With Summer done and dusted we begin to move into the next phase of the year, and boy do we have some stellar parties lined up for the frosty months.. And what better way to kick off the new season, than by having Haunted Science & Breakneck Entertainment team up once again to bring you the official launch of Outlook Festival 2017!
Two of Sydney’s favourites of the beloved underground sound, dons Skeptical [UK] and Chimpo [UK] return to the land down-under alongside our own talented artists Dauntless & Ncrypt, as we take over a soft spot in all our hearts, the Burdekin Hotel, for a night of all things drum and bass.
With both of these badmen pushing the boundaries on Metalheadz, Soul:R, the mighty Exit Records, and more, you can be sure to take a dynamic and forward thinking journey into the foray of bass music.
For those excited about going to Outlook later in the year, consider this your warm up.. For those who can’t make it to the other side of the world, come get a taste of what two of the freshest selektas have to offer, as they represent of one of the biggest festivals in Europe.
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.
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.
Chimpo is the UKs music legacy personified. His legendary DJ sets take in all the genres created within the UK and all of the influences that inform them. Hailing from Manchester, he comes from a long line of musical innovators and you can hear this in his output. He works as a triple threat; production, DJing and vocalist. Unlimited by genres means you can find his work in drum & bass, Grime, Hip Hop, Dancehall, Dubstep and everything in between. His authenticity is further solidified by those he has worked with in those genres; Zed Bias, Calibre, Dub Phizix, Skeptical, Big Narstie, Footsie & Trigga all count as collaborators. He has also released music with Exit Records, Metalheadz, Stripes, Sidestepper & Soul;r and counts himself as part of infamous crews Levelz and Richie Brains.
Dauntless is a name that doesn’t need much of an introduction to Sydney having been a part of the fabric of our scene for over 15 years, it’s been a long journey honing his craft all these years and with his debut release “Geomancy” on Invisible shortly followed by his EP “Muzzle” on Commercial Suicide an EP “No Escape” with Dispatch, his tune “Skin Of My Teeth” on Critical’s Binary and a forthcoming tune on Renegade Hardware’s “The Final Chapter”, Dauntless has done us proud and is making some serious noise around the globe, 2016 has been a big launching pad for Dauntless and there is plenty more releases to come through 2017.
Electronic music producer & DJ originating from the Blue Mountains, Ncrypt has become a household name in the Drum & Bass scene in Sydney. Holding a trifecta win in the NSW DNB DJ State Final, he hosts and DJs weekly at Breakneck Audio on Bondi Beach Radio and is signed to the Breakneck Entertainment artist roster. His latest release on Monarch Records has been met with respect from the whole community. He has honed a uniquely diverse style of music production, precision on the decks and dedication to the craft, continuously proving why he belongs at the top of the game.