Outlook Festival complete lineup with SBTRKT, Beenie Man and more

Outlook has just revealed the final wave of artists for September 2015 as the festival enters its 8th season in Croatia. Set in an abandoned 19th century fortress of dance floors, intimate spaces and passageways which look over the Adriatic Sea, Outlook unites some of the world’s finest purveyors of dub, reggae, hip-hop, drum ‘n’ bass, garage, grime, dubstep, house, techno and electronica and more across a spectacular weekend of music.

SBTRKT is the final artist announced for the opening concert at the incredible 2000-year old Roman Amphitheatre in Pula. One of the UK’s most celebrated and intriguing producers, his catalogue of esteemed remix work includes M.I.A, Radiohead, Modeselektor, Basement Jaxx, Mark Ronson, and Underworld. SBTRKT joins the already announced Jurassic 5, Roni Size Reprazent Live, Gentleman’s Dub Club and Trojan Sound System on Wednesday 2nd September.

Outlook Festival’s roots dig deeply into a rich range of sources and inspirations, with reggae and Jamaican dancehall just two of these strands. Beenie Man is a Grammy award-winning Jamaican reggae artist and is referred to as the world's "King of Dancehall," whilst New York by way of Brixton meets France as Shinehead & Legal Shot Sound create crowd-rousing Jamaican Reggae sounds. The Bug’s ‘Acid Ragga Live’ joins the dots between experimental acid and ragga dancehall to incredible effect, the 7” label and Ninja Tune offshoot a truly unique creation from Kevin Martin, and The Heatwave is a bashment-raving scandal, a non-stop dancehall party like nothing Outlook has ever seen before.

Outlook features several momentous anniversaries in 2015. DMZ will be bringing their full crew celebrating their 10th anniversary with Digital Mystikz, Loefah, Kode 9, Hatcha, Youngsta, Chef, N-Type, Quest, Silkie, Distance, Pinch, Sgt Pokes & Crazy D, featuring long-lost dubs to showcasing the freshest heavyweight plates. Also deeply embedded in the festival’s DNA is drum and bass, dubstep, bass music and garage. The final round of names further enhances Outlook’s credentials; Rinse FM’s Oneman has been turning heads melding old school UK garage with DMZ style dubstep, famed for his hip hop and sets for The Boiler Room, the now legendary back to back parties with Jackmaster or opening for dance titans such as SBTRKT and Major Lazer. DJ Hype is one of the most iconic names in drum and bass, the long-serving Fabric London resident a pillar of the scene, and Renegade Hardware is one of the most iconic drum and bass nights in the past two decades, from their scene-leading The End parties in London to curating riotous sessions around the UK. In 2015 they celebrate 20 years in the business, and bring Loxy & Ink, Bad Company UK, Maztek, Digital & Spirit, Keaton, Ant TC1, Cold Fusion and MC Stapleton to Outlook. Break & Kyo (Live) bring their drum and bass to Outlook too, and Pinch, Bristol's leading man of dubstep who runs Tectonic Recordings, also comes to the party showcasing the 10th anniversary of his label.

Chris Lorenzo / Cause & Affect are widely known for pioneering the jack house / bass hybrid scene, furthered by Lorenzo’s award-nominated productions with Hannah Wants, Cause & Affect’s weekly show on Rinse FM and accolades from the likes of Annie Mac, Eats Everything, Monki, Skream, B Traits, Target and EZ. And Loefah’s Swamp 81 label will be taking over the Moat Stage with their bass infused house & techno, helmed by Loefah alongside label artists Mickey Pearce, Paleman, Klose One, Benton and Chunky.

Outlook embraces many kinds of diverse artists performing at the festival. UK reggae collective Vibronics Feat Madu Messenger & Echo Ranks lay down their heavy steppers and dub sounds, whilst old skool veterans Kenny Ken & DJ Ron will be taking Outlook on a musical journey through 20 years of jungle and drum and bass. OBF Feat Shanti D & Stand High Patrol will be bringing their dub & dancehall selections from France. Both run their own sound systems, have released albums on their own in-house imprints and rock dancehalls worldwide. LEVELZ is a loose-knit group of MCs, DJs and producers with the potential to evolve into one of the most exciting creative forces to emerge from Manchester in recent years. Hailing from Japan, Part2style are one of the top sounds in the Tokyo bass scene; they will be playing their original dubplates in reggae, dancehall & jungle styles. Reggae Roast will be bringing their Sound System to Outlook for the first time which will vibrate the walls of the fort, and Croatian female experimental hip-hop MC/vocalist Diyala will be making her debut at the festival. She lived in Brooklyn in her childhood and in 1999 Diyala started MCing in Croatia. Influences from hip-hop, alternative rock and experimental music can be heard in her amazing vocal work.

Further names revealed include Fracture, Novelist, The Mouse Outfit, Elijah & Skilliam, Solo Banton, Xtrah, Hybris, Moxie, Catching Flies, MC DRS, SP:MC, Foreign Concept, Hyroglifics, Fre4knc, Kutmah, Chopstick Dubplate Feat Jacky Murda & Aries, Mark System, MC GQ, Stamina MC, Charlie P, Barely Legal, Compa, Gerra & Stone, Anti Social – Quest & Silkie, True Tiger, David Boomah, Kiko Dan, Chef, Siobhan Bell, Work It Girls, MC Sgt Pokes, MC Crazy D, Shanty, Chainska Brassika, Dan Man, Mantmast, Sun of Selah, Vital Techniques, Doctor Jeep, Sammy Dreadlocks, Shepdog, Blazin and Finwa.

The complete lineup:
Beenie Man, Run The Jewels, Boy Better Know, The Madlib Carnival – Madlib, Pete Rock, J Rocc and Moodymann, Wiley, Noisia, Dusky, Flatbush Zombies, Shy FX, Congo Natty feat Congo Dubz & Tenor Fly, Jeru The Damaja, The Beatnuts, Digital Mystikz, DJ EZ, Goldie, Mount Kimbie (dj set), Cutty Ranks, Kate Tempest, David Rodigan, Loefah,  Oneman, Protoje & The Indiggnation, BADBADNOTGOOD, Yung Lean, Araabmuzik, The Bug Feat Flowdan, Manga & Miss Red, DJ Hype, Chris Lorenzo, Sherwood & Pinch, dBridge, Icicle Entropy Live, Dub Phizix & Strategy, Renegade Hardware 20 feat Loxy & Ink, Bad Company UK, Maztek, Digital & Spirit, Keaton, Ant TC1, Cold Fusion, MC Stapleton and Fokus & Mantmast, Break & KYO (Live), Zed Bias, Toddla T, Tippa Irie, Shinehead & Legal Shot Sound, Sango, Mr Carmack, Newham Generals, Stormzy, P Money, Big Narstie, My Nu Leng, Norman Jay MBE – Good Times, Artful Dodger, Kurupt FM, Youngsta, Hatcha, The Heatwave, Novelist, Maribou State Live, Paleman, Vibronics Feat Madu Messenger & Echo Ranks, Bodhi, Lone, Mumdance, Om Unit, Fracture, Kenny Ken, The Mouse Outfit, Mickey Pearce, Klose One, FKJ Live, Kahn & Neek, The Upbeats, Enei, Mefjus, Rockwell, High Focus Records, Little Simz, Rodney P, Skitz, Mungo's Hifi, Iration Steppas, Channel One Sound System, Soom T, OBF Feat Shanti D, Stand High Patrol DJ Set, Elijah & Skilliam, Barely Legal, Cause & Affect, Riko Dan, Skeptical, Kasra, Ivy Lab, Xtrah, Matt Jam Lamont,  Logan Sama, Flako, Kenny Knots, Hybris, Distance, Applebottom, Chopstick Dubplate Feat Jacky Murda & Aries, LEVELZ, MC DRS, SP:MC, Chunky, Moxie, Flava D, Truth, Foreign Concept, Hyroglifics, Fre4knc, Kutmah, Mark System, Emperor, DJ Haus, Billain, Seven Davis Jr, Dubkasm, Benton, Kromestar, Spooky, Mella Dee, Catching Flies, Commodo, Quest, Silkie, MC GQ, Stamina MC, Jack Sparrow, Kaiju, Alexander Nut, Amy Becker, Charlie P, Jay Prince, Jon Phonics, DJ Milktray, Pyrmdplaza, Chimpo, DJ Ron, Diyala, Necessary Mayhem, Part2style, Reggae Roast, 2Shy, Biome, David Boomah, N-Type, Chef, Compa, Gerra & Stone, Egoless, Kiko Dan, True Tiger, Digitron, MC Fox, MC Sgt Pokes, MC Crazy D, Shanty, Chainska Brassika, Afriquoi, Danny T & Tradesman, Ishan Sound, Adam Prescott, Parris, Shepdog, Dan Man, MC Fokus, Visionobi, Mantmast, Fixate, Hi5 Ghost, Boofy, Hannah Faith, Bambooman, Siobhan Bell, Work It Girls, Dread MC, Vital Techniques, Filip Motovunski aka Noon, Rahmanee, 207, Chew The Fat, Roots In Session, Said, Necone, Rasheed, Dirty Beatz Crew, Kodin , Vilify, Push UK, Sun of Selah, Doctor Jeep, Sammy Dreadlocks, Pean, Blazin and Finwa.

Bestival bring the Black Butter Soundsystem with Rudimental and more

Smashing it out of the park on the greatest opening night Bestival has ever seen, The Big Top is where you’re gonna want to be. With a headline set from techno lords Underworld and the unique talents of Jamie xx topping the bill, The Big Top will be bouncing to Black Butter Soundsystem action from special guests Rudimental who will be rocking the decks with big tunes, plus there will be garage duo Gorgon City, dubstep don Kidnap Kid,Onemangoing back to back with My Nu Leng and bass bad boy Karma Kid.

Bestival Red Bull Music Academy lineup announced

Taking its place among more than 20 stages in 10 fields of wonderment with mega soundsystems, non-stop parties and 24-hour escapism, Bestival are delighted to announce that Red Bull Music Academy will be returning to Robin Hill once again in 2014 with a mind-blowing new stage featuring a stunning altar dedicated to dance and a winged deity. 

A takeover by Glaswegian electronic music Mafiosi Numbers, who return to Bestival for the fourth time, kicks things off on Thursday, with Jackmaster & Oneman Present Can U Danceshowcasing their four-deck manoeuvres, live sets from Redhino, and Kool Clap and Spencergoing back to back with Optimo.

Commenting on his return to Bestival Jackmaster said: “We've started thinking of Numbers at Bestival as a bit of a tradition within our ranks, as have myself and Oney with our b2b sets at the festival. Heavy looking forward to taking that to the next level with our 4 deck Can U Dance set and also welcoming two of our favourite DJs on the planet!”

Friday sees Harvey’s Discotheque taking charge, channelling the same wide-grinned disco as his sell-out UK comeback gig with RBMA in 2012. Techno DJ du jour Daniel Avery joins in, alongside stalwarts of the sunrise anthem Pachanga Boys, while Eric Duncan brings the party-throwing antics of his NYC outfit Rub N Tug to the fray, and the ever-charismatic Berlinite Hugo Capablanca goes maximal. The Red Bull Music Academy alumni corner is repped by Jolly Mare and Andre Laos, both from the 2013 edition in New York.

Speaking about his Red Bull Music Academy appearance at Bestival, Harvey said: “Having been a regular guest DJ at Rob’s original Sunday Best Party almost 20 years ago, it's a real treat to come full circle and curate my own Discotheque at Josie and Robby's Bestival, and what a theme! “We've put together a really great line-up of DJ's, some you will have heard and others that have blown my socks off when I've seen them DJ on my travels. It's an honour to play with them all for you all. I can't bloomin' wait”.

Saturday’s line-up comes packing some urban heat, headed up by Boy Better Know’s JME,Skepta, and ex-Kiss FM DJ Logan Sama. They’re joined by garage poster boy Preditah with regular collaborator C4, Rinse co-founder and “Godfather of Grime” Slimzee with Riko Dan, and dubstep pioneer and early FWD fave Plastician. Saturday’s special guest comes in the form of garage royalty DJ EZ, while RBMA alumni Elijah and Skilliam go b2b for an alumni hat-trick.

Bringing the weekend to a close, Sunday sees Diplo & friends take the headline slot, with appearances through the night from seasoned beatmaker Kaytranada, enigmatic remix artisteTrippy Turtle, dubstep originator Artwork and sublime selector Martelo. Rounding up Sunday’s roster, 2013 RBMA alumni DJ Slow and Sinjin Hawke weigh in.

Supplementing the music, the stage will be brought to life along a ‘dance temple’ design theme, complete with totem poles and resplendent tribal miscellanea inside and out – a fitting testament to the pantheon of talent on offer. Cranking out sermons of hip-swaying hedonism, the roster brings together acts from across the spectrum, giving Academy alumni the chance to share the bill with legends for a party to end all parties, at our Desert Island Disco.

Zane Lowe, Wilkinson and more added to Boardmasters lineup

Zane Lowe, Wilkinson, The Enemy, Dead Kennedys, Oneman, Elli Ingram, Scott Matthews, The Ramona Flowers, Goldirocks, A Plastic Rose, Isaiah Dreads, Amber Run, Bat & Ball, Magnus Puto, Ghouls and Antimatador join the summer celebration of surf from Wednesday 6 August to Sunday 10 August in Cornwall. Click the link for tickets and info for 2014’s Boardmasters festival of music and surfing in Cornwall

These artists will be performing across the weekend on the stunning Cornish coastline at the festival’s Watergate Bay site and will be joining headliners, BRIT award winners Bastille, chart topping Chase & Status and hip-hop megastar Snoop Dogg. Other artists already confirmed to perform include Ben Pearce,Dan Croll, Palma Violets, Bipolar Sunshine, George Ezra, Reel Big Fish, The Cribs, 2manydjs DJ set, Duke Dumont, Roni Size, Peace, Boy & Bear, The Cuban Brothers, Raleigh Ritchie, Coves, Kidnap Kid, My Nu Leng, TCTS, Billon, Big Deal, Yuck, Current Swell, Decade, Southern,Lyger, Emily & The Woods, DJ EZ, Roska, Toyboy & Robin, Monki, The Golden Boy, Eton Messy Presents: Friend Within, Blonde, Isaac Tichauer, Bodhi and Eton Messy DJ Set.

Disclosure bring Wild Life concept to Exit Dance Arena

The world-renowned EXIT Festival Dance Arena is the place to be this summer, presenting the most exclusive concepts in the electronic music scene. First up on Thursday, July 10th DISCLOSURE are bringing their special WILD LIFE show to Serbia. Also being announced is the first names of Part II of Exit’s fifteen years in Dance back to back specials. If you were there for the Decade of Dance in 2009 you will remember the groundbreaking performances. Get ready for another set of surprises!

Revealed to the world just a few days ago, WILD LIFE, is a conceptual night presented by Disclosure showcasing performers they love. Featuring alongside DISCLOSURE's LIVE set, will be exclusive b2b performances including; CARL CRAIG vs GREEN VELVET, DUSKY vs PAUL WOOLFORD and JACKMASTER & ONEMAN present Can U Dance!

Playing at EXIT for the first time will be the unstoppable British duo DISCLOSURE, who set new foundations when it comes to electronic music, proving that alternative electronic music can succeed in the commercial music world with no compromise whatsoever. Brothers Guy (22) and Howard (19) Lawrence already have a name to themselves, proven by sold-out performances and chart-topping tracks, as well as a significant change in the British electronic music scene which opens doors to many new underground talents. This year, they released their debut album Settle which has already reached number one at the UK Album Chart, and was also nominated for the Best Album at the Mercury Awards 2013 and Best Dance/Electronica Album at the Grammy Awards 2014. For the upcoming Brit Awards, Disclosure are nominated in four categories: MasterCard British Album of the Year, British Single, British Group, as well as British Breakthrough Act, also announcing a special performance at the awards featuring one of the hottest new names, the New Zealand singer Lorde. They are coming to EXIT Festival with their live set, which is praised as one of the best live performances in the world of electronic music.

Celebrating the 15th Edition in true EXIT style, the iconic Dance Arena will do the second part of their infamous back to back sets revered in 2009 for their 10th Edition. This year sees another selection of DJs performing in battle and it’s going to be another memorable year.

First up is Carl Craig vs Green Velvet. Electronic music visionary and the creative magnate, Carl Craig, owner of the eponymous label Planet E is going to shake the Dance Arena once again, and joined by Green Velvet will be here to elevate partying to the fullest! An eccentric Chicagoan, musician and producer best known for his cyberpunk hairstyles and numerous house music hits, going under the name Green Velvet, is already considered a favorite by Dance Arena’s visitors since his closing of the EXIT festival in 2009 together with Carl Cox. This year, in a special b2b session with Carl Craig, he is ready to pump up EXIT’s Dance Arena!

Next up is Dusky vs Paul Woolford. The London duo Dusky have proven very productive and imaginative when it comes to writing elegant orchestral grooves and piano themes, as well as creating heavier house and techno rhythms, and this is exactly what defines their genre – composing electronic music with a significant touch of depth, soul and originality. After several joint gigs, a special chemistry arose between them and Paul Woolford, also known as Special Request, a man who built his flourishing career as a DJ, producer, label owner, remixer, collaborator and experimentalist.

And finally introducing Jackmaster & Oneman presents Can U Dance, a new show being showcased at only a handful of shows this summer, which promises a great party on four turntables! Oneman is a synonym for Rinse FM, a very well known radio station, a brand and a subculture. Jackmaster not only is a co-founder of the highly influential label Numbers, but is also an amazing DJ – he simply lives to play people records, which is enormously felt in his eclectic sets, containing a wide span of music, from forgotten classics to some of the hottest dance floor hits. Together, they will present a concept that surpasses the idea of b2b without great manifesto or conceptual nonsense, no masks or go-go dancers, it's all about what comes out of those speakers. Yes, U Can Dance.

Joining the already announced Skrillex, Rudimental, Dub Fx And Koven the 15th edition of EXIT Festival will be marked with the sign of EXIT ADVENTURE, which will take us to EXIT, held from July 10th to 13th at the Petrovaradin Fortress in Novi Sad, continuing at SEA DANCE FESTIVAL, held from July 15 to 17 at the beautiful Adriatic Jaz Beach in Montenegro. Get ready for an unforgettable road trip and enjoy a diverse range of artists, for seven unforgettable nights spent with your best mates in the sizzling hot Balkan sunshine. Sounds good? It’s time for EXIT ADVENTURE!

Maceo Plex, Oneman and John Talabot added to Unknown Festival lineup

Since the unveiling of Unknown at the start of 2013, it has proven to be one of the most dominant forces on the Croatian horizon. Already equipped with a healthy programme of cutting edge live and electronic artists such as Jessie Ware, Disclosure, Richie Hawtin, The Horrors and Henrik Schwartz, the founders of Unknown now announce an additional five heavyweight artists to the bill and launch a brand new website. DJ acts Maceo PlexOneman and John Talabot will join live performances from London Grammar and Dutch Uncles in one of the most diverse and impressive line-ups of the summer. A new website complete with improved booking system is live today at unknowncroatia.com to facilitate purchases of all accommodation at the debut Unknown event.

Global techno star Maceo Plex tops the bill. Never before has an artist coined a sound as successfully and the past three years have seen Eric Estornel AKA Maceo Plex become one of the most in demand DJs on the circuit, with his Ellum Audio label providing an anthemic soundtrack for many dancefloors across the world.

John Talabot is a prominent Spanish luminary. His 2012 album has awarded him a deserved revival in the public eye and this special DJ show promises to be one of the highlights of Unknown’s debut event. Also on the DJ side of the proceedings, the dexterous Oneman will be onside to perform his genre breaking tactics. Infamous for his Rinse FM show and fabric 64, Oneman is a truly unique artist that continues to bend the rules.
Playing live will be the new cinematic pop trio London Grammar, tipped as the next big acts to blow by BBC Introducing and garnering comparisons with Florence & The Machine and The XX. Dutch Uncles will also perform fresh from the release of their debut album. Both artists join Unknown ahead of major tours this winter and offer a unique opportunity to witness raw and trailblazing artists riding the early waves of their success. Yet more live artists are set to be announced soon for Unknown.
The Unknown website relaunched today with an improved booking system to facilitate all accommodation requirements. Everything from camping to five star luxury apartments is available on the inclusive site in Rovinj, Croatia, where you can expect to find secluded forest areas, strung hammocks and secret stages.

As the debut Unknown event draws closer and curiosity grows on the unique and new North Croatia location the organisers exclusively reveal this video to give a hint of what’s in store: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnS-po65OqQ

Unknown is a new event from the experienced teams behind Hideout Festival, The Warehouse Project and Field Day. With over seventy-five artists and over twenty club and brand partners in total performing between 10th-14th September 2013, they have successfully co-created an inspiring and diverse event concept in the utopian setting of Croatia that continues to stimulate educated music lovers worldwide. 

Listen to one of the founders Tom Baker (Field Day) discuss Unknown on Rinse FM https://soundcloud.com/field-day-festival/field-days-tom-baker-on-rinse

Actress / Clean Bandit / Disclosure / Django Django / Dutch Uncles / East India Youth / Factory Floor / Four Tet / Henrik Schwarz / Jagwar Ma / Jessie Ware / John Talabot / Lindstrom / London Grammar / Lulu James / Moderat / The Horrors / Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

Ame / Craig Richards / Cyril Hahn / Daniel Avery / Daniele Baldelli / Dixon / DJ Koze / Erol Alkan / Floating Points / Geddes / George Fitzgerald / Giles Smith / Jackmaster / James Holden / James Priestley / Jamie XX / Joy Orbison / Julio Bashmore / Justin Robertson / Kerri Chandler / Maceo Plex / Michael Mayer / Nina Kraviz / Oneman / Optimo / PBR Streetgang / Prins Thomas / Richy Ahmed / Richie Hawtin / SBTRKT / Scuba / Subb-an / Tale of Us / Tiga / Tim Sweeney / Todd Terje / Trevor Jackson / Waze & Odyssey

Bad Passion Project / Bill Brewster / Chida / Coyote / Domenic Capello & Harri / Hardway Brothers / Eskimo Twins / Joe Hart / Last Waltz / Lock Tavern DJs / Lovefingers / Mike Jones / People Get Real / Renato / Scott Fraser / Shacklewell Arms DJs / Timothy J Fairplay / The Backwoods AKA DJ Kent / Toby Tobias / Tom Grainger / Youandewan

 + More to be announced