Posts tagged ‘The Upbeats’

June 8, 2015

Pixies Tracks Of The Week @Sneakbo @theupbeats @Skepta @Meridian_Dan @WileyUpdates

Sneakbo & Kranium – Lifestyle Remix

South London rapper Sneakbo dropped his mixtape Jetski Wave 2 in February, which is one of the hottest of the year thus far and hosted by DJ Whoo Kid. This week we got the official video to the “Lifestyle remix” track off it which is my personal favourite off the tape where he talks about his life, his journey and his hopes, dream and ambitions.

Caribou – Back Home (The Upbeats Bootleg) (feat Voices)

New Zealand producer duo The Upbeats have taken Caribou’s rather relaxed tune “Back Home” and given it a sumptuous drum & bass remix with synths plus vocals from Voices, whilst still leaving the original coatings remaining the same. The build up to the drop is delightful, elevating to a sub bass that gradually comes in. The producers have also added an extra treat; the track is available for a free download by clicking here 

Skepta – Shutdown (Idris Elba Remix)

You will recognise the name Idris Elba more from the acting world more than music, from an array of hit TV drama’s including The Wire and Luther along with films such as Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom and more being nominated for Grammy Awards too. He is a DJ though, under the moniker DJ Big Driis and has released tracks and has production credits to his name, so it’s no surprise really when he was asked to hook up with Skepta for a remix of Shutdown. Listen below and appreciate his bars as he goes in hard.

Meridian Dan – The Bits

Meridian Dan from one of Grime’s most well known crews, Bloodline has dropped a single titled “The Bits”. He signed to label PMR after a successful 2014 which included his single “German Whip” reaching the top 20 single charts. “The Bits” is produced by Tow Inch Punch and we can expect it to be on his forthcoming debut album ‘I Am London due later in the year.

Wiley – Wickedest MC Alive

As Wiley launches a new label Chasing The Art, he celebrates this by promising to drop a track per week for eight weeks which will be a project  titled #8. Kicking this off he started with “Wickedest MC Alive” which is self-produced and premiered by Annie Mac on the radio. Released on Sunday 7 June, with the follow up single “25 MC’s” dropping the following Sunday on “June 14th. This track resonates with his early 2000 material giving it a nostalgic feel.

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January 29, 2015

Outlook Festival Croatia announces first acts for 2015 (@OutlookFestival)

The biggest bass festival in Croatia returns for another year over the stunning 19th century Fort Punta Christo in Pula this September 3rd – 6th

A celebration of bass music and sound system culture, Outlook has evolved into one of the world’s leading festivals, an odyssey which draws adventure and fun seekers from across the globe for dub, reggae, hip-hop, drum ‘n’ bass, garage, dubstep, house, techno, electronica and more.

They have just announced their first acts that will be performing this year and it’s great to see a strong set of UK acts present. Check out the full list of 1st acts to be revealed below.

Outlook Festival
Weds 2nd – Sunday 6th September 2015 @ Fort Punta Christo, Pula, Croatia


The lineup so far:
Run The Jewels (El-P and Killer Mike), Boy Better Know (JME, Skepta, Jammer, Frisco, Shorty & DJ Maximum), Wiley, Noisia, Flatbush Zombies, Pete Rock, Jeru The Damaja, The Beatnuts, Digital Mystikz, DJ EZ,  Goldie, Mount Kimbie (DJ set), Cutty Ranks, David Rodigan, Protoje & The Indiggnation, Tippa Irie, The Bug ft. Flowdan,  Manga & Miss Red, Sherwood and Pinch, dBridge, Zed Bias, Bodhi, Paleman, DJ Haus, Mumdance, Om Unit, FKJ Live, Khan & Neek, The Upbeats, Enei, Mefjus, Rockwell, High Focus Records, Little Simz, Rodney P, Skitz, Mungo’s HiFi, Iration Steppas, Trojan Sound System, Channel One Sound System, Skeptical, Kasra, Ivy Lab, Emperor, Distance, Kromestar, Commodo, Kaiju, Alexander Nut, Jon Phonics, DJ Milktray and many more to be announced.

Tickets: £140 (boat parties are extra)
www.outlookfestival.com / @OutlookFestival
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