuring Skeptical & DRS (UK)
After 12 years of monthly internationals and over 130 shows, its been a while out but we’re going in big for our return.
BBA Entertainment are teaming up with Plasma Melbourne to present this year’s Outlook Festival launch with two of the genre’s finest in Skeptical & DRS. Bringin’ Melbourne a taste of the global standard in bass music & sound system culture at the newly renovated My Aeon, We’ll be jammin’ on 2 very well tuned Funktion One rigs in two beautifully sound treated rooms, spanning across 2 levels of beats and live paint in the courtyard from talented artists. Expect vibes the Melbourne dnb scene has grown to remember from us.
Early birds sold out.
Genral Admission at: http://tiny.cc/
UPSTAIRS (Beats, Hip hop, dub)
LIVE PAINT OUTSIDE
Senekt (Good deals, Backwoods Gallery)
+ More TBA
OUTLOOK FESTIVAL – https://soundcloud.com/
Outlook Festival is the largest Soundsystem Culture festival in Europe, bringing together the biggest names from the most vibrant and cutting edge dance scenes around. During four days at the end of summer, the festival is set in an abandoned fort perched above the Adriatic sea, next to a beach right near Pula, Croatia. When we talk about bass music we don’t mean the bastardised commercial version currently being sold to children, we mean underground dancefloor music, whether it be house, techno, dubstep, reggae, dub, hiphop, garage, grime, electronica, etc. As Duke Ellington puts it “There are two kinds of music. Good music, and the other kind.” Now approaching its tenth year, Outlook has grown rapidly and is going from strength to strength. Anyone who has come to any of the last nine Outlooks will tell you how amazing the vibe was, how wicked the music was, how beautiful the smiling people were and how stunning the setting is.
SKEPTICAL – https://soundcloud.com/
As a DJ and producer whose natural passion for music in all its forms eventually spilled over into a full blown production habit, Skeptical has been responsible for some of the most damaging yet delicate tracks occupying the realms of current drum & bass.Critically featured releases have been coming thick and fast on a range of the biggest labels in the genre. From the deadly Blue Eyes EP on the taste-driven label that is Ingredients Records, to a slew of impeccable releases on highly esteemed imprints such as Exit Records, Dispatch, Renegade Hardware, and with forthcoming releases due on Metalheadz, Soul:r, Commercial Suicide & Samurai, Skeptical has smashed it out for almost every dark drum & bass label worth its salt.And of course as one third of the team behind ‘Marka’ – the undisputed drum & bass champion track of 2011, Skeptical has attained a legendary status amongst the ranks of D&B producers. ‘Marka’ was a tour de force of ominous, intensely atmospheric production that goes off on the dance floor.Skeptical is a producer who can stimulate your cerebrum with his innovative bass structures and put an exit wound in your brain with destructive DJ sets that have made him a Renegade Hardware favourite. Only the biggest of things are to be expected from a producer who has only just begun to give the drum & bass public a tantalising idea of his musical mettle.
Alongside MC Conrad, MC D.R.S. has managed to successfully bring a human voice to the emotive drum’n’bass music of LTJ Bukem’s Good Looking Records empire, performing live at their performances and on some of the Progression Sessions albums. While other MCs struggle to merge rapping with the complex rhythms of drum’n’bass in the late ’90s, the man otherwise known as Delroy Pottinger has already proven himself as one of the few MCs able to comfortably rap alongside some of the top drum’n’bass DJs in Britain. Like many of the other innovative drum’n’bass artists of the early to mid-’90s, he grew up as a teenager interested in breakdancing and the accompanying hip-hop culture characterized by artists such as Run-D.M.C. and Kurtis Blow. From there, it was a natural progression for Pottinger to begin rapping at the DJ parties. Soon, he was making demo tapes made with turntables, drum machines, and a microphone. By his late teens, he began attending local raves in Manchester and Liverpool before he eventually became the resident MC at Club Xtreme, where Pottinger first met Bukem and MC Conrad. It wasn’t long before Conrad personally gave Pottinger a call, asking him to join the Good Looking camp. Since that moment when he became known as MC D.R.S., he has quickly become known as one of the top MCs in the drum’n’bass game, first appearing on Blame’s Logical Progression, Vol. 2 and then in a more prominent role on that same DJ’s contribution to the Progression Sessions album. Fast forward to 2017. DRS has collaborated with a vast number of the genre’s most prolific artists to create albums “I don’t usually like MC’s But…..” and “Mid Mic Crisis” both on Marcus Intalex’s own Soul:r imprint as well as a plethora of collaborations on other projects with labels such as Signature, Critical Music and Metalheadz to name a few.
SAFIRE – https://soundcloud.com/
Safire is regarded as one of Australia’s finest Drum and Bass artists, whilst moving from strength to strength over the last couple of years with most recent signings to Noisia’s ‘Invisible recordings’, Friction’s ‘Shogun Audio’ & Dispatch Recordings.Safire has been moulding his craft for the past eight years whilst running the long-standing night ‘Broken Beat Assault’ orchestrating the highest quality DnB events in Melbourne & most recently setting up his own label ‘Plasma Audio’ launched at the beginning of 2014 featuring some of dnb’s top producersCollaborating with a number of well-known producers such as Icicle, Sabre, DLR, Cern & Dabs. His deep, techy tunes have been gaining well-deserved recognition across the dnb landscapeUpcoming releases include tracks on Shogun Ltd, Invisible, Plasma Audio & Dispatch Recordings. 2014 has seen Safire play shows throughout Europe including Outlook Festival, London & AmsterdamSafire facebook: www.facebook.com/safirebba Safire Soundcloud: @safirebba Plasma Web: plasmacolab.co
FUTURE ENGINEERS – https://soundcloud.com/
Having released popular Drum & Bass music since 1997, on leading labels such as Renegade, Partisan, 720 degrees, and Good Looking Records, Future Engineers finally launch brand new imprint Transference Recordings. It is designed to become a regular outlet – via digital download stores – for top quality and forward-thinking, deep D&B music.
The label sets off on a very strong foot with Future Engineers delivering the superb Ellipse EP – a refreshingly diverse collection of deeper D&B tracks from the top drawer.